Essel Vision's film wins Swarn Kamal at 62nd National Film Awards
Essel Vision Productions' films Elizabeth Ekadashi and Killa, undoubtedly one of the most talked about and highly appreciated films of this year have received top honour of Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) award by winning the 'Best Children Feature Film' and 'Best Marathi Feature Film' respectively at the prestigious 62nd National Film Awards at New Delhi.
Along with this top honor, Killa's child artist Parth Bhalerao received special jury appreciation at National Award for his outstanding performance in Killa and Bhootnath Returns.Ã‚Â After receiving great applause from various international film festivals, Essel Vision Film Productions is surely most excited about the new feather in its cap.
Talking about his journey with the movie Killa, director Avinash Arun, said, "It's my first feature film. My journey with this film from inception till now has been very exciting and it's indeed an honor that in a year's time the movie has been going places gathering accolades from the audience and critics."
The prestigious Award ceremony was hosted at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi. Kangana Ranaut bagged the 'Best Actress' title for her critically acclaimed film Queen. President Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore were amongst the chief guests who felicitated the deserving winners, this year. Other actors who were present at this coveted award ceremony include Mary Kom director Omung Kumar, Haider fame Vishal Bharadwaj and Dhanush. While Mary Kom was ranked as the 'Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment, Haider bagged a total of 5 awards under the categories namely: Best Music Director, Best Dialogues, Best Playback Singer, Best Costume Design and Best Choreography.
Delighted with the top notch achievement of the films, Essel Vision CEO Nittin Keni said, "National Awards is the crowning glory at the end of Essel Vision's great year of commercial success and critical acclaim for our Marathi films."