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Kahaani were unusual subjects and yet were also commercial successes” According to Subhash Kapoor director of Jolly LLB winner of the Best Hindi Film Award the change is noticeable in the last couple of years “I think Do Dooni Chaar turned the tide in favour of mainstream cinema and that was reflected in the film winning the National Award This year we have films like Ship of Theseus Bhaag Milkha Bhaag winning the National Award and this indicates a certain kind of change which I would imagine is towards good cinema irrespective to the alternative to mainstream commercial cinema The audience who is exposed to world cinema has reacted positively to all kinds of cinema and all kinds of films are doing well at the box-office “ So is there a distinctive trend and a shift in the selection of films made in recent times Hansal Mehta who won the Best Director Award for Shahid however feels that “Film-making is beyond trend It is about expressing yourself through a story In the past five to six years there has been a greater focus on story characterisation with the result that some wonderful films across languages have been made in the country Marathi films like Fandry in particular are doing really well winning the Award” In support of independent cinema While it remains a topic of debate that mainstream Hindi films are gaining precedence edging other language films from the main category in the National Awards the general consensus is that ultimately good socially-relevant entertaining movies are being recognised However Sumitra Bhave winner of seven National Awards in the past won the Award for Best Dialogue this year for the Marathi film Astu states “I don’t know whether it is a good sign or not I cannot relate to the kind of big budget cinema in Bollywood depicting unnecessary violence On the other hand however these are interesting times and films like Rajat Kapur’s Ankhon Dekhi with a significant social statement are being made and appreciated For instance Vidya Balan is an excellent actress but I could not relate to her film The Dirty Picture for which she received the Best Actress Award It is difficult to understand that this kind of role got an acceptance at the national level But you cannot question the judgement of the jury She is a fine actress and has given some very good performances but I felt that the award that she got for Kahaani was better-deserved than the one she received for The Dirty Picture I feel there is definitely a change in the selection process and I don’t know whether it is a welcome sign or a deterioration in the choice of films” Uttang Thakur who co-produced the Marathi movie Yellow with Riteish Deshmukh won three National Awards for the film feels that most Bollywood films are big budget ventures with the main focus on earning huge profits “Very few film-makers like Rajkumar Hirani make meaningful cinema with a message to it” But irrespective of the dissent the general feeling across the industry is that whether it is mainstream Hindi cinema or films across different languages the National Awards are supportive of independent films and film-makers as reflected in the choice of the films selected this year Film-maker Saeed Mirza who headed the 10-member jury of the National Awards says “We could not ignore Hindi films as 80 per cent of the entries were not only entertaining but were also socially-relevant Our decision was highly supportive of independent cinema If you look at the results most of the films are made by independent film-makers for instance Miss Lovely Ship of Theseus Shahid Jolly LLB or mainstream film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag have been given their due These films had socially-relevant content and value and touched upon issues and economic problems A film like Jolly LLB discussed a very important subject and was incredibly well-made and successful” The selection process There were 390 entries vying for the coveted Award this year A screening committee consisting of five panels covering the North East West and South films were set-up Each panel consisted of five members headed by a Chairman They shifted through the initial entries from their respective regions While the North East and West zone had one panel each the South zone that had films from Tamil Telugu Malayalam and Kannada was represented by two panels It took the panels almost a month to sift through the films and discard the irrelevant ones Following the basic guidelines as mentioned by the constitution of the National Awards only those films that stood true to the parameters were sent to the Central panel for the final selection “Films like Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ramleela and Chennai Express were irrelevant and were rejected in the initial stage This year most of the awards have been given to almost 30 films that spoke about a social issue and were made by debutants A good commercial mainstream film if made well like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag or a Jolly LLB also walked away with the Award One does not mind watching such filmsThis year it can be said that all films across languages were evenly represented with regional films too taking away some of the technical awards” says MS Sathyu chairman of the East panel and also the jury of the central panel The central panel consisting of 10 members then goes through the shortlisted films “We discuss the films and the winner is ultimately selected through a voting pattern There is no casting vote of the chairman and the entire process is carried out in a democratic manner We try to be as honest as possible without being biased” explains Mirza So have there been any changes made in the selection process over the years While the basic guidelines remain the same each year the jury does send in their recommendations keeping in mind the broad parameters of the constitution Mirza explains “Every jury does have the right to recommend changes in terms of selection procedures But these are recommendations made keeping in mind the basic manifesto The Directorate of Film Festivals may then accept these suggestions at their own discretion” So while some films walk away with the accolades a few do not make it to the final count “But then that’s the way it is some win some lose” signs off Mirza List of winners Best Feature Film: Ship of Theseus (English-Hindi) Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director: Fandry (Marathi) Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Hindi) Nargis Dutt Award For Best Feature Film On National Integration: Thalaimuraigal (Tamil) Best Children’s Film: Kaphal (Hindi) Best Direction: Shahid (Hindi) Hansal Mehta Best Actor : Shahid (Hindi) Rajkummar Rao & Rajat Kamal and Perariyathavar (Malayalam) Suraj Venjaramoodu Best Actress: Liar’s Dice (Hindi) Geetanjali Thapa Best Supporting Actor: Jolly LLB (Hindi)- Saurabh Shukla Best Supporting Actress: Astu (Marathi) and Ship of Theseus (English-Hindi) Amruta Subhash and Aida El-Kashef Best Child Artist: Fandry (Marathi) and Thanga Meengal (Tamil) Somnath Avghade and Sadhana Best Screenplay Dialogues: Astu (Marathi) Sumitra Bhave Best Audiography: Location Sound Recordist- Madras Café (Hindi) Nihar Ranjan Samal Best Production Design: Miss Lovely (Hindi) Ashim Ahluwalia Tabsheer Zutshi Parichit Paralkar Winner’s speak We felt good more for Milkha Singh than anybody else The film performed brilliantly at the box-office and bagged two National Awards It definitely encourages and propels you to work harder — Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Best Popular Film Bhaag Mikha Bhaag Though I was not really expecting an award I was hoping Saurabh Shukla would get one as he was brilliant Winning the Award does boost one’s confidence While making a film all you are concerned is to tell the story in an entertaining manner — Subhash Kapoor Best Hindi Film Award Jolly LLB My hard work has finally paid off The perception of people changed after I received my first award in a 20 year- long career from Screen for Jolly LLB The National Award though cannot be compared as it is bestowed by the Government of India — Saurabh Shukla Best Actor in a Supporting Role Jolly LLB This has been most unexpected I am grateful to the jury God and the team of Shahid I cannot say though how much it will affect my career but the criteria for selecting films will remain the same I am just happy that my next film Citylights will release post the National Award — Rajkummar Rao Best Actor Shahid I received the news when I was engrossed with the post-production work of my next film Citylights The National Award recognises art without any concern to commerce — Hansal Mehta Best Director Award Shahid While winning the National Award does open up a few possibilities the state should also pay heed and provide the infrastructure that supports independent film-makers Our documentary film Gulabi Gang also won the Best Social Film award —Anand Gandhi Best Feature Film Ship of Theseus This is my seventh National Award and it feels good that my work is appreciated by the jury which represents the conscience of the people and the nation My films are not crowd-pullers so I am happy when my work is appreciated — Sumitra Bhave Best dialogue for Astu [email protected] For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Dwivedi | New Delhi | Updated: September 21 2015 9:45 am Jagmohan Dalmiya gave up on his dreams of playing serious cricket in college because of the untimely death of his father (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul) Related News A workaholic all his life Jagmohan Dalmiya 75 died late on Sunday His working hours had shortened but most of last week he was a regular at his office rather his den the Eden Garden administrative block from where he had planned big and small coups for close to three decades Till he was hospitalised a couple of days back complaining of chest pain Dalmiya like always remained in the thick of things of Indian cricket administration Till he breathed his last he remained the most influential cricket administrator of the world’s most powerful cricket body Heartfelt condolences to the family & friends of Jagmohan Dalmiya Had met him in June little did I realise that it would be the last (1/3) — sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 20 2015 An opener during his days as a club cricketer Dalmiya the administrator carried his bat through Following a heart attack on Thursday he had an angiography done Since the hospital spokespersons continued to say he was stable the news of his death came as a shock to the cricketing world Within minutes condolence messages from past and present players and administrators started trickling in Share This Article Related Article By the time he got a second stint as BCCI president in March this year Dalmiya’s health and his memory were failing him But he still was the consensus candidate in the deeply fractured Board Somehow Dalmiya never lost the knack of being in the right camp Within the Board there were many who said that “the old Dalmiya” wasn’t quite “the Dalmiya of old” but in cricket circles he will remembered as the ruthlessly manipulative visionary who had a big role to play in making BCCI the all-powerful autocratic cricket body a position that England had enjoyed once Jagmohan Dalmiya on June 4 (IE Photo: Partha Paul) Folklore has it that during the days when England had a virtual veto in all cricketing affairs and never lost the right to host the World Cup Dalmiya at one ICC meeting had thundered in a very “half-Marwari half-Bengali” accent: “When I was young I was told Britannia rules the waves but now it seems that Britannia waives the rules” It is ironic that these days when the bigwigs of world cricket meet it is the former rulers who are playing the victim complaining of India’s brutal reign on cricket From an also-ran in ICC circles BCCI is now the Biggest of the Big 3 This was the result of Dalmiya daring to dream big for India Those who pride India as a cricketing super power will never forget the efforts of the man who never had a bead of sweat on his head a hair out of place and always wore a crisp safari suit with the crease more sharper than a surgeon’s knife Like the Samaranches and Blatters of the world Dalmiya has his detractors and those who called him the ‘game changer’ He had corruption charges against him but was also responsible for filling the coffers of the body he worked for all his life Jagmohan Dalmiya with Sourav Ganguly When in college Dalmiya had to give up on his dreams of playing serious cricket because of the untimely death of his father Getting busy running Kolkata’s famous ML Dalmiya construction company he turned his back to cricket He would return to cricket as an administrator rise through the ranks and be the first Indian to be the ICC president But what will be Dalmiya’s legacy how will history remember him Considering his eventful life it is a difficult question He had a hand in bringing the World Cup to India in 1987 but it was the stalwart NKP Salve who played a pivotal role His chameleon-like nature helped him to master the art of winning BCCI elections Probably he happens to be the only man to defeat Sharad Pawar in any election Pawar felt never so weak and helpless when he lost the BCCI election in 2004 But most importantly Dalmiya turned the BCCI finances During the days when the cricket board had to pay Doordarshan to telecast cricket games Dalmiya fought court battles and the government of the day He got the Board big money through telecast rights Under Dalmiya the Marwari businessman from Kolkata the BCCI was wily conservative and acted like those with old money He was unlike the new-rich that run the BCCI today For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Panaji | Published: December 16 2014 11:48 am The organisers have chosen to keep the names of Bollywood celebrities under wraps Related News Asia’s largest dance music festival Sunburn has now matured into a holiday destination for fans and Bollywood celebs with several big stars expected at the upcoming edition in Goa say organisers “We expect Bollywood friends to attend the festival with their families this year Sunburn has been very popular in Bollywood because of its entire setting and choice of music” says Shailendra Singh Joint Managing Director Percept However organisers have chosen to keep the names of Bollywood celebrities under wraps In the last few editions celebrities like Sameera Reddy Priyanka Chopra Varun and Rohit Dhawan Neha Dhupia Yuvraj Singh Kapil Dev Vineet Jain Pawan Munjal Arjun Rampal Rajdeep Sardesai Rana Duggabati Ayan Mukherji Anil Ambani and others have marked their presence at the event Sunburn Goa 2014 scheduled from December 27-29 should be no different Singh feels Singh said this year the biggest attraction would be the main stage “It will be an eye opener for everybody Nobody must have seen the stage of this magnitude in size and quality in Asia” he said Organisers say this year there is a lot of focus on underground music “We have lot of focus on underground music Big names are coming to perform It will be a lethal combination of commercial house and underground music The fans will get to meet up close and personal some big names of underground music like Paul Oakenfold Damian Lazarus Jamie Jones Sasha etc” he said “Sunburn wants to create a musical experience for fans of all genres In 2014 Sunburn (brand) has done 212 events in 78 cities across India Sunburn Goa Dec 27-29 is the most apt conclusion to the most outstanding Season 8” he added This year Sunburn is promoting a unique experience for people who come before 3 pm to the festival as Sunburn wants to promote the idea of friendship in sunshine with music He said although tourism season is not so encouraging in Goa the event is expected to have large footfalls For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News” Recently a 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