Indian co-production market wraps with prize ceremony
GOA, India — Film Bazaar, the four day co-production market in the South Indian region of Goa, wrapped up on Sunday night with prizes for “Titli,” a work in progress, and “The Spark” (aka Chingari), a project at script stage.
“Titli,” directed by Kanu Behl and produced by well-known director Dibakar Banerjee, claimed the Prasad DI prize from post-production services group Prasad Film Lab. It is a dark family drama about a man who cannot escape his roots, and stars Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial and Lalit Behl.
Produced and to be directed by Rajesh S. Jala, “The Spark” claimed the INR1,000,000 ($15,800) Incredible India Development prize, provided by the Ministry of Tourism. The picture is a drama about a photographer who visits Benares (aka Varanasi), a city where death and cremation are big business. What the city awakens in him sets him on a course of destructive revenge.