Indus Blues wins two major awards at Jaipur International Film Festival

Indus Blues wins two major awards at Jaipur International Film Festival

The Pakistani documentary picked up the Best Documentary Feature and Best Cinematography accolades
24 Jan, 2019

Pakistani documentary Indus Blues directed by filmmaker Jawad Sharif has won the Best Documentary Feature and Best Cinematography awards in the Feature Documentary categories at the 11th Jaipur International Film Festival.

Indus Blues is unique for raising awareness about the disappearing folk musical instruments in Pakistan as well as about the plight of folk and classical musicians and craftsmen. The film was of particular interest to the audiences of this festival in Rajasthan because of the rich cultural connection it made with the people of the Indian state. The film features two vocal performances with their roots connected to the Merwari culture featuring Mai Dhai and Krishan Laal Bheel, said filmmaker Jawad Sharif while talking to APP on Thursday.

Jaipur International Film Festival was held in Jaipur, Rajasthan, from January 18 to 22 this month. This year, the festival has attracted more than 1,800 submissions from 89 countries around the world.

Indus Blues has particularly been noted for its breathtaking cinematography by Asmat Bashir, aided by stunning aerial visuals by Muhammad Qadeer. Sharif expressed his satisfaction while announcing the award: "Words can't describe my emotions at the moment for winning two big awards at Jaipur International Film Festival. The team Indus Blues deserves appreciation for making it happen. Love across borders."

Jawad also thanked the festival and its audiences for appreciating the film that goes to show that both the countries are bonded with inseparable cultural ties.

The film is a co-production of Foundation of Arts, Culture, and Education and Bipolar Films.


Fastrack Jan 24, 2019 07:10pm
Kudos. Pakistan is beautiful.
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Gordon D. Walker Jan 24, 2019 08:24pm
Congratulations! Gordon D. Walker Canada
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Facts Jan 24, 2019 08:26pm
Bravo! Music is eternal, the gateway to our soul. Folk music embodies all of our best talents and emotions.
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ahmed Jan 24, 2019 08:50pm
Shahbash! Congrts for keeping this asset alive. PK and India must work hard to support and keep alive this tradition and people must also help in every way.
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Citizen Jan 24, 2019 11:13pm
Many many congratulations. We are proud of the team that produced a wonderful documentary. Keep it up
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Must learn Jan 24, 2019 11:38pm
No doubt the Pakistani camera men are second to none. The gracious scenery the dresses and smart guys further fill the beautiful environment. Must thank Jaipur for encouraging verdict.
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Ghazanafar Jan 24, 2019 11:44pm
Where can the rest of us view this documentary Indus Blues or buy a copy of it?
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Pak uk Jan 25, 2019 12:15am
Well done.. proud of you.. Pakistan is amazing and beautiful.
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adnan ali Jan 25, 2019 01:08am
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Faisal Khorasani Jan 25, 2019 01:43am
No preview available?
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Abdulmalick Ismail Jan 25, 2019 04:10am
@Ghazanafar watch on youtube
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Abdulmalick Ismail Jan 25, 2019 07:43am
@Ghazanafar you can see it on youtube
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Big Lebowski Jan 25, 2019 09:29am
Big honor for Pakistan!
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