Acclaimed Marathi films ‘Astu’, ‘Fandry’ and ‘Yellow’ dominate 5th Sahyadri Cine Awards.
Sukhtankar’s Marathi Film ‘Astu’, Nagraj Manjule’s- ‘Fandry’ and Mahesh Limaye’s ‘Yellow’ won top honours at the 5th Godrej Expert Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 that were presented in Mumbai on Thursday evening .
Sumitra and Sunil Sukhtankar’s ‘Astu’, that has won critical acclaim, was adjudged the Best Film. Starring Veteran actor Mohan Agashe along with Iravati Harshe, Milind Soman and an Elephant in a lead role, ‘Astu’, ( So Be It) portrays Indian value system powerfully.
Nagraj Manjule’s directorial debut ‘Fandry’ focuses on romance amidst caste based discrimination. Manjule won the Best Director Award. Earlier, he had won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director at the 61st National Film Awards instituted by the Government of India.
2014 Marathi Film ‘Yellow’, directed by Mahesh Limaye and produced by Riteish Deshmukh got the special Jury Award. The film that has Mrunal Kulkarni of ‘Sonpari’ fame, in the lead role explores a mother-daughter relationship and developmental disability of a child suffering from Down’s Syndrome.
Ashok Lokhande won the Best Actor Male award for “Yashwantrao Chavan- Ek Bakhar’, while Smita Tambe won the Best Actor Female award for “72 Mile -Ek Pravas”
Oscar Awardee Resul Pookutty won the Best Sound Award for the film ‘Rainy Day’.
The Jury for the Awards comprised Director- Ramesh Salgaonkar, Director-Santosh Randive, Music Director- Mukund Marathe, Editor-Prakash Jadhav, Film Critique Journalists-Dilip Thakur, Senior Journalists-Shri Soumitra Pote and Raj Chindarkar.
Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, who could not be present at the award ceremony due to ongoing Parliament Session, addressed the audience through video link up. He expressed happiness over the strides made by Marathi films and complimented the top performers. “There was time when Marathi artistes had to find work in the Hindi film industry but the trend has changed today. Marathi films like ‘Astu’ and ‘Fandry’ have not only won critical acclaim, but also made wave internationally” the Minister added.
CEO, Prasar Bharati, Jawahar Sircar was the Chief Guest at the 5th edition of the Cine Awards ceremony, organized by DD Sahyadri TV channel of Doordarshan Kendra, Mumbai. Kiran Santaram, Parikshit Sahani, Nitish Bharadwaj, Ranjeet, Sam Balsara, Shaina NC, Kamlakar Sontakke were among those present . The programme was conceived and presented by Mukesh Sharma, ADG and head of DD Sahyadri.
List of awardees.
Name of Awardees
Name of film
Jury Special Award film
Best Actor Male
‘Yashwantrao Chavan : Ek Bakhar’
Best Actor Female
‘72 Mile : Ek Pravas’
Special contribution to Marathi Cinema
Special Mention – Social Biopic
Dr. Prakash Baba Amte
Best Child Artiste
Mihiresh Joshi/Yash Kulkarni
Best Supporting Actor- Male
Best supporting actor-Female
‘Lagna Pahave Karun’
Best Screen Play
Sanjay Krushnaji Patil
‘72 Mile : Ek Pravas’
Best Playback Male
Best Playback Female
Best Backround Music
Gulam Begam Badshaha
Best Art Director
‘Sat Na Gat’
‘Thoda Tujha Thoda Majha’
‘Yashwantrao Chavan: Ek Bakhar’
· Kiran Shantaram, noted film Producer lighting the lamp at the inauguration of 5th Godrej Expert – Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Govind Nihalani, Parikshit Sahani, Nitish Bharadwaj, Ranjeet, Sam Balsara, Shaina NC, Kamlakar Sontakke, Jawahar Sircar, CEO Prasar Bharati were also present on the occasion.
· Vaishali Made, got the Best Playback singer Award (female) for the film “Vaghi”at the 5th Godrej Expert – Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 in Mumbai on Thursday, July, 24, 2014.
· Adarsha Shinde awarded Best Playback singer Award (male) for the film “Duniyadari” at the 5th Godrej Expert – Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 in Mumbai on Thursday, July, 24, 2014.
· Nitish Bharadwaj and Pravin Tarde awarded for Best Screen Play for the film “Pitrarun”at the 5th Godrej expert – sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 in Mumbai on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
· Celebrities at the 5th Godrej expert – Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 in Mumbai on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
· A group of artists performing at the 5th Godrej expert – sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 in Mumbai on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
· Guests at the 5th Godrej expert – sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 in Mumbai on Thursday, July 24, 2014.