Three National Awards for state

  • Three National Awards for state

Three National Awards for state

The jury, headed by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, had handed over its recommendations to Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani yesterday.

The Dileesh Pothan directed Thondimuthalum Drikshakshiyum bagged several laurels; apart from being adjudged the Best Malayalam film, Fahadh Faasil got the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in the film while Sajeev Pazhoor won Best Screenplay for the film. "She is not with us today but her legacy will always live on", the statement read. Mom holds a special memory for me because of Sridevi ji. She was always a perfectionist and it showed in all the 300 plus films she did. When Boney ji had approached me for the film, it was she who flew down to Chennai, met me and insisted I score the music. It feels attractive. I feel like my hard work of all these years has got recognition.

Amit Masurkar: Hope this award creates a bigger space for political films I hope this award and Newton's commercial success creates a bigger space for political cinema.

The Nargis Dutt award for the best feature film on national integration went to the Marathi film "Dhappa", while the Malayalam film "Aalorumkkam" was recognised as the best film on social issues. There are new filmmakers who are doing so well, someone like Sankalp (Reddy) was making a short film but then we made a feature film out of that. I have never seen performances like that. This wouldn't have been possible without an incredible cast, crew, and the love and support from the people of Chhattisgarh where we shot the film. Kapur called Tripathi's portrayal one of the film. I am happy that she got a send-off at the state level. I wanted to tell my parents and my wife, but I had no idea if it was true. For me, this win is like an Oscar. Riddhi Sen was recognised as the best actor for Kaushik Ganguly's Nagarkirtan, which was also bagged awards in multiple categories, such as the best costume, makeup and special jury. "Thanks to the committee for recognising our teams work in Action and Visual Effects categories as well". I had to research on how the locals celebrate lathmar holi. Rima Das' Assamese film Village Rockstars, about the music aspirations of a village girl, was named the best feature film, besides scoring awards for the best location sound recordist, editing and best child artiste (Bhanita Das).