Rudro Huq, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-06-30 00:05:22 BdST
Doob, a Bangladesh-India joint production, found its place among the best jury films.
It is also competing in the category of the best films of the festival, which will be announced later.
After receiving the award, Farooki spoke to bdnews24.com after he returned to his hotel. “I just came back with the award. I never imagined that such prize was waiting for me. This is a huge honour for me and the country.”
“The movie’s release has been stalled in Bangladesh in a completely illogical and illegal manner. The film has been made following all rules of the censor board.
“We hope the government will understand this and the Bangladeshi audience will get to watch Doob soon,” said Farooki.
Bangladesh Film Censor Board has stalled the no-objection certificate for the film after filmmaker and actor Meher Afroz Shaon said Doob depicted her late husband, famous writer Humayun Ahmed in an 'objectionable' way.
The film has been produced by Abdul Aziz and Irrfan Khan under the banner of Jaaz Multimedia and Irrfan Khan Films.
Russian film critic Andrei Plakhov handed over the Kommersant Weekend Prize to Farooki at the same venue on Thursday.
The film festival kicked off on June 22. Doob and 10 other films from different countries are competing for the best film prize.
Doob stars Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, Kolkata’s Parno Mittra, Bangladesh’s Nusrat Imrose Tisha and Rokeya Prachy.