IMPHAL, Sept 24 – Mr India, a film on HIV positive body builder Kh Pradeep Kumar made by Haobam Pabankumar has won the Best Film on Social Issue Award at the 57th National Film Awards for the Year 2009.
The Directorate of Film Festivals had announced the Awards in New Delhi recently.
In the 3rd Kerala International Film Festival of documentary and short films 2010, Mr India, a film depicting the struggles of HIV positive body builder Pradeep Kumar had won the ‘Special Jury Award’.
The young filmmaker Haobam Pabankumar has already won more than 12 national and international awards and this is another glorious feather in his cap.
As the filmmaker did not have any funding, the film was made with the selfless support of his crew who worked in the film without charging any fee. The team comprised – Irom Maipak & Abhijit Nandy (Camera), Sankha (Editing), Helendro (Assistant Director) and Laishram Dev (Production).