Gangtok, 28 May:
'Dhokbu - The Keeper' by Sikkimese director, Dawa Lepcha, has won the best film award at the Prag Cine Awards North East 2018 held in Guwahati on 26-27 May. The lead actor of the film, Lhakpa Lepcha, also won the best actor [male] award.
The Prag Cine Awards North East 2018 was hosted by AM Television Private Limited and had around 32 regional movies from across the Northeast, which were released in 2017, nominated for the awards in various categories.
For the best actor (male), Lhakpa Lepcha (Dhokbu - The Keeper), Gokul Athokpam (Ichetampha) and Vivek Bora (Gangs of Northeast) were nominated.
In the best film category, Dhokbu was nominated alongside ‘Iung U Slaek’ (Pnar, Meghalaya) and ‘Gangs of Northeast’ (Khasi).