The 16th Sankruti Kaladarpan Annual awards for Marathi Films, television and Dramas were presented on Sunday evening, in presence of all prize winners, special invitees and media persons. There were some entertaining skits presented by the team of ‘Comedy Chi Bullet Train‘ a laughter show on TV. Some good dance performances were also presented by Pushkar Jog and Gashmir Mahajani.
Veteran actor Ashok Saraf was conferred with this year’s Kalagaurav Award, while Nana Patekar and sachin Pilgaonkar received special honour awards for their respective performances in films ‘Katyar Kaljat Ghusali‘ and ‘Natsamrat‘. Though ‘Natsamrat‘ bagged the popular film’s award, ‘Katyar Kaljat Ghusali‘ bagged maximum awards. While ‘Deool Band‘ bagged best social film award, the award for the most impressive film of the year went to ‘Koti‘. The best actress award went to Medha Manjrekar, while the best actor’s award was shared by Sumeet Raghavan and Ankush Chaudhari.
In the drama section, the play ‘Don’t Worry be Happy’ was declared the best popular play of the year, while Girija Oak and Umesh Kamat were declared the best actress and best actor respectively. In the TV serial section Colors Marathi serial ‘Asa Sasar Surekh Bai‘ won the best serial of the year award, with the lead stars of this serial, Santosh Juvekar and Mrunal Dusanis winning the best actor and best actress awards.
On this occasion the organisers of SKD Chandrashekhar Sandve and Archana Nevrekar, donated Rs. 1 Lakh 61 thousand rupees cheque to NAAM Foundation, which was accepted by Makarand Anaspure.