Jayant Gilatar

Jayant Gilatar wins Best Director Award for ‘Natsamrat’ at the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation

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Hariom Kumar

Hariom Kumar Report-

Mumbai- Film Festivals are the latest place to be for new filmmakers and cinema lovers. Getting selected for an International Film Festival is rare for filmmakers in India. One such breakthrough has come from Jayant Gilatar’s Gujarati ‘Natsamrat’ for which he has been awarded as the Best Director for the year 2019 at the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards 2019.

‘Natsamrat’ is a Gujarati remake of the Marathi movie with a similar title which starred Nana Patekar. This movie also marked the comeback of Dipika Chikalia, who played the role of ‘Sita’ in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan in 1986. The movie is directed by Jayant Gilatar, the maker of the critically acclaimed film ‘Chalk N Duster’ starring Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Richa Chadda and may more popular actors of Bollywood.

Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation is government recognize trust formed to help Indian film industry’s workers, artist, and technicians. Through a series of awards, the festival also provides filmmakers with the opportunity to indulge with a professional network and help grow their know-how of the international cinematic trends.

Jayant Gilatar is also coming up with another project ‘Gujarat 11’ starring Daisy Shah who makes her Gujarati debut with the film. The movie is a story of a football team formed by kids from juvenile homes and led glory under the guidance of their coach which is portrayed by Daisy Shah in the movie.

‘Gujarat 11’ also features names like Prateek Gandhi and Kavin Dave.  The movie has completed it’s shooting and is in the post-production phase.