National Film Awards 2016: Film ‘Amdavad Ma Famous’ bags Swarna Kamal

New Delhi

Announcement of 63rd National Film Awards was made today in Delhi.

One film from Gujarat that has been declared as ‘Swarna Kamal’ award winner is ‘Amdavad Ma Famous’.

The film is produced by Akanksha Tewari and Arya A. Menon and directed by Vadodara based Hardik Mehta

Swarna Kamal award consists Rs 1,50,000 cash prize each to the Producer and Director.

The film is about the kites soar high bringing alive the colors of the land. It basically features Uttarayan or Makas Sankranti which is celebrated as Kite flying day in Gujarat.

‘Amdavad Ma Famous’ has already won the Jury Award for Best Short Documentary at the prestigious Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival.

The film traces the transformation of 11-year-old Zaid from a boy-next- door to an aggressive and a passionate kite-runner until he encounters a hurdle which prevents him from flying kites. And thus begins his fight to be on the terrace on the day of the biggest kite-flying festival in India.

– DeshGujarat