Marathi film ‘Kasav‘ produced by Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar and Mohan Agashe has won Golden Lotus National award for best film at 64th National awards declared on Friday, while Priyanka Chopra‘s first Marathi film ‘Ventilator‘ as a Producer has bagged three national awards. In the regional film category awards, film ‘Dashakriya‘ was declared the best Marathi film. The director of the film ‘Ventilator‘ Mr. Rajesh Mapuskar has won the award for Best direction, Rameshwar Bhagat won the award for best editing, while Alok De won the Best Sound design award, bringing a big smile on the face of their celebrity producer. The technical team in the presence of director Rajesh Mapuskar celebrated this happy occasion, by cutting the Victory cake late in the evening.
It may be recalled that this film had many well known artistes from Marathi film, television and Drama field to bring humour into this emotion filled film on a thought provoking subject. Highlight of the film was return of Ashutosh Gowarikar as an actor in ‘Ventilator‘ film, playing an important role. Well Known Bollywood artiste Boman Irani was seen in a special appearance , while Priyanka Chopra was also seen in a guest appearance. The film had received good response from Marathi film lovers and now these three National awards are sure to raise the morale of the entire team.