Kolkata, Apr 16 UNI | 4 months ago

It's celebration time for the Bengali film industry which won big at the 61st National Film Awards, announced today.


While Bengali film 'Jatishwar' won a host of awards including those for Best Male playback, Best costume design, Best make up artist and Best music direction other Bengali films like Bakita Byaktigoto, Heyro Party and At the Cross Roads : Nondon Bagchi Life and Living winning, this definitely proved to be a big day for the film buffs of West Bengal.

Director Srijit Mukherjee's Jaatishwar won the awards for the Best Music direction (Kabir Suman), Best Playback Singer Male (Rupankar Bagchi), Best Costume (Sabarni Das) and Best Makeup (Vikram Gaikwad).

Pradipta Bhattacharyya's Bakita Byaktigoto won the Best Bengali Film award. Heyro Party, an animation short film by Deepak Gawade won the award for best film on family values while At the Cross Roads : Nondon Bagchi Life and Living by Rajdeep Paul and Sarmistha Maiti won a special mention award.

After receiving the National Award for scoring the music of Bengali film 'Jaatishwar', music composer Kabir Suman today dedicated the honour to the people of West Bengal. "I feel euphoric receiving the award. The award belongs to the people of Bengal," Suman told the media here.

Singer Rupankar Bagchi dedicated his best playback singer honour for the song 'E Tumi Kemon Tumi' to Suman.

"I feel very happy and the win is special and it serves as a reminder that I am Indian. I dedicate the award to Suman da," Bagchi said here.

(Posted on 17-04-2014)