Village Rockstars Current Affairs

3rd BRICS Film Festival held in Durban, South Africa

The third edition of BRICS Film Festival was held in Durban, South Africa, along with the International Durban Film Festival (DIFF). The last day of festival was celebrated as India Country Day followed by Awards and Closing Ceremony. The film gala was aimed at celebrating world-class film productions from BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) with the objective of inspiring more collaboration from these nations.

Key Facts

Newton directed by Amit Masurkar won Best Film and Village Rockstars by Rima Das received Best Actress (Bhanita Das) and Special Jury Award.  The format of BRICS film festival consisted of screening two feature films from each country in competition category and three feature films in non-competition category. Total of 24 films were screened during duration of the festival.

Note: Newton featuring Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav in lead roles earlier had won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. It was also India’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at Oscars (90th Academy Awards). Village Rockstars was premiered at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and it had won Best Feature Film Swarna Kamal award at 65th National Film Awards.

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65th National Film Awards

The 65th National Film Awards for year 2017 were announced by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 13 April 2018. Assamese film Village Rockstars won the award in the Best Feature Film category. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion directed by S. S. Rajamouli was selected as the Best Popular film providing wholesome entertainment. Shekhar Kapur was the head of the Jury this edition of awards feature films.

Awards in various categories are as follows

Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Best Feature Film: Village Rockstars (Assamese)

Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)

Best Actress: Sridevi for ‘Mom’

Best Actor: Riddhi Sen for ‘Nagar Kirtan’

Best Director: Jayaraj for ‘Bhayanakam’ (Malayalam)

Best Action Direction: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya for ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’

Best Special Effects: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)

Best Lyrics: Muthurathinam

Best Music Direction: AR Rahman for ‘Katru Veliyidayi’

Best Make-up Artist: Ram Rajak for ‘Nagar Kirtan’

Best Costume: Gobinda Mandal for ‘Nagar Kirtan’

Best Production Design: Santosh Rajan ‘Take Off’

Best Editing: Rima Das for ‘Village Rockstar’

Best Sound Design: ‘Walking With The Wind’

Best Audiography (Location Sound): Mallika Das, Village Rockstar

Best Location Sound Recording: Mallika Das for ‘Village Rockstar’

Best Screenplay Original: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Screenplay Adapted: Bhayanakam

Best Cinematography: Bhayanakam

Best Female Playback Singer: Sashaa Tirupati for ‘Kaatru Veliyidayi’

Best Male Playback Singer: K.J Yesudas for song ‘Poy Maranja Kalam’ from ‘Viswasapoorvam Mansoor’

Best Child Artist: Anita Das for ‘Village Rockstar’

Best Children’s Film: ‘Mhorkya’

Best Film on Environmental Conservation: ‘Irada’

Best Direction: Jayaraj for ‘Bhayanakam’

Best Feature Film on National Integration: Dhappa (Marathi)

Best Debut Film of Director: ‘Sinjar’

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Best Regional Films Special Mention:

Marathi: Mhorkya

Malayalam: Take Off

Best Regional Films:

Hindi: Newton

Ladakh: Walking With The Wind

Lakshadweep: Sinjar

Tulu: Paddayi

Marathi: Kachcha Limboo

Malayalam: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Kannada: Hebbettu Ramakka

Bengali: Mayurakshi

Assamese: Ishu

Telugu: Ghazi

Gujarati: Dhh

Odiya: Hello Arsi

National Film Awards

The National Film Awards are most prominent film award ceremonies in India. It was established in 1954. Since then awarded annually. Winners in different categories of these awards are selected by national panel of Juries appointed by Union Government. These awards are presented by the President of India in the official ceremony.

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