Real Star and top director Upeedra who won the Best film award for his directorial venture Super was just making preparations to leave the country and fly to Jordon for the shooting of a song sequence for his forthcoming release Kataari Veera Sura Sundaraangi, when the news was flashed to him. Upendra was really thrilled to hear the news though he had not even thought about it. Upendra has returned to directing films after a long gap of ten years to direct Super and the film obtained rave reviews and also the well deserved Box office success.
"Yes I am happy about my film Super winning the Best film award from state government. The fact that people had appreciated this film by giving thumbs up in the Box office was one point which had gladdened me. But with the announcement of this award I feel like having one more feather in the cap' said Upendra.
Puneet Raj Kumar who had won the Best actor award for his superlative performance in the film Pruthwi directed by Jacob Varghese and produced by Soorappa Babu and N.S.Raj Kumar said that he was very happy to hear that his performance has won appreciation from the Juries also.
Ms. Vijayalakshmi Singh who had won the Best supporting actress for her performance in Veera Parampare said that entire credit of moulding her character should go to director S.Narayan. "I remember Narayan telling me many a times that I will get an award if I put in my best efforts to portray the character. I tried my best and Narayan helped me. Here is this award which has made me very happy' said Vijayalakshmi Singh.
Guru Kiran who won the first state award as the Best Music director for Mylari said that he had never imagined that he will get the state award in music. "I have entered the film industry fourteen years ago and this is my first award. Though many of my films like A, Appu, Jogi and many others have won lot of awards, I was some how losing out in the selection of state awards. I thank the juries headed by Ms. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan for selecting me this time for Mylari which I consider as one of my albums' said Guru Kiran.
Nagashekhar whose Sanju Weds Geetha has won three awards for camera, editing and sound engineering said that he had expected a few more awards for the film, but felt happy that his film remained the favourite of Juries who had given three big awards. "These awards are like tonic. The film had won appreciation from public, Now, I intend to make films with popular appeal which will be able to win a minimum of six awards' said Nagashekhar who was in Shimoga when the news of awards reached him.
Producer Rockline Venkatesh who produced the Best film Super said that he will be giving the entire credit to the film's director and lead actor Upendra.
Dr Rajkumar Award: S Shivaram
Puttanna Kanagal Award: Bhargava
Dr Vishnuvardhan Award (for lifetime achievement in films): Ambareesh
(Rs 2 lakh and gold medal each)
First Best Film: Super (Rs 1 lakh and gold medals for producer and director)
(Producer Rockline Venkatesh: Rs. 1,00,000 and 50 Grams Gold Medal) Director – Upendra
Second Best Film: Bhagavatghi Kaadu (Rs 75,000 and silver medal for director and producer)
Third Best Film : Shabdamani (Rs 50,000 and silver medal for producer and director)
Special Film of Social Concern: Tarangini
Best Regional Film – Kanchilada Bale (Tulu)
Best childrens Film – Nanna Gopala
Subbaiah Naidu Award for Best Actor: Puneet Rajkumar (Film – Prithvi)
Best Actress: Kalyani (Film – Suicide)
Best Supporting Actor: (Ashwath Award) Ramesh Bhat (Film – Uyalle)
Best Supporting Actress: Vijayalakshmi Singh (Film – Veerapampare)
Best Male Dubbing Artist: Shrungeri Ramanna (Film – Veerabahu)
Best Female Dubbing Artist: Shashikala (Film – Shabdamani)
Best Story Writer: Agni Sridhar (Film – Tamassu)
Best Screenplay: B Suresh (Puttakana Highway)
Best Dialogue Writer: Baraguru Ramachandrappa (Bhoomi Thaie)
Best Cinematographer: Sathya Hegde (Sanju Weds Geetha)
Best Music Director: Gurukiran (Mylari)
For Best Sound Recording: Anand (Sanju Weds Geetha)
For Best Editing: Jhony Harsha (Nanna Gopala)
Best Art Director: Hosmane Murthy (Olave Mandara)
Best Child Artist: Baby prakruthi (Hejjegalu)
Best Lyrisist: H S Venkatesh Murthy (Onduralli)
Best Playback Singer – Male: Ravindra Soorigavi (Puttakana Highway)
Best Playback Singer – Female: Lakshmi Manmohan (Gandhi Smiles)
Special Jury Award: Prarthane