Acclaimed director Srijit Mukherji on Monday received the “Best Bengali Film” award for his movie Jisshu Sengupta, Jaya Ahsan starring ‘Ek Je Chhilo Raja’.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu honoured the winners of the 66th National Film Awards at a ceremony being in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhavan on Monday.
Director Srijit attended the ceremony to collect the honour. He also shared a selfie straight from the event. Music director Indraadip Dasgupta and producer of ‘Ek Je Chhilo Raja’ all happily posing for a candid snap.
Generally, the winners are conferred the honour by President of India. However, this year the President will host a high tea for the winners later as the ceremony sees the who’s who of the entertainment industry receiving the prestigious honours.
‘Ek Je Chhilo Raja’ Starring Jisshu Sengupta, Jaya Ahsan, Rudranil Ghosh, Abirban Bhattacharya and Rajnandini Paul among others follows heir to the Bikrampur Estate and one of three princes, Mahendra Kumar Choudhari who is known for his lavish lifestyle and philanderous ways. When he contracts syphilis he is taken to Darjeeling for treatment by his wife Chandrabati Devi.
On his way, Mahendra Kumar passes away under mysterious circumstances and is cremated in Darjeeling, following which his brothers inherit Bikrampur Estate. Twelve years later, a Sanyasi, who has a striking resemblance to the supposed dead prince, makes his way to the estate. People begin to take notice of the Sanyasi and news spread that the estate's lost prince is back. Who is this Sanyasi? Is he really the long-gone prince? That’s what forms the crux of the film.