Omkara honoured at Kara Film Festival
Omkara, Bollywood's take on Othello, won the best adapted screenplay award while Khosla Ka Ghosla was adjudged the best original screenplay at the Sixth Kara Film Festival in Karachi.india Updated: Dec 18, 2006 14:53 IST
Omkara, Bollywood's take on Othello, won the best adapted screenplay award at the Sixth Kara Film Festival here while Khosla Ka Ghosla, about a middle class family's run in with the land mafia, was adjudged the best original screenplay.
Indian entries attracted large audiences, but relatively minor awards. Indian film Asspaas 1958 won the best documentary award carrying $1,000 as prize money, reported the Daily Times.
The festival that ended Sunday witnessed a controversy over the reported denial of a visa to Omkara actor Saif Ali Khan. Other members of the star cast could not make it to the festival because of prior commitments.
Pakistan's Daani (by Khalid Ahmed and Faaroq Rind) won for best tele-film at the closing ceremony.
The best live short film award was a tie between two films Tricko, a Czech Republic production, and the Spanish Avatar. Adjustment bagged the best animated short film award.
The awards for best editing and best cinematography went to Road to Guantanamo, about the treatment meted out to Al Qaida fighters and the Taliban by US soldiers in their camp Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
First Published: Dec 18, 2006 14:53 IST