Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor’s latest film Dhanak revolving around a 10-year-old girl and her blind brother, has been honoured with the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature-length film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
About Nagesh Kukunoor:
Nagesh Kukunoor, born on 30 March 1967, is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter and actor known for his works predominantly in Bollywood and Parallel cinema. He is known for films such as Hyderabad Blues (1998), Rockford (1999), Iqbal (2005), Aashayein (2010), and Lakshmi (2014).
In 2003, he directed 3 Deewarein which was show cased among the Indian panorama section, at the 2003 International Film Festival of India. The film was also premiered at the Kolkata Film Festival.
After having been screened at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, where it was well received, the film was screened at the Commonwealth Festival at Manchester, it was nominated as one of the top five films, at the gala presentation. Nagesh Kukunoor has also received the Filmfare Award for Best Story