Onir and Sanjay Suri’s I AM wins the National Award for Best Film

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After being bestowed with the David Flint Honorary Award For Promoting Human Rights, Awarded the Best in Asian Cinema (NETPAC) at the International Film Festival of Kerala ‘2010 Sanjay Suri and Onir’s I AM went on to win the Audience Choice Award, Best Film, River To River Film Festival, Florence ‘2010 and was the opening film at the IVIEW Engendered Film Festival in NEW YORK Sept 2010 and the London Asian Film Festival.

Adding another feather to their cap ,Sanjay Suri and Onir’s I AM also bagged the National Award for Best Film –On the announcement said director Onir ““I am overwhelmed. This is the most precious award that I could ever receive. A film that was refused by every studio receiving this honor . I feel proud of all the 400 people my cast n crew who made this film happen. A moment that I will cherish all my life. I can say I AM and I believe….”

 

The first of its kind crowd sourced mainstream Hindi film co produced by over 400 people from 35 cities across the world ,Sanjay Suri and Onir’s I AM is a tale of 4 stories woven together that takes audiences through issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society.

Adds Sanjay Suri “Feels absolutely wonderful and so very rewarding. Totally overwhelmed at this moment. Its the most precious Award and means the world to us…. Its for all those who believed in us and made I AM a possibility. Wld like to deeply thank the jury.Independent Cinema – Jai ho !!! …”