The year 2012 has proven to be a watershed year for Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Not only has the studio given critically acclaimed, box office blockbusters like Kahaani, OMG - Oh My God, Gangs of Wasseypur and Son of Sardaar getting majors at the popular entertainment awards.
The icing on the cake is the studio's successful outing at the prestigious National Awards 2013 where Viacom18's films won an impressive 5 awards - 2 Awards for Gangs of Wasseypur, 2 Awards for Kahaani and 1 Award for Oh My God. The laurels were awarded as:
BEST SCREENPLAY: Sujoy Ghosh for Kahaani (Screenplay Writer - Original) (Hindi) Bhavesh Mandalia and Umesh Shukla for OMG Oh My God (Screenplay Writer - Adapted) (Hindi)
BEST EDITING: Namrata Rao for Kahaani (Hindi)
BEST SOUND RECORDING: Gangs of Wasseypur
SPECIAL JURY AWARD: Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Kahaani and Gangs of Wasseypur
Speaking on the achievement, Vikram Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer(COO) of Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said "we are overwhelmed with the fantastic response that our films have met with at the awards season 2013! Indian cinema is entering a great phase where quality content and commercial success are moving hand-in-hand.
Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur and OMG - Oh My God are shining examples of films that re-defined convention and yet resonated with a large cross-section of movie-goers. And this blend, has also made these films the darlings of all award juries, including at the prestigious National Awards. I am grateful to these wonderful platforms to have recognised our films and added to our confidence of backing breakthrough talent and content".