National Award winning actress Seema Biswas starrer 'Holding Back', a short film, has been honoured with the Peoples Choice Best Film Award at the third Navi Mumbai International Film Festival. The makers are happy.
"I am happy and ecstatic with the way the film has done and the selections and awards it has garnered. For a maiden production, it's done extremely well. I hope that more and more people watch 'Holding Back'," producer Sheila Sandhu said in a statement.
Directed by Wilson Louis, "Holding Back" is based on a real 1999 incident when a man named Shiva, who was suffering from blood cancer, passed away in train while travelling from Bengaluru to Chennai for a friend's marriage.
Shiva was travelling with his mother and elder cousin Suresh. The film deals with the mother's emotional journey of her son's death.
Apart from Seema, "Holding Back" features Ananth Mahadevan, Aditya Lakhia, Raj Arjun and Kunal Kumar.
"Holding Back" has been honoured at various international film festivals like Salento International Film Festival, Washington DC South Asian Film Festival, and Nasik International Film Fest.