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Vivek Dubey's Funral sweeps awards at first Konkan Film Festival

The film bagged as many as seven awards, including for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor.

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The first edition of the Konkan Film Festival ended last weekend by announcing its winners.

First-time director Vivek Dubey's Funral (2022) swept the awards, winning as many as seven, including for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor (Aroh Velankar).

The award for Best Story and Best Screenplay went to Ramesh Dighe, also for Funral. The film bagged two more awards — Best Supporting Actor for Vijay Kenkare and Best Editing for Nilesh Gawand.

The award for Best Actress went to Akshaya Gurav for Rivanawayali (2022), while the award for Best Actor in a Negative Role went to Abhijeet Khandkekar for Me Pan Sachin (2019).

The film festival, held at Malvan in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, was attended by artistes Siddharth Jadhav, Prathamesh Parab, Vijay Patkar and Alka Kubal Athalye. In all, 38 Marathi films participated and 14 were shortlisted by the judges.

Following is the full list of winners:

Best Film: Funral
Best Director: Vivek Dubey for Funral
Best Comedy Film: Pandu (2021)
Best Actor: Aroh Velankar for Funral
Best Actress: Akshaya Gurav for Rivanawayali
Best Supporting Actor: Vijay Kenkare for Funral
Best Supporting Actress: Sharvani Pillai for 8 Don 75 (2022)
Best Actor In a Comic Role (Male): Jitendra Joshi for Choricha Mamla (2020)
Best Actor in a Comic Role (Female): Kshitee Jog for Choricha Mamla
Best Actor In a Negative Role: Abhijeet Khandkekar for Me Pan Sachin
Best Child Ariste: Rajvirsingh Raje Gayakwad and Devashi Sawant for Bharat Majha Desh Ahe (2022), Ruchit Ninawe for Palyad, Mrugved Mule for Kaanbhatt (2022), and Mrunal Jadhav for Me Pan Sachin
Best Story: Ramesh Dighe for Funral
Best Screenplay: Ramesh Dighe for Funral
Best Dialogues: Sanjay Pawar for Rivanawayali
Best Cinematography: Sanjay Memane for Hirkani (2019)
Best Editing: Nilesh Gawand for Funral
Best Music: Atul Joshi for Jivan Sandhya (2021)
Best Background Score: Chinar Mahesh for Choricha Mamla
Best Singer (Male): Adarsh Shinde for Firastya
Best Singer (Female): Anjali Marathe for Rivanawayali
Best Lyricist: Guru Thakur for the song 'Nava Surya' from Firastya
Best Costume: Aparna Hosing for Kaanbhatt
Best Make-up: Sanjay Singh for Kaanbhatt
Best Sound Design: Paresh Shelar and Sameer Shelar for Jivan Sandhya
Special Award: Ashok Saraf and Padmini Kolhapure for Prawaas (2020), Kishori Shahane Vij for Jivan Sandhya, Mohan Joshi for Senior Citizen (2019)

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