Doob wins jury award in Moscow

Cultural Correspondent
Thursday, July 6th, 2017


Kommersant Jury Award a prestigious prize at the 39th Moscow International Film Festival has been conferred upon Doob. Mostofa Sarwar Farooki the director of the film officially received the award. The award was delivered on the final day of the festival on June 29. The film had its jury screening on June 27 and screening for general audience on June 28.


Kommersant Jury Award is given by Kommersant, a Russian daily and justified by an independent jury. Farooki received the award from Andrei Plakhov, a famed Russian film critic.


Doob opened the Shanghai International Film Festival a week ago before heading to Moscow. Boosted by the star Irrfan Khan Doob has made its way into international film tracking sites. Hollywood Reporter noting both the charisma of Irrfan and Farooki comments: “It takes an actor of Irrfan Khan’s stature and magnetism to turn an intimate separation drama into something special, and a writer-director like Bangladesh’s happy maverick Mostofa Sarwar Farooki to layer on subtleties and shades of meaning with realistic detachment that never slips into melodrama.”


Bangladesh Film Censor Board has stalled the no-objection certificate for the film after filmmaker and actor Meher Afroz Shaon said Doob depicted her late husband, famous writer Humayun Ahmed in an ‘objectionable’ way.


The film has been produced by Abdul Aziz and Irrfan Khan under the banner of Jaaz Multimedia and Irrfan Khan Films.


In Moscow, Doob was screened at the October cinema hall on Wednesday amid accolades from the Russian audience. Russian film critic Andrei Plakhov handed over the Kommersant Weekend Prize to Farooki at the same venue on Thursday.

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