The 61st National Film Awards for the year 2013 in the Feature Film category, Non-Feature Film category and Best Writing on Cinema were announced today at a press conference held at the National Media Centre. Naa Bangaru Talli has bagged three National Film Award and these honours will be given to the winners at a grand event to be held on May 3.
Naa Bangaru Talli, which has been directed by Rajesh Touchriver and produced by MS Rajesh and Sunitha Krishnan, has won the Best Telugu Film award comprising a Rajat Kamal and Rs 1,00,000 each to the producer and director. Shantanu Moitra has bagged a National Film award in the category of Background Score for her work in the film. She will be honoured with Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000 cash prize.
Noted writer Nandagopal has won a National Film Award in the category of Best Book on Cinema for his book 'Cinema Ga Cinema'. He will be honoured with a Swarna Kamal and cash prize of Rs 75,000. English and Telugu bilingual movie O Friend, This Waiting has shared Best Arts/Cultural Film with Hindi film The Lost Behrupiya. Naa Bangaru Talli has also garnered a Special Mention by National Film Awards.
We bring you the pictures and interesting facts about Naa Bangaru Talli. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
NBT - A Family Entertainer
Naa Bangaru Talli was directed by Rajesh Touchriver and produced by MS Rajesh under the banner of Sun Touch Productions. The director has the treatment of a thriller to the film and it is a family entertainer with no fights.
NBT Shows Sex Trade
Naa Bangaru Talli is a searing indictment of the pervasive and ruthless world of the sex trade, but there is no nudity in the film.
Star Cast In Naa Bangaru Talli
Naa Bangaru Talli features Anjali Patil, Siddique, Lakshmi Menon, Neena Kurup, Ratna Shekhar, Anup Arvindan, Warren Joseph and Sunil Kudvattoor in the important roles.
Shantanu Moitra's Music In NBT
Shantanu Moitra has composed music for the songs and background score of Na Bangaaru Talli. The composer has kept a balance of music programming and regional acoustic instruments like Saraswati Veena, Mridangam, Ghatam, Morsing and voices to underline the theme of the film.
Naa Bangaru Talli Release
Naa Bangaru Talli is not released in Telugu. The director says that the film has no star. So he did not want to risk his money on its release. Instead, he started sending it to festivals and there it is picking up awards.
NBT Malayalam Version
The film was subsequently dubbed into Malayalam. When quizzed about why he dubbed it Malayalam, the director says, "The nativity was also close to Kerala as the landscape was similar."
International Film Awards For NBT
The film garnered Best Film at the Trinity International Film Festival in Detroit, and four Awards at the Indonesian International Film Festival.
3 National Film Awards For NBT
Naa Bangaru Talli has bagged three National Film Awards in categories like Best Telugu Film, Best Background Score and Special Mention.