MUMBAI: Film Director Madhur Bhandarkar will be adding more feathers to his cap as he will be honored by SOVEX PORT FILM, Ministry of Culture of Russia, in Moscow.
Bhandarkar will be awarded the best film director for his contribution to Indian Cinema. The retrospective include Bhandarkar’s films: Fashion, Page 3 & Traffic Signal in Russian sub-titles.
After having being conferred three National awards for his films Chandani Bar, Page 3 & Traffic Signal respectively here in India, now this will be an International honor for Bhandarkar, achieving the rare distinction of being felicitated in Moscow.
Commenting on this honor he said, “I am extremely honored with this award to my name and I am glad that I am getting a chance to represent my nation once again. Already I have been honored here with the screening of my film Fashion at recently concluded Moscow International Film Festival where my film was given a standing ovation. Also my film Chandni Bar was given accolades in the same festivals years back. I feel really lucky enough and blessed that I am getting another chance to represent my nation at such an honor and this has really lured my heart. I thank all the audience there in India, all my supporters, the team of all my films that I have been awarded for and of course the Ministry of Culture of Russia.”
“My movies are not explosive, maybe they just hold up a mirror to society. My movies are not judgmental, I just show what happens in our society, sometimes there could be a solution and sometimes there may be none. Life goes on," he added.
His next venture is film Jail starring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mugdha Godse & Manoj Bajpai. The film has been produced by Percept Picture Company & Bhandarkar Entertainment. Jail is a sensitive tale of an ordinary man Parag Dixit, played by Neil, who finds himself inside the four walls of a prison which leads to series of unfortunate events around him.
The whole film is from Parag’s point of view and tells the stories of several other inmates of the prison. Jail gives a ringside view of the world that exists inside the walls of the prison spread across our country.
Jail is slated to release worldwide on 6 November, 2009.