Gangtok, March 24: A film from Sikkim bagged the three top honours in an annual award show dedicated to promoting cinema from northeast India.
Directed by filmmaker Anmol Gurung, “Anmol Tshan-A Christmas in September”, won the best feature film, best actor (male) and best actor (female) trophies.
“Sikkim’s film “Anmol Tshan-A Christmas in September” produced by Kishor Dungmali Rai won the three awards which includes NE Best Feature Film, NE Best Actor (Female) and NE Best Actor (Male) in North East Prag Cine Award 2015 held at Dibrugarh, Assam,” a statement from the marketing and publicity head of the film Suresh K. Lama said.
Actors Sneha Rai and Shalom Kabo were the recipients in the best actor (female) and best actor (male) categories.
“The Prag Cine Award was instituted in the year 2003 to inspire people associated with Assamese cinema. The award recognizes and honours the best talents of Assamese and North East film industry in different segments.
“A jury comprising distinguished persolities associated with the field selects the winners of the award,” Lama said.
Noted Assamese actor Bishnu Kharghoria was honored with lifetime achievement award for his contribution towards the Assamese film industry. Assamese Film “North Bank” won the Best Assamese Film and Assamese films “Othelo” and “Ahetuk” won most of the awards in the 29 categories, Lama said.
Bollywood celebrities Neha Dhupia, Gulshan Grover along with Adil Hussain, Zubeen Garg, Papon and other eminent artistes of Assamese film industry graced the award ceremony, said Lama.