Child artiste Sunny Pawar is on a roll. After recently winning big at the prestigious 19th New York Indian Film Festival 2019 the Best Child Actor award for Chippa, he has yet again won Best Child Actor award at the Dallas film festival (DFW SAFF). Sunny was chosen the final winner for this category amongst the 2 other nominees who acted in different films showcased at the festival. Chippa is written and directed by Safdar Rahman.
DFW SAFF is a 4 day festival that took place from May 16 to 19, 2019 and showcased World, US and Texas premieres of feature films, shorts and documentaries. The festival also showcases a wide range of films that promotes the perspectives and voices of the South Asian community.
Chippa is a heart-warming story of a boy, who on the eve of his tenth birthday receives a letter from his long-absent father. He then decides to leave his pavement abode to find out more. The film spans the length of the single night which tracks the fantastical and eventful journey which Chippa takes to discover the connections to his father.
Check the teaser of the film here:
The film has a supporting cast of Chandan Roy Sanyal, Masood Akhtar, Sumeet Thakur and Mala Mukherjee in pivotal roles and is produced by Ultra Media, Travelling Light and Victory Media. The film will also be going to many other International film festivals before its theatrical release.
Sunny’s debut film Lion, in which he played a child version of Dev Patel, was nominated in 6 categories at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017 and has won him International accolades and awards.
For Lion, Sunny Pawar was also nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in the Best Young Performer category, Best Actor by AACTA Awards, Special Mention Grand Jury Prize at Asia Pacific Screen Awards and a nomination for the Young Artist Award.