The LGBTQ feature film from India wins its 19th Prize in Mexico
The Hindi feature LGBT Q, 'Evening Shadows', directed by Sridhar Rangayan , is setting new records, winning its nineteenth international award at the recently concluded Queer Playa del Carmen International Film Festival in Mexico .
Main Actress of the movie Mona Ambegaonkar She won her 4th prize as Best Actress for her powerful performance as a mother in a small town that struggles with her son's sexuality and stands up against patriarchy.
Speaking about her win, the actress said, “That people not only saw our film there but also connected with it enough to give us an award just speaks to the universality of the topic tackled by the film. I am personally so thrilled by the thought that if I ever make it to Mexico, some people may actually know my work there! What an honor. Thanks to the Universe! ”
He had won Best Actress for the same film previously in the Rainbow Film festival, United Kingdom; OMovies Film Festival, Italy; and OUT in international cinema LGBT Film Fest, United States.
Excited by the record setting win for an Indian LGBT Q feature film, director Sridhar Rangayan said, “When we made the film with a micro budget, we wanted to make a simple film about acceptance by families in India. The film was meant mainly for Indian audiences. But the amount of love and appreciation the film has earned worldwide has left us stunned. This is the 19th international award and perhaps we are creating a new record for Indian LGBT Q feature film, or perhaps even for an Indian feature film! ”
Screening at the International Queer Film Festival Playa Del Carmen in Mexico was the film’s 72nd international film festival screening. At the same festival, the Best Film Award went to another Indian film Khejdi, directed by Rohit Dwivedi, and starring popular actor Ashish Sharma in the role of a Transgender person.
The film stars Mona Ambegaonkar, Ananth Mahedevan, Devansh Doshi and Arpit Chaudhary in lead roles. The film’s song ‘Surmaee Shaam’ composed and sung by Shubha Mudgal and written by Saagar Gupta is gaining a lot of attention too.