Purbo Paschim, a trust for cultural works in India and Bangladesh, organized the International Bangla Film Critic Award (IBFCA) here at Science City on Saturday.
The event, aimed to celebrate Bengali cinema, had invited dignitaries of the film industries from both India and Bangladesh.
However, most of the invitees were absent with popular film personalities such as Aparna Sen, Sandip Ray, Rituparno Ghosh, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Koel Mullick, Swastika Mukherjee, Sabitri Chatterjee, Anjan Dutt, Sandhya Roy and Madhabi Mukherjee giving the event a miss.
Actress-turned Trinamool Congress MLA Debasree Roy, filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee and singers Anupam Roy, Anup Ghoshal and Raghab Chatterjee attended the programme.
Anupam Roy got the best lyricist, music director and singer awards for ´Baishe Shrabon´.
(Reporting by Barshali Banerjee)