Kolkata, 15th January 2019 – SVF, the largest production house in Eastern India scooped in 15 awards at the prestigious WBFJA (West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association) Awards this Sunday.
SVF were nominated in 23 categories and received total 57 nominations for their films. They started off the morning with 8 consecutive wins; total no. of awards brought home by the production house is 15, marking the highest wins among other competitors.
The awards won are:
Best Director – Winner (Srijit Mukherji for Ek Je Chhilo Raja)
Best Actor Male – Winner (Jisshu U Sengupta for Ek Je Chhilo Raja)
Best Supporting Actor Male – Winner (Anjan Dutt for Uma)
Most Promising Actor – Winner (Rwitobroto Mukherjee for Generation Aami)
Most Promising Actress – Winner (Sauraseni Maitra for Generation Aami)
Most Popular Actor – Winner (Abir Chatterjee for Byomkesh Gowtro)
Best Actor in a Negative Role – Winner (Arjun Chakraborty for Byomkesh Gowtro)
Best Cinematographer – Winner (Gairik Sarkar for Ek Je Chhilo Raja)
Best Editor – Winner (Sanglap Bhowmick for Byomkesh Gowtro)
Best Art Director – Winner (Indranil Ghosh for Ek Je Chhilo Raja)
Best Sound Designer – Winner (Anindit Roy and Adeep Singh Manki for Byomkesh Gowtro)
Best Makeup – Winner (Somnath Kundu for Ek Je Chhilo Raja)
Best Costume – Winner (Sabarni Das for Ek Je Chhilo Raja)
Best Music Director – Winner (Indraadip Dasgupta for Ek Je Chhilo Raja)
Best Background Score – Winner (Bickram Ghosh for Byomkesh Gowtro)
The film with the highest wins (precisely, 7) is Srijit Mukherji’s pujo release – Ek Je Chhilo Raja, which worked wonders in the box-office, garnering positive audience and critical acclaim. Closely followed by another pujo box-office magic – Arindam Sil’s Byomkesh Gowtro, bagging 5 awards, both products of SVF.
SVF is Eastern India’s largest entertainment company, having business interests in Film Production, Television Content Production, Film Distribution, Digital Cinema, Music, New Media and Cinemas.
SVF has successfully produced over 120 films including National Award winning ‘Chokher Bali’, ‘Raincoat’, ‘Memories in March’, ‘Chitrangada’ and ‘Chotoder Chobi’; blockbusters like ‘Challenge 2’, ‘Chander Pahar’, ‘Zulfiqar’, ‘Yeti Obhijaan’, ‘Amazon Obhijaan’, ‘Guptodhoner Sondhane’, ‘Byomkesh Gowtro’, ‘Ek Je Chhilo Raja’ and critically acclaimed ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’, ‘Cinemawala’, ‘Dhananjoy’, ‘Asche Abar Shabor’, ‘Aami Ashbo Phirey’, ‘Uma’, ‘Generation Aami’ to name a few.
SVF’s newest venture is Hoichoi, a one-stop online destination for Bengali entertainment – an on-demand video streaming Website and App with over 500 Movies and Original Web Series, Original Films, Original Shorts and soon, Documentaries. Hoichoi also added audio streaming section from April 2018. (The Hoichoi App is available for download on iTunes – http://bit.ly/iTunesHCDownload and Android – http://bit.ly/AndroidHCDownload)