Page 3 is one of the well-known Bollywood Social Movies. Page 3 was directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. Page 3 bagged 3 National Film Awards in the year 2005.
Page 3 portrays the lives of celebrities and stars, who usually feature in Page 3 of a newspaper. Madhur Bhandarkar has shown the hypocrisy and superficiality that rules the life of celebrities and stars.
The lead role is played by Konkona Sen Sharma. She plays the role of Madhavi Sharma in the movie. She comes to Mumbai to become a journalist. Boman Irani playing the role of Deepak Suri gives Madhavi the job of interviewing the Page 3 celebrities.
The roommate of Madhavi Sharma is Pearl Sequiera, played by Sandhya Mridul. Pearl is an air hostess. Gayatri Sachdeva played by Tara Sharma, is the other roommate who aspires to be an actor.
She later becomes close to Rohit Kumar, a famous actor, played by Bikram Saluja. Gayatri conceives Rohit`s child and tries to commit suicide when advised by Rohit to abort the child.
On the other hand, Pearl Sequiera marries a rich person and settles in the US. When Madhavi tries to expose Rohit Kumar by writing about his relationship with her roommate Gayatri, her editor refuses to publish the report and ask her to apologize to Rohit Kumar.
Soon she realizes that the celebrity world is not so glamorous and hence Madhavi gets disillusioned with her job of taking interviews and writing about the life of the celebrities. She comes in contact with Vinayak who is a senior crime reporter. When she gets into crime reporting, she gets further disillusioned. Ultimately she gets back to page 3 reporting.
Page 3 has won several awards:
- Page 3 got the National Film Awards for the year 2005.
- Bobby Pushkarna got the Golden Lotus Award for Page 3. The movie was chosen as the Best Film.
- Nina Arora, Manoj Tyagi won the Silver Lotus Award for Best Screenplay for Page 3.
- Suresh Pai bagged the Best Editing award in the Silver Lotus Award ceremony.
- Page 3 received the Zee Cine Awards for the year 2005 Zee Cine Awards
- Konkona Sen Sharma won the Best Female Debut for Page 3.
Page 3 is one of the best movies directed by Madhur Bhandarkar.
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