Priyanka Chopra’s debut Marathi film ‘Ventilator’ produced by her production house Purple Pebble Pictures and which was released in November 2016 last year still just continues to be an award season favourite without a stop and break this year as well.
This warm and heart-touching family drama Marathi film has managed to win all the top honors at various well known film festivals in India and abroad as well.
The Marathi regional language family drama film ‘Ventilator’ has now got 15 nominations at the Filmfare Awards Marathi 2017 held on 27th October 2017 which include the following categories which are – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Male) – Jitendra Joshi, Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male) – Ashutosh Gowariker, Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female) – Sukanya Kulkarni, Best Music Album – Rohan Gokhale & Rohan Pradhan, Best Lyrics – Manoj Yadav, Best Production Design – Nikhil Kovale, Best Cinematography – Savita Singh, Best Original Story – Rajesh Mapuskar, Best Screenplay – Rajesh Mapuskar, Best Dialogue – Rajesh Mapuskar, Best Editing – Rameshwar Bhagat, Best Background Score – Rohan-Rohan and Best Sound Design – Sanjay Maurya and Allwyn Rego.
We cannot just forget that Ventilator had also got 3 honors at the very prestigious National Film Awards.
In February 2017 this year, Rajesh Mapuskar had won the Best Screenplay award at the 15th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) for this critically acclaimed film ‘Ventilator’.
The critically praised and audiences favourite regional language film also took to their home 5 trophies at the much important and coveted MATA Sanman Awards.
This film also got the Best Film Award at Zee Talkies Comedy Awards.
It didn’t just stop here as it also was honoured and won an award for the same at Sanskruti Kaladarpan Gaurav Rajani Awards 2017.
The fun family fiesta had featured a very amazing selected and an ensemble cast of the best of well known veteran actors from the Marathi film industry and theatre along with mesmerizing and superb performances by Ashutosh Gowariker and Boman Irani which have been welcomed with open arms by audiences.
The very different, out of the box and unusual take on family values, customs, traditions and relations in Ventilator has been highly appreciated by film and cinema critics as well.
Dr. Madhu Chopra says, “It’s surreal! The credit for the same just goes to the entire team of Ventilator for making it a huge success. I’m grateful to the audience for appreciating the film, which is very close to my heart. Thank you, Filmfare!”
Priyanka Chopra says, “As a producer, I couldn’t have asked for anything more for my first Marathi venture. It’s such an honor for us at Purple Pebble Pictures and the entire team of Ventilator. 15 nominations… we’re truly overwhelmed.
It’s a testament to Rajesh Mapuskar, Jitendra Joshi, Ashutosh Gowariker, Dr. Madhu Chopra and everyone who worked as a team, bringing their incredible skills to the mix and coming together to deliver such an amazing film. Thank you Filmfare for the recognition and huge congratulations to the entire team.”
By Vrinda Mundara.