'Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota' wins top award at Toronto International Film Festival!
Vasan Bala's film beat out "Assassination Nation" and "Halloween" to bag the People's Choice Midnight Madness Award.
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A huge cheer went up when TIFF co-director Cameron Bailey announced the winner.
Accepting the award along with Radhika Madan and Ankur Nayyar, Bala said: "The last time I was called upon stage was when I was in fourth grade and it was arts and craft... I cut cardboards and glued them together... Similar feeling... I think it is a similar story. First you write the script and then you are never meant to make the film... Once you make the film, then you are not meant to be in the festival, once you are meant to be in the festival, you are not meant to finish it in time for screening. That's my life... I have never meant to be anywhere...thanks TIFF for changing it."
The Mumbai-based director added: "My wife edited the film while feeding my daughter Saiba. This morning I was chatting with her and my daughter was blowing kisses at me... She is waiting for me to come back. Last but not the least, my grandpa who encouraged me to watch films and who is probably the is the reason why I wrote this script.
"It feels like a unicorn."
Abhimanyu Dassani makes his debut in "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota".
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