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Adil Hussain wins Best Debut Film award at NY Indian Film Festival for 'Footprints on Water'


Adil Hussain wins Best Debut Film award

Assamese actor Adil Hussain starrer movie "Footprints on Water" won the Best Debut Film award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). The festival announced the news on their official Twitter handle, hailing the movie for its "profound storytelling and mesmerizing performance." Directed by Nathalia Syam, the film features Adil Hussain, Nimisha Sajayan, Lena, and Danny Sura as lead characters. It follows the story of an "illegal immigrant father in the UK, who looks for his missing daughter while trying to avoid the police radar."


Adil Hussain, who has worked in Indian cinema, art house cinema, mainstream Bollywood, and international cinema, was also nominated for the Best Actor award at NYIFF 2023. In 2021, he won the Best Actor Male Award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival for his role in the film "Raahgir." The actor has also received National Film Awards (Special Jury) at the 2017 National Film Awards for Hotel Salvation and Maj Rati Keteki. He has starred in films in various languages, including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Norwegian, and French.


The New York Indian Film Festival, established in 2001, aims to showcase Indian independent, art house, and diaspora films. It is North America's oldest and most prestigious film festival dedicated to showcasing films from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora.

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