Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan’s first Punjabi movie, Qissa

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan’s first Punjabi movie, QissaPunjab ,15 jan 2015 : It is going to be the first time when we will be seeing the veteran bollywood actor leading in a Punjabi film which is entitled as ‘Qissa’. The film ‘Qissa’ has already won so many International awards like Best Asian Cinema – Contemporary World Cinema category (competition section) in Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), 2013, Silver Gateway Award – Second Best Film – India Gold 2013- Competition section in Mumbai Film Festival 2013, Best Actress – Tillotama Shome in Abu Dhabi International Film Festival 2013, Honoured as the opening film at the festival to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hubert Bals Fund (an IFFR initiative funding initiative) – Won the Dioraphte Award – Audience Award for the Best Film in International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014, Best of the Fest Award in Curacao International Film Festival 2014 and Irrfan Khan & Tillotama Shome won the best actors awards in International Film Festival of Queensland (IFFQ), 2014.

Along with Irrfan Khan, the lead star cast includes Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal and more. The film is directed by Anup Singh.

In Qissa, Irrfan Khan is playing the role of a Sikh man Umber Singh who is forced to leave his village at the time of partition in 1947. IN very hard conditions, Umber fights the fate and makes a new home for his family to live. But after that his family comes to face a very unusual sort of problem.

Qissa is the first film to shoot under the Indian-German co-production treaty, Qissa is an international co-production between India, Germany, Netherlands and France. The Punjabi-language film, presented by Germany’s Heimatfilm and the National Film Development Corporation (India), is co-produced by Heimatfilm with Dutch production house Augustus Film, France’s Cine-Sud and the NFDC.

Having successfully released in Germany on 10th of July 2014 in 20 screens and France on 3rd of September 2014 in 13 screens, the film not only garnered rave reviews but was also hailed as the second best film to be released in France according to the French press.

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