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    Default Manoj Kumar & Oliver Stone honoured at 12th Mumbai Film Festival

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    The eight day gala affair at the 12th Mumbai film Festival concluded last night with Fardeen Khan and Raima Sen hosting the event at Chandan Cinema.

    The Indian Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Manoj Kumar and International Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Oliver Stone. After receiving the award Manoj Kumar said, "Oliver Stone was Oliver Stone until he came to India, after landing here, he became a precious gem and priceless Stone." In turn Oliver thanked Mumbai, the Festival and Manoj Kumar for his kind words and said, "India has great culture, you make great movies and I am honoured to accept this award."

    The Golden Gateway Award for the best film in the international competition category was presented to Turkish film Majority directed by Seren Yuce. The award was presented by director Girish Kasarvalli and Festival jury member Samira Makhmalbaf.

    The Silver Gateway Award Jury Grand Prize film in the international competition category was presented to the Danish film "R" directed by Michael Noer & Tobias Lindholm

    The Silver Gateway Award for Best Director was presented to Anocha Suwichakornpong for her film from Thailand Mundane History. Anocha was the only female director competing in the International Competition Category.
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