Mumbai boy wins award at New York Indian Film Festival

An 11-year-old  slum kid from Mumbai, Sunny Pawar has won the best child actor award for film “Chippa” at the prestigious 19th New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2019.

The awards were presented by Indian–American Arts Council from 7-13 May. The 19th NYIFF had the largest number of Hindi and Indian regional language films showcased at the festival. 
 
Chippa is a story about the aspirations of a child who lives on the streets, told through a journey he takes into an enchanting world that he creates himself on one wintry night in Kolkata. 
 
The film is an endearing and universal homage to the spirit and the timeless stories of children growing up everywhere.
Earlier in the film “Lion” Sunny Pawar was also nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in the “Best Young Performer” Category, “Best Actor” by AACTA Awards, “Special Mention Grand Jury Prize” at Asia Pacific Screen Awards and a nomination for the “Young Artist Award”.
 
The boy, on the eve of his tenth birthday, receives a letter from his long-absent father. He then decides to leave his pavement abode to find out more. The film spans the length of the single night which tracks the fantastical & eventful journey which Chippa takes to discover the connections to his father.
 
The film has a supporting cast of Chandan Roy Sanyal, Masood Akhtar, Sumeet Thakur and Mala Mukherjee in pivotal roles and is produced by Ultra Media, Travelling Light & Victory Media. The film also will be screened in various film festivals globally.

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