The Technical Awards Nite at the Big ITA

Indian Television Academy(ITA)honoured eminent television personalities, and also gave away the Technical Awards on 24th November. Check the winners list and the Slideshow..

Monday, November 26, 2007 | 2:54:26 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright:  |  Comments 13 Comments  |  5942 Views


The countdown of the much awaited Indian Television Academy (ITA) has began with the technical awards being given on Saturday. The popular awards will be given on 9 th December.

Noodle strap, Mandira Bedi was the host of the eveining along with Sharad Kelkar and Smriti Iraani. The later's SET show Viruddh , got the best dialogue award.

The most important moment of the night was superstar Mr. Amitabh Bachchan receiving Ultimate Eminence award in the world of Entertainment, encompassing Cinema, Television & Media…! Child artist Swini Khara (Cheeni Kum) & Raj Pandit (singer / composer) performed on Sa Ra Zamaana, Anthony Gonsalves, Jhuma Chumma, Don as a tribute to the Big B as well.

Other personalities to be honoured include broadcasters like Mr. Aroon Purie (Aaj Tak), Dr. Prannoy Roy (NDTV), Mr. Rajat Sharma (INDIA TV), Mr. Ronnie Screwvala (UTV), Sahara Shri Subrata Roy (Sahara TV), Content-providers including Mr. Dheeraj Kumar (Creative Eye), Mr. Prem Sagar (Sagar Arts), Mr. Ravi Chopra">Ravi Chopra (B R TV), Mr. Sanjay Khan (Numero Uno International Limited).

In a very good move, south film legend Khushboo too was rewarded for having achieved iconic status in Southern Television

Indraneil performed a Chinese music piece while his Nach Balliye partner, Barkha Bisht danced to Yeh Ishq Hai - Jab we Met, while Shama Sikandar, Sameer Dattani, Shaad Randhawa, Aarti Chhabria impressed every one with thier Dhoom Dhadka act.

One event that got maximum applause was the Baa & Bahu act - where older genearation heroine performed to their time hit number and the same were remixed by current babes. So we had Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon by Shubha Khote and its Remix version by Amrapali, Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar by Savita Prabhune and it remix version by Jasweer Kaur, Leke Pehla Pehla Pyaar by Shama Deshpande, remixed by Karishma Tanna.

MTV bagged the best music channel, while Zee Cinema got the best Hindi movie channel. Disney channel was adjudged as the best children channel.

The celeb who graced the event were Ramesh Sippy, Madhur Bhandarkar, Preety Jhangiani, David Dhavan, Gulshan Grover, Mumtaaz, and Amirta Rao, notable absentees who had promised to turn up, but did not appear were Shabana Azmi, Hrithik Roshan and Mahesh Bhatt.

The tv industry glam brigade was in full strength, Aparna Tilak, , Munisha Khatwani, Kamya Punjabi, Keerti Kelkar. Among the guys we saw Arjun Bijlani, Vikas Mankatla, Ashish Roy. Also present were Jaya Bhattachyra and Apara Mehta.

Both the techincal and popular awards will be telecasted on 31st December on Star Plus.

Now to the Technical Award Winners at a Glance:

Best Art Direction: Nitin Desai; Big Boss

Best Audiography: Paresh Shah; Sshhhh… Phir Koi Hai - Ghungroo

Best Costumes: Sheela Sagar, Nikhat mariyam Neerushaa; Pritviraj Chauhan

Best Dialogues: Viruddhh; kamlesh Pandey

Best Editing: Special report - Train to Tibet; NDTV

Best Filler: Bhoot Diwali; Walt Disney

Best Lifestyle show: Team living it up; CNN IBN

Best Lyricist: Maayka; Maya Govind

Best make up: Prithvi Raj Chauhan; Hari Nawar and Suryakant Sawant

Best mini series: Independecnce day series; NDTV

Best Singer: Dil Mil Gayee; Sonu Nigam

Best Telefilm: Pyaar Ki shuruvat; Zee cinema

Best television event: IIFA; wiz craft

Best title Music: Maayka; Mickey Narula

Best Travel Show: What’s cool on holiday; CNN

Best TV Documentary: Voh 60 din; Zee news

Best Visual effects: Antraiksh; Jyoti Sagar

Popular Awards:

Best music channel: MTV

Best hindi movie channel: Zee Cinema

Best Children's Channel: Disney

Reporter: Hiral Anju Bhatt
Author: Anil Merani, Hiral Anju Bhatt
Pictures By: Rishi Vyas

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  • Posted on: 13 September 2010 at 7:00amDV_LVR

    Sharad Kelkar

    he has an amazing voice...must have been a great host!!!

  • Posted on: 27 November 2007 at 5:50amuniverse_megha


    thanks a lot for this article! i was waiting for this one! :)

    but i am confused about one thing..there were Program categories too in these awards with nominees for 'Best Historical/Mythological Serial', for 'Best Actor' 'Best Art Director'..'Best Child Artiste'

    These are different from 'Popular Awards categories'. When will the awards be given for these??

    I'm confused coz some categories like Best Make-Up..'Best Costumes..hv already been awarded....

    Can someone plz clarify this...

  • Posted on: 26 November 2007 at 5:32pmflowertot

    thank u /great work,can't waite 2 watch it. it looks good.

  • Posted on: 26 November 2007 at 4:36pmumi82990

    Good article/pictures.

  • Posted on: 26 November 2007 at 3:57pmAngelic_J

    Greeat work :P but the first few pix weren't as clear as the others:$ but otherwise lovely pix :D

  • Posted on: 26 November 2007 at 2:02pmmaha786

    thx for the pix the stage def looks lavish gr8 work done

  • Posted on: 26 November 2007 at 1:52pmMrsKaranGrover

    Congratz 2 all..N Wohooo DMG gets best singer award:D...

  • Posted on: 26 November 2007 at 9:19ambittersweet93

    congos to all :D

    thanks !

  • Posted on: 26 November 2007 at 8:55amammmu

    Congrats to everyone who won for Technical Awards.. cant wait until Sunday when the show airs! :) thanks for the article!

  • Posted on: 26 November 2007 at 6:24amKavi85

    A big thanks

    Thank So much for da article and the pics!!!

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