National award for second film, ‘Nirop’ director thrilled
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City-based director Sachin Kundalkar was all elated after hearing the news that his Marathi film 'Nirop' got National Award for the Best Marathi Film on Monday. This is the first National Award for the director and that too for his second film. Interestingly, it did not receive any state-level award. The film produced by Aparna Dharmadhikari was released in 2007 starring Sameer Dharmadhikari and Devika Daftardar.
The citation for the award terms it as an original offbeat film that gives a fresh perspective of the internal landscapes of human mind.
"It is a great boost for me as I got this award only in the second attempt though it was unexpected," said Kundalkar whose recently released third film 'Gandh' is also getting accolades in various film festivals.
"The juries have tried to give boost to the young and upcoming filmmakers, which is a good sign," he said.
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