Jayant Digambar Somalkar's 'Sthal', Tarsem Singh Dhandwar's 'Dear Jassi' win big at TIFF 2023

Updated: Sep 17 2023 9:58PM

Toronto, Sep 17 (PTI) Writer-director Jayant Digambar Somalkar's debut feature film "Sthal" and Tarsem Singh Dhandwar's "Dear Jassi" emerged winners on Sunday at the closing ceremony of the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

While "Sthal" (Marathi) won the NETPAC Award, "Dear Jassi" (Punjabi/English) earned the Platform Award, according to TIFF's official website.

"Sthal" ("A Match" in English) recently had its world premiere at the prestigious gala. It is backed by production company Dhun, co-founded by Karan Grover, Shefali Bhushan, Somalkar and Riga Malhotra.