Wins the ‘India Gold Silver Gateway Award’ and the Manish Acharya Award for ‘New Voices in Indian Cinema’ ~
~ Bombay Rose had its India Premiere at MAMI~
Mumbai, 24th October 2019: Cinestaan Film Company's animated feature ‘Bombay Rose’ has won two awards at the 21st Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival With Star. Nominated in the prestigious ‘India Gold’section, Bombay Rose won the ‘India Gold Silver Gateway Award’and the Manish Acharya Award for‘New Voices in Indian Cinema’. The awards were announced at the festival’s closing ceremony.
Bombay Rose is the feature debut of India’s leading animator Gitanjali Raoand had it’s India premiere at the 21st Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival With Star. Painted frame by frame, the story of a flower seller who has to make the choice between protecting her family or allowing herself to fall in love has touched a chord with critics and audiences globally.
Says Chairman of Cinestaan Film Company and Producer Bombay Rose, Rohit Khattar, ‘It’s truly an honour to receive two such prestigious awards for Bombay Rose. We at Cinestaan Film Company are elated beyond words and I would like to thank and congratulate Gitanjali for this. Many congratulations to everyone who has worked on this film and thank you MAMI for this recognition.’
Director Gitanjali Rao said ,”The MAMI awards for Bombay Rose complete what has been the most incredible homecoming for me and the film. I am delighted, for the team, for everyone who contributed in making my Bombay dreams come true. Thank you!”
Bombay Rose is the first Indian Animation film ever selected to open Venice Critic’s Week. The film had its North American premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). and was then selected as part of Special Presentations to play at the BFI London Film Festival 2019 followed by its Asian Premiere at Busan International Film Festival 2019. Many more festivals are to follow .
Produced by Anand Mahindraand Rohit Khattarfor Cinestaan Film Company (who also recently executive produced the 3 Academy Award nominated ‘Cold War’), Bombay Rose has been written, designed and directed by Gitanjali Rao. The film is in co-production with Film d’Ici and was delivered at Mumbai based PaperBoat Animation Studios where a team of over 100 animators painted a million frames to bring this film to life. Working creatively alongside Gitanjali was acclaimed sound designer P M Satheesh.