· Sunny was chosen the final winner for this category amongst the 4 other nominees who acted in different films of various Indian languages showcased at the festival
· After its premiere in MAMI 2018, along with NYIFF, Chippa was also screened at various International film festivals like: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Mipcom & others
· Written and directed by Safdar Rahman, Chippa : A coming of age film of a 10 year old boy narrated across a single night features Sunny Pawar as a 10 year old main protagonist
· Sunny's debut film `Lion` in which he played a child version of Dev Patel was nominated in 6 categories at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017 & has won him International accolades & awards.
Presented by Indian - American Arts Council from 7th May to 13th May. The 19th NYIFF had the largest number of Hindi & Indian regional language films showcased at the festival
Chippa is a story about the aspirations of a child who lives on the streets, told through a journey he takes into an enchanting world that he creates himself on one wintry night in Kolkata. The film is an endearing & universal homage to the spirit and the timeless stories of children growing up everywhere.
In `Lion` Sunny Pawar was also nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in the `Best Young Performer` Category, `Best Actor` by AACTA Awards, `Special Mention Grand Jury Prize` at Asia Pacific Screen Awards and a nomination for the `Young Artist Award`.
Chippa is a heart-warming story of a boy, who on the eve of his tenth birthday receives a letter from his long-absent father. He then decides to leave his pavement abode to find out more. The film spans the length of the single night which tracks the fantastical & eventful journey which Chippa takes to discover the connections to his father.
The film has a supporting cast of Chandan Roy Sanyal, Masood Akhtar, Sumeet Thakur & Mala Mukherjee in pivotal roles & is produced by Ultra Media, Travelling Light & Victory Media. The film also will be screened in various film festivals globally.