A Special Mention honour in the 62nd National Film Awards winners’ list has reinstated “Bhoothnath Returns” producer Bhushan Kumar’s faith in content-driven cinema.
Co-produced by T-Series and B.R. Films, “Bhoothnath Returns” had the unique pair of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and talented child star Parth Bhalerao as leads along with Usha Jadhav.
Kumar of T-Series is elated. “I’m extremely delighted and honoured by this Special Mention… and on behalf of my entire team, would like to thank the jury for this honour. We have always upheld cinematic values and this has further justified our faith in unique and meaningful movies,” he said in a statement.
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film raised pertinent questions on corruption in politics, the redundancy of democracy and the validity and imperativeness of the vote, via a story of a common man’s ghost and his camaraderie with a child.