Self-made filmmaker Ajitpal Singh's 'Fire in the Mountains' wins top Melbourne award
By IANS | Published: August 21, 2021 01:15 PM2021-08-21T13:15:04+5:302021-08-21T13:25:14+5:30
Mumbai, Aug 21 Ajitpal Singh's debut Hindi feature, "Fire In The Mountains" was feted with the Best Indie ...
Mumbai, Aug 21 Ajitpal Singh's debut Hindi feature, "Fire In The Mountains" was feted with the Best Indie Film award at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), 2021. The self-taught filmmaker finds it heartwarming to see that his movie is earning love.
Excited about winning the Best Indie Film at IFFM, Ajitpal who is currently busy in the post-production of his upcoming web series set in Punjab says: "We had our Australian premiere at the IFFM and it feels great to win the Best Indie Film, our eighth award. It's heart-warming to see aFire in the Mountains' travelling across the world and earning love."
The 82-minute intense family drama about a mother who toils to save money to build a road in a remote Himalayan village to take her wheelchair-bound son for physiotherapy but her husband believes that a shamanic ritual (Jagar) is the remedy, steals her savings.
The film features Vinamrata Rai, Chandan Bisht and Sonal Jha, and first-time young actors from Uttarakhand, Harshita Tewari and Mayank Singh Jaira.
The Jar Pictures production, "Fire In The Mountains" is produced by Ajay Rai and Alan McAlex and co-produced by Mauli Singh and Amit Mehta.
"Fire In The Mountains" is the closing film of the IFFM.
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