Mumbai: Pan Nalin’s film "Angry Indian Goddesses" bagged an Audience Choice Award at the Rome Film Festival. The filmmaker is elated about the win.
The honour, titled BNL People's Choice Award, is bestowed on a movie which the viewing audience chooses as the best amongst the lot.
"Many will agree that best awards in the world are People's Choice Awards; so here the people of Rome and Italy have voted after filling edge-to-edge five full house shows. What we started in a little village of Goa has gone global beyond all our goals," Nalin said in a statement.
The director, whose film also got an eight-minute-long standing ovation at the festival, is thrilled for his film's cast and crew.
"Above all it's a great sign of inspiration that the international 'janta' (public) is connecting to stories of celebration of Indian womanhood," he added.
"Angry Indian Goddesses" follows the stories of seven girls. It narrates the tale of how Frieda, essayed by actress Sarah-Jane Dias, invites her closest girlfriends to Goa to announce her wedding, and it all turns into a wild bachelorette party.
"In less than one month of its world premiere at Toronto, 'Angry Indian Goddesses' has made sales across the globe and will be released theatrically in more than 50 countries. The positivity surrounding the movie has added to the thrill of releasing the film pan India," said Gaurav Dhingra, the film's producer.
The cast of the movie includes Sandhya Mridul, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anushka Manchanda, Amrit Maghera, Rajshri Deshpande and Pavleen Gujral.