The movie sees actor Danny Denzongpa play an Afghan immigrant in India who shares his passion for cinema.
Irada star won the best supporting actress award for the role.
There are about only 80 women working in cinematography and related fields in the country today.
In one of his most complex roles yet, Varun Dhawan gives a measured performance.
The biopic is based on the life of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, British terrorist of Pakistani descent who was involved in the kidnapping of foreign tourists in India.
The movie won the best feature in the 10th edition of the Berlin Independent Film Festival.