Shantketan Films and Movie Masti Magic Studios' DUNNO Y.. NA JAANE KYUN has been awarded the 'Viewers Choice Award' at the Trikone International Film Festival, Sydney.
This festival has viewers deciding upon the best film. "The response of audience was so fantastic that we had to keep a repeat screening of the film. The film is ground breaking and emotions are so real that it moves you to tears," says Alan Maurice, chairperson of the festival.
The film is one of the first Indian productions to address alternative lifestyles and relationships among gay men. The film has a male kissing scene that is probably also first in the Indian movie industry.
DUNNO Y..., directed by Sanjay Sharma, has also won an award at Mumbai International Queer Festival and its lead actors Kapil Sharma and Yuvraaj Parashar were awarded awards by the Maharashtra government for their sensitive and daring performance.
Incidentally the film also got overwhelming response at London, New York and will soon be screened at Germany.