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19th Annual Transmedia Gujarati Screen & Stage Awards

19th Annual Transmedia Gujarati Screen & Stage Awards

Started in 2002, the Annual Transmedia Gujarati Screen (film and television) & Stage Awards held its 19th edition on 29th February 2020 at the V Hotel, Juhu, Mumbai. On the occasion, the best of Gujarati film and drama talent on display in the calendar year 2019 was awarded. Special awards and lifetime achievement awards were also distributed to a host of luminaries present at the open air venue. The event was sponsored by Gujarat Tourism, ISCON, Platinum Corp, KAVIT, PARI, Colors Gujarati, Colors Gujarati Cinema, Soham, Red FM 93.5, Chitralekha, TALK, Maahadev Digital and blowhorn. Hundreds of awards were distributed that evening, when a crowd of 5,000-8,000 turned-up, and the proceedings lasted around four hours. From the film industry, attendees included actors Kiran Kumar, Bindu, Firoz Irani and Kurush Deboo.

It was noted that while Gujarati drama has always been extremely popular, both in Gujarat and in Mumbai, Gujarati film industry is witnessing a resurgence, with production at a big high. The days when a mere 8-10 films were produced in a year and the films found it difficult to find theatrical release were gone. Nowadays, with the success of films like Hellaro, Gujjubhai the Great, Chhelo Divas and Bey Yaar, production has reached around 80 movies a year, box-office collections have increased substantially, and theatre-owners eagerly await the arrival of new Gujarati films.

Transmedia is an events and promotions company. Transmedia Software Ltd are event organisers of Fashion Shows, Bollywood Film Awards, and Beauty Pageants (Miss India Worldwide India Pageant, 2002). Mr. Jasmin Shah, Managing Director, Transmedia, started his career dealing in S.S. scrap in 1978, in the name of Jasmin Metals and Steel Ex, both proprietary firms. Around the same time, he established Jasmin Estate Developers Pvt. Ltd. Entering the media industry in 1995, by establishing Transmedia Software Ltd., he ventured into producing dramas and serials for various television channels. In 2007, he applied to the Information and Broadcasting ministry for permission to set-up a satellite channel, and received permission in 2010. He started operations of a 24x7 religious satellite channel, Soham, in 2012.

Seen in the picture are the team of the play Safarjan, Amardip Production, consisting of Aanand Goradia (actor), Dharmendra Gohil (actor), Sneha Desai (writer), Yogesh Sanghvi (organising team, centre), Bharat N. Thakkar (producer), Rajesh Joshi (director) and Parag Shah (actor). The team was honoured with a Special Award.

WINNERS LIST

GUJARAT DRAMA CATEGORY– 2019

1 BEST WRITER - GUJARAT DRAMA

RISHIT ZAVERI

(NIMITT COME BACK SOON)

2 BEST CHILD ARTIST - GUJARAT DRAMA

HEM DESAI

(NIMITT COME BACK SOON)

3 BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE - GUJARAT DRAMA

DEVANGI BHATT JOSHI

(EKLA CHAALO RE)

4 BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE – GUJARAT DRAMA

MEHUL VAISHNAV

TAMARA BHAI FULL TO FATAK

5 BEST ACTRESS - GUJARAT DRAMA

PURVI BHATT

(SHUBH MANGAL SAVDHAN)

6 BEST ACTOR – GUJARAT DRAMA

SALIL UPADHYAY

(ADALAT 24 X 7)

7 BEST DIRECTOR – GUJARAT DRAMA

VAIBHAV DESAI

(MULRAJ MANSION)

8 CHITRALEKHA BEST DRAMA – GUJARAT

MULRAJ MANSION

(FORAM ARTS & PRODUCTION)

 

TV SERIAL CATEGORY – 2019

9 BEST WRITER (SCREENPLAY – DIALOGUES) - TV SERIAL

VARSHA ADALJA - HARSHA JAGDISH

(ABHILASHA EK ASTITVA NI)

10 BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE – TV SERIAL

NADIYA HIMANI

(SAVAJ - EK PREM GARJNA)

11 BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE – TV SERIAL

HITESH DAVE

(DIKRI VAHAL NO DARIYO)

12 BEST ACTRESS – TV SERIAL

MAHENK BHATT

(SAVAJ - EK PREM GARJNA)

13 BEST ACTOR – TV SERIAL

HITENKUMAR

(ABHILASHA EK ASTITVA NI)

14 BEST DIRECTOR – TV SERIAL

DHARMIK HEMUKUMAR

(MAHENK – MOTA GHAR NI VAHU)

15 BEST SERIAL - TV SERIAL

ABHILASHA EK ASTITVA NI

(A.S.P. PRODUCTION)

 

MUMBAI DRAMA CATEGORY – 2019

16 BEST WRITER – MUMBAI DRAMA

VINOD SARVAIYA

(TAME GHANU JIVO)

17 BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE - MUMBAI DRAMA

PALLAVI PATHAK

(CHAKARDI BHAMARDI)

18 BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE - MUMBAI DRAMA

RAJENDRA BUTALA

(CHAKARDI BHAMARDI)

19 BEST ACTRESS - MUMBAI DRAMA

AMI TRIVEDI

(JANTA - AJANTA)

20 BEST ACTOR - MUMBAI DRAMA

LINESH FANSE

(DHUMMAS)

21 BEST DIRECTOR - MUMBAI DRAMA

KAMLESH MOTA

(DHUMMAS)

22 CHITRALEKHA BEST DRAMA - MUMBAI

DHUMMAS

(MARVEL ARTS - MAYANK MEHTA)

 

SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORY – 2019

23 TRANSMEDIA SPECIAL AWARD

GUJARATI FILM "HELLARO"

(SARTHI PRODUCTIONS)

24 TRANSMEDIA SPECIAL AWARD

DRAMA "SAFARJAN" TEAM

(AMARDIP RODUCTION)

25 TRANSMEDIA SPECIAL AWARD

DRAMA "BHARAT BHAGYA VIDHATA"

(SHRIMAD RAJCHANDRA MISSION, DHARAMPUR)

26 SHRI MAHESH-NARESH SPECIAL AWARD

KEDAR- BHARGAV

(MUSIC DIRECTOR)

27 HEMU GADHVI AWARD

SHRI PRAFULL DAVE

(FOLK SINGER)

28 LATE GOVINDBHAI PATEL MAHARATHI AWARD

SHRI ANAND PANDIT

(BOLLYWOOD PRODUCER)

29 DHIRUBHAI AMBANI MEMORIAL AWARD

SHRI PRAVINKUMAR SHANTILAL GOSALIA

(MD, THE GOSALIA GROUP)

30 LATE MANOHAR KANUNGO JAIN RATNA AWARD

SHRI KAMALKUMAR SACHETEE

(PRESIDENT, JAIN SOCIAL GROUPS INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION, MUMBAI)

31 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - FEMALE

SMT. MEENAL PATEL

32 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - MALE

SHRI FIROZ IRANI (Actor-director)

 

FILM CATEGORY – 2019

33 BEST WRITER – GUJARATI FILM

DR. VIKRAM PANCHAL - SHAUNAK VYAS

(TEACHER OF THE YEAR)

34 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – GUJARATI FILM

VISHAL SANGWAI - RAJA FADTARE

(GUJARAT ELEVEN)

35 BEST EDITOR – GUJARATI FILM

PANKAJ SAPKALE

(GUJARAT ELEVEN)

36 BEST DANCE DIRECTOR – GUJARATI FILM

KRUNAL SONI

(24 CARAT PITTAL)

37 BEST ART DIRECTION – GUJARATI FILM

JAY SHIHORA

 (MONTU NI BITTU)

38 BEST LYRICS – GUJARATI FILM

DILIP DAVE

(MONTU NI BITTU)

39 BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR – GUJARATI FILM

MEHUL SURTI

(MONTU NI BITTU)

40 BEST SINGER ( FEMALE ) - GUJARATI FILM

BHOOMI TRIVEDI

(47 DHANSUKH BHAVAN)

41 BEST SINGER ( MALE ) – GUJARATI FILM

SIDHDHARTH AMIT BHAVSAR

(DHUNKI)

42 BEST CHILD ACTOR - GUJARATI FILM

DIYA PATEL

(DIYA THE WONDER GIRL)

43 BEST ACTOR IN COMIC ROLE – GUJARATI FILM

JITU PANDYA

(SAJAN PRIT NI JAG MA THASHE JIT)

44 BEST ACTOR IN NEGATIVE ROLE – GUJARATI FILM

RAGI JANI

(TEACHER OF THE YEAR)

45 BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE – GUJARATI FILM

YAMINI JOSHI

(JALSAGHAR)

46 BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE – GUJARATI FILM

CHETAN DAIYA

(HANGAMA HOUSE)

47 BEST DEBUT ACTRESS – GUJARATI FILM

POOJA JHAVERI

(MISTER KALAKAR)

48 BEST DEBUT ACTOR – GUJARATI FILM

SOHAM SHAH

(FAKE BOOK DHAMAL)

49 COLORS GUJARATI BEST ACTRESS – GUJARATI FILM

DAISY SHAH

(GUJARAT ELEVEN)

50 COLORS GUJARATI BEST ACTOR – GUJARATI FILM

MAULIK NAYAK

(MONTU NI BITTU)

51 BEST DIRECTOR – GUJARATI FILM

VIJAYGIRI BAWA

(MONTU NI BITTU)

52 RED FM BAJATE RAHO LISTENERS CHOICE – BEST GUJARATI FILM

MONTU NI BITTU

(VIJAYGIRI FILMOS – TWINKLE BAWA)

53 BEST GUJARATI FILM

GUJARAT ELEVEN

(J J CREATION – YASH SHAH, HARESH PATEL, M S JOLLY, JAYANT GILATAR)

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About Siraj Syed

Syed Siraj
(Siraj Associates)

Siraj Syed is a film-critic since 1970 and a Former President of the Freelance Film Journalists' Combine of India.

He is the India Correspondent of FilmFestivals.com and a member of FIPRESCI, the international Federation of Film Critics, Munich, Germany

Siraj Syed has contributed over 1,015 articles on cinema, international film festivals, conventions, exhibitions, etc., most recently, at IFFI (Goa), MIFF (Mumbai), MFF/MAMI (Mumbai) and CommunicAsia (Singapore). He often edits film festival daily bulletins.

He is also an actor and a dubbing artiste. Further, he has been teaching media, acting and dubbing at over 30 institutes in India and Singapore, since 1984.


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