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Kanu Behl's Binnu Ka Sapna wins Student Jury Prize at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019


Binnu Ka Sapna is a 32-minute narrative short that plunges into a malignant psyche, exposing the ticking time bombs around people and the sparks that set them off.

Shriram Iyengar

Kanu Behl’s next short film Binnu Ka Sapna has won the Student Jury Prize for best short in International Competition section at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019.

Written and directed by Behl, produced by Terribly Tiny Talkies and Colosceum Media, Binnu Ka Sapna had its  world premiere at the prestigious festival this year. It was the only Indian film competing there this year.

Binnu Ka Sapna is a 32-minute narrative short that plunges into a malignant psyche, exposing the ticking time bombs around people and the sparks that set them off. The short film explores the harrowing transformation of a victim into an attacker, with society only serving as a catalyst. The film featured Chetan Sharma, in his debut, as the eponymous Binnu of the title. 

Behl previously directed the critically acclaimed Titli (2015), which won a nomination to the Camera D'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. 

Speaking about the win, Behl said, "I’m thrilled with the honour. It was a pleasure to see Binnu connect with a larger audience and to experience their reactions and love for the film first hand. I now eagerly look forward to the film’s release where it truly belongs — in India.”

Lalit Prem Sharma, CEO, Colosceum Media added, “When you get so much love and validation from the audience it reaffirms the fact that relatable stories are all around us. This is just the beginning for Binnu Ka Sapna and India is where this dream will truly be realized."