'Anhey Ghore Da Daan' wins best film award at IFFI

Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Punjabi film "Anhey Ghore Da Daan" ("Alms For A Blind Horse") won the Golden Peacock award for best film at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here Friday.

The National Film Development Corporation movie (NFDC), adapted from a novel by Gurdial Singh and directed by Gurvinder Singh, was one of the 15 films in the international competition section vying for a cash prize of Rs.four million.

The Silver Peacock award for best director went to Kyu-hwan Jeon for South Korean film "The Weight".

Anjali Patil won the best actress Silver Peacock for her role in Tamil-Sinhalese film "With You Without You" while Marcin Dorocinski was named the best actor for Polish film "Rose".

A special jury Silver Peacock award was given to Lucy Mulloy for Spanish film "Una Noche".

Filmmaker Mira Nair was given a special peacock and a Centenary Film Award for her new Hollywood movie, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", which was the 11-day festival's closing film.