“Jaago” wins big at Film Award Bangla 2010 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 25, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 25, 2010

“Jaago” wins big at Film Award Bangla 2010


The “Jaago” team at the awards ceremony.

“Jaago”, claimed to be the first Bangladeshi film based entirely on football, received six honours at the Film Award Bangla 2010. The award giving ceremony was held at the Siam Pavilion, Bangkok, Thailand on June 14, according to a press release.
Eye Stopper Limited (Bangladesh) and Idea 24 (India) jointly organised the ceremony. The event also awarded Kolkata films.
Directed by Khizir Hayat Khan, “Jaago” follows a thrilling football match between Comilla Azad Boys of Bangladesh and Tripura Eleven from India. Though there has been no previous record of winning against the visiting team, the local team snatches victory through determination, hard work and team spirit.
The story of “Jaago” is said to be inspired by the Swadhin Bangla Football Dol, who played a vital role during the Liberation War (1971) by raising funds through charity matches and encourage the morale of the Freedom Fighters.
Ferdous and Bindu played the central roles in the film.
“Jaago” received fifteen nominations and received six awards in the following categories: Best Film (Critics' Choice); Best Director (Khijir Hayat Khan); Best Music Director (Arnob); Best Actress (Bindu); Best Playback Singer Male (Kumar Biswajit for “Jhum Jhum Brishti”) and Best Sound Engineer (Bappi Rahman).
Apart from “Jaago,” Giasuddin Selim's blockbuster “Monpura” received five awards, including the one for Best Film (Popular Choice). Syed Ohiduzzaman Diamond's “Gangajatra”-- featuring Ferdous and Poppy in the lead roles -- received four awards, including Best Screenplay.
Highlight of the event was performances by Ferdous, Bindu, Nayeem, Emon, Mim and singer James.

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