MUMBAI: Mangesh Hadawale‘s Dekh Indian Circus has won the Golden Reel Award 2012 for the Best Children‘s Film at 11th Tiburon Film Festival.
The film is the story of maternal devotion despite harsh reality of poverty. It also won the Audience Choice award at the recently held 16th Busan International Film Festival.
Said Hadawale, "After Tingya, I had got about 20-25 offers to direct films for several production houses. But only two of them were in Marathi, and rest of them were in Hindi. I met the people at Sundial Pictures through a common friend.
They liked the concept of Dekh Indian Circus and wanted to produce it. I was little skeptical in the beginning as it was going to be their debut production. But then I thought of the 41 producers who had refused Tingya because it was my debut directorial venture. My producers strongly believe in the film that I have made."