NRI made Hindi film wins award in Filmfest in Texas

NEW DELHI: Once Again (Phir Vehi), a Hindi film by award winning non-resident Indianfilmmaker Sanjay Arora, has won the third prize at the 6th Boomtown Film and Music Festival 2013 in Texas.

Filmed in Delhi, this 50-minute family drama is inspired by the teachings of Buddha. It revolves around Raj Malhotra, a self-centered company executive, who uses situations and people around him to his advantage but life takes an unexpected turn forcing him to accept reality that paves way to a journey of transformation.

The film, which was first screened at the Delhi International Film Festival last year, has also been nominated for the Best South East Asian Film and Best Director at the World Music and Independent Film Festival 2013 to take place in August in Washington D.C. It had also been nominated for the Best Screenplay at the Hot Media International Film Festival 2012.

Arora told that the film ‘reflects universal feelings that may leave us evaluating our own lives. It takes this journey to depict the reality and the process of transformation that will impact many lives positively‘.


Delhi born Arora left a successful career as a software engineer in the US to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. He joined New York Film Academy. His filmography includes the award winning films Butterfly Wings, Expression and Chase.

Butterfly Wings was screened in the US, Canada, and the Philippines including an invitational special screening held at the UN in Delhi and also won the Best Film award at the Global Film Festival 2011. It was screened at the WeCare Film Festival on Disability Issues in Delhi.

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