Thiruvananthapuram (PTI) Nila Madhab Pande, director of the Hindi
film I am Kalam has been chosen for the Aravindan
Puraskaram for best debut filmmaker in the year 2010. The award,
instituted by the state capital-based Chalachithra Film Society in
memory of renowned Malayalam filmmaker G Aravindan, carries a cash
prize of Rs 25,000, citation and a plaque.
A jury chaired by noted director Shyamaprasad selected Pande for
the award, G Rajmohan, president, Chalachitra Film Society, told
reporters here today.
Aravindan Puraskaram was instituted in 1991 at the national
level for best debut film-makers. Earlier recipients of the honour
include A K Bir (Adi Mimamsa-Oriya), Pamela Rooks
(Miss Beatty's Children-English), Bikram Singh
(Tharpan-Hindi), Kavitha Lankesh
(Daveeri-Kannada), Albert (Kanne
Madanguka-Malayalam) and Shyamaprasad (Agnisakshi-