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Malegaon honours film artists - in 'Filmfare Award' function of its own

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Malegaon: In a glittering function January 07, the film artists associated with Mollywood were awarded by a local NGO amid loud applauds and unprecedented cheers.


The function, which was titled as Salaam Malegaon, was nothing less than the famous 'Filmfare Award Function' for the 'Local Heroes' and artists, who are associated with Mollywood - the local film industry named after Malegaon in line with Hollywood, United States and Mumbai's Bollywood.


"This is the unprecedented moment of my life. Recently, I had been awarded by various organisations in Delhi, Goa and other places. But getting award in Malegaon itself and in such an impressive gathering is incomparable", Nasir Khan, the local Film Director and Producer said after receiving the award by Minority Commission Chairman Mohd Nasim Siddiqui.


Nasir Khan has been instrumental in introducing Mollywood - the local film industry to India and abroad. His film, Malegaon ka superman had been selected for International and National film festivals including Ocian’s Cinefan film festival, New Delhi and International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.


Mollywood is famous for the Bollywood remakes. Besides Malegaon Ka Superman, the popular local films include Malegaon Ka Sholay, Malegaon ka Don, Malegaon ka Ghazni and Malegaon ki Lagaan. The budget, style, perfection and innovative techniques used while film making has surprised the industry and attracted the industry giants to the town.


"We are nothing in comparison with Hollywood and Bollywood. However, we are doing things in our own and innovative way. History will remember our efforts, though comparatively very small, in giving Malegaon a new identity", Akram Khan, another artist said amid loud applauds.


"I am short of words to express my feelings and am proud to be part of such a thrilling gathering", Siraj Dular, one of the pioneers of Mollywood said after receiving the award. Siraj Dular has been with the industry ever since 1972 when the first local film 'Qatil Khazans' was shot.


Among those who received the awards included Advocate Zaheer Khan, who had played the lead role in the film Qatil Khazana, Mushtaque Pehlwan, Dr, Ghulam Sabir Siddiqui, Mohd Husain, Dr Abu Bakar, Haneef Hamdani, Asif Albela, Shakeel Bharti, Shafeeque Bacchan and Al-Ameen who is playing the lead role in Malegaon Ka Chintu, the TV serial shown every week on SAB TV.


Ghulam Mohammad Zaidi, who was the first local Film Producer and Director was awarded with 'Dada Saheb Phalke Award' and remembered as Malegaon ka Dada Phlake. Zaidi has died few year back and was awarded posthumous.


The capacity crowd despite chilling cold, sat all through the program that ended 11:30 late in the night, frequently going berserk as Minority Commission chairman Nasim Siddiqui conferred the awards to the local heroes one by one.









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