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Viineet Kumar-starrer Tryst With Destiny wins Best Screenplay award at Tribeca film festival

The film has been written by Prashant Nair who has also directed it.

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The Hindi movie Tryst With Destiny has won the award for Best Screenplay in an international narrative feature film at the Tribeca film festival. The news was shared by the producers, Drishyam Films, on Twitter. 

Reacting to the honour, the studio said it was honoured that "Academy award-winning eminent jury members that included Danny Boyle and Demián Bichir called Tryst With Destiny “cleverly conceived and beautifully executed'," and congratulated writer-director Prashant Nair.

Tryst With Destiny is the only Indian movie to have won an award in the international section this year. Like a lot of festivals around the world, the Tribeca festival also could not take place physically because of the coronavirus pandemic. The winners were announced online last week.

Festival co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal said while disclosing the winners online, “We are fortunate that technology allowed for our jury to come together this year to honour our filmmakers. Despite not being able to be together physically, we were still able to support our artists, which has always been at the heart of the festival.” 

Tryst With Destiny stars Viineet Kumar, best known for his leading role in Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz (2018), which he co-wrote, Jaideep Ahlawat, Suhasini Maniratnam, Victor Banerjee, Ashish Vidyarthi, Palomi Ghosh and Kani Kusruti. The film has three parallel tracks about a billionaire, a 'lower-caste' couple and a corrupt city police officer taking place in contemporary India.

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