Eminent director Utpal Barpujari won the best director award for his film Ishu while Himjyoti Talukdar won the best debut director award for his film Calendar at the Prag Cine Awards North-East 2018.
The film Village Rockstars, which was directed by Rima Das, got the best film award.
The two-day mega cine award event ‘Prag Cine Awards North-East 2018’ concluded on a colourful note on May 27 at Guwahati.
The AM Television Private Limited hosted the event at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Auditorium on May 26 and 27, 2018.
Himjyoti Talukdar’s Calendar and Utpal Borpujari’s Ishu were also nominated for the best film award.
The best actor award (male) was presented to Arun Nath for his performance in the film Calendar while Bhanita Das won the best actor (female) award for her performance in Village Rockstars.
On the other hand, Pranjal Saikia won the best supporting actor in male category for his performance in the film Priyar Priyo while Rimjim Deka won the best supporting actor in female category for her performance in the movie Calendar.
Well-known film critic Mrinal Kr Bora was honoured with best critic award at the event.
In the best music director category, Michele Josia and Anurag Saikia (3 Smoking Barrels) won the award while Rima Das (Village Rockstars) won the best editing award.
Pradip Daimary and Suman Dowerah (Mission China) won the best cinematography award in the mega cine event.
Shrirup Das won the best make-up award for the movie 3 Smoking Barrels, Rani Dutta Baruah (Ishu) won the best costume designer award while Kalpana Bora (Calendar) won the best art director and the song Din Jole Rati Jole (Mission China) got the best choreography award.
Popular singer Tarali Sarma won the best lyricist award (Hothate Dekhu Jibone: Calendar) while singer Siddhartha Hazarika (Calendar) won the best singer (male) and Anindita Paul (Ojanite Mone Mone) was honoured with best singer (female) award.
In the best sound designer category, Amrit Pritam won the award for his excellent work in the movie Village Rockstars while Himjyoti Talukdar, Santanu Rowmuria and Jhulan K Matants (Calendar) won the award in the best screenplay category.
Popular actor Barasha Rani Bishaya (Tumi Ahibane) won the best popular actor (female) award and Zubeen Garg (Priyar Priyo/Mission China) won the best popular actor (male) award while Mission China won the best popular film award.
In the best film other than Assamese language category, 3 Smoking Barrels won the award while Leishangthem Tontohingambi (Tonthoi) Devi won the best actor (female) Northeast for her performance in the film Iche Tampha – Manipur and Lhakpa Lepcha (Dhokbu) from Sikkim won the best actor (male) Northeast.
On the other hand, Rupak Gogoi won the best director award for the Khasi film Gangs of North East and the best film award was given to Dhokbu (Sikkim) while the Jury’s special awards were given to Kenny Basumatary (Local Kung Fu 2), Kapil Garo (Ishu), Basanti Das (Village Rockstars) and Munin Barua (Priyar Priyo).
The award presentation ceremony was attended by Bollywood superstar Govinda along with a number of prominent actors and film directors across the country.