director Girish Kasaravalli's Gulabi Talkies won the award for the
Best Film in the Osian's Cinefan a festival of Asian and Arab films
on Saturday in New Delhi. Adding to the glory of Kannada cinema,
actress Umashri was judged the Best Actress for her performance in
the same film.
Gulabi Talkies is based on the short story by Vaidehi, it
focuses on the effects of globalization on an island populated by
fishermen. The script is by Kasaravalli, who also teamed up with
Vaidehi for the dialogues.
The festival's competitive section has four categories Asia-Arab
films, Indian films, First Features and Intolerance. Gulabi Talkies
won the award in the section for Indian Films.
the media after receiving the award, Kasaravalli said he is
immensely pleased at the international recognition that the film
received. Earlier, Kasaravalli was presented with a Special Jury
Award at the 2006 Osian's Cinefan for his film Naayi