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Sandalwood bags five awards at 57th National Film Awards
Written by: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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Kannada film industry has bagged four awards at 57th National Film
Awards 2009-2010, which were announced in New Delhi yesterday
evening (15th September). The Sandalwood has won two Rajat Kamals
and two Swarna Kamals (Golden Lotus). Apparently, this is the first
time that the industry has got five National recognitions.
Director Girish Kasaravalli has walked away with two National
awards. His movie Kanasemba Kudureyaneri has won the best
Kannada Movie Award in the Regional Language Film section. This
award includes a Rajat Kamal and cash prize of Rs 1,00,000. Girish
Kasaravalli has shared the Best Screenplay Writer award with Gopal
Krishna Pai for the film Kanasemba Kudureyaneri and this
honour carries a Rajat Kamal and cash prize of Rs 50,000.
PN Ramchandra directed Kannada film Putaani Party has
been awarded the Best Children's Film. This award includes a Swarna
Kamal and cash prize of Rs 1,50,000. Dr. K Puttaswamy has won the
Best Book on Cinema for his Kannada book 'Cinemaa Yaana'. This
award carries a Swarna Kamal and cash prize Rs 75,000.
Besides these awards, another Kannadiga has been honoured with
the National Film Award. She is none other than late Kannada actor
Shankar nag's wife Arundhati Nag. The Jogi actress has
bagged the Best supporting Actress award for her performance in
Blockbuster Hindi film Paa.
We at Oneindia congratulate and thank all these award winners
for making Kannadigas proud.