RSVP’s Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (The Man Who Feels No Pain at the fest) has outdone several Hollywood heavyweights at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. The film has claimed the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award at 43rd edition of the International Film Festival.
The Ronnie Screwvala production was in contention with Iron Man 3, The Predator, Halloween and Assassination Nation, among others.
The award, which was instated in 2009, is presented to the film that is rated as the most popular among the underground and cult titles in contention. At each screening, attendees are invited to vote for the film by leaving their ticket stubs in voting boxes outside the theatre post the show.
An elated Vasan Bala says,
“The standing ovation his film received on September 14 will forever remain etched in his memory. The section had some great genre filmmakers from around the world who have been making the best films for years. Just being among them was amazing, so this outcome has come out of the blue. From being a fanboy of these filmmakers to contending with them, it has been an incredible journey.”
Vasan informs that seeing his favourite stars in person was another highlight for him at the fest.
Commenting on the same Ronnie Screwvala said,
“I am ecstatic with the win and equally thrilled that it is a first for an Indian film. We are always striving to push the boundaries of story-telling and genres and Vasan has made his mark with his debut entry in direction.”
Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota marks the acting debut of Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu Dassani as a man who suffers from a rare condition called congenital insensitivity to pain. Using it to his advantage, he wants to rid his city of petty thieves.