News|April 4, 2011 11:59 pm

Onir’s I AM Receives Best Film in London Film Festival

Though the film has not yet released but Onir’s I Am has bagged the Best Film award and Juhi Chawla received the Best Actress trophy for her performance in the movie at the 13th London Asian Film Festival. Onir says,

“I am extremely happy and the awards will help to create awareness about the film ahead of its theatrical release on April 29.”

Apparently, I Am was the opening film in the competition section on March 18 and the awards presentation took place on March 27.

I Am is about issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society. Unravelling and exploring these tribulations, the film unfolds through four individuals stories and their struggle to find identity and dignity in a world that is callous, cold and unsympathetic.

The other stories include I Am Afia, I Am Abhimanyu and I Am Omar. Nandita Das, Rahul Bose are among the other stars in the film.

Onir said the characters move in and out of the stories, thus linking them in terms of content and structure.

“In all, I Am is about glimpses into the lives of people who often do not know whats right and very often, do not do the right thing.

There is a beauty in simple things, and a dignity in individual struggle through its stories, I Am reflects the story of everyone.”