Kannada film industry shines at filmfare awards

The Kannada industry took home its share of awards. Kannada hit film 'Aa Dinagalu', the critically acclaimed film directed by Chaitanya, fetched him the Best Director award, while its producers Syed Aman and MS Raveendra walked away with the Black Lady for the Best Film. A confident Chaitanya even announced that were there to be a Best Cinematographer and Best Editor category, his film would’ve bagged both the awards.

“Venu has done a wonderful job as my cameraman and so has editor, Haridas KGF.”

The Best Actor award went to kannada actor Vijay for Duniya. Even though he was ready with an acceptance speech dedicated to his icon Rajnikant, the overwhelmed actor only managed to say a ‘thank you’.

Kannada actress Rashmi dedicated her Best Actress award (Duniya) to her mother. While Tara won the Best Supporting Actress for Ee Bandhana, Sharath Lohitashwa, won the Best Supporting Actor for Aa Dinagalu. “I’m glad that the Black Lady has finally come into my arms,” he said!

Kannada music director Mano Murthy, continued his winning spree with the Best Music Director award for Milana. Sonu Niggaam who won the Best Singer award for Ninnindale, (Milana) accepted that Kannadigas have given him a lot of encouragement along with a place in their hearts. “Mano Murthy is the most hassle-free music director I’ve worked with and Jayant Kaikini is one of the best lyric writers I’ve come across,” he added. When he sang Ninnindale, even the non-Kannadiga audience couldn’t help but tap their feet. Namma sexy kannada actress Ramya added to the glitz, as she danced to a medley including a song from Arasu.