Mumbai, Thursday, June 27, 2013: NFDC (National Film Development Corporation) announces today, that its National Award Winner 2013- Best Feature Film - Gujarati, The Good Road, is scheduled to release on in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Baroda, and Gandhinagar, across PVR cinemas under the Director's Rare banner.
The 60th National Film Awards ceremony of the Directorate of Film Festivals presented its annual National Film Awards to honor the best of Indian Cinema in 2012, on May 3, 2013. An Award in this Category has come to a Gujarati film after a gap of 20 years, after Manvini Bhavai by Upendra Trivedi, in 1993.
A modern Gujarati tale, The Good Road, is directed by debut feature filmmaker Gyan Correa. In its story based around Kachchh, Gujarat, The Good Road is a journey of three sets of people who are travelling on a highway, cutting through the Banni, bordering the Rann. They are all on a journey to achieve their respective pursuits, but over the next twenty-four hours, will discover something altogether different, something new and unexpected about their lives.
Well-known actress Sonali Kulkarni (Kiran) plays the pivotal role, along side Ajay Gehi (David), Keval Katrodia (Aditya), Shamji Dhana Kerasia (Pappu), Priyank Upadhyay (Shaukat), and Poonam Kesarsingh Rajput (Poonam). The film showcases technical excellence from experts like the Oscar Award winning Sound Designer Resul Pookutty, ace Cinematographer Amitabha Singh (Chillar Party, Khosla ka Ghosla), Music Director Rajat Dholakia (Delhi 6, Mirch Masala) and Multi talented Editor Paresh Kamdar (Tunnu ki Tina, Rasayatra).
The microsite of the film www.thegoodroadfilm.com, which will serve as an official platform for all updates and information, will be live on .
About NFDC Cinemas of India
Incorporated in the year 1975, the National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (a Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) was formed by the Government of India with the primary objective of planning, promoting and organizing an integrated and efficient development of the Indian film industry in accordance with the national economic policy and objectives laid down by the Central Government from time to time. With more than 300 films in 18 regional Indian languages, many of which have earned global acclaim and won national and international awards, NFDC has worked with filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Aparna Sen, Mira Nair, Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, Adoor Gopalikrishnan, Richard Atenborough, amongst many others.
NFDC aims at fostering excellence in cinema and promoting the diversity of its culture by supporting and encouraging films made in various Indian languages through productions and co-productions, script development and need based workshops. In the last five years NFDC commissioned 23 productions across 12 Indian languages and introduced 15 new filmmakers.