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10-26-2012, 06:51 PM #1
Miss Lovely adjudged best film at MAMI
The curtains to the 14th Mumbai Film Festival was wrung down with the presentation of awards at a glittering ceremony organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).
In the newly introduced competition section for Indian feature films ‘India Gold’, director Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely was adjudged as the best film. The film also won the Reliance Media Works’ CreaTech (Creativity & Technology) award.
Miss Lovely, a Hindi feature film set in the lower depths of Bombay's C grade film industry follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s.
Hansal Mehta''s real life drama Shahid won the runner-up award for best film. The special jury award was given to Manjeet Singh for his film Mumbai Cha Raja.
The Festival also honoured veteran actress Waheeda Rehman with the Lifetime Achievement Award for an Indian personality. She was presented the award by noted filmmaker and MAMI chairman Shyam Benegal. "I am thrilled to receive this award from MAMI. I dedicate it to the directors, producers, co-actors, technicians who have been a part of this journey with me," the actress remarked after accepting the honour.
Meanwhile, in the International Competition category for the first feature films of directors, AquY Alla (Here And There) was recognised as the best film. Dwight Henry got the best actor award for Beasts of the Southern Wild while the best actress award was given to Julia Garner for Electrick Children.
The jury award of technical excellence was awarded to Pankaj Kumar for Ship Of Theseus while Musa Sayeed was given the special jury award for the film Valley Of Saints. In the Celebrate Age category, Night Boats was adjudged the best film while The Delay was the runner-up. Ping Pong received a special mention trophy by jury.