Kannada film industry has won four honours at the 58th National Film Awards. Hejjegalu, Bettada Jeeva and Puttakkana Highway bagged the awards for various categories. N Manu Chakravarthy won the Best Critic Award.
PR Ramadas Naidu directorial Hejjegalu is produced by the president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC), Basanth Kumar Patil. It won the award in the Best Children"s Film category. While Patil's yet another produced movie Bettada Jeeva, which is the screen-adaptation of Dr. Shivarama Karanth's novel, was adjudged as the Best Film on Environment Conservation / Preservation.
B Suresh's movie Puttakkana Highway, which is inspired by the Nice Corridor project, has bagged the honour for Best Film on Social Issues category. The movie is hitting the screens today in 12 cinema halls.
Last year Sandalwood bagged five awards. It had won two Rajat Kamals (Silver Lotus) and two Swarna Kamals (Golden Lotus). However, this time it has to be satisfied with four National recognitions.
We at Oneindia congratulate and thank all these award winners!