Santosh Sivan's Hindi film "Tahaan" was bestowed with The German Star Of India award.

Santosh Sivan’s 'Tahaan' Wins The German Star Of India Award
Last Updated: 2009-07-24T16:52:51+05:30
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Santosh Sivan’s 'Tahaan' Wins The German Star Of India Award
At Germany's only annual festival celebrating Bollywood cinema in Stuttgart the highest honour went to Santosh Sivan's Hindi film "Tahaan", but the cinematographer-filmmaker was unaware of it.
The festival titled Bollywood and Beyond concluded on July 19 .Sivan’s "Tahaan", the movie  about the adventures of a little boy and his pet donkey in Kashmir, won The German Star Of India award.
"It's amazing what an impact the little film made. I didn't hear about Stuttgart until Wednesday because I'm totally out of civilisation," said Sivan, who is busy shooting for Mani Ratnam's "Raavan" in the interiors of Kerala.
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli, who was the only Indian jury member at the awards, said that the film reminded the viewers of Robert Benigni's "Life Is Beautiful".
"There were other top contenders like Neeraj Pandey's 'A Wednesday', Piyush Jha's 'Sikandar', Nishikant Kamat's 'Mumbai Meri Jaan', Umkanth Thumrugoti's '7 Days In Slow Motion' and 'The Damned Rain' by Gabricha Paus. All the jury members loved the innocence of 'Tahaan'. It reminded them of 'Life Is Beautiful'," said Kohli.
He also said that the jury loved all the performances in "Tahaan", specially Sarika and the child actor Purav Bhandare.
"Germany has emerged as one of the most powerful and influential market for Bollywood. Do you know, the CD covers of Hindi films released in Germany are in German? We need to take that area more seriously," said Kohli.

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