Sudeep Chatterjee Earns Top Honour




    Noted cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee, widely known for his work in movies such as Chak De (2007) and Guzaarish (2010), won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for Bengali suspense thriller, Chatuskone. The citation stated that the award was granted to the cameraman for exhibiting a wide spectrum of space and time while effortlessly knitting the emotional fabric of the film. Srijit Mukherji, the director of Chatuskone, bagged top honours including the best direction and the best screenplay (original) award.Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider also took away a bouquet of five awards including the Best Male Playback Singer for Sukhwinder Singh; Best Dialogues and Music Direction for Bhardwaj; Best Choreography for Norway-based Sudesh Adhana; and Best Costume Designer for Dolly Ahluwalia.Bollywood’s other big winner was Queen, which not just won the Best Hindi film, but also the Best Actress honour for Kangana Ranaut. The Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment went to Mary Kom. Among the technical awards, the Best Editing award was conferred to Vivek Harshan for Tamil film Jigarthanda. He was honoured for structuring the different narratives of raw cruelty and urban cunning that eventually intermingled with positive and humorous overtones. In the sound department, Mahaveer Sabbanwal was bestowed with the Best Location Sound Recordist Award for Marathi film Khwada. The movie bagged the award for its excellent live sound quality which skilfully captured all the ambient sounds with the right tonal balance. Anish John was presented the Best Sound Design for Bengali film Asha Jaoar Majhe, while Anirban Sengupta and Dipankar Chaki were granted Best Re-recordist of the final mixed track for Bengali film Nirbashito.

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