Halkaa wins Grand Prix de Montreal award at 21st Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Montréal Film (FIFEM)
National Award-winning Odia filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda’s upcoming movie “Halkaa” has bagged the Grand Prix de Montreal award at the 21st Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Montréal Film (FIFEM). “Halkaa” was selected among 7 international children’s films from different countries in the official competition of the festival. The film is a take on a slum child’s heroism, aspirations, and dreams. The child protagonist, Pichku (Tathastu) fights to overcome the basic problems that he faces every day like defecating in the open, among others. It is his dream to make a toilet of his own where he can enjoy his privacy and do the deed in peace. The movie features Ranvir Shorey and Paoli Dam in key roles.