Tollywood is rejoicing as three Telugu movies make it to the list of victors in the 64th National Film Awards.
Tollywood burst into gaiety as the victors of the 64th National Film Awards were publicized on Friday at the National Media Centre in the capital city New Delhi. The National awards for Best Popular Film providing complete Entertainment, Dialogues, Best Telugu Film and Best Choreography were offered to three Telugu movies —Pelli Choopulu, Sathamanam Bhavathi, and Janatha Garage correspondingly.
While speaking to media after the awards was announced, the director of Sathamanam Bhavati movie, Satish Vegesna, was overjoyed. “I am thrilled, of course! Dil Raju called to tell me regarding the award and I was shocked. The movie was admired and had provided me a sense of determination, but this credit has increased my accountability. What took me by amazement was the nationwide credit that the movie received. There is a normal understanding that both awards and audience gratitude are not possible for a movie.” he said, saying, “My family is bit elated since they have seen me struggling for longest time. Currently, one after the other, great things is happening since the movie’s release and it appears that things have lastly fallen into place. The better run of the movie has made my resolution to work on such movies stronger, as opposed to taking the commercial way.”
In the meantime, Pelli Choopulu had won two awards — Best Telugu Film and Best Dialogues. The movie’s producer, Raj Kandukuri, is apparently on cloud nine. He told, “This movie was a struggle of one year, but getting the National Award was my vision from 15 years. I am not having words to define how I feel at this instant. But I would say a movie isn’t about a single individual and is a whole team exertion.” Raj said, “We had applied for the National awards, but never discerned that a small movie like this would be recognized. I am so happy since Tharun’s hard work had paid off.
Raj said, “This is not a triumph of just our movie, it is a triumph of small movies in general. I trust in inspiring young talent, and in short filmmakers who are talented. This award restores my belief in them. Our entire team will rejoice soon.”
In the meantime, talking about Tharun’s award for Best Dialogues, Priyadarshi, who had starred her career in the film and was, admired for his dialogue delivery, told, “I think the main USP of the movie’s dialogues was that they were so relevant. The remembrance value is perhaps the key here.”
In the meantime, Raju Sundaram, the choreographer of Janatha Garage, who was unavailable for remark, had admiring messages pouring in for his first ever National Award. Remarkably, both his dad Sundaram and brother have been receivers of the sought-after award earlier.