‘Partav’ Bags Canada Award

SRINAGAR: The first Kashmiri digital 35 MM film “Partav” has bagged “Award of Excellence” in Canada International Film festival 2013. 

The theme of the film revolves round Einstein’s adage “Only a life lived for others is worth living” depicted through a story of a professor who happens to forsake everything in his life to devote himself to his literary pursuits until suddenly his abandoned past comes back to him questioning his beliefs.

The Canada International Film Festival has firmly established itself among the top film festivals in Canada. Partav is meticulously made and tries to seek answers whether every literate can be called educated. The film is an honest attempt by young Kashmiri film makers to contribute to a greater understanding and better appreciation of world cultures and the art world. (Partav is subtitled in English). This initiative has been regarded as a milestone that will mark the revival of Kashmiri cinema by many national and local media outlets.

The film has been shot in Kashmir and all the crew and the cast is from Kashmir. In a place where cinema halls have long been shut and which has witnessed exceptional tumult during the last two decades it is really a matter of great significance and pride, said a film critique. 

The Film is likely to get the clearance of Censor Board of India in a few days as the formalities in this regard have already been completed. The film will be released in the different parts of the country.

Previously the premier of the film in Kashmir was postponed due to technical glitch and unprecedented situation prevailing in the valley.

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