Dulal SarkarÂ won theÂ Best Actor (Male)Â Award, while Best Actor (Female)Â award went to Bhumi Pednekar. Shashi Kapoor was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | October 13, 2015
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 actorÂ Shashi KapoorÂ was conferred theÂ Lifetime Achievement AwardÂ at the event byÂ Shyam Benegal.
Dulal SarkarÂ won theÂ Best Actor (Male)Â for an outstanding performance inÂ âChotoder Chobiâ.Â Bhumi PednekarÂ bagged theÂ Best Actor (Female)Â award for her portrayal of Sandhya inÂ âDum Laga Ke Haishaâ.Â Shoojit SarkarÂ was adjudged theÂ Best DirectorÂ for the second consecutive year at Jagran for his filmÂ âPikuâ. Kaushik GangulyâsÂ âChotoder ChobiâÂ was declared Best Feature Film. Veteran make-up artisteÂ Pandhari JukerÂ was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Indian CinemaÂ title.
Neeraj GhaywanÂ was honoured as theÂ Best Debut DirectorÂ for his maiden attempt in the internationally acclaimed Indian filmÂ âMasaanâ. Award forÂ Best ScreenplayÂ went to Juhi Chaturvedi for her work inÂ âPikuâ.Â Pooja Ladha SurtiÂ won the award for Best Editing for âBadlapurâ. Sanjay Wandrekar and Atul Raninga won laurels for Best Background Score for their musical creation inÂ âPKâ. Best Sound Design was bagged byÂ Anish JohnÂ forÂ âAsha Jaoar Majheâ (Labor of Love).Â Pankaj Kumarâs discerning eye behind the camera in âHaiderâÂ bagged him the Best Cinematography Award.Â Jyoti NooranÂ won the Best Singer Female Award for her melodious renditions in âTanu Weds Manu ReturnsâÂ andÂ Sukhwinderâs musical notes in âHaiderâ bagged him the Best Singer Male Award. Vishal Bharadwaj was declared the Best Music Director for his compositions for âHaiderâ.
The winning spree forÂ âHaiderâÂ continued withÂ TabuÂ bagging the Best Female Supporting ActorÂ title for her power-packed portrayal. Sanjay MishraÂ won theÂ Best Male Supporting ActorÂ award forÂ âMasaanâ.
Abhimanyu Kanodiaâs âKathakaarâ won the Best Short Film award, while Sri SwaraÂ bagged theÂ Special Jury Award for her acting in short film âTeaspoonâ.Â Vandana KatariaÂ bagged the laurels for Best Set Design for âDetective Byomkesh Bakshiâ.
The Gold, Silver and Bronze for Cinema of the Sellers were picked up byÂ âFevi Kwik Parade Campaignâ,Â âSkymet Weather's Initiative: #HelpTheFarmerâ and âSony Max Pepsi IPL 2015: India Ka Tyohaar Main Film â Sweet Shopâ, respectively.
Special Jury AwardsÂ went to Vicky Kaushal for his performance inÂ âMasaanâ and Gajendra AhireÂ for his filmÂ âPostcardâ.
Director Sachin Kundalkarâs Hindi family dramaÂ âRajwade And SonsâÂ as the closing film concluded the film screenings of this stupendous film extravaganza at the 6thÂ Jagran Film Festival. Besides being the filmâs 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 6thÂ Jagran Film Festival right till the last day, especially with film veterans Anjum Rajabaliâs session on screen writing, Kunal Kapoorâs session on crowd funding of films, and visual effects director Srinivas Mohanâs (âBaahubaliâ) session, among others.
Manoj Shrivastava, Strategic Consultant, 6thÂ Jagran Film Festival, commented, âThis yearâs 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.âThe 6thÂ edition of the Jagran Film Festival was scheduled from September 28 to October 4 atÂ the Fun Cinemas in Mumbai.