UDAAN wins two awards at the Giffoni Film Festival

Bollywood Trade News Network
10 Aug, 2010 52:09:54 PM

UDAAN, co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, Sanjay Singh and UTV Motion Pictures and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, continues to excel in the international market. After being selected in the 'Un Certain Regard' category in the Cannes Film Festival, the film has been awarded with the 'Best Audience' and the 'Best Music Score Award' by the Music Conservatory of Salerno at the prestigious Giffoni Film Festival.

The Giffoni International Film Festival is world's largest children's film festival in Europe. It takes place in the little Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana in Southern Italy, close to Salerno.

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With brilliantly composed music by the leading music composer - Amit Trivedi and lyrics by the poetically affluent Amitabh Bhattacharya, UDAAN has won the 'Best Music Score Award' at the film festival, for reasons best cited at the award function, "The music score of UDAAN was able to bring together fusion and tonal music perfectly and to describe landscapes and characters with great gentleness and simplicity. Fusion music which also combined traditional Indian music and urban which proved to be an effective narrative bond."

Commenting on this occasion, Director- UDAAN, Vikramaditya Motwane, said, "I'm honoured and delighted with the three awards that we have won at Giffoni. These are Udaan's first awards, hopefully the first of many to come, and I'm especially happy for Amit Trivedi and Amitabh Bhattacharya who are the unsung heroes of the film.

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Joining in the excitement on winning the award, Music Director- UDAAN, Amit Trivedi, said, "Winning the Best Music Score in Giffoni Film Festival, one of world's largest children's film festival is definitely a matter of pride for me and the entire team of Udaan. Since recent times, International audiences have largely started appreciating Indian music which is very encouraging for music directors like us. This very well proves that our music, is not only loved by our fellow Indians here, but, is also very well received by masses worldwide, meeting global tastes."

The film has also won the second place in the Campania Regional Council Award, an award that the artistic director has assigned to the films based on the results of the juror's votes.