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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Bommalata, its artiste win National Awards

After nearly two years of controversies the 53rd National Film Awards were declared on Tuesday (Aug 07, 2007). Bommalata (also known as A Bellyful of Dreams) was adjudged as the Best Regional Film in Telugu. And the child actor played lead role in the film Saikumar won the Best Child Artiste award.

Bommalata is directed by Suryaprakasha Rao K and produced by his father K Raghavendra Rao and Rana (grandson of Ramanaidu).

Apart from these, no major awards were bestowed on Telugu Films.

Bengali film Kaalpurush directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta was declared the BestFeature Film for 2005 while Hindi film Parineeta directed by Prodip Sarkar was adjudged Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director.

The Best Actor Award went to superstar Amitabh Bachchan for Black.

Sarika has been adjudged the best actress in recognition of her performance in the film Parzania directed by Rahul Dholakia.

Director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra's Rang De Basanti was declared the Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment and Nargis Dutt Award for the Best Feature Film on National Integration went to Malayalam film Daivanamathil which is directed by Jayaraj.

The prestigious awards ran into controversy last year when Kolkata-based film critic Shyamli Banerjee filed a petition in the Delhi High Court levelling charges of corruption and fixing in deciding the 53rd Awards. However, court last week gave green signal to anounce the awards.



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