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Basundhara bags Rajat Kamal award

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Sept 15 � A film tackling the existing ecological issues, Basundhara � The Earth has been adjudged the best Assamese film.

The film, produced and directed by Hiren Bora, has won the Rajat Kamal Award which carries a cash award of Rs 1 lakh. �The film has won an award for dealing with a pressing contemporary ecological issue with sincerity,� said the citation.

Others from the North-east, who won awards included producer-director Haobam Paban Kumar for his film Mr India on social issues. The film is about the struggle of an HIV patient, who overcame all odds and barriers to win �Mr India Title�.

The Rajat Kamal Award that carries cash prize of Rs 50,000 was awarded to Haobam Paban Kumar for bringing alive a motivational and touching story of indomitable human spirit and resilience, said the jury.

Amrit Pritam bags award: He has been an assistant to Resul Pookutty for eight years and when Amrit Pritam won the National Award along with the Oscar-winning sound artiste for their work in the superhit Malayalam film Keralavarma Pazhassiraja today, his joy knew no bounds.

�He has been my teacher all these years and I learnt the ABC of sound editing and designing from Resul,� Pritam said.

He had worked with Resul in the Aamir Khan-starrer Ghajini.

According to the Mumbai-based Pritam who hails from Assam, he worked for nearly five months with Resul for Keralavarma Pazhassiraja.

�For months, I used to stay in the studio from Monday to Friday and went home only on Saturdays and Sundays,� he told PTI.

However, there was a small glitch as Pritam�s name was not announced in the press conference of the awards today.

Meawnhile, Resul has already contacted the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on this.

�I spoke to the ministry and a formal rectification and announcement can be expected in a day or two,� Resul said.

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Basundhara bags Rajat Kamal award

NEW DELHI, Sept 15 � A film tackling the existing ecological issues, Basundhara � The Earth has been adjudged the best Assamese film.

The film, produced and directed by Hiren Bora, has won the Rajat Kamal Award which carries a cash award of Rs 1 lakh. �The film has won an award for dealing with a pressing contemporary ecological issue with sincerity,� said the citation.

Others from the North-east, who won awards included producer-director Haobam Paban Kumar for his film Mr India on social issues. The film is about the struggle of an HIV patient, who overcame all odds and barriers to win �Mr India Title�.

The Rajat Kamal Award that carries cash prize of Rs 50,000 was awarded to Haobam Paban Kumar for bringing alive a motivational and touching story of indomitable human spirit and resilience, said the jury.

Amrit Pritam bags award: He has been an assistant to Resul Pookutty for eight years and when Amrit Pritam won the National Award along with the Oscar-winning sound artiste for their work in the superhit Malayalam film Keralavarma Pazhassiraja today, his joy knew no bounds.

�He has been my teacher all these years and I learnt the ABC of sound editing and designing from Resul,� Pritam said.

He had worked with Resul in the Aamir Khan-starrer Ghajini.

According to the Mumbai-based Pritam who hails from Assam, he worked for nearly five months with Resul for Keralavarma Pazhassiraja.

�For months, I used to stay in the studio from Monday to Friday and went home only on Saturdays and Sundays,� he told PTI.

However, there was a small glitch as Pritam�s name was not announced in the press conference of the awards today.

Meawnhile, Resul has already contacted the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on this.

�I spoke to the ministry and a formal rectification and announcement can be expected in a day or two,� Resul said.