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News |  10 Aug 2010 14:36 |  By RnMTeam

Udaan bags best music score award at Giffoni Film Festival

MUMBAI: After winning accolades at the Cannes Film Festival, Anurag Kashyap's Udaan has now notched two awards at the Giffoni Film Festival. The film has been awarded with the �Best Audience' and the �Best Music Score Award' by the Music Conservatory of Salerno at the festival.

The music of the film is composed by Amit Trivedi and lyrics by the poetically affluent Amitabh Bhattacharya, Udaan has won the �Best Music Score Award' at the film festival, for reasons best cited at the award function. The music score of Udaan was able to bring together fusion and tonal music perfectly and to describe landscapes and characters with great gentleness and simplicity. Fusion music which also combined traditional Indian music and urban which proved to be an effective narrative bond."

Talking about the win, Amit Trivedi added excitedly, "Winning the Best Music Score in Giffoni Film Festival, one of world's largest children's film festival is definitely a matter of pride for me and the entire team of Udaan. Since recent times, International audiences have largely started appreciating Indian music which is very encouraging for music directors like us. This very well proves that our music, is not only loved by our fellow Indians here, but, is also very well received by masses worldwide, meeting global tastes."

Commenting on this occasion, director of the film Vikramaditya Motwane, said, I'm honoured and delighted with the three awards that we have won at Giffoni. These are Udaan's first awards, hopefully the first of many to come, and I'm especially happy for Amit Trivedi and Amitabh Bhattacharya who are the unsung heroes of the film."

The Giffoni International Film Festival is one of the largest children's film festival in Europe. It takes place in the little Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana in Southern Italy, close to Salerno. Over 2,000 children attend the festival from 39 countries around the world  

Co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, Sanjay Singh and UTV Motion Pictures, the film has also won the second place in the Campania Regional Council Award, an award that the artistic director has assigned to the films based on the results of the juror's votes.