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NFDC to release Gujarati National Award-winner next month

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NEW DELHI: The Good Road in Gujarati, which won the National Award for that language this year, is to be released commercially by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) on 19 July in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Baroda, and Gandhinagar, across PVR cinemas under the Director‘s Rare banner.

The film received the award at the 60th National Film Awards on 3 May. An Award in this Category has come to a Gujarati film after a gap of 20 years, after Manvini Bhavai by Upendra Trivedi, in 1993.

A modern Gujarati tale, The Good Road, is directed by debut feature filmmaker Gyan Correa. In its story based around Kachchh, Gujarat, The Good Road is a journey of three sets of people who are travelling on a highway, cutting through the Banni, bordering the Rann. They are all on a journey to achieve their respective pursuits, but over the next twenty-four hours, will discover something altogether different, something new and unexpected about their lives.

Well-known actress Sonali Kulkarni (Kiran) plays the pivotal role, alongside Ajay Gehi (David), Keval Katrodia (Aditya), Shamji Dhana Kerasia (Pappu), Priyank Upadhyay (Shaukat), and Poonam Kesarsingh Rajput (Poonam). The film showcases technical excellence from experts like the Oscar Award winning Sound Designer Resul Pookutty, ace Cinematographer Amitabha Singh (Chillar Party, Khosla ka Ghosla), Music Director Rajat Dholakia (Delhi 6, Mirch Masala) and Multi talented Editor Paresh Kamdar (Tunnu ki Tina, Rasayatra).

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