The Marathi film Puglya has won the Best Foreign Language Feature award at Moscow International Film Festival, 2021. "I feel immense joy when I see that the story is receiving such great response. Winning at Moscow International Film Festival is a geat deal of pride for me and the team," director Vinod Sam Peter tells IANS. The filmmaker, who also wrote the screenplay, says the film is about a child's innocence. Maha Samudram: Aditi Rao Hydari Reveals Her First Look From the Telugu Film! (View Pic).

"Puglya is a story that revolves around a pug and two boys, Rushab and Datta, who are around 10 years old. A pug dog comes into the life of two boys -- one from the city and the other from the village -- and its impact on their lives is shown in Pugalya. The film shows the innocence and simplicity of the kids," he says. Krishnankutty Pani Thudangi Movie Review: Saniya Iyappan, Vishnu Unnikrishnan’s Gripping Mystery-Thriller Is Enhanced by Its Spooky Sound Design (LatestLY Exclusive).

"I am ambivalent towards dogs but I realised that it has an international appeal. Globally people are drawn to dogs and children. The film embodies and revolves completely around their world that is marked by affection and values." he added.

The film has so far won honours at the Los World Premiere Film Awards in California. Puglya has also competed in various international film competitions in London, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Philippines, Turkey, Iran, Argentina, Lebanon, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Spain, Philippines, Israel, USA and Canada.

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