Udaan gets two awards at Giffoni Film Fest

MUMBAI: After being selected in the ‘Un Certain Regard‘ category in the Cannes Film Festival, UTV Motion Pictures‘ Udaan has been awarded with the ‘Best Audience‘ and the ‘Best Music Score Award‘ by Music Conservatory of Salerno at the prestigious Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.

With music composed by Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Udaan has won the ‘Best Music Score Award‘ for reasons best cited at the award function "The music score of Udaan was able to bring together fusion and tonal music perfectly and to describe landscapes and characters with great gentleness and simplicity. Fusion music which also combined traditional Indian music and urban which proved to be an effective narrative bond." 

On winning the two awards, UTV Motion Pictures Senior Vice President- International Distribution and Syndication Amrita Pandey said, "Udaan, winning awards at the Giffoni Film Festival Awards is a matter of great pride and honour for us. This is certainly a great incentive for us to produce films of such intriguing and captivating nature in future. The film has scored extremely well with both critics and the audiences alike in India and even internationally. Apart from being showcased at Cannes, Udaan continues to make us proud with such awards."

The film also won the second place in the Campania Regional Council Award, an award that the artistic director has assigned to the films based on the results of the juror‘s votes.

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