Mumbai: “Filmistaan”, whose story delves on the idea of binding India and Pakistan using Bollywood, was Saturday declared tax free in Maharastra.
“Yet another win for ‘Filmistaan’, declared tax free in Maharashtra following appreciation and ticket prices will come down 25 percent to 30 percent,” UTV Motion Pictures announced Saturday.
Directed by first-timer Nitin Kakkar, who’s also written it, the movie released June 6 to appreciation from critics and audiences alike.
Starring Sharib Hashmi and Innamulhaq, who play the Indian and Pakistani in the film respectively, the movie warms the heart with cross-border friendship at its core.
Presented by Shringar Film Pvt. Ltd. and UTV Spotboy, the movie was lauded even before its release. It had won the best feature film in Hindi at the 60th National Film Awards 2012, the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for best debut film at the International Film Festival of Kerala and a special jury mention at the 2012 Busan International Film Festival.