The 9th edition of the acclaimed Jagran Film Festival on its culminating day glittered with renowned stars from the Bollywood circuit. Celebrities like Zoya Hussain, Varun Dhawan, Imtiaz Ali, Pankaj Kapoor, Supriya Pathak, Tabu, Abbas Mustan, Ankit Tiwari, Amit Trivedi, Pooja Bhatt, Ira Bhaskar, Swara Bhaskar, Vineet Singh and Anurag Kashyap, graced the event, making the Award Ceremony absolutely scintillating.
Legendary Actor, Shri Pankaj Kapoor, a highly regarded Bollywood Personality was honored with âIcon of Indian Cinemaâ title, while Shri Kamlesh Pandey received the award for âSpecial Contribution to Cinematic Artâ and Imtiaz Ali, Indian Film Director, Producer and Writer, was thrilled to get the âRajnigandha Achievers Awardâ. Â Beautiful and extremely talented, Tabu was conferred with the âJagran Film Festival Retrospective Awardâ.
Varun Dhawan received âThe Best Actorâ for the film, âOctoberâ, whereas, Zoya Hussain won the âThe Best Actressâ Award for her impressive performance in âMukkabaazâ. âVictor's Historyâ was regarded as the âBest Foreign Feature Filmâ and âVillage Rockstarsâ as the âBest Indian Feature Filmâ. Mukkabaaz again won the award for âBest Directorâ and âBest Writingâ, which was given to Anurag Kashyap and Team Mukkabaaz respectively. The Special Jury Awards for âBest Filmâ in Indian Language was given to âEE. Ma. Yauâ and in the Short Film Category, âCounterfeit Kunkooâ and âLakshyaâ were bestowed with the admiration.
Other important awards include:
Â 1.Â Best Documentary (Feature) - Ask the Sexpert
Â 2.Â Best Short Film (International) - The Bridge - Ponte
Â 3.Â Best Short Film (Indian) - Everything is Fine
Â 4.Â Best Music/Â Background Score - Secret Superstar (Amit Trivedi)
Â 5.Â Best Cinematography - Ee. Ma. Yau (Shyju Khalid)
Â 6.Â Cinema of the Seller (Gold) - YRF Marketing (Sui Dhaaga)
Â 7.Â Cinema of the Seller (Silver) - Ogilvy & Mather (MP Tourism)
Â 8.Â Cinema of the Seller (Bronze) - Social Kinnect Catch (Bejod Rishta)
Â 9.Â Audience Award - Kuch Bheege Alfaaz
Â 10. Audience Award - Tu hai Mera Sunday
Basant Rathore, Senior VP â Strategy, Business Development and Brand, Jagran Prakashan, said, âWe are delighted with the response from the audience as well as the Film industry..We had initiated this with an aim to bring aspiring and experienced cinema lovers under one roof. To see everyone getting involved, talking about cinema, sharing ideas motivates us.â
Mayank Shekhar, Festival Director, Jagran Film Festival, said, âWe have the 10th one coming up. Need support from the Bombay film industry, more than anything else, to make it epic.â
Jagran Film Festival has had a successful ride for its 9th edition, which commenced in June in Delhi and culminated in Mumbai. In between, JFF mapped and interacted with diverse film buffs across 16 more cities including Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gorakhpur, Agra, Ludhiana, Hissar, Meerut and Raipur. Traversing nationwide, Jagran Film Festival became the biggest ever show to generate inspiring content across regions, cultures, languages, themes and subjects. Initiated by Dainik Jagran, this was the 9th season of the much loved tale generating event.