Punjabi movie “Chauthi Koot (The Fourth Direction)” was honoured with the Best Film Award at the 26th Singapore International Film Festival here.
Directed by Gurvinder Singh, the 115-minute drama highlights the 1984 Punjab separatist movement, unfolding it through the stories of two friends embarked on a train journey to Amritsar. The film is based on two short stories by Waryam Singh Sandhu on the conflict between Sikh separatists and the military in 1984.
The director’s first film in 2011, “Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan (Alms for a Blind Horse)”, had also met international recognition, besides several accolades and honours.
“Angry Indian Goddesses” was the second Indian film showcased at the festival held between November 26 and December 6. The film shows varying female subjectivities in contemporary India but in comical overtones, in Hindi, English and Konkani. The 121-minute film is directed by Gujarat-born Pan Nalin. Among others screenings were the Dev-Patel-starrer “The Man Who Knew Infinity”, based on the life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.