the eve of Nandi awards announcement, idlebrain.com contacted
the winners to get their responses.
Prasad (Best Leading Actor) - It
is all about humanity
Naluguru film preaches humanity. Now I see humanity in the
jury members too when they announced fair results for Nandi
awards this year. This is my 6th Nandi award. It makes me
feel happier because Aa Naluguru also won the best film award.
It happened like that for Erra Mandaram film too in the past.
I would like to give a special commendation to media for promoting
Aa Naluguru film right from the beginning. When media believes
in something, then everybody should follow it. This film also
proved that Telugu film industry boasts off brilliant actors.
If producers are willing to make films like Aa Naluguru, you
can see brilliant performances by other actors too.
Mukherjee (Best leading actress) - It
is beyond the belief
I am totally shocked. It is unexpected and is beyond the belief.
I was sad earlier when Anand film was ignored at Filmfare
awards. Director Sekhar Kammula deserves more credit than
me for this film. I am really ecstatic that Andhra people
appreciated and accepted an outsider like me. I completed
Meenakshi which is due for release. Five days of shoot is
left for Style film. Right now I am working for Godavari film
by Sekhar Kammula at Rajhmundry. I would like to thank Sekhar
Kammula and the entire unit of Anand for this award.
Kammula (Best director and Best producer) - Its
I am really glad that I personally won two awards (best director
and best producer) and my film Anand won six awards. It is
very encouraging and the awards are pretty genuine. I expected
an award for camera work also as we experimented a lot in
that department. I am also glad that Aa Naluguru won the first
best film award. I am hoping to repeat the feat with my next
(Best supporting actor) - Most unexpected
am thrilled. Nandi award is the most unexpected one for me.
I am really amazed and shocked by the news. I would like to
thank my director Rajamouli on this occasion.
Subramanyam (Best comedy actor) - Fair
awards this time
I am feeling very happy. More so because everybody is saying
that the awards given this time and very fair. I got 3 Nandi
awards for my TV performances earlier. This is my 1st Nandi
award for performance in films.
Bakitha (Best child actress) - Thank
I came to know about this news from idlebrain.com only. I
follow idlebrain.com as it posted my photographs from Anand
film. I would like to thank all the unit members and jury
Patra (producer of the 1st best feature film Aa Naluguru)
- Excellent human values
Aa Naluguru winning Nandi award as best feature film is an
example of excellent human vales. I was disappointed that
Aa Naluguru did not win any nationa award. Nandi awards come
as a big solace for us. I would like to thank entire Aa Naluguru
team especially Rajendra Prasad, Chandra Siddardha and Madan.
Press helped us a lot in carrying good buzz about the film.
I am indebted to the audience and jury members for encouraging
Reddy (producer of 3rd best feature film Grahanam)
- Little disappointed
Though I am glad that Grahanam won an award, I am little disappointed
about it. Grahanam won a national award. And it brought some
recognition to Telugu films on national level. I expected
Grahanam to get best film award and I expected our performers
like Bharani, Jayalalitha and Mehaneesh to win awards. On
a whole, we are little unsatisfied with the results.
Krishna Indraganti (Best debut director) - Morale
boost for the upcoming directors
It is really good to get a Nandi award after winning National
award. It will act as morale boost to the upcoming directors
to adapt literature to the films. If you observe the films
that won Nandi this year, all of them are experimental and
sensible ones. It is nice to see jury encouraging experimental
films in stead of mass masala flicks. I am currently doing
the script work of my forthcoming film 'Ekanta Geetam' which
is going to be an adaptation of Buchibabu's classic 'Chavaraku
Sagar (Best Music director) - Feels
good to win both National and state award
am really glad. It feels good to win both national and state
(Nandi) award for the same film. I am basically a Telugu guy
and started my career in Telugu with Dharma Teja film. Later
on I worked for Chiranjeevi's film Mugguru Monagallu also.
Commercially I got a big break in Telugu through Chandramukhi.
Right now I am scoring music for a direct Telugu film of Pawan
Kalyan called 'Bangaram'. I would like to thank every unit
member of Swarabhishekam.
K Naidu (Best cinematographer) - I
value Nandi award a lot
I would like to give the credit of this award to the producer
Shyam Prasad Reddy. I missed it a couple of times earlier
for films like Matrudevobhava and Choodalani Vundi. I know
the value of Nandi award and I got it today. I am grateful
to jury committee for selecting as best cinematographer. I
am currently doing Ram Gopal Varma's Hindi film which is being
directed by JD Chakravarthy. I am also doing Lakshmi (Venkatesh
- VV Vinayak) film. I would be doing Chiranjeevi's next film
in the direction of Murugadas.
Venkateswara Rao (Best Editor) - This
is my first Nandi
I am feeling happy as this is my first Nandi award though
I was in film industry for decades. I expected Nandi award
for my works like Seetakoka Chiluka and Amavasya Chandrudu.
I am really happy that I got one for Sye.
Chavali (Best Story Writer) - Made
The End with awards in mind
am feeling happy to have won Nandi award. I made this film
'The End' by keeping awards and film festivals in mind. I
am glad that I got the best story writer award and the film
got best film award for national integration. This film was
released and did not do well at box office. The story of this
film is about how Muslim youth of India are being seduced
from outsiders into Jihad and how outsiders are using Indian
Muslims against India. I did lot of research before making
this film. I would be doing a film soon with Jagapati Babu
as hero. This film too would have a burning issue with commercial
Lakshman (Best Stunt Masters) - happy
to get in competitive world
This is our 1st Nandi award. We are glad that we won an award
in a field where there is so much of competition. We won Santosham
award for ANOTA film. We got good appreciation for our work
in recently released Bhadra and Andhrudu. We are presently
working for Ram Gopal Varma's Shock.
(Best female playback singer) - Chala
Chala santoshamga vundi. This is my seventh Nandi award. I
won filmfare award for the same song (Nuvvustanante Nenoddantana
song from Varsham). I would like to thank music director Devi
Sri Prasad and lyricist Sirivennela for their contribution
to the song.
Bose: (Best lyricist) - double
thanks to Keeravani
is my second Nandi award. I got my first Nandi award for Nee
Nvvula Telladananni (Aadi) song. Now I got it for Cheekatitho
song. I would like to thank Keeravani twice for this song
because I wrote the lyrics first and he composed tune based
on lyrics. He also sung the song. I would like to thank director
VN Aditya for explaining the situation in an inspiring way.
(Best female dubbing artist) - 3rd consecutive
got used to certain kind of modulation and filmmakers ask
me to repeat it most of the time. But for Anand film, director
Sekhar Kammula gave me lot of freedom and ask me to imagine
myself to be the character. I got involved in it and gave
the best. This is my 3rd consecutive Nandi award. I got it
as dubbing artist for Jayam in 2002. For 2003, I got best
female playback singer for Telugu pata in Athade Oka Sainyam.
More than the Nandi award, I got a best compliment from somebody
that goes like 'Nuvvu Anand lanti manchi coffee ki suger add
chesavu". I feel really glad and I would like to thank
Abdul: (Best film critic) - my
was my career goal to win Nandi award. I applied for the award
for the first time and won it. I would like to sincerely thank
my editor MVR Sastry for his continuous encouragement in writing
good articles. (MD Abdul worked for Vennela section of Andhra
Bhoomi news paper)
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