Anhey Ghorey Da Daan (Alms for a Blind Horse) Wins Big in India

Published on website: March 26, 2012
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Awards , The StoryBoard Blog
Scene from Anhey Ghorey Da Daan

Anhey Ghorey Da Daan (Alms for a Blind Horse) has sweeped the 59th National Film Awards in India this year winning Best Director Award, Best Cinematography Award and was also honored as the Best Punjabi Language Film. The awards were announced on March 7 and the presentation ceremony will be held on May 3, 2012.

An adaptation of Gurdial Singh's novel, Anhey Ghorey Da Daan (Alms for a Blind Horse) is Director Gurvinder Singh's first feature film. It is also the first Punjabi language film to have travelled to so many international film festivals including Venice International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the 55th British Film Institute, London Film Festival and the Busan Film Festival.

Key Data:

  • Director: Gurvinder Singh
  • Produced by: National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)
  • Cinematography: Satya Rai Nagpaul
  • Editor: Ujjwal Chandra
  • Stocks: KODAK VISION2 50D Color Negative Film 5201, KODAK VISION3 250D Color Negative Film 5207 and KODAK VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219
  • Negative processed at Kodak Cinelabs, Mumbai

Synopsis of the Movie:
On a foggy winter morning, a family in a village in Punjab wakes up to the news of the demolition of a house on the outskirts of their village. Father, a silent sympathiser, joins the community in demand for justice. The same day, his son Melu, a rickshaw puller in the city, is participating in a strike by his union. Injured and alienated, Melu spends the day quietly resting and hesitantly drinks with friends in the night as they debate the meaning of their existence.

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