Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Janala wins Best Film Award at 54th APFF

MUMBAI: Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta has received the best feature film award at the 54th Asia Pacific Film Festival (APFF) held in Taipei for his latest Bengali movie Janala- which released in Bengal on 25 February, 2011.

"I had got the information earlier that my film had received the award. But I couldn’t attend the award ceremony as I was occupied with some work. So they sent the award to the directorate of film festivals under the information and broadcasting ministry. On Friday, I got the award," said Dasgupta.

Janala, produced by Reliance Pictures will release in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune in its second phase.

Janala is the journey of a solitary man against the wrath of circumstances when he decides to pursue his little impulsive dream. An accidental visit to his school in Jhumurpur village prompts Bimal to reconstruct the broken window of his favorite corner classroom, and decides to take the help of the local moneylender. But when the moneylender fails to pay him the promised sum, Bimal discreetly uses the money that his fiancée Meera had been saving for their soon-to-born child. When he reaches his school with the window, the authorities reject it. Now begins a journey, as the precious window has no takers. By the end, Bimal has lost his job, his wife and his unborn child—everything for a window nobody wants.