Bollywood has always been mired in controversies galore, but sometimes there is a lull and it comes up with interesting news too. So this week our Entertainment Editor SHAHEEN RAAJ presents the awards, festival jamboree & other special news especially for the Nasheman readers.
European Union Film Festival Kickstarted In Chennai
A European Union Film Festival recently got kickstarted In Chennai to be precise on 31st Mar, 2015. The rich cultural diversity of the European Union and its Member States will be on display in its myriad hues at the 20th European Union Film Festival that began in Chennai on 31 Mar, 2015. The festival brings to India a repertoire of 21 latest and award winning European films from as many 21 countries. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of Member States in partnership with local organizations including the Federation of Film Societies of India, the festival will traverse through Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Coimbatore & Jodhpur over the next 4 months.
Celebrating 20 years of bringing European cinema to India, the festival will screen movies from varied genres including comedy, drama, romance & action
A Double Bonanza For ‘Court’
Of late it was a double bonanza for the film ‘Court’. In fact it was a double dhamaka for Chaitanya Tamhane whose directorial debut ‘Court’ won the “Best Feature Film” at the 62nd National Film Awards. The director along with producer-actor Vivek Gomber were scheduled to leave for New York for the US premiere of ‘Court’, which has been selected for the prestigious festival New Directors/New Films. Just when they were wrapping work at office, they got news of ‘Court’ winning the prestigious national award here. After winning 17 international awards, finally it got recognized by our own country. Chaitanya & Vivek both expressed that they hope to celebrate their latest award with their team post the New York screening of ‘Court’. The film releases in India on 17th Apr, 2015.
Bengali movie ‘Chotushkone’ Wins 3 National Awards
Bengali movie ‘Chotushkone’ Wins 3 National Awards. Reliance Entertainment’s Bengali release ‘Chotushkone’ has received 3 prestigious National Awards. Srijit Mukherjee bagged “Best Direction” & “Best Original Screenplay” & Sudeep Chatterjee received the “Best Cinematography” award for ‘Chotushkone’. ‘Chotushkone’ or ‘The Quadrangle’ is a film about love, ambition, unconventional relationships and above all, vengeance.
‘Bhoothnath Returns’ Gets A Special Mention At National Awards
‘Bhoothnath Returns’ gets a special mention at National Awards. The immensely acclaimed ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ which struck box office gold when it was released last year has added yet another prestigious feather to its cap, with a special mention at the recently announced National Awards.
Produced by T-Series & B R Films ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ which had the unique pair of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and talented child star Parth Bhalerao as leads along with Usha Jadhav, has been conferred with a special mention at National Awards announced recently. It was Produced by Bhushan Kumar & Abhay Chopra & directed by Nitesh Tiwari.
‘Friend-Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan’ Bags “Best Children’s Film Award” At The 7th Nashik International Film Festival
The film ‘Friend-Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan’ recently bagged the “Best Children’s Film Award” in the recently concluded 7th Nashik International Film Festival.
The film ‘Friend-Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan’, made under the banner of Navdeep Film Creative has bagged the “Best Childrens Film Award” & the film’s Child artist Chinmay Deshakar of ‘Best Dramebaaz’ fame has bagged the “Best Child Actor” Jury Award at the 7th Nashik International Film Festival”. The jury members comprised of JYOTI VENKATESH, NAGESH BHONSALE, GIRISH WANKHEDE & SHAHEEN RAAJ. The producer of the movie is Raju Pachghare & the director is Jagadish Watharkar. The awards ceremony of the 7th Nashik International Film Festival was held on 22nd Mar, 2015 at Sula Wine, Nashik.
Shashi Kapoor To Receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Shashi Kapoor is all set to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Veteran film actor & producer Shashi Kapoor, who charmed his way in Bollywood as an actor with his unique mannerisms, will receive the 46th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2014. The award is conferred by the Central Government for outstanding contribution to the growth & development of Indian cinema. The award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs and a shawl. The award is given on the basis of recommendations of a Committee of eminent persons set up by the Government for this purpose. This year, a 5 member jury consisting of eminent film personalities, after due deliberations, unanimously recommended Shashi Kapoor for the prestigious award.
Information & Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley conveyed his congratulations on the occasion. Born on 18 Mar, 1938, Shashi Kapoor is the youngest son of the Late Prithviraj Kapoor and the youngest brother the Late Raj Kapoor, both of whom have also been conferred with this award. While Prithviraj Kapoor received this award in 1972, Raj Kapoor received it in 1988.
Kangana Ranaut Bags National Award As “Best Actress” For ‘Queen’
Kangana Ranaut bags the National Award as Best Actress For ‘Queen’
Kangana Ranaut, whose performance was applauded by one and all in the film Queen has won the National Film Award for “Best Actress” for essaying the role of ‘Rani’ in the movie. This is Ranaut’s 2nd National Award. In 2008, the actress won the “Best Supporting Actress” award for her performance in Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Fashion’. Additionally, Vikas Bahl directed ‘Queen’ has won the “Best Film” Award. The National Awards will be handed out by President Pranab Mukherjee on 3rd May, 2015 in New Delhi.
CBFC denies ‘Dharam Sankat Mein’ To HARAM SANKAT MEIN was shown to Pandits & Maulavis
The CEO of the Central Board Of film Certification (CBFC) Dr. Shravan Kumar has categorically denied the media reports that mentioned CBFC was using the services of a Maulavi and a Pandit in the certification process for ‘Dharam Sankat Mein’. The film has been recommended for UA certification after certain modifications.