The winners of the celebrated awards have been introduced Monday night at an occasion organised by the Directorate of Movie Festivals, beneath the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. ETimes reached out to the star and producer of the feisty feminist documentary – Sona Mohapatra, who was all reward for movie editor Arjun Gowrisariya and director Deepti Gupta on receiving the honour.
“To make a feature-length, 90-mins narrative from 300 hours of footage shot over three years which travelled and adopted me throughout the size and breadth of India, was a gargantuan labour of affection and Arjun Gowrisariya is one in all a sort along with his deep love for the music of India and for my voice- as a performing artist and feminist,” Sona mentioned and added, “He being a extra staunch one.”
SHUT UP SONA wins a nationwide Award for Enhancing, for Arjun!!! Yay! https://t.co/5xacXzmQyz
— deepti gupta (@DeeptiCam) 1616413114000
Sharing her expertise working together with her director and movie editor, she mentioned, “Deepti Gupta the director and Arjun Gowrisariya have been the very best collaborators I may’ve ever dreamt of. Producing and that includes on this challenge which I name my love letter to India, is probably my best sense of feat as an unbiased artist and lady in search of to precise herself.”
My movie, #ShutUpSona , directed by @DeeptiCam simply received the #NationalFilmAwards2019 for greatest modifying by Arjun Gowris… https://t.co/vZUOVTNc5h
— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) 1616417377000
The documentary ‘Shut Up Sona’, was produced between 2016 and 2019. The documentary chronicles Mohapatra’s life between sold-out live shows as she speaks out towards sexual harassment and patriarchy in India.
The National Award win is one other addition to the awards and important acclaim the documentary received because it debuted on the Mumbai Film Festival in 2019 and since went on to have a stellar run in 2020 on the IIFR Movie Pageant Rotterdam. Sona was honoured with the Influence Docs Award within the US for her work on the movie.