Record breaking 13 National awards this year for Kannada Film Industry. Sandalwood movies Nathicharami, KGF Chapter 1, SHPSK and OndallaEradalla movie bags the prestigious national film awards.
Also this is the highest ever number of awards given to kannada movies so far challenging other language movies. Earlier highest was 6 which was in the year 1997 and 2016. Here are the number of awards given for kannada movies 5 for Nathicharami, 2 for KGF, 2 for OndallaEradalla, 1 for SHPSK
and 3 for Non Feature film and others.
Kannada film “Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale Kasargodu was declared the best children’s film. Kannada film KGF won best action direction and the special effects. Special mention was shared among Nathicharami actor Sruthi Hariharan, The best female playback singer award went to Bindhu Malini for ‘Maayavi Manave’ from Nathicharami, which also bagged the award for best lyrics, best editing and best Kannada film. Kannada film Ondalla Eradalla gets Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration .
KGF team thank audience for the award
Producer Vijay Kirgandur tweets, “Elated with the news about KGF winning the National Award for Best Action Direction & Best Special Effects. My heartiest congratulations to the whole team. This wouldn’t have been possible without an incredible cast & crew who gave it their all for the film.”
Director, Prashanth Neel says, “A big thank you to everyone for all the love and support shown towards KGF Chapter 1 and congratulations to all the winners.”
Rashmika forgets to congratulate 13 Kannada Movie National Awardees
While actress Rashmika Mandanna forgets again to cheer up the artists and congratulate the Kannada movies for winning 13 National Awards. She had wished the actress Keerthy Suresh for winning the best actress award. This has been another new issue for anger with kannada film fans, as she had earlier claimed of kannada language is difficult for her to speak in a interview.