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8th Jagran Film Festival honours Shabana Azmi, Praveen Bhatt

8th Jagran Film Festival honours Shabana Azmi, Praveen Bhatt

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Veteran actor Shabana Azmi was honoured with the ‘Icon of the Indian Cinema’ award while cinematographer Praveen Bhatt was honoured with ‘Special contributions to the Cinematic Art’ at the eighth edition of the Jagran film festival.
The acting power-house Nawazuddin Siddiqui was honoured with the title of ‘Rajnigandha Achievers Award’ at the closing ceremony of the film festival while Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor (Male) for his special on screen humour in ‘Hindi Medium’.
Actor Swara Bhaskar won the Best Actor Female for her bold screen avatar in ‘Anarkali of Aarah’ while Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury bagged the Best Director award and her female-lead trio won the Best Actor Female- Special Jury Award for 'Pink'.
'Jolly LLB-2' was declared the ‘Best Feature Film’ for mass viewership entertainment while the Best Music Director award was bagegd by Rohit Sharma for ‘Anarkali of Aarah’ and the award for Best Background Score went to Ram Sampath for ‘Raees’.
The Best Debut Director award went to Shubhashish Bhutiani, ‘Mukti Bhawan’ and Avinash Das for ‘Anarkali of Aarah’ while the Best Supporting Actor Female was bagegd by Seema Pahwa for ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ Actor Adil Hussain and Dhruva Padmakumar won the awards for Best Actor - Male - Special Mention for ‘Mukti Bhawan’ and ‘A Billion Colour Story’ while the award for Best Lyrics wernt to Tanveer Ghazi for ‘Pink’ The award for Best Cinematography was won by K U Mohanan for ‘Raees’ while the award for Best Foreign Feature Film wen to ‘Golden Five’ The closing ceremony, held at Mumbai, was graced by eminent personalities including Sanjay Bhaumik, Taaha Shah, Payal Ghosh, Pallavi Das, Mustafa Burmawala, R S Prasanna, Rahul Dholakia, Sudhir Mishra, Arjan Bajwa, Ram Sampath, Payal Ghosh, Sanjay Bhutiani, Aman Vidhate, Rahul Dholakia, Sudhir Mishra, Makrand Deshpande, Adil Hussain, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Saurabh Tyagi, Tanveer Ghazi, Satish Kaushik, Subhash Kapoor, Seema Pahwa, Sanjay Masoom, Meet Brothers, Sahil Slathia, R S Prasanna, Rahul Rawail, Prashant Ingole, Divya Dutta, Makarand Deshpande, Omung Kumar, Barry John, Vinod Pande, Sonali Kulkarni, Moroccan Ambassador -Mohammad Maliki, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and many more.
The eminent Jury members included names of Sudhir Mishra, Divya Dutta, Sunny Joseph, Sankalp Meshram and Harmeet Singh.
The Jagran Shorts Jury was judged by Barry John, Makarand Deshpande and Aarti Chhabria.
Some of the winners in this segment include 'Burning' which won the award for Best Short Film, Best Short Film-Special Jury award to 'Azaad' and 'Mazjhabi Laddu'.
The International Jury comprised of Rahul Rawail, Rauf Ahmed and Jainardhan Sathyan.
Prasoon Pandey, Sonal Dabral, Kailash Surendranath, Raj Nair and Nima DT Manchu.
The 2017 Jagran Film Festival saw a new format induction-the cash reward section- for various Indian film categories.
This includes Best Indian Feature Film cash rewards of 2 Lakhs, Best Indian Film Directors cash reward of 1.
5 lakh, Best Indian Debut Director cash reward of 1 lakh, Best Short Film cash reward of 1000 dollars, and Best Foreign Feature Film cash reward of 2000 dollars.
The 2017 edition of the Festival began on July 1 in Delhi, touring the length and breadth of the country, including Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Hisar, Ludhiana, Meerut, Raipur, and finishing in Mumbai.


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Ram Gopal Varma ridicules construction of Amaravati

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DEPwD, DFF to organise Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran

DEPwD, DFF to organise Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran

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Evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.

Evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.

Kolkata, Sep 8 (UNI) From yesteryears` actresses Mumtaz, Zeenat Aman, Madhubala, Helen and Asha Parekh to the new-age heroines like Aishwarya, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar, are all bound by a common thread - the evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.