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Killa, a Marathi film bagged Crystal Bear award at 64th Berlin International Film Festival

Feb 18, 2014 11:11 IST

Killa, a Marathi film on 17 February 2014 won the Crystal Bear (Glasernen Bar) for the best film award by the Children’s jury in Generation Kplus section at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.  The film has been directed by Avinash Arun.

The jury in its citation for the award to the film said that the film deals with the universal conflict of migration and how it impacts the lives of people, especially children made them want to discover India. The film Killa convinced the jury in all respects with good camera work and the great actors.

In the entire history in Berlinale, Killa is the third Marathi film to be selected and is the first Indian film to win this award.

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• Film Killa has been produced by Madhukar R Musle, Ajay G Rai and Alan McAlex
• It has been made under the banner, Jar Pictures and has been presented by M R Filmworks. Another film of Jar Films that was selected in the Sundance Film Festival 2014 in World Dramatics Competition Section was Liar’s Dice starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui
• This film is a part of NFDC Film Bazaar's Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab in 2013
• Amruta Subash of Vihir fame, Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao of Vhootnath Returns and Shrikant Yadav are some actors of the film

At present Avinash is working as the director of photography for Nishikant Kamat’s next starring Irrfan Khan.

Killa is a film that deals with the universal conflict of migration and the process, how this migration impacts the lives of people, mainly children. The story of the film revolves around a young boy named Chinu who finds it difficult to adjust to the new surroundings after he migrated following death of his father.

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