Kannada film industry has bagged four awards at 57th National Film Awards 2009-2010, which were announced in New Delhi yesterday evening (15th September). The Sandalwood has won two Rajat Kamals and two Swarna Kamals (Golden Lotus). Apparently, this is the first time that the industry has got five National recognitions.
Director Girish Kasaravalli has walked away with two National awards. His movie Kanasemba Kudureyaneri has won the best Kannada Movie Award in the Regional Language Film section. This award includes a Rajat Kamal and cash prize of Rs 1,00,000. Girish Kasaravalli has shared the Best Screenplay Writer award with Gopal Krishna Pai for the film Kanasemba Kudureyaneri and this honour carries a Rajat Kamal and cash prize of Rs 50,000.
PN Ramchandra directed Kannada film Putaani Party has been awarded the Best Children's Film. This award includes a Swarna Kamal and cash prize of Rs 1,50,000. Dr. K Puttaswamy has won the Best Book on Cinema for his Kannada book 'Cinemaa Yaana'. This award carries a Swarna Kamal and cash prize Rs 75,000.
Besides these awards, another Kannadiga has been honoured with the National Film Award. She is none other than late Kannada actor Shankar nag's wife Arundhati Nag. The Jogi actress has bagged the Best supporting Actress award for her performance in Blockbuster Hindi film Paa.
We at Oneindia congratulate and thank all these award winners for making Kannadigas proud.