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Pakistani film “Lamha” bags two awards at New York Film Festival

Published Aug 17, 2012 06:19am

Mohib Mirza, Aamina Sheikh, Meher Jafri, Mansoor Mujahid pose at the screening of Lamha (Seedlings) at the New York City International Film Festival. – Photo from Twitter

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Mohib Mirza, Aamina Sheikh, Meher Jaffri, Mansoor Mujahid pose at the screening of Lamha (Seedlings) at the New York City International Film Festival. – Photo from Twitter

KARACHI: Pakistani film “Lamha (Seedlings)” bagged two awards at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF), which concluded early Friday.

Lamha” won the Best Feature Film - Audience Award and its leading lady Aamina Sheikh won the Best Actress in Leading Role award in a late-night ceremony at the Angelika Film Centre in New York, NY.

The film was nominated in five other categories, including Best Actor in Leading Role (Mohib Mirza), Best Actor in Supporting Role (Gohar Rasheed), Best Score, Best Original Screenplay (Summer Nicks) and Best Director (Mansoor Mujahid).

Lamha” was nominated for the Best Feature Film award category, which it did not manage to win. However, it did get the audience’s attention and ended up with the Audience Award.

Meanwhile, Argentinian director Emiliano Romero bagged the Best Feature Film award for his film “Moles”. Lautaro Delgado, playing the lead role for “Moles”, won the award for Best Lead Actor. Jorgo Papavassiliou bagged the Best Director Award in the Feature Film category for “Slave”.

Lamha weaves through the life of a young couple Maliha (Sheikh) and Raza (Mirza) and those affected by their deep struggle to reconnect after the loss of their only child in a tragic accident.

The film’s premiere at the festival, on August 10, was a sold out affair at the Tribeca Cinema.