Manan Katohora's Indian-American Feature Film "9 Eleven" Wins Best Feature Award at The Peoples Film Festival in New York

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The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) Best Feature Film Award, New York, USANew York, NY, May 21, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) announced '9 ELVEN' as winner of 'Best Feature Film' Award at its 2012 Ceremony. This is the first Bollywood Film to win this prestigious Award. '9 ELEVEN' is written and directed by Manan Singh Katohora (interview) and produced by  ADF (Narain Kumar Mathur and Sadhna Mathur) in association with JMD Creations (Manan Singh Katohora).

The cast members are Devasish Ray (interview), Tejash Natali (interview),  Nikkitasha Marwaha (interview), Jyoti Singh (interview), Vicki Yung, Homi Irani, Vick Krishna, Paul Singh, Chinmay Dhamne, Priya Mathur, Roni Mazumdar, Samir Stewart (interview), Sonny Chatrath, Rashmi Pradhan, Salsabil Malik,  Aisha Rasul,  Manvi Puri, Tanuj Mathur, Sumeet Verma, Gopi  Jagannathan. Guest appearances by Mandira Mehra, Nilima Mehra, Nitin Verma, Ripneet Brar, Shalabh Agrawal, Sonny Suri, and Bollywood Actress Kashmera Shah.

The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) is a showcase of extraordinary films  that use various different media formats to produce quality films.   TPFF celebrates the power of the media when placed in the hands of the people.  Whether it is a protest, or powerful clip shot in the most extreme conditions, these stories matter to TPFF.  Theirr objective is to level the playing field while giving the everyday videographer and independent producer alike, the same opportunities to debut their work on the big screen.  Their main focus is on content, the apparatus used, the technology and delivery.

Manan Singh Katohora is the Winner of 2012 Rising Star Award for his feature film '9 Eleven'.  The Canada International Film Festival has  firmly established itself among the top film festivals in Canada.  Held  each year in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the festival brings the very best of World Cinema to Canada from over 90 countries around the world.  The festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for the artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers and the film-going community.  Each year, awards are presented in all of the main categories for the top films and  filmmakers, writers and actors.

'9 ELEVEN' portrays the life of 11 people who belong to different walks of life. Though each  individual has achieved a measure of success in their individual lives,  their darkest secrets come out in the open when all of them are given some time for introspection, when they meet each other in a bizarre twist of events. They realize that their lives are inter-woven and this literally shakes up their... peaceful lives. Terrorized to the core by an unknown entity in an unfamiliar place, each individual is petrified and is hesitant to talk or take each other into confidence for one simple reason... The Fear of the Unknown!

The film '9-Eleven' is a fast paced thriller with undertones of terrorism. Terrorism need not be political, "ideologically" generated or  xenophobic. Terrorism can also be a great motivator for conflict resolution or revenge. The question is how does one survive collectively  in meeting this growing phenomenon.......head on?

Kashmera Shah features in an item number composed by 'Dilwaale Dulhania Le Jaayenge' fame Music Director Jatin Pandit.

Watch the trailer of 9 Eleven.