MUMBAI: Land Gold Women, has won India’s National Awards for Best Film in the English language.
The film continues its dream run following its scoop of the Foreign Correspondent Association’s (FCA) Purple Orchid award for Best Film and the Best Script/Screenplay award at a ceremony held at the renowned Raffles Hotel organized by the Asian Festival of First Films in Singapore.
Land Gold Women, written and directed by Avantika Hari and produced by Vivek Agrawal premiered in the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India this year.
The winning film deals with the controversial issue of honour killing. The story is about the tough choice an immigrant Indian professor in Birmingham faces, between saving his family’s name or his teenage daughter when she is found to be in an illicit relationship.
The film was shot in Birmingham UK, and stars newcomers Narinder Samra, Neelam Parmar, Ali Zahoor and Renu Brindle in key roles, supported by Hassani Shapi and Christopher Villiers.