Acclaimed filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor now has one more feather to add to his cap. Nagesh’s latest directorial venture Dhanak, which revolves around a 10-year-old girl and her blind brother, bagged the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury award for the best feature-length film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
The film’s official Twitter page reads, ”We win the Grand Prix for Best Feature film in Generation Kplus at @berlinale!” On his part, producer Manish Mundra took to his Facebook page to write, ”Wow!!! Thank you God!! Our film Dhanak has won the Grand Prix for the Best Feature Film!! And a special mention !!! Happy times. Thank you Nagesh Kukunoor!!! Thanks to everyone involved in this beautiful lovely film. More Power to Us. :))”
This is second time in a row that an Indian film has won this award. In 2014, it was ‘Killa’ by Avinash Arun that won the Generation K Plus International Jury Grand Prix and a special mention by the Children’s Jury.