65th national award winning film festival 2018 inaugurated


Panaji, The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) in association with the Directorate of Film Festivals has organised the 65th National Award Winning Film Festival 2018 from May 25 to June 7, 2018, at Maquinez Palace in the city. The festival was inaugurated in the presence of Prasad Oak and Nagraj Manjule on Friday.Kaacha Limbu, which won the award for the best regional film (Marathi) directed by Prasad Oak and Pavasacha Nibandha, a non-feature film directed by Nagraj Manjule which won the award for best audiography, was screened on the inaugural day. During the period, a bouquet of 23 films will be screened which includes regional films that have won the national award this year. For the closing, film Village Rockstars will be screened and the director of the film Ms Rima Das will be present for the screening. Apart from that, these are some of the other prominent films to be screened during the festival - Village Rockstars (Assamese) which won the Golden Lotus for the best film and garnered rave review from across the globe, Bhayanakam (Malayalam) for which Jayraj won the Best Director, Mom (Best Actress Sridevi), Nagarkirtan, the Bengali film which garnered four awards including Best actor for Riddhi Sen and a Special Jury Prize, Irada (Best supporting actress Divya Dutta), Newton (Best Hindi film and special jury prize for Pankaj Tripathi). The best of regional films of the year like Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Malayalam, which also won Fahadh Faasil the Best Supporting actor), DHH (Gujarati), Hello RC (Oriya) Mayurakshi (Bengali), Ishu (Assamese), To Let (Tamil), Gazi (Telugu), Hebbettu Ramakka (Kannada) will also be screened during the festival which will be on till June 7. The audiences will also get a unique opportunity to watch films from languages like Jasari (Sinjar), Tulu (Paddayi), Ladakhi (Walking With the Wind) all of which won the Best Regional film award. Mhorkya (Marathi) which won the Best Children’s film will also be screened. All the films will have English sub titles. In all, over 23 films will be screened with four Malayalam and three each of Hindi and Marathi with the other languages contributing the rest. On the occasion, a special car designed by Pune-based Paridhi Bhati  (26), Bhavana Varma (33), Tonu Sojatia (29) is on display at Entertainment Society of Goa venue on Friday and Saturday. It is a very unique and eye-catching car since its exterior is designed as a full-fledged 'moving tribute' to their idol Sridevi, who passed away in February this year.