The awards were decided by a jury comprising filmmakers Farah Khan, Ketan Mehta, Nikkhil Advani, producer Shobu Yarlagadda, actress Dia Mirza and writer-director Sameer Saxena.
Virus, Sir, KD nab awards at the 10th Jagran Film Festival
Mumbai - 30 Sep 2019 18:46 IST
The tenth edition of the multi-city Jagran Film Festival, which began in Delhi on 18 July, concluded on 29 September in Mumbai. The festival travelled through Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Gorakhpur, Raipur, Indore and Bhopal before coming to Mumbai.
The last day of the festival culminated with an awards night. The awards were decided by a jury comprising filmmakers Farah Khan, Ketan Mehta, Nikkhil Advani, producer Shobu Yarlagadda, actress Dia Mirza and writer-director Sameer Saxena.
The big award of the night for Best Indian Feature Film went to Virus (2019, Malayalam), starring Kunchacko Boban, Parvathy, Indrajith Sukumaran, Asif Ali, Tovino Thomas and Rima Kallingal. Tillotama Shome walked away with the award for Best Actor – Female for her quiet performance in Rohena Gera's Sir, while eight-year-old child artiste Nagavishal nabbed the Best Actor – Male award for the Tamil film, KD.
Presenter Manoj Bajpayee, who handed out the acting awards, talked about how wonderful it was that the festival travelled to remote areas, making it a cosy and elite affair to be recognized across regions.
Filmmakers Aparna Sen and Rima Das were tied for the Best Director award for their films Ghawre Bairey Aaj and Bulbul Can Sing, respectively. Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) director Aditya Dhar took home the award for Best Debutant Director while the Best Music and Best Writing awards went to Gully Boy (2019) and were picked up by co-writer Reema Kagti and director Zoya Akhtar.
Chintu Ka Birthday took home the Viewer's Choice award for Best Film.
Juror Ketan Mehta presented the award to Kasim Beig for his Special Contribution to the Cinematic Art while veteran actor Jeetendra was named Icon of Indian cinema this year. Actress Bhumi Pednekar was given the Jagran Achievers award.
Here's the full list of winners below:
Jagran Achievers Award: Bhumi Pednekar
OTT Best Comedy Series: Little Things (S2)
OTT Best Drama Series: Made In Heaven
OTT Best Actor – Female: Shefali Shah
OTT Best Actor – Male: Pankaj Tripathi
Best Music: Gully Boy
Debut Director: Aditya Dhar for Uri: The Surgical Strike
Best Writing: Gully Boy
Icon of Indian Cinema: Jeetendra
Special contribution to the cinematic art: Kasim Beig
Best Short Film (Indian): Binnu Ka Sapna
Best Short Film (International): Dante Vs Mohammed Ali (Dutch)
Best Documentary: Widows of Vrindavan
Best Actor – Female: Tilottama Shome for Sir (Hindi)
Best Actor – Male: Nagavishal for KD (Tamil)
Best Director: Aparna Sen for Ghawre Bairey Aaj (Bengali) and Rima Das for Bulbul Can Sing (Assamese)
Best Foreign Feature Film: Holy Boom (Greek)
Best Film – Viewer’s Choice: Chintu Ka Birthday (Hindi)
Best Indian Feature Film: Virus (Malayalam)