Khasi Film ‘Iewduh’ Receives Coveted 67th National Film Awards | Morung Express

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Shillong | 25 october

Khasi Film ‘Iewduh’ today received the coveted 67th National Film Awards in two categories. It is “Best Khasi Film” and also received the “Best Sound Recording” award, making it the first film from the North East region to receive the first prize in this category.

‘Iewduh’ was directed by nationally award-winning filmmaker Shankar Lall Goenka, who had previously produced several award-winning films in Assamese and Bodo languages. It will receive the 67th National Film Award for “Best Khasi Film”, while the sound recordist for the venue, Debajit Gayan, will receive the “Best Sound Recording” award. India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will present the awards at a ceremony scheduled to take place in New Delhi today.

Commenting on the development, ‘Iewduh’ producer Shankar Lall Goenka said, “This is a landmark achievement for the film. In fact, it is an important recognition for the Khasi cinema. I humbly thank everyone associated with the film for making this possible.

“Iewduh reaching the milestone of the national award for best sound recording is also a matter of pride for the Northeast because this film by Khasi is the only one in the region to reach this level so far,” he added.

‘Iewduh’, also known as Bara Bazar, is one of the oldest and largest daily markets in Shillong. The film is about the daily life of people in the market.

The film, produced under the Shiven Arts banner, premiered in India at the 21st Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in October 2019. ‘Iewduh’ was also selected in the Indian Panorama at the India International Film Festival (IFFI ), Goa.

“Iewduh”, directed by Pradip Kurbah, won the “MIT-SFT Human Spirit Award” at the Pune International Film Festival in 2019 and the Asian Cinematography Award in Manila in 2020.

The film was released commercially in November 2019 in the northeast and other parts of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata.

In 2019, “Iewduh” won the prestigious “Kim Ji-seok Prize” at the 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea. ‘Iewduh’ had its world premiere at BIFF.

The movie Khasi was released on nine major Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms in South Korea. It’s a rare feat achieved by a handful of Indian films so far.

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