January 25, 2010 8:02:04 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
Reliance BIG Pictures' films ROCK ON and SHOB CHARITRO KALPONIK have bagged three National Awards. The best cinematography award in non-feature film category was won by cameraman Shariqva Badar Khan for a 15 minute short film THREE OF US. The film was processed at Reliance MediaWorks.
Reliance BIG Pictures holds worldwide rights for ROCK ON. The film has bagged two Awards in the category of best Hindi film and best supporting actor for Arjun Rampal. SHOB CHARITO KALPONIK directed by Rituparno Ghosh, stars Prosenjit Chatterjee and Bipasha Basu; has bagged the Award for best Bengali film. It was the first film produced by Reliance BIG Pictures.
ROCK ON, produced by Excel Entertainment, directed by Abhishek Kapoor and distributed worldwide by Reliance BIG Pictures released in 2008. It resonated with millions worldwide and became a cult film that brought rock music to the forefront in Bollywood films like never before. The film stars Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny, Prachi Desai and Shahana Goswami and had music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
SHOB CHARITRO KALPONIK, produced by Reliance BIG Pictures is poetry on celluloid which narrates the story of a lady, who after her husband's sudden death not only averts a possible divorce but also discovers her roots through language of poetry and lost love. The film completed 50 days at the box office and was screened at the Durban International Film Festival, IFFI, Goa and Mahindra Indo- American Arts Council Film Festival, New York.