Filmfare successfully hosts the 4th edition of Joy Filmfare Awards Bangla 2020, recognizes the most-stellar performers with the coveted Black Lady

The fourth edition of Joy Filmfare Awards Bangla 2020 was a
memorable evening filled with glitz and glamour as it honoured and acknowledged the
most-stellar of Bengali cinema on 31 st March at Westin, Kolkata, Rajarhat. After the
resounding success of the previous editions, this year’s award ceremony was celebrated
with great grandeur as the red carpet was rolled out for the biggest and most-iconic
names of the Bengali film fraternity. Cinephiles across the country can look forward to
witness the extravagant event packed with a host of high impact performances, and the
star-studded awards ceremony, to be televised exclusively on COLORS Bangla and
simulcast on Filmfare’s Facebook page on 9 th May at 6pm.
Celebrities like Kaushik Ganguly, Srijit Mukherjee, Arindam Sil, Ash King, Benny Dayal,
Bikram Ghosh, Anindya Chatterjee, Mayookh Bhaumik, Sourav Das, Tota Roy
Chowdhury, Riddhi Sen, Gaurav Chakraborty, Arjun Chakrabarty looked dapper and
suave as ever as they rocked the red carpet. On the other hand, Koel Mallick, Jaya
Ahsan, Sudeshna Roy, Subhashree Ganguly, Aparajita Auddy, Iman Chakraborty,
Lagnajita, Nikita Gandhi, Aditi Munsi, Ritwika Pal, Sauresheni Maita, Madhumita Sarcar,

Ishaa Saha, Puja Banerjee, Monami Ghosh, Ena Saha, Ridhima Ghosh, Sreeja Sen,
Sandipta Sen made heads turn at the event as they looked as stunning as ever.
Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media said, ““We are
proud to have hosted an award ceremony that matches up to the sheer grandeur of the
Bengali Film Industry that continues to make waves every passing year. Bengali films
have made their mark in the world of cinema through cults and classics which have been
recognised globally. From Ray’s masterpieces to some amazing contemporary narratives
by the current generation of filmmakers and artists, this film industry has proven its
credibility year after year. And it's a great feeling to bring back the coveted black lady to
honour such brilliant performances and work produced by this talented bunch. "
On the occasion, of the 4 th edition of Joy Filmfare Awards Bangla 2020, Editor of
Filmfare, Mr. Jitesh Pillaai said, “On the occasion of the 4th edition of Joy Filmfare
Awards Bangla 2020, Editor of Filmfare, Mr. Jitesh Pillaai said, "We at Filmfare are
jubilant about bringing the 4th Edition of Joy Filmfare Awards Bangla 2020. Bengali
cinema has time and again proved its mettle when it comes to aesthetic, unique
storytelling and exemplary performances. In recent years, it has been the perfect blend
of commerce and arts and today we are here to honor that creative excellence
showcased by the talented artists in the industry."
Speaking on the long-term association with Filmfare, Rahul Chakravarti, Business
Head, COLORS Bangla said “COLORS Bangla enjoys the reputation of being home to
the best of entertainment, visual extravaganza and as a channel we continue to entertain
our audiences through various programs. Joy Filmfare Awards Bangla 2020 has the
iconic pedigree of Filmfare and we are proud to be associated with it as the Broadcast
partner of choice. This year has been hit badly by covid and we are happy to bring in
some fun and enjoyment for the audiences.”
Sharing his thoughts, Saket Jha Saurabh, Head of Entertainment Partnerships,
Facebook India, said, “We are focused on building deeper engagement with our
community through locally relevant content and cultural moments. The love for movies
binds our users together and our partnership with Filmfare will help bring alive the magic
of Bengali cinema, enabling fans across the globe to catch their favourite stars and all
the excitement, via the simulcast of the awards on Facebook Watch.”
Having won hearts aplenty at the box office along with a host of raving reviews from
critics, the entire cast and crew of Vinci Da were their jubilant best as director Srijit
Mukherji made his way to claim the award for ‘Best Film’. The smile on actor Prosenjit
Chatterjee’s face, who won the Best Actor in a Lead role (Male) for Gumnaami was one
to cherish forever while actresses Subhashree Ganguly and Swastika Mukherjee won
the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) for their iconic performance in Parineeta and
Shah Jahan Regency respectively. The Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed
upon Indian film actor, director, playwright, writer, and poet, Late Soumitra
Chattopadhyay, posthumously. Filmfare also recognized director Tarun Majumdar for his
stellar work spanning decades in the industry by presenting him with the Lifetime
Achievement Award.
The event was hosted by the terrific trio of Parambrata Chattejee, Anirban Bhattacharya
and Arpita Chatterjee who set the stage ablaze with their chemistry. Bringing their

humorous A-game on display with their impeccable comic timing and punch lines were
Kharaj Mukherjee, Aparajita Auddy and Sayan Ghosh.
With Saumitra Chattopaadhyay, one of the legends and leading lights in the Bengali
film industry who was an actor, director, playright, writer and poet par excellence for six
glorious decades, the gala award ceremony saw Anirban Bhattacharya start the
awards ceremony by paying a fitting tribute, that was curated by Srijato, to the late
Indian artist, an actor extraordinaire. The multiple National Award-winning actor, a
Dadasaheb Phale awardee, a holder of the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (the
highest civilian award in France), and widely considered to be Satyajit Ray’s muse was
then praised by Parambrata who paid homage to the late Indian actor, one of Bengali
cinema’s most magnetic and charismatic artists to this date. Parambrata, then spoke
about the beauty of the iconic Black Lady comparing it to a college crush that gets
passed onto someone else.
The event also saw a host of music maestros perform to a series of popular chartbusters
that got everyone tapping their feet and humming along. This included a section curated
by Indradeep Dasgupta titled ‘Musically Bengal’ that saw singers Anupam Roy, Iman
Chakraborty, Lagnajita Chakraborty, Nikita Gandhi, Ash King, along with an
orchestra of 30 live musicians honour acclaimed music directors of the Bengali film
industry by crooning over evergreen melodies. Add to that, Ash King and Nikita Gandhi
made the evening all the more memorable by performing Rabindra Sangeet on stage as
well as paying tribute to director Tarun Majumder, along with Benny Dayal, displaying
his velvet-like voice, in a section titled ‘Sizzle of Bengal’. Looking as ravishing as ever,
divas Madhumita Sarcar, Sauraseni Maitra and Ishaa Saha dazzled on stage in an
electrifying performance titled ‘Beauties of Bengal’.
Title Sponsor of the 4 th Edition of Joy Filmfare Awards Bangla 2020 is Joy Personal Care,
Powered by Shyam Steel TMT REBAR, in Association with Berger Silk BreatheEasy and
Vimal Elaichi, Global Digital Partners – Facebook and Instagram, Exclusive Telecast
Partner – Colors Bangla, Hospitality Partner -The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat, Outdoor
Partner – Arun Sign, Happiness Partner – 98.3 Mirchi, Trophy Partner – The Award
Gallery, Ambient Media Partner – Khushi Advertising, Event directed, executed and
managed by Straightline Solutions, Technical direction and stage management by
OnCue Productions, Acts choreographed by Crescendo Dance Company, Script written
by Aritra Sengupta and Souvik Dasgupta
WINNERS LIST
BEST FILM: VINCI DA
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE): PROSENJIT CHATTERJEE
(GUMNAAMI)
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE): SUBHASHREE GANGULY
(PARINEETA) AND SWASTIKA MUKHERJEE (SHAH JAHAN REGENCY)
BEST DIRECTOR: KAUSHIK GANGULY (JYESHTHOPUTRO)
BEST FILM (CRITICS'): ROBIBAAR (ATANU GHOSH)

BEST DIRECTOR (CRITICS): ATANU GHOST (ROBIBAAR)
BEST ACTOR (CRITICS'): RIDDHI SEN (NAGARKIRTAN)
BEST ACTRESS (CRITICS'): JAYA AHSAN (ROBIBAAR) AND (BIJOYA)
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE): RITWICK CHAKRABORTY
(JYESHTHOPUTRO)
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ACTOR ROLE (FEMALE): LILY CHAKRABORTY
(SANJHBATI)
BEST DEBUTANT (FEMALE): RITWIKA PAL (KIA AND COSMOS)
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR: INDRAADEEP DASGUPTA (KEDARA)
BEST MUSIC ALBUM: RANOJOY BHATTACHARYA AND ANINDYA CHATTERJEE
(SWEATER)
BEST LYRICS: RANOJOY BHATTACHARYA – PREME PORA BARON (SWEATER)
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE): ANIRBAN BHATTACHARYA – KICCHU CHAINI
AAMI (SHAH JAHAN REGENCY)
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE): LAGNAJITA CHAKRABORTY – PREME PORA
BARON (SWEATER)
BEST BACKGROUND SCORE: PRABUDDHA BANERJEE (NAGARKIRTAN)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: SHIRSHA RAY (NAGARKIRTAN)
BEST EDITING: SUJAY DATTA RAY (KEDARA)
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: SHIBAJI PAL (GUMNAAMI)
BEST SOUND DESIGN: SOUGATA BANERJEE (ROBIBAAR)
BEST SCREENPLAY: KAUSHIK GANGULY (NARGARKIRTAN)
BEST STORY: RUDRANIL GHOSH AND SRIJIT MUKHERJI (VINCI DA)
BEST DIALOGUE: KAUSHIK GANGULY (JYESHTHOPUTRO)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: DIRECTOR TARUN MAJUMDER, LATE
SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE

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