Nakshi Kanthar Jamin (A Tale of Two Sisters), a film based on the Liberation War of Bangladesh, got the best film award at the Bengaluru International Film Festival in India. Prominent actress Jaya Ahsan played the lead role in the Akram Khan directorial film.
‘Nakshi Kanthar Jamin’ jointly bagged the Third Best Film Award in the ‘Asian Competition category’ along with the film ‘Viratapura Viraagi’.
Earlier, ‘Nakshi Kanthar Jamin’ was nominated for the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
Produced by TM Films, ‘Nakshi Kanthar Jamin’ is based on fiction writer Hasan Azizul Haq’s novel Bidhobader Kotha’.
Besides Jaya Ahsan, the film also stars Fariha Shams Sheuti, Iresh Zaker and Rawnak Hasan, Soumya Jyoti, Dibya Jyoti and others.
The 14th edition of the film festival started on March 23. The First Best Film award jointly went to the Indonesian film ‘Before, Now and Then’ and the Iranian film ‘Motherless’. The film ‘Sand’ was placed in the second spot.