New ideas, old magic meet as Screen honours best of the best
This yearís awards were even more special. Indian cinema is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In the century gone by, the strides that cinema all over the country has taken have kept pace with the progress in all sectors: from the black-and-white flickering images of a celestial being and a deadly serpent in Kaliya Mardan, to a technicolour Silk rolling down a hill made of dazzling oranges in one of 2011ís most popular films The Dirty Picture, the pictures have only grown larger. And brighter. And better. Cinema is not just what we see. It is also what we do.
Like every year, the Screen awards made sure that cinematic excellence, not just bursting box office figures, and the pinnacle of filmmaking in Marathi and Hindi cinema were honoured. It has been a year of women doing things no one had done before on screen. So a pretty woman went about killing her husbands in cold blood (7 Khoon Maaf) while an extraordinary B-grade dancer cum ordinary actress became the