Ramnath Goenka Memorial Award For Excellence in Cinema
With his first directorial Yahaan (2005), Shoojit Sircar inked his profile as a film-maker who believes in creating a healthy dialogue through the medium of cinema. While Yahaan dealt with Kashmiri insurgency, the film won the Indian Competition Special Jury Award at Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema in 2005. His next, Vicky Donor dealt with the unusual topic of sperm donation. His latest outing as a director, Madras Cafe is the hard-hitting espionage tale. A spine-chilling drama showcasing the role that the Indian government played in trying to clip the wings of the LTTE, the film was widely appreciated and won the film the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Award for Excellence in Cinema.
“It’s really motivating because a film this complicated has been appreciated by the Jury. It just gives me a good feeling because I made a film which I wanted to make, and the Indian Express Group, and Screen which is a paper known for its accurate journalism, appreciates the film.” — Shoojit Sircar