Assam Shines in 60th National Film Awards

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After getting huge applause from everyone including critics and audience, Irfan Khan starer Paan Singh Tomar won the 60th Naitional Award of Best Film 2012. Irfan Khan also shared the award of Best actor with Vikram Gokhale. Usha Jadhav for Marathi film Dhag won the best actress National award. Shivaji Lotan Patil won the best director award for Marathi movie Daag.

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On the other hand, directed by noted filmmaker Jahnu Baruah, ‘Bandhoon’, got the Rajat Kamal Award for best Assamese film at the 60th NationalFilm Awards. Moni Bordoloi bagged the Rajat Kamal for best narration /voiceover in a short film, Suranjana Deepali (Assamese). Veteran actor Bishnu Kharghoria, who played an old man in Baandhon, was awarded with the Jury’s Special Mention Award “for emoting the life and moods of an old man caught in the vortex of the tragedies of life.Mising film ‘KO:YAD’, directed and produced by noted filmmaker Manju Bora, got the Rajat Kamal Award for best cinematography. ‘KO:YAD’ was also named the best Mising film. Bishnu Kharghoria, who acted in ‘Bandhoon’, got the Jury Special Certificate Award.

Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma has repeated a rare feat of winning two national film awards in two different categories the same year.

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While his Leipaklei won the Rajat Kamal for being the best Manipuri feature film, his documentary on polo, Manipuri Pony, bagged the Rajat Kamal in the non-feature film category in the 60th National Film Awards, 2012. The awards were announced in Delhi by chairpersons of the three juries — Basu Chattarjee for feature films, Rana Raje for non-feature films and Swapan Mullick for best writing in cinema — in a media conferencetoday.Syam Sharma had bagged double awards in 1991 with his feature film Ishanou and a non-feature film, Indigenous Games of Manipur. Manipuri Pony, which won the best exploration/adventure film award was directed by Syam, produced by Films Division and written by his son, Aribam Gautam. The award carries Rs 50,000 each for the producer and director.

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