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Ha Bharat Maza wins Best Marathi Film at Pune International Film Festival 2012

Ha Bharat Maza directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukhtankar won the Sant Tukaram award for Best Marathi Film at the 10th Pune International Film Festival which concluded on Thursday. The film based on corruption in Indian middle-class families walked away with a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.

Umesh Kulkarni won the Best Director for Deool while Uttara Baokar was adjudged the Best Actor for Ha Bharat Maza and Subodh Bhave for Balgandharva.

German film If Not Us, Who? by Andres Veiel won the Best Film award in the World Cinema competition category and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. Asghar Farhadi won the Best Director for Nader & Simin: A Separation.

Somnath Gupta’s Ami Aadu won the audience award for Best Film in world competition. This award was instituted by the festival in the 10th edition.

The festival closed with the screening of German film If Not Us, Who?

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