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For the third time in a row, Girish Kasaravalli's movie has bagged the prestigious National Award. The critically acclaimed filmmaker's Kurmavatara won the award in Best Kannada Feature Film category.
Kurmavatara is based on the novel written by Kum Veerabhadrappa and it is produced by Basant Kumar Patil. The honour carries a Rajat Kamal and cash prize of Rs 1,00,000. The 59th National Awards were announced in New Delhi today.
Girish Kasaravalli's Gulabi Talkies and Kanasemba Kudureyaneri were honoured with Best Feature Film in Kannada Awards in 2008 and 2010, and both the films were produced by Basant Kumar Patil.
However, a Byari (the language spoken in south west coast region) film of the same name has won Best Feature Film Award. The movie is produced by TH Althaf Hussain and directed by Suveeram. The award carries Swarna Kamal and cash prize of Rs 2,50,000.
We, at OneIndia, congratulate the winners for making Kannadigas proud.