Official film poster
|Directed by||Nitin Kakkar|
|Produced by||Shyam Shroff
Siddharth Roy Kapur
|Screenplay by||Nitin Kakkar
Sharib Hashmi (dialogues)
|Story by||Nitin Kakkar|
|Music by||Arijit Datta|
|Edited by||Sachindra Vats|
Satellite Pictures Pvt. Ltd
|Distributed by||UTV Motion Pictures|
It was screened at the 17th Busan International Film Festival, the Mumbai Film Festival, and the International Film Festival of Kerala, where it won the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for best debut. It won the Best Feature Film in Hindi in the 60th National Film Awards 2012. Filmistaan was screened internationally at the 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival, 23rd Tromsø International Film Festival, 36th Göteborg International Film Festival, and 5th Jaipur International Film Festival. It was released nationwide across India on June 6, 2014.
In Mumbai, affable Bollywood buff and wanna-be-actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director, fantasizes on becoming a heart-throb star. However, at every audition he is summarily thrown out. Undeterred, he goes with an American crew to remote areas in Rajasthan to work on a documentary.
One day, a terrorist group kidnaps him instead of an American crew-member. Sunny finds himself on enemy border amidst guns and pathani-clad guards, who decide to keep him hostage until they locate their original target. The house where he is confined belongs to a Pakistani, whose trade stems from pirated Hindi films, which he brings back every time he crosses the border. Soon, the two factions realize that they share a human and cultural bond. The film shows how cinema can be the universal panacea for co-existence.
In 2013 Filmistaan won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Awards for movies from 2012 were given in 2013.
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