Acclaimed Marathi films ‘Astu’, ‘Fandry’ and ‘Yellow’ dominate 5th Sahyadri Cine Awards.



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.
Sr. No
Category
Name of Awardees
Name of film
1
Best Film
 
‘Astu’
2
Best Director
Nagraj Manjule
‘Fandry’
3
Jury Special Award film
 ‘Yellow’
4
Best Actor Male
Ashok Lokhande
‘Yashwantrao Chavan : Ek Bakhar’
5
Best Actor Female
Smita Tambe
‘72 Mile : Ek Pravas’
6
Special contribution to Marathi Cinema
Mahesh Kothare
 
7
Special Mention – Social Biopic
Samruddhi Pore
Dr. Prakash Baba Amte
8
Best Child Artiste
Mihiresh Joshi/Yash Kulkarni
‘Avatarachi Goshtha’
9
Best Supporting  Actor- Male
Rushikesh Joshi
‘Yellow’
10
Best supporting actor-Female
Tejashri Pradhan
‘Lagna Pahave Karun’
11
Best Sound
Resul Pookutty
‘Rainy Day’
12
Best Screen Play
Nitish Bharadwaj/
Pravin Tarde
Pitrarun
13
Best Story
Nitin Dixit
‘Avatarachi Goshta’
14
Best Dialogue
Sanjeev Kolte
‘Rangkarmi’
15
Best Lyrics
Sanjay Krushnaji Patil
‘72 Mile : Ek Pravas’
16
Best Music
Atul Lohar
Pikuli
17
Best Playback Male
Aadarsha Shinde
‘Duniyadari’
18
Best Playback Female
Vaishali Made
‘Vaghi’
19
Best Backround Music
Shashank Powar
Gulam Begam Badshaha
20
Best Art Director
Satish Bidkar/
Prashant Bidkar
‘Sat Na Gat’
21
Best Cameraman
Ishwar Bidri
‘Thoda Tujha Thoda Majha’
22
Best Editing
Dipak Birkud/
Vilas Ranade
‘Ranbhumi’
23
Best Choreographer
Lila Gandhi
‘Yashwantrao Chavan: Ek Bakhar’
 

 
 
Photo captions:
·         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.
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·         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.
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·         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.
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·         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.
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·         Celebrities at the 5th Godrej expert – Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 in Mumbai on Thursday, July 24,  2014.
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·         A group of artists performing at the 5th Godrej expert – sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 in Mumbai on Thursday, July 24,  2014.
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·         Guests at the 5th Godrej expert – sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 in Mumbai on Thursday, July 24,  2014.
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