The second consecutive year film awards by popular monthly film magazine ‘Hello Gandhinagar’ was held in a tidy and simple style. Congratulations to the editor of the film magazine Nandakumar and his wife Varalakshmi for organizing a neat function. The arrangements, trophies made the cultural programs were much better than the recent Karnataka State film awards held at Tumkur. The electrifying hero of Kannada cinema Upendra bagged the best actor for ‘Raktha Kanneeru’ while the sweet looking heroine Abhirami clinched the best heroine award for her performance in ‘Laali Haadu’. Shivrajkumar, Darshan and Sudeep were given special award for their performances in Chiguridha Kanasu, Namma Preethiya Ramu and Swathi Muthu respectively.
The superstar of Kannada cinema vivacious Vishnuvardhan was bestowed with a silver crown a shawl, an idol of lord Krishna, fruit basket, garland and plaque besides honoring with a new title ‘Bhava Shilpi’. This is the right crown for the right actor. The pet friend of Vishnuvardhana the sitting Member of Parliament Ambarish honored Vishnu. Bharathi and Jayanthi were also on stage at this glittering moment.
The rebel star Ambarish and Jayanthi were given the life time achievement award by the Hello Gandhinagar film magazine.
Speaking on the occasion Vishnuvardhana said the award of ‘Bhavashilpi’ on his shoulders made him heavy. The sculptors in my life are many and without God showering blessings and fans rain of applause this would not have been possible he said.
Director S.Narayan speaking after receiving the best director award said the awards are like tonic. Darshan was immensely happy for receiving special award. Abhirami receiving the award thanked the film magazine for giving her maiden award. My first photo appeared in Hello Gandhinagar film magazine and my first award in life is also from the same magazine. I am grateful to this award said the best upcoming actor award winner Murali of ‘Chandra Chakori’ fame.
Prior to the award distribution function the Kannada and culture minister Rani Satish, Legislative Council member S.M.Shanker, KFCC President S.Ramesh, T.Rajanna, secretary of legislative Assembly, Vishnuvardhana lighted the lamp to mark the beginning of the function.
The list of award winners are like this – G.Murthy art direction, Thriller Manju stunts, Editing S. Manohar, Camera P.K.H. Das, Dance Nadeem Khan, female playback singer Lakshmi, male playback singer Gurukiran, music director Hamsalekha, dialogues Upendra, screenplay Sunilkumar Desai, story Ajaykumar, comedian Komal, supporting actress Bharathi Vishnuvardhana, supporting actor Ananthnag, upcoming director Prem, upcoming actress Ramya, upcoming actor Murali, child actor Master kishen, cine journalist A.S.Murthy, PRO Nagendra, first best film Chiguridha Kanasu, 2nd best Chanda Chakori, 3rd best Preethi Prema Pranaya, best film maker Shivanandam for ‘Mouni’, producer Rockline Venkatesh, best film making Hollywood were also honored at the crowded Chowdaiah Memorial Hall in Bangalore on Friday evening.
Although there was thin attendance from the film industry it was a successful function. The wonderful conduct of the show by Aparna and Naveen Krishna was a real treat. The film journalists and artistes/technicians combine to give away the awards was unique. There were plenty of cultural programs from Gurukul team, Murali and team, Kiran Kumar and team. Rajesh Brahmavar and team, Ganesh and Team, Naveen Krishna and team (with a message Love but not kill) and others.
Actor Srinivasamurthy, Anirudh, producers Soorappa Babu, Shailendra Babu, Velu of Lahari Recording Company Mohan of Ananad Auido were also present at the glittering function.