National award-winning film 'Toolsidas Junior' to be screened at Shanghai Cooperation Organization Film Festival - Times of India
'Toolsidas Junior', the coming-of-age sports film which bagged the National Award, has been chosen for a screening at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Film Festival in the Children Focus Section.
National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) in association with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Film Festival will be hosting the screening. The festival will take place from January 27 to January 31 in Mumbai.
With the expertise of the national-award winner Ashutosh Gowariker, the earnest, refreshing and heartwarming story of debutant director Mridul Toolsidass, 'Toolsidas Junior' ticks all the right boxes to be presented as an entertaining and impactful film.
'Toolsidas Junior' has already won two National Awards- Best Hindi Film and Special Mention in Child Actor Category for the leading child actor Varun Buddhadev.
Talking about the honour, the film's producer Ashutosh Gowariker shared, "It warms my heart to witness the phenomenal response to our film from not just the audience and critics but also the Government of India to having nominated Toolsidas Junior for the collaborative film festival with Shanghai Cooperation Organization. I am grateful to the love and faith the audience has bestowed upon us to narrate inspiring stories that transcends boundaries and makes a place in the hearts of the audience."
"It has been a dream run for me right from the inception. Not only was I blessed to collaborate with a maverick storyteller like Ashutosh Gowariker for my first-ever film but also narrate a story so close to my heart. The accolades and appreciation is the fruit of the blood and sweat put in by the entire team, I am grateful to have received such support and platforms for my debut project," Mridul Toolsidass said.
Marking the last film of late veteran actor Rajiv Kapoor, 'Toolsidas Junior' is the first sports film to highlight snooker and traces the story of a young boy determined to return the glory of his father.
Starring Sanjay Dutt and Varun Buddhadev along with the late Rajiv Kapoor, 'Toolsidas Junior' has been produced under the banner of Ashutosh Gowariker Production Limited (AGPPL), presented by Gulshan Kumar and T-Series and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker, Sunita Gowariker, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar, and directed and written by Mridul Toolsidass.