Prakash Jha-starrer Highway Nights wins Jury Award at Best of India Short Film Festival

The short film Highway Nights starring Prakash Jha and Majel Vyas has been awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Best of India Short Film Festival 2021. Picture credit: Twitter/ @PJP_Online

The short film Highway Nights starring Prakash Jha and Majel Vyas has been awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Best of India Short Film Festival 2021. Picture credit: Twitter/ @PJP_Online

Filmmaker Prakash Jha-starrer short film Highway Nights has been awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Best of India Short Film Festival 2021.

Billed as a heartwarming tale that talks about abuse, the film centers on an aging, overworked lorry driver who gives a lift to a young, gossipy sex worker one night and how they do something. Over the short journey of hours develop a bond.

Jha, who has worked in films like Mrutyadand, Jai Gangaajal and Saand Ki Aankh, said he is excited by the recognition.

The director-actor said, “I am excited to hear the news and I congratulate the entire team. It is a film with an important message and I hope the film reaches a wider audience with theatrical, digital and television broadcasts across the world. ” in a statement.

The short film, starring Majel Vyas, is directed by Shubham Singh.

Singh said that the story of Highway Nights is such that it will strike a chord with audiences across the globe.

He said, “This is my first short film and it is a pleasure to receive such accolades. I am grateful to Prakash ji for agreeing to act in my film. people can join.”

Produced by Akhilesh Choudhary with Singh, Highway Nights will also have a theatrical release in Los Angeles, US.

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