Last Friday the Feast Of Varanasi hit the cinemas and has had an impressive opening in its first weekend.
A directorial debut by Rajan Kumar Patel – the director picked up the award for ‘Best Debut Director’ at the closing ceremony of the London Asian Film Festival held at BAFTA.
Feast Of Varanasi is also nominated for the prestigious National Film Awards 2016 in the Best Independent Feature category, going head to head with Carol and The Gunman amongst others. Nominations for the National Film Awards were submitted and voted for by the public on the official Academy website. Over 1.3 million movie fans cast their submissions in the 18 categories. The ceremony takes place in London, on the 31st of March 2016.
Director Rajan Patel commented: ‘Receiving the Best Debut Director Award from the London Asian Film Festival is a real honour but it reflects the ambitions and work of the whole team. Feast of Varanasi started in London with an idea and was filmed in Varanasi, but ultimately came home and received its first award back in London, it’s come full circle.