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NYIFF 2019: Sir, Tillotama Shome, Ritesh Batra chosen Best Film, Actress, Director


The 19th edition of the festival ended with an awards night on 12 May. Sunny Pawar (Chippa) was chosen Best Child Actor.

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Rohena Gera’s Sir, director Ritesh Batra, actor Adinath Kothare and actress Tillotama Shome walked away with the big awards on the closing night of the 19th edition of the New York Indian Film Festival on Sunday.

The American festival was held from 7–12 May and opened with Gera's film about a maid falling for her employer. Chef Vikas Khanna's directorial debut The Last Color, starring Neena Gupta, was the closing film.

Festival director Aseem Chhabra announced the awards on social media today.

Shome thanked the festival and congratulated the cast and crew of Sir.

Kothare’s Marathi film Paani, produced by Priyanka Chopra, had its world premiere at the festival. Sapna Bhavnani's directorial debut Sindhustan won Best Documentary honours. The film also had its world premiere at the festival.

Here’s the full list of winners from closing night:

Best Film: Sir
Best Director: Ritesh Batra – Photograph
Best Actor: Adinath Kothare – Paani
Best Actress: Tillotama Shome – Sir
Best Child Actor: Sunny PawarChippa
Best Screenplay: Baggage
Best Documentary: Sindhustan
Best Documentary (Short): Daughters of Polo God
Best Short (Narrative): Bebaak

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