For the first time in the history of radio channels the annual awards on the second year existence of 93.5 SFM a Sun Network channel the top playback singer the winner of three state awards Nanditha has bagged the first award of the channel. The award for Nanditha was given to the song in the film ‘Slum Bala’ Manasu Rangagidhe…. The male playback singer of 2008 went to Raghu Dixit for his song Ninna Poojege Bandha Madeshwara……in the film ‘Psycho’.
The third year S.P.Varadaraju award evening bestowed on Shani Mahadevappa and Smt.Sarojamma Duttargi was meaningful and memorable in many ways. That is the caliber and approach of a stalwart like Prof.Baraguru Ramachandrappa who heads the S.P.Varadaraju Athmeeyara Balaga.
Come April 19th at Shanmukhananda Hall from 6 pm till 9.30 pm the famous poets of Kannada literature songs will be sung by C.Aswath with his accompaniment from Bangalore to thrill the 2800 attendance in which nearly 200 are top dignitaries that include Javed Akthar Saab.
Kannada actor Sudeep to play the son role to Amitabh Bachchan in ‘RANN’ Hindi film by Ram Gopal Verma that is shooting now in Bombay Film City.
A.R.RAJU GETS PHALKE ACADEMY RECOGNITION!
The veteran distributor of over 350 films, 31 Kannada films maker and five dubbed Telugu and Tamil films Alluri Reddamma Raju received the rare recognition for his yeomen service in the field of cinema in the last 50 years. On 4th May AR Raju received the prestigious Phalke Academy Awards in Mumbai.
The maiden RNJ awards of the well known lyricist and music composer from RNR family – late RN Jayagopal will be given to three prominent personalities – CV Shivashanker, Kaviraj and Harikrishna. In this two are writers and one is music director.
FILM FARE AWARDS
It appears true that ‘Moggina Manasu’ has bagged five awards of South Film Fare - Radhika Pandit has got the best actress, E Krishnappa the producer for best film, Shashank for best director, Shuba Punj for best supporting actress, Yash for best supporting actor in the film.
The declaration of awards that is supposed to take place on Friday night the highly placed sources says the best actor award for Ganesh has been chosen for ‘Galipata’ Kannada film. The awards are likely for Jayanth Kaikini, V Harikrishna, Krishna plus playback singers Sonu Nigam and Shreya Goshal.
UMASRI, PRAKASH RAI NATIONAL HONORS
Putmalli of Kannada cinema the renowned actress of theatre, film and Congress I politician Umasri has bagged the first national award for her performance in ‘Gulabi Talkies’ and apparently the film directed by Girish Kasaravalli and produced by Basanthkumar Patil also bagged the best regional film award. The ever lovable actor hailing from Karnataka making it big in Tamil and Telugu Prakash Rai has bagged the national award as best actor for his role in ‘Kancheevaram’ Tamil film. That was a pre independence film dealt on the Silk weavers of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu.
UMASRI GETS RARE DISTINCTION – STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL AND PANORAMA ENTRY
The national award winning actress the matchless actress of Kannada cinema Umasree responding to the SMS message sent by this journalist called up on her way back home shooting felt extremely happy for the happiness expressed by everyone on her winning the award.
Perhaps no one in Indian film fraternity has bagged the honor what Umasri has got that is almost in one year duration. Firstly she got the Karnataka state award as best actress for ‘Gulabi Talkies’, secondly the film was show in the Ossian International festival where she bagged Rs.2 lakh award along with honor to the film, thirdly the film ‘Gulabi Talkies’ got the entry to Indian Panorama section at the last year International Film Festival and now she got the National award crown for her performance.
RAJANA MAGA RAJANE ALLAVE! NEW CROWN FOR PUNEETH!
Power star gets a new crown of ‘Great Son of Karnataka’. Puneeth Rajakumar power star of Kannada cinema deserves it completely looking at his humbleness, film career etc. At the All India conference of Intellectuals held in Bangalore on November 2 Puneeth Rajakumar was bestowed the ‘The Great Son of Karnataka’!
VETERANS HONORED AT ‘JUGARI’ AUDIO RELEASE!
The audio release from the ‘Jugari’ team was a twin function on Saturday morning. The presentation of Rs.10000, shawl, fruit basket and garland from CM Associates producer Ramesh and team members of ‘Jugari’ to Shanimahadevappa, Bangalore Nagesh, Rathnakar, Akki Channabasappa and Renukaprasad was made by wife of SR Puttanna Kanagal Smt.Nagalakshmi and veteran comedy actor Narasimha Raju’s wife Smt.Sharadhamma.