Published:  12:00 AM, 25 January 2017

Shakib Khan's 'Shikari' awarded Best Film

Shakib Khan's 'Shikari' awarded Best Film

'Shikari', a joint venture film that created storm over both Bengal due to Shakib Khan's new look and songs, won the Best Film Award at the 25 th Annual Kalakar Awards 2017. Held on January 20, the award ceremony also saw Srabanti Chatterjee, played as the heroine against Shakib Khan, receiving Best Actress Award for the film.  About winning the Best Film Award, Shakib Khan said, "This was my first joint venture film and receiving the Best Film Award in Kolkata, certainly was beyond my expectations. I am speechless. I thank everyone who supported me in this film. Now I feel more responsible to produce more quality movies in the future."

Shikari is a 2016 Bangladesh-India joint venture action thriller drama film directed by Joydeep Mukherjee and Zakir Hossain Simanto. Produced by Abdul Aziz and Himanshu Dhanuka under the Jaaz Multimedia and Eskay Movies banners;  the film stars Shakib Khan, Srabanti Chatterjee, Rahul Dev and Sabyasachi Chakrabarty in pivotal roles. The movie plot centres around Khan, a disguised professional assassin with mysterious past, tasked with assassinating a top government official. The film also features Amit Hasan, Kharaj Mukherjee, Shupriyo Dutta and Rahul Dev in supporting roles. It is an official remake of the 2009 Tamil movie Aadhavan which was itself inspired from the 1990 Malayalam movie His Highness Abdullah. The soundtrack album and background score of the film was composed by Indradeep Dasgupta.

'Shikari' was released countrywide 98 cinema halls in Bangladesh on July 7 in 2016 and became the highest-grossing Bengali film of 2016.. Prior to the release of the film in Bangladesh, production company Jaaz Multimedia announced the film's release in India, North America and Europe.

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