Awards night at Jollywood - Rain can't deter star show

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By OUR CORRESPONDENT
  • Published 20.06.11
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Ranchi, June 19: Stars descended on the state capital defying the the 161.9mm downpour, as Jharkhand film industry tried its best to sparkle at the 4th Jollywood Cine Kala Award at State Museum auditorium this evening.

Incessant rain kept fans away from the show held by organisers Kuch Khas Event in association with the state branch of Youth Hostel’s Association. The programme also started behind schedule, which prompted celebrity invitee, Assembly Speaker C.P. Singh, to sportingly ask the dignitaries’ speeches to be cut short.

For award-winners, too, inclement weather proved no deterrent to enjoyment. Amit Rai, whose film Road to Sangam won several awards, beamed that organisers of such events did a great job as far as encouraging local talent.

In mainstream cinema category, two Nagpuri films — Pyar Kar Mehendi Rachaye Lio Re and Nari Kar Dil Aisan Bhi Hoyela — swept the awards, with the latter winning the “best feature film” crown.

Chandan Jaiswal was chosen the best actor for his role in Nari Kar Dil Aisan Bhi Hoyela, which also gave Shilaja Bala the best director’s award and Mitali Ghosh the best female playback singer tag. Archana Verma bagged the best actress award for Pyar Kar Mehendi Rachaye Lio Re. “The film, based in Jharkhand, speaks about the triumph of love,” Archana, who also co-directed the film, said.The film also got Basir Ansari the best male playback award.

There were niche awards too. Unity in diversity, a documentary film made by Karim City College students, Jamshedpur, bagged the best award in students’ film category while The dark side by the students of Central university, Ranchi, was adjudged the best documentary film.

Speed by Uday Movies, Jamshedpur won the best short film award.

Bhojpuri singer Devi entertained the audience at a cultural programme after the award ceremony.

Speaking on behalf of the jury convener Sushil Anchal said, “We judged the films based on their plot, music, cinematography and also commercial viability.”