Udaan,Vikramaditya Motwane’s directorial debutmovie bags many awards at Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.It won Best Music Score along with Audience choice award too.
The film is all about a teenager’s journey to self discovery, was also awarded the Campania Regional Council Award at Giffoni, the world’s largest children’s Film Festival.
"These three awards are the first for ‘Udaan’ and therefore special. I am really happy for Amit and Amitabh, who did a fabulous job," Motwane said.The film stars 17-year-old Rajat Barmecha in the lead,TV stars Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy and child star Aayan Boradia.
Motawane also says-"Winning the Best Music Score at one of world’s largest children’s film festivals is definitely a matter of pride for me and the entire team of Udaan,"
The Giffoni International Film Festival is the largest children’s film festival in Europe, and possibly the World. It takes place in the little Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana in Southern Italy, close to Salerno. Over 2,000 children attend the festival from 39 countries around the world. During the festival, the children and teenagers watch the films, learn about the filmmaking process, and are called to judge them and award the best ones with prizes.
The Giffoni Hollywood Film Festival in the United States has proven to be the biggest so far.
"International audiences have 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, but is also well received by masses worldwide and meeting global tastes," he added.
"Udaan winning awards at the Giffoni Film Festival Awards is a matter of great pride and honour for us. The film has scored extremely well with the critics and the audiences alike in India and even internationally," said Amrita Pandey, senior vice president – international distribution and syndication, UTV Motion Pictures.
Not only this Udaan was also selected for the Un Certain Regard category at this year’s 63rd Cannes International Film Festival.