IT, BT, Information and Broadcasting minister Katta Subramnya Naidu has announced the list of Karnantaka State Film Awards 2007-2008 to the media on 11th January 2009. Vishu Kumar, Director of Information and Broadcasting ministry and the Jayachamrajendra Aras, Secretary of the dept were also present at the press meet.
Kesari Haravu was the president of the selection committee. Director Anandraju, producer Vijaykumar, Journalist KS Vasu, Singer Ratnamala Prakash, Cinematographer Ashok Naidu, Malathi Sudhir and Vishu Kumar, Director of Information and Broadcasting ministry were the members of the selection committee. They watched 45 movies and prepared the award list.
Best social concern movie Banada Neralu is yet to hit the screen. Gulabi Talkies has run for three weeks in PVR. Gubbachchigalu, which was exhibited in national and international levels, is yet to release in Karnataka. Savi Savi Nenapu has failed at the Box Office, but the award has brought happiness to the team.
The details of the awards are as following
Best Film 1: Gulabi Talkies, directed by Girish Kasaravalli
Best Film 2: Moggina Jade
Best Film 3: Mathad Mathad Mallige
Best Actress: Umasree Gulabi Talkies
Best Actor: Puneeth Rajkumar in Milana.
Dr. Rajkumar award: Dr Vishnuvardhana
Puttanna Kanagal Award: Renuka Sharma
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mrs. Parvathamma Rajkumar
Best Child Actor: (male) Master Likith – Naanu Gandhi
Best Regional Cinema: Birse (Tulu)
Best Music: Sadhu Kokila – Inthi Ninna Preethiya
Best Singer (male): Dr. SP Balasubramanya – Savi Savi Nenapu
Best Singer (female): Vaanu – Inthi Ninna Preethiya
Best Screenplay:Girish Kasaravalli – Gulabi Talkies
Best Dialogues:Agni Sridhar – Aa Dinagalu
Best Supporting Actor:Rajesh – Moggina Jade
Best Supporting Actress: Smitha – Avva
Best story:Late P. Lankesh – Avva
Best Cameraman:H.C. Venu - Aa Dinagalu
Best Sound Recording:N. Kumar – Accident
Best Editing:Suresh Urs – Savi Savi Nenapu
Best Child Actor (female):Baby Prakruthi – Gubbachchigalu
Best Art Direction:G. Murthy – Kurunadu
Best Lyricist:Gollahalli Shivaprasad – Mathad Mathadu Mallige
Best Dubbing Artist (male):Sudarshan – Aa Dinagalu
Best Dubbing Artist (female):Champa Shetty – Kurunadu
Director Girish Kasaravalli's Gulabi Talkies has bagged the Best Film award from Karnantaka State Film Awards 2007-2008. Umashri has got Best Actress award for her performance in the same movie, while Puneet Rajkumar has got the Best Actor Award for his movie Milana. According to sources, Gulabi Talkies has got three awards. Director Girish Kasaravalli is all happy to receive the awards.