‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’, which won the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, has been receiving applause from all quarters.
Vasan Bala’s directorial created history as India’s first-ever entry into the festival’s ‘Midnight Madness Segment’. It garnered immense appreciation due to its story-telling, direction, and performances of the cast.
‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ was one of the six Indian films to be selected for TIFF, after having a world premiere at the Ryerson Theatre situated on the Ryerson University campus.
Various critics gave good reviews to the film, such as ‘Hollywood news’ which commented, “There is a pulpy energy and heart to Bala’s craft here that makes Mard Ko Dard Nahi Kota a fresh and deliriously fun …It’s a smart film and one that is littered with references and good storytelling.”
Film critic Bedatri D Choudhury also said, “Bala’s reference in the movie makes an excellent reference that ticks every box in the 80’s clichés’ so that the movie go down equally well with international audiences and just about anyone else who did not grow up watching such films.”
CinemaScope praised the film saying, “It’s a clever enough premise for an action-comedy.”
As the title suggests, the film is based on a man with congenital insensitivity to pain.
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP, the film marks the debut of Abhimanyu Dasani and Radhika Madan.