Directors Srijitand expressed happiness after the films directed by them got the honours in different categories at the 67th announced on Monday.
While Ganguly’s ‘Jyeshthoputro’ got the crown in the Best Screenplay (Original) and Best Background Music categories, Mukherjee’s ‘Gumnaami’ was selected for the Best Screenplay (Adapted) and the Bestfilm awards.
With Prosenjitin the lead role, ‘Gumnaami’ created controversies as it put forth three theories over Subash ‘disappearance’, also essayed the character of a superstar who undertakes a journey to his village home in ‘Jyeshthoputro’.
Sharing the photo of a statue ofSubhas Chandra Bose in his handle, said, ”This is our humble offering at your feet, O Leader. For teaching us to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.” said he considered the award as a tribute to the late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh.
”Jyeshthoputro is my adaptation and elaboration of the initial idea of Rituparno Ghosh. We are missingtoday,” he told PTI.
Ganguly, who recently completed shooting of his firstwork ‘Manohar Pandey’, said he is proud that the film fetched the crown in screenplay and background music categories competing with films from all over the country.
”This is an honour for our entire industry,” the multiple national award winning director said.
He also felt happy with the twin honours bestowed on Gumnaami. ”We share the joy of belonging to the same fraternity in Bengal,”said.
Prosenjit, who was associated with both the films in lead roles, said, ”The news is especially significant during such a time and augurs well for films.” ”While my portrayal of an icon in will be forever etched in my mind, in I acted with and Kaushik. That will also remain important,” he said in a tweet.
”Jyesthoputro has brought some more moments of sheer happiness with its #NationalFilmAwards,” he tweeted.
In another post, the actor said, ”A recognition like theis truly special! Congratulations to #Gumnaami.” ‘Gumnaami’ producer , Director of , said, ”The film is definitely one of the very special productions and we had high hopes from it. I would like to congratulate for giving the national audience a film like , that will remain in people’s heart for a long time.” PTI SUS NN NN
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