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Balaji Sakthivel deserves all the limelight, Vazhakku En 18/9 producer

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N Subash Chandra Bose is on cloud nine, as his movie Vazhakku En 18/9 has won a National Award. Sharing his happiness, the filmmaker has given the entire credit to the director of the movie, Balaji Sakthivel.

"Director Balaji Sakthivel deserves all the limelight for all honours received by our film in different film festivals. We have merely produced the film but it's his vision that has in turn given our banner worldwide acclaim", Chandra Bose told IANS.

The critically acclaimed Tamil teen crime-thriller Vazhakku En 18/9 and Telugu blockbuster revenge-drama Eega were named 2012's best feature films in their respective languages at the 60th National Film Awards announced onb Monday.

He admits that he had a hunch that his film will win a National Award.

"I wouldn't say we were confident but deep down we had a feeling that our film will win the National Award. It was unanimously appreciated by critics and fans alike and, therefore, we were quite optimistic about the output", he added. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

Vazhakku En 18/9

Vazhakku En 18/9 won awards in two departments. It won Best Tamil Feature Film and Best Costume Design awards.

Vazhakku En 18/9

Vazhakku En 18/9 won the best film award at South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) and Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF). It was also one of the Indian films nominated for Best Foreign Film category.

Vazhakku En 18/9

The film is about how the lives of youngsters today are shackled by sex, lies and crime. It featured all newcomers such as Mithun Murali, Sri, Urmila Mahanta and Manisha Yadav.

Vazhakku En 18/9

Sri, Mithun Murali, Urmila Mahanta, Manisha Yadav, and others are in the cast.

Vazhakku En 18/9

How do you wish to celebrate?
"We have called for press meet where we intend to share our happiness with all those who were associated with the success of the film", he said.

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