awards for the year 2004 were given away at a
function arranged in People's Plaza, Necklace Road
on the night of 26th October 2005. YS Raja Sekhara
Reddy, Dasari, M Satyanarayana Rao, K Rosaiah and
Shabbir Ali attended the function as guests.
function stated with cultural shows like songs and
mimicry. G Adisesha Giri Rao gave the introductory
for Cinematography M Satyanarayana Rao said,
"The Nandi Awards for films were introduced in
the year 1964 and are being given away without any
break since then. Nandi awards for TV are being given
from 1990 onwards. Nandi Awards for stage plays were
introduced in 1999. The government has cut down the
entertainment tax on small budget films. We are giving
subsidy and free of charge locations for children
films. The present government has abolished slab system.
The state government is going to conduct International
Children Film Festival from 14th of November to 20th
of November in Hyderabad city. Dasari put lots of
efforts to move Telugu film industry from Chennai
to Hyderabad 20 years back. I also produced an award
winning film called Chivaraku Migiledi in 1950's."
said, "The present congress government abolished
the menacing slab system that has been suffocating
Film Industry for the past 18 years. The awards given
for this year seem to be very idealistic. The committee
was given a free-hand and there was no influence from
the Government. Rajendra Prasad who aggressively campaigned
for Telugu Desam Party is given the best actor award
and it shows the unbiased nature of Congress Government.
It is really nice to see first generation actress
and producer like Krishna Veni getting Raghupati award.
She is the one who introduced legends like NTR and
SVR. The abolishment of slab system is a boon to the
exhibitors. But a few exhibitors are leasing their
theaters out. In this way the middlemen are getting
benefited. A person who can lease a chain of theaters
is said to have made up to 12 crores in one year.
Government has not given benefits so that middlemen
would get benefited. The exhibitors should save themselves
and the industry from these middlemen. Telugu films
completed 75 years now. We would be doing a big function
to commemorate this occasion very soon."
who headed Nandi Award Jury recommended the following
Considering films made on 16mm film and digital
mode for feature films category provided that these
films are converted into the regular format at the
time of censoring.
2. Increasing the number of Jury awards from 3 to
3. Introducing 3 new categories - Graphics, Best
popular film and best character actress.
4. Producer of the best Children film award gets
1 lakh and the second best children film gets 20,000.
Increase the cash prize for second best from 20000
5. In the past, DD used to broadcast Nandi award
winning films nationwide. Now they stopped doing
it. Reconsider the suggestion of broadcasting Nandi
Rajasekhar Reddy said, "Our Government is
willing to help Telugu film industry always. We have
come up with rules and regulations to tackle the menace
of video piracy. We reduced the entertainment tax
on films though we lose around 15 crores an year.
Rates of tickets are reduced. The jury has given very
actor Rajendra Prasad said, "Though I
have received six Nandi awards so far, I consider
this award to be the best in my 27 years of career
as an actor. Aa Naluguru has great relation with media.
It was journalist Anne Ravi who introduced me Chandra
Siddardha and Madan to me. I played the role of editor
in the film. The media has given excellent coverage
for Aa Naluguru after release and made sure that this
film reaches the critical mass. Total credit for the
success of this film should go to writer Madan and
director Chandra Siddardha. Dasari pointed out that
I campaigned heavily for TDP. I was born in the backyard
of NTR's house and I campaigned to him. I never campaigned
to TDP in particular. Anyway, I agree that I am a
failure in politics and I would like to keep away
from politics henceforth. I would like to sponsor
best actor medal from the next year onwards if Government
team of Anand and Aa Naluguru came forward to donate
all the cash prize they got in this function to the
CM's fund for heart children. YSR gave away the awards
to the winners.
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