New Delhi:- It was truly a celebration time for the cast & crew of MAYURAKSHI, which won the National Award for Bengali Films at the 65th National Film Awards, chaired by acclaimed director Shekhar Kapur. The most respected Awards celebrate cinematic gems from the length & breadth of the country, especially regional cinema which is in the forefront of substance over style.
The film directed by Atanu Ghosh featuring thespian Soumitra Chatterjee & Prosenjit Chatterjee in pivotal roles had earlier won Best Film (Critics), Best Actor (critics & popular) , Best Background score at the Filmfare Award 2018-East.
MAYURAKSHI is a soul stirring realistic film about human relationship, the spine of every cinematic work, a sensitive subject on loneliness & emotional crisis and the different journey to find meaning to life in its course that engulfs every household! The film is about a father-son relationship affected by long distance and the situations in life when the son gives a surprise visit to his very old father who is gradually slipping into dementia. The central message of the film stands out, as to whatever the situations in life, Tomorrow is another Day!
The thespian of Bengali cinema, Soumitra Chatterjee was ‘Pleasantly surprised’ when he was informed about the National Award “ This award is a recognition of director Atanu Ghosh for his sensibilities and the efforts he has put for such a soul stirring film MAYURAKSHI”Whilst ecstatic Superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee who enacted the role of the son, credited the entire team of MAYURAKSHI “It was a great team effort, especially by director Atanu Ghosh for MAYURAKSHI winning the prestigious National Award. I am also thankful to chairperson of the National Award jury, Shekhar Kapur for recommending MAYURAKSHI for the Cannes film festival.Director Atanu Ghosh too was happy for the whole unit of MAYURAKSHI, added “I have received prestigious awards in the past too, including Filmfare East, but am very pleased with the National Award, as it completes the circle for MAYURAKSHI