In the newly introduced competition section for Indian feature films
called 'India Gold' at the MAMI film festival, director Ashim Ahluwalia's
Miss Lovely was adjudged as the best film.
film also won the Reliance Media Works' CreaTech (Creativity &
Technology) award. The 14th Mumbai Film Festival organized by the
Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) concluded with an awards ceremony.
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 produced sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s.
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'.
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," the actress averred.
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.
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.