Monday, 17 December, 2018

'Newton' director hopes National Award win creates more space for political cinema

65th national film awards 2018 winners list Late actor Vinod Khanna has been awarded with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Anna Jefferson | 14 April, 2018, 12:29

Only "Newton" emerged as the big victor out of Hindi cinema as it bagged the Best Hindi Film award and a Special Mention for actor Pankaj Tripathi.While Pankaj was emotional about winning an award in a race he never knew he was in, "Newton" director Amit V Masurkar hoped the award and the film's commercial success creates a bigger space for relevant political cinema.Divya Dutta bagged the Best Supporting Actress for "Irada", which was named Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation.Divya said it is such achievements that make an actor feel alive again.Ganesh Acharya scored the Best Choreography Award for "Gori tu latth maar" from "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha".

Marathi film Murakhiya, Odia film Hello RC, Malayalam film Take Off received a special mention award and actress Parvathy too got a special mention. Responding to the news, Tripathi, who played a cynical CRPF officer, Aatma Singh, in Newton, said, "I am absolutely delighted".

Best Malayalam film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum. The Feature Film Central panel was headed by Shri Shekhar Kapur, an eminent filmmaker known for his works in Hindi cinema and worldwide cinema.

At the 65th National Film Awards announced on Friday, while Malayalam films and its technicians brought recognition to the state in terms of the number of awards they received, what is also remarkable is how the industry and its films left a lasting impression on the minds of the juries.

Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy winning composer A.R. Rahman won music awards for "Kaatru Veliyidai" and "Mom".

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'Today, we, as a family, do not know whether we should celebrate or not.

As the compassionate helper Shabbo in "Veer-Zaara" or as the lower-caste Jalebi in "Delhi-6", Divya has proved her versatility time and again with strong roles. "Give every filmmaker his or her due and that's what we are doing", he added. "But I am glad to hear all the wonderful things people are saying about the film", she had told The Pioneer when the film did well on the festival circuit. She was always a perfectionist and it showed in all the 300 plus films she did. Our team has applied for four categories like best actor, best film, best lyrics and best dialogue.

The Ghaazi Attack was adjudged the Best Film in Telugu. We thank the Government of India, the Hon'ble Jury Members for this honour. This wouldn't have been possible without an incredible cast and crew, and the love and support from the locals of Chhattisgarh during the shoot.

Hello Arsi. It was also recognised as the best Odiya film. And I know why. "My director and co-actors made it so easy for me to act in this film". There can't be another moment that can make us more proud or happier than this.

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