Priyanka Chopra and Madhu Chopra’s Pink Pebble Pictures film Pahuna marked its presence by winning big at the acclaimed Schlingel International Children’s Film Festival. The Sikkimese film won two awards, Best Film (Jury Choice) and Best Child Actor, which was awarded to Tathastu, who also starred in Nila Madhab Panda’s 2018 film Halkaa. It also got a special mention in the Awards of The Professional Jury Feature Film International category.
Pahuna: The Little Visitors revolves around three Nepalese children who get separated from their parents while fleeing to Sikkim to escape Maoist insurgency in their village. The movie stars Sujoy Rai, Ishika Gurung, and Anmol Limbu and is directed by Paakhi A. Tyrewala.
“Pahuna will always be a very special film for all of us at Purple Pebble Pictures. When we started the journey of Pahuna, we didn’t anticipate the film to go this far. But god has been kind and the film has resonated with the audience not just in India but across the globe. I’m grateful to SCHLINGEL children’s film festival for the recognition. We are looking forward to many more such milestones in our journey at Purple Pebble Pictures”, said Madhu Chopra, Managing Director of Purple Pebble Pictures in a press note.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival back in 2017 and has not been released in Indian cinemas as yet.