Lakshmi Devi, Singeetham Srinivasa Rao bag Rajkumar and Puttanna awards; lifetime contribution award for Dwarkish
BANGALORE: The State Film Awards Committee headed by filmmaker Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar has adjudged Mungaru Male, Duniya and Cyanide as the three best films in that order.
The committee has conferred the prestigious Rajkumar, Puttanna Kanagal and the Lifetime Contribution to Kannada Cinema awards on veteran artiste M.N. Lakshmi Devi, veteran director Singeetham Srinivasa Rao and veteran producer and artiste Dwarkish B.S., respectively. Each award comprises Rs. 2 lakh in cash and a gold medal.
It has adjudged Kaada Beladingalu, directed by B. S. Lingadevaru, as the best social film.
The award carries Rs. 75,000 and a silver medal.
The committee has selected Yogaraj Bhat of Mungaru Male, Soori of Duniya and A.M.R. Ramesh of Cynaide as the three best directors.
Vijay (Duniya) and Tara (Cyanide) have bagged the best actor and actress awards. Rangayana Raghu (Duniya) and Nitu (Tulu film Koti Chennaiah) have been selected for the best supporting artiste awards.
Announcing the awards, Mr. Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar said there were 37 films in the fray, including two Tulu films, Koti Chennaiah, and Badi. The committee had selected Mungaru Male for the f
Duniya was selected for its realistic narrative style and its purpose, delineating the sufferings of a youth caught in the world of violence.
There was a stiff competition between T. S. Nagabhrana’s Kallarali Hoovagi and Mr. Ramesh’s Cyanide.I.M. Vittalmurthy, Secretary, Information Department, said that the awards would be presented in Bangalore by August end.
The other award winners are Soori (best screenplay – Duniya), Yogaraj Bhat (dialogue – Mungaru Male), Krishna S. (cinematographer), Mano Murthy (music director – Mungaru Male), Tukaram (sound technician – Mungaru Male), Jayanth Kaikini (lyricist – Mungaru Male), “Jananki” (story – Kaada Beladingalu), Vittal (art director – Kallarali Hoovagi), Basavaraj Urs (editing – Kallarali Hoovagi), Hemanth (male playback singer), M.D. Pallavi (female playback singer), Revanth (child artiste – Daatu), Murali (male dubbing artiste – Saundarya), Deepa (female dubbing artiste – Arasu), Nagini Bharana and Roshan (special costume award – Kallarali Hoovagi), special award to hearing and speech impaired Dhriva for acting in Snehanjali, and special award to Aneka Creations for producing art film Daatu.