Mohan Das bags the Best Director Award at 2nd DIFF 2014

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open the doorDARBHANGA, FEB 10- Majorly involved with Producing and co-directing a couple of projects, “Open the Door” is the first project undertaken by Mohan Das, who runs a film production company by the name and style of Eon Films. This short fiction film highlighting the importance of the girl child has actually opened his first door to an award as Best Director at the 2nd Darbhanga International Film Festival held at Darbhanga, Bihar from 8-10 February 2014. This short fiction film “Open the Door” sends a message across to people asking them to open the doors of their mind towards the girl child and give it a wider welcome and acceptance.

This is not the first time that Mohan Das is exposed to such an environment of an International level Film Festival as his very first film “Daughters of this Century” that he co-produced was the opening film in the Indian Panorama “IFFI 97”. Boasting of a cast ensemble of great actors like Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachhan, Deepa Sahi, Nandita Das, Debashree Roy and others, this film went to a number of prestigious film festivals including MAMI, Cairo International Film Festival and many others.

Even his latest project “Strings of Passion” that he co-produced and has Zeenat Aman, Indrani Halder, Rajesh Sharma, is a winner of several awards and deals with the controversial subject of male rape. The film was directed by ace director Sanghamitra Chaudhuri.

Mohan Das ventured into commercial direction with a Hindi crossover film “Kuch Alagsa” – a curious movie experiment that works on the dynamics of weaving 5 short films into a feature film. At the same time he is right now busy with the preparation of his next project – a Kashmiri docu-feature “Pragaash” planned to be shot in the valley that traces the reason and the disappearance of the first all girl band in the valley after being issued fatwa by the Mufti.

A firm believer in karma, and one who believes in playing the odds, when asked if his latest work is also going to add another feather to his cap, he simply smiles and says, “I just believe in doing good work. To award and reward my worlk is the audience and jury’s decision. I believe, everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”

Providing a forum and a place for showcasing talent of talented film makers, Darbhanga International Film Festival (DIFF) is the first ever International Film Festival at Mithilanchal in Darbhanga, Bihar – the cultural capital of Bihar & core heart of Mithilanchal.

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