The Indian Television Academy Awards, 2009 – Announced.
Bhavan’s Cultural Ground, Andheri (W), Mumbai
The Event :
The Indian Television Academy Awards, 2009 – Announced.
On the 1st of December, The ITA held its prestigious The Indian Television Academy Awards, ’09 at Bhavan’s Cultural Ground in Andheri. Now in the 9th year of a highly celebrated existence, these Awards, today, are the most coveted stamp of excellence in Television, wherein the entire TV-fraternity participates to make it the annual festival of joy in the world of Television.
This year, the entries from the industry into the various categories touched a historic 2,500 plus that were put under the scanner by a 2-tier Jury, comprising highly distinguished professionals in the genre and headed by the inimitable Aroona Irani. True to its reputation and its tradition, the Event turned out to be highest-voltage spectacle of Television in the country. The pomp and splendour of the evening once again totally justified its being regarded as the biggest night of the small screen.
The evening presented the biggest bouquet of stars as performers.
Among the sizzlers were the two heartthrobs of viewers from Pavitra Rishta, Ankita and Sushant, who swung into hip-hop on such rocking numbers as ‘Kambakht Ishq…’, the ‘Blue’ title song and the lilting ‘Gainda Phool’ from ‘Delhi-6’.
Then, there were the darling jodis of Vikrant & Vibha from Balika Vadhu and Aditi & Harshad Chopra from Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil to take you on a romp of ‘Love Through The Ages!’ From Romeo & Juliet to today’s screen sizzlers in ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazb Kahani’, Ranbir & Katrina – this dishy act virtually swept all present off their feet through numbers like, ‘Apni Toh Naiyya…’, ‘Tera Hone Laga Hoon…’, ‘Teri Ore…’ and ‘Dekho Chaand Aaya…’!
But it was not all about the current rages only!
There was great nostalgia also lined up. Shaleen & Daljeet (winners, Nach Baliye-4) nimble-footed the feverish pace of ‘Arre Jaa Re Hat Natkhat…’ from ‘Navrang’, the pulse-pounding rhythm of ‘Sar Pe Topi Laal…’ from ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ and the ‘Howrah Bridge’ hungama, ‘Mera Naam Chin Chin Choo…’! And then, the Rajesh-Sharmila spell of ‘Roop Tera Mastana…’ in ‘Aradhana’ was re-cast on viewers by the electric twosome!
Another highlight was the fusion segment which had Parul & Kinshuk (Bidaai) and Roshni Desai & Nandish (Uttaran) breaking into old style choreography on the hep numbers of today, like Dhan Tannah done in Shammi Kapoor style, ‘Man Ko Abhi Bhaavey Saiyyan…’ in Rajesh Khanna mould and so on.
Another special, special attraction was the recall of the Fab-4, Salman, Alisha, Siddesh and Jai from Dance India Dance to present a tapestry of regional hits like ‘Dhaga La Lagli Kad...’ (Marathi) ‘Chandralekha…’ (Tamil), ‘Usne Bola Kem Chhe…’ (Gujrati).
Besdes that, the Academy conferred The ITA Scroll of Honour (Television), 2009 upon Sony-Sab for introducing a first-ever concept of a channel dedicated entirely to comedy. Its premise of ‘Only smiles-no tears’ is well and truly unique and the Academy is the first to accord due recognition to it.
The major highlight of the evening was conferring The ITA Scroll of Honour, (Entertainment), 2009 that was bestowed upon the team of the year’s biggest bonanza, ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’.
Says Anu Ranjan, (President, The ITA), ‘When we see the way our peers in the TV-Industry are standing with and by us, we feel well & truly humbled. It’s not the contest that matters here, it’s not even about the trophies, it’s about being there, about participating… and that’s what is uppermost! It’s not a mere Awards ceremony of some winners and losers – it’s a festival… a festival of joy for the entire TV-fraternity. It’s not us – it’s they who have done it… and it’s they who matter!’
Shashi Ranjan, (Convenor, The ITA), takes it further, ‘Today, when I look back on that day in 2001, when we lit the inaugural lamp of The ITA Awards, I feel euphoric that the little light has turned into sunshine for the TV-fraternity and year after year since then, they all have been gathering under one canopy to celebrate the glory of Indian Television!’
Finally, the fire-works exploded, virtually lighting up the sky and the confetti filled the air as the TV-fraternity stood on that humongous set, asserting for the 9th time that The ITA and its Awards are the biggest and the only platform for them to come together as a united force.
The Ceremony was attended by the who’s who of the TV Industry, like… Baldev Khosa, Ramesh Sippy, Madhur Bhandarkar, David Dhawan, Anurag Basu, Amrita Rao, Satish Kaushik, Gulshan Grover, Satish Shah, Shekhar Suman, Vipul Shah, Roomi Jafri, Roshni Chopra, Raza Murad, Roop & Sonali Rathod, Alka Yagnik, Mohit Chauhan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Bikram Saluja, Rohit Roy, Shirish Kunder, Sanjeev Kapoor, Dipti Bhatnagar, Kiran Shantaram, Shaad Randhawa, Shama Sikandar, Javed Jafri, Mohan Bhandari, Govind Namdev, Divya Dutta, Sudhanshu Pandey, Shweta Salve, Roshan Taneja, … to name a few.
The ITA Scroll of Honour (Entertainment), 2009 ---- - Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Rajkumar Santoshi and Ramesh Taurani (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani)
The ITA Scroll of Honour (Television) - - Anuj Kapoor, SONY SAB TV
The GR8! Ensemble Cast, 2009 - UTTARAN
General Jury Awards
Best Serial (Drama) : Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo AND Balika Vadhu
Best Director (Drama) : Siddharth Sen Gupta & Pradeep Yadav (Balika Vadhu)
Best Actor (Drama) : Ronit Bose Roy (Bandini)
Best Actress (Drama) : Ratan Rajpoot (Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo)
Best Actor (Comedy) : Cyrus Broacha (The Week That Wasn't)
Best Actress (Comedy) : Disha Vakhani (Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah)
Best Serial (Comedy) : Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Best Director - Comedy : Dharampal Thakur,Nikul Desai & Vipul D Shah (Kaante Ki Takkar)
Best Thriller / Horror Serial : CID (B P SINGH)
Best Historical / Mythological Serial : Meera (Moti Sagar, Amrit Sagar & Meenakshi Sagar)
Best Actor in a Negative Role : Sudesh Berry (Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo)
Best Actress in a Negative Role : Surekha Sikri (Balika Vadhu)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role : Adithya Lakhia (Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Smita Bansal Mohla (Balika Vadhu)
Best Anchor - Game/Quiz Show : Salman Khan (10 Ka Dum)
Best Anchor - Talk/Chat Show - Female : Dr. Kiran Bedi (Aap Ki Kachehri)
Best Anchor - Talk/Chat Show - Male : Rajdeep Sardesai (Battle For India)
Best Anchor - News/Current Affair Show : Prabhu Chawla (Seedhi Baat)
Best Anchor - Music/Films-based Show : Meiyang Chang (India Idol 4)
Best Child Artiste : Avika Gor (Balika Vadhu)
Best Talk/Chat Show : Tere Mere Beach Mein (Farha Khan)
Best Game Show/Quiz Show : Sach Ka Saamna
Best Reality Show : Aap Ki Kachehri
Best Music & Film-based Show : India Idol 4
Best News/Current Affairs Show : CJ Show
Best Television Event : IIFA (WIZCRAFT)
Best Children’s Programme : M. A. D. - Make it Easy (Turner International India Pvt. Ltd.)
Best Interstitial/Filler : AIDS PSA (Rahul) (Shelley Sharma)
Best Travel-Based Show : No Big Deal (Devika Anand & Neha Dixit)
Best TV Documentary : India Innovates (Malini Kumar)
Best Mini-Series : Born Wild: Out of Africa (Swati Thyagarajan)
Best Life Style Show : Spectacular Spas For Men (Arun Thapar)
Jury Technical Awards
Best Audiography : Foot Candles Films Pvt. Ltd. (DLF-IPL Campaign Film 2009)
Best Visual Effects : Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. (Kul - Veera)
Best Videography : Sanjay K Memane & Anil Katke (Balika Vadhu)
Best Editing : Vikas Singh, Tarique Ahmed & Devang Kakkad (Ladies Special)
Best Art Direction : Nitin Chandrakant Desai (Chittod Ki Rani Padmini Ka Johur)
Best Teleplay : Purnendu Shekhar, Rajesh Dubey & Gajra Kottary (Balika Vadhu)
Best Dialogues : Usha Dixit (Balika Vadhu)
Best Lyricist : Raajesh Johri (Chittod Ki Rani Padmini Ka Johur)
Best Title – Music Track : Lalit Sen (Balika Vadhu)
Best Costumes : Neeta Lulla (Chittod Ki Rani Padmini Ka Johur)
Best Singer : Sonu Nigam (Dil Mill Gayye)
Best Serial : Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (Rajan Shahi)
Best Actor : Karan Mehra (Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai)
Best Actress : Hina Khan (Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai)
Best News Channel (Hindi) : Aaj Tak
Best News Channel (English) : NDTV 24X7
Best Entertainment Channel : COLORS
Best Fashion/Lifestyle Channel : NDTV GOOD TIMES
Baldev Khosa, Ramesh Sippy, Madhur Bhandarkar, David Dhawan, Anurag Basu, Amrita Rao, Satish Kaushik, Gulshan Grover
Anu & Shashi Ranjan, Satish Shah, Shekhar Suman, Vipul Shah, Roomi Jafri, Roshni Chopra, Raza Murad, Roop & Sonali Rathod
Alka Yagnik, Mohit Chauhan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Bikram Saluja, Rohit Roy,
Shirish Kunder, Sanjeev Kapoor, Dipti Bhatnagar, Kiran Shantaram, Shaad Randhawa, Shama Sikandar, Javed Jafri,
Mohan Bhandari, Govind Namdev, Divya Dutta
Divya Dutta, Sudhanshu Pandey, Shweta Salve, Roshan Taneja