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Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Shyam Benegal

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Thursday, August 09, 2007
Renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who created his niche in film fraternity, with some wonderful films to his name, has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. This award didn't come as a surprise to Benegal as he had been expecting it since a year now. But nevertheless, the award has been a tribute to all his hard work all these years.

His first feature film Ankur in 1971, came as refreshing treat for movie lovers who expected some sensible cinema. Benegal does not seem to stop his directorial journey here. He feels that these awards give one an encouragement that the show must go on.

Bose: The Forgotten Hero was the last film Benegal directed in 2005.

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