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6th Jagran Film Festival concludes with awards night

Dulal Sarkar won the Best Actor (Male) Award, while Best Actor (Female) award went to Bhumi Pednekar. Shashi Kapoor was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | October 13, 2015

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The 6th Jagran Film Festival concluded in Mumbai with a star-studded awards night. Eminent personalities of the film industry gathered to witness members of the film fraternity getting acknowledged and applauded for their cinematic achievements across 25 award categories.

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event by Shyam Benegal.

Dulal Sarkar won the Best Actor (Male) for an outstanding performance in ‘Chotoder Chobi’. Bhumi Pednekar bagged the Best Actor (Female) award for her portrayal of Sandhya in ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’. Shoojit Sarkar was adjudged the Best Director for the second consecutive year at Jagran for his film ‘Piku’. Kaushik Ganguly’s ‘Chotoder Chobi’ was declared Best Feature Film. Veteran make-up artiste Pandhari Juker was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema title.

Neeraj Ghaywan was honoured as the Best Debut Director for his maiden attempt in the internationally acclaimed Indian film ‘Masaan’. Award for Best Screenplay went to Juhi Chaturvedi for her work in ‘Piku’. Pooja Ladha Surti won the award for Best Editing for ‘Badlapur’. Sanjay Wandrekar and Atul Raninga won laurels for Best Background Score for their musical creation in ‘PK’. Best Sound Design was bagged by Anish John for ‘Asha Jaoar Majhe’ (Labor of Love). Pankaj Kumar’s discerning eye behind the camera in ‘Haider’ bagged him the Best Cinematography Award. Jyoti Nooran won the Best Singer Female Award for her melodious renditions in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ and Sukhwinder’s musical notes in ‘Haider’ bagged him the Best Singer Male Award. Vishal Bharadwaj was declared the Best Music Director for his compositions for ‘Haider’.

The winning spree for ‘Haider’ continued with Tabu bagging the Best Female Supporting Actor title for her power-packed portrayal. Sanjay Mishra won the Best Male Supporting Actor award for ‘Masaan’.

Abhimanyu Kanodia’s ‘Kathakaar’ won the Best Short Film award, while Sri Swara bagged the Special Jury Award for her acting in short film ‘Teaspoon’.  Vandana Kataria bagged the laurels for Best Set Design for ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshi’.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze for Cinema of the Sellers were picked up by ‘Fevi Kwik Parade Campaign’, ‘Skymet Weather's Initiative: #HelpTheFarmer’ and ‘Sony Max Pepsi IPL 2015: India Ka Tyohaar Main Film – Sweet Shop’, respectively.

Special Jury Awards went to Vicky Kaushal for his performance in ‘Masaan’ and Gajendra Ahire for his film ‘Postcard’.

Director Sachin Kundalkar’s Hindi family drama ‘Rajwade And Sons’ as the closing film concluded the film screenings of this stupendous film extravaganza at the 6th Jagran Film Festival. Besides being the film’s World Premiere, the presence of the entire lead cast made the momentous screening extraordinary.

The 2015 edition of Jagran Film Festival traversed from Delhi to the Indian hinterlands of Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Indore, and Bhopal, before culminating in Mumbai.

Held in close collaboration with festival partners such as Whistling Woods International, Film Federation of India, Motion Picture Association and Asia Pacific Screen Awards, workshops remained a highlight at the 6th Jagran Film Festival right till the last day, especially with film veterans Anjum Rajabali’s session on screen writing, Kunal Kapoor’s session on crowd funding of films, and visual effects director Srinivas Mohan’s (‘Baahubali’) session, among others.

Manoj Shrivastava, Strategic Consultant, 6th Jagran Film Festival, commented, “This year’s Jagran Film Festival exceeded its own benchmarks and reached a point where it is looked up by the film fraternity as well as film enthusiasts as the largest travelling film festival of the country. We are thrilled with the success and response and promise to be back next year with an even grander version of glitz, glamour and cinema.”The 6th edition of the Jagran Film Festival was scheduled from September 28 to October 4 at the Fun Cinemas in Mumbai.

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