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Srijit Mukherji’s Vinci Da Wins Best Story Award at Rainbow Film Festival

Director Srijit Mukherji’s 2019 Bengali film Vinci Dastarring Rudranil Ghosh and Ritwick Chakraborty, won the Best Story award at the 21st Rainbow Film Festival in London. 


Vinci Da was shot in a short span of 12 days and I am very happy that with such hard work and such resource-constraints, we could carve out a labour of love which is doing so well. In the festival circuit, before this, it went to the Asian Film Festival in Barcelona and it’s gone to Dhaka International Film Festival, been to London Indian Film Festival, and it’s also nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and so this 21st rainbow film festival in London again comes as a very pleasant bit of news and the fact that a commercially super successful film can also do well on the festival circuit amongst jury members and critics gives great credence to the idea that there is nothing called mainstream, or niche, or parallel, it’s just a good film and a bad film,” Mukherji told Silverscreen India.

The film also features Anirban BhattacharyaRiddhi Sen, Sohini Sarkar and Gautam Moitra in important roles. 

Produced by SVF Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Vinci Da was a crime thriller film that revolved around a struggling, talented make up artist Vinci Da (played by Ghosh) and how his life is turned upside down when a psychopathic serial killer (Chakraborty) takes an interest in his work.

Last week, Mukherji announced on Facebook that his film Gumnami (2019) has been selected at the Indian Film Festival in Melbourne.


“After South Asian International Film Festival in New York and Dhaka International Film Festival, #Gumnaami is now a selection at the Indian Film Festival in Melbourne. This is our fourth film to be selected at the popular festival after Chotushkone, Rajkahini and Uma. Congratulations to the team,” he wrote.

National Award-winning producer G Dhananjayan has bought the rights to remake Vinci Da in Tamil, amid talks for the movie getting remade in Malayalam and Marathi.

Mukherji started his career with Autograph (2010), a modern retelling of Satyajit Ray’s Nayak, starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, Indraneil Sengupta and Nanadana Dev Sen. His film Rajkahini (2015) was remade in Hindi as Begum Jaan (2017), starring Vidya Balan in the lead role.