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Buddhadeb Dasgupta honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Veteran Buddhadeb has been conferred 'Ray Lifetime Achievement' award for his contribution to by Film Journalist Association (WBFJA).

In his acceptance speech at the award function on Sunday, the 74-year old auteur, who received international acclaim for 'Bagh Bahadur', 'Tahader Katha', 'Uttara', 'Kaalpurush' among other films, said "the works of Bengali contemporary directors should reach out to global audience".

"Our creations should get a platform at prominent film festivals in different parts of world," he added.

Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji was honoured with the 'Best Director' crown for 'Ek j Chilo Raja', based on the Bhawal monk's disappearance and court case in the 1920s, while lead of the movie Jisshu Sengupta received the 'Best Actor' award for his intense portrayal.

Mukherjee endorsed what suggested and hoped that the young and the budding directors of the industry will take their works to different corners.

An emotional Sengupta, who has acted in a number of Bollywood projects in recent times, said this was the first time he was getting an award in the 'Best Actor' category.

New-age Indrasis Acharya's 'Pupa' was named the 'Best Film', while another budding filmmaker, Soukarya Ghosal, got the 'Best Promising Director' title for 'Rainbow Jelly.'

Superstar and current heartthrob jointly shared the 'Best Popular Actor' honours for their portrayals in 'Kishore Kumar Junior' and 'Byomkesh Gwotro' respectively.

Similarly, Tollywood diva and shared the 'Best Actress' recognition for their performances in 'Drishtikone' and 'Uronchondi' respectively.

Percussionist Bickram Ghosh received the 'Best background score' honour for his musical score in 'Byomkesh Gwotro', while and won the 'Best Playback Singer' award for 'Drishtikone' and 'Uronchondi'.

and theatre personality Bratya Basu was chosen as the 'Best in a Comic Role' for his portrayal in 'Manojder Adbhut Bari'.

Several film personalities, including Union and singer-actor Babul Supriyo, graced Sunday's award show 'Cinemar Samabarton' at in south Kolkata.

"This award is more significant as the nominations and winners have been selected by film journalists who form a vital part of the industry," said.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 14:55 IST