Tulu movie awards: 'Oriyardori Asal' best film; Lifetime Achievement Award for K N Tailor

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (CLP)


Mangaluru, Nov 23: It was a red letter day for Tulu movie industry as the maiden Tulu Film Awards were presented at a dazzling ceremony organized by Red FM 93.5 at Nehru Maidan here on Saturday November 23.

'Oriyardori Asal', which set a benchmark and marked the resurgence of the Tulu film industry since 2011, won the award for the Best Film. The movie in fact took home as many as six awards in various categories, including the Best Director (H S Rajshekar) and the Best Actor in a Comic Role (Navin D Padil).

Veteran Tulu artiste K N Tailor, known as the 'Bheeshma' of Tulu theatre, was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Tulu cinema over the decades.

Arjun Kapikad won the Best Actor (Male) award for 'Telikeda Bolli' while the Best Actor (Female) award went to Pakhi Hegde for her role in 'Bangarda Kural'.

The spectacular event was graced by pride of Tulunadu, Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty. Lauding the organizers for taking the initiative to recognize and honour Tulu film talents, he said, "This is a big day for the Tulu film industry, a day to appreciate the local talent.

"One of the first movies I had seen was Koti Chennaya, which inspired me. I never thought I would reach Bollywood, but whatever my achievements may be, in my entire life I have never let Tulunadu down, and I feel proud that I kept up the name of Tulunadu wherever I went," Sunil Shetty said.

"I am thrilled at seeing the large crowd that has turned up this evening. Keep up your support to Tulu film industry always," he added.

Sunil Shetty was honoured for his contribution to the film industry.

Earlier in the evening, the event was inaugurated by a host of dignitaries including health minister U T Khadar, mayor Mahabala Maarla, DC A B Ibrahim, Red FM CEO B Surendra, SP Dr Sharanappa, senior filmmaker and National Award winner Sadananda Suvarna, Chilly Willy Foods managing director Satheesh Venkataraman from Dubai, City Gold Group managing director Abdul Kareem, Mookambika Temple managing trustee Krishnaprasad Adyanthaya and COO of RedRocks Group Prashanth Rasquinha.

Addressing the gathering, U T Khadar said, "Today is a great day. This is a step towards taking Tulu film industry to the national and internation levels and making it more popular. I thank the organizers Red FM for initiating this, and wish them all success."

Sadananda Survarna said, "This is a festive sesason for the Tulu industry. Earlier, it was consdered that Tulu films had no market and so people were afraid to invest. With 'Oriyardori Asal' a benchmark for Tulu movies was set, where people started to believe that even Tulu industry can do well. Thereafter, many movies got released and became Tulu cinema emerged again."

Deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim also lauded the organizers and pointed out that 2014 had been a great year for Tulu industry as three major films had released and it also saw the first Tulu Film Awards being hosted.

Award jury members Kasargod Chinna and Vasanth Kadri were felicitated by Amarnath Shetty and Khadar on the occasion.

Apart from the film awards, Satheesh Venkataraman of Chilly Willy gave away seven special awards - to 'Gaggara' Tulu movie, Sadashiva Shetty, 'Bangar Patler', 'Nirel', Sarojini Shetty, Seetharam Kulal and Pradeep - to mark the launch of Chilly Willy products in Mangaluru.

Scintillating dances by various troupes including 'Friction', 'City Guys' and Bhargavi troupe from Udupi added more glamour and charm to the evening. Noted magician Kudroli Ganesh had the audience spellbound with his performance. Mookambika chende troupe was another attraction.

Actress Akshata Maarla also performed. The event also saw the promotion of upcoming film 'Ka' with a special dance. Audio CD of 'Bire Dev Pooje' was also released.

RJ Prasanna welcomed the gathering. The show was beautifully hosted by emcees Nagaraj, Madhu, Anurag and Chitra.

Children of Canara school led the prayer at the start of the ceremony.

Awards List

Lifetime Achievement Award - K N Tailor
Best Film - Oriyordori Asal
Best Actor (Male) - Arjun Kapikad for Thelikada Bolli
Best Actor (Female) - Pakhi Hegde for Bangarda Kural
Best Director - H S Rajshekar for Oriyardori Asal
Best Actor in a Comic Role - Navin D Padil for Oriyardori Asal
Best Male Playback Singer - Udit Narayan for Oriyardori Asal
Best Female Playback Singer - Sangeeta Balachandra for Kadala Mage
Best Music Director - A K Vijay for Oriyardori Asal
Best Choreography - Madan Harini - Telikeda Bolli
Best Actor in a Negative Role - Gopinath Bhat for Telikeda Bolli
Best Supporting Actor - B S Boloor
Best Supporting Actress - Shakuntala Shetty for Kanchilda Bale
Best Child Artiste Award - Baby Chitra for Kanchilda Bale
Best Lyricist - V Manohar for Barke
Best Editor - Srinivas Babu for Oriyardori Asal
Best Cinema Developer Award - P L Ravi for Kanchilda Bale
Best Background Score - Sathish Babu for Oriyardori Asal
Best Art Direction - Tamma Lakshman for Kadala Mage
Best Action - Harish Shetty for Bangarda Kural
Best Dialogue - Devdas Kapikad for Telikeda Bolli
Best Screenplay - Ram Shetty for Bangarda Kural
Best Story - Sudhakar Bannanje




Comment on this article

  • Prameela.N, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 25 2014

    Thank you so much Mangala shenoy, Pramith Raj and IB Nayak.thnqqq fr ua supprt.And wld lve to thank "ILLUZION DANCE CREW MANGALORE" Fr gvng me ths opportunity to Choreograph those Lvly celebs Dixitha Acharya,Akshatha Marla,Avinash Shetty and RJ Shilpa. It was an awsme exprnce and i just lve the way thy are.vry tallented down to earth.wshng them gud luck and hpng to see them reaching greater heights.lysm:) Gud luck Tulu Film Industy.

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  • Mangala, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 24 2014

    Pam u simply rock the show, Awesome dance and the choreography done to the leading actors.. Proud to be ur friend.....

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  • I B Nayak, mangalore

    Mon, Nov 24 2014

    pam you are wonderful and you will always rock.

    You have done a awesome choreography to the leading celebrities. I am really proud to be your colleague and friend.

    My blessings and good wishes are always with you pammy :-)

    Hope i see you in upcoming movies.


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  • Pramith Raj, Puttur,Mangalore,Cognizant Tech

    Mon, Nov 24 2014

    Nice choreography by Prameela.N(Pam)

    Proud to be yo friend And part of Cognizant.
    Pam Rockssssss.....

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 24 2014

    Feeling happy after seeing our Tulu film industry reaching this level. very proud of this moment. I never seen kannada film in coasal cities showing films full packed but Tulu films did and doing it. God Bless you my lovely Tulu film industry

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  • sandeep kumar, Dubai / Magalore

    Mon, Nov 24 2014

    Congratulation to Mr Arjun Kapikad , My fav Comedy'an Naveen D Padil & All the winner's -Tulu Film Industries. Thakyou.

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  • Fredrick Correa, Pernal/Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    While Tulu dramas were always a hit, never expected Tulu cinema to reach to this level. I see still a brighter future for this industry. I am sure people in the coastal area and overseas must be craving for more!

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  • Cliffy, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Congratulations to K.N. Tailor and highly appreciate his contribution and dedication to Tulu films and drama. He really deserves this award. I liked in 70's his films Bisatti Babu and Bayya Mallige.

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  • balanna, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Appreciate the work of FM 93.5 for recognizing and encouraging Tulu Film industry. This is the first time and only Media which has conducted Tulu Film awards. Cheers and congrats winners.

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  • Bipin kanchan, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Hats up to Red FM 93.5 for organizing the first time TUlU film award.Congrats to the winner.Lot more to come in mangalure from next year for Tulu movies.Try to involve bollywood actor,actress,director,producer and action director in tulu movie.

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  • Rajesh Kutthar, Dubai/mangalore

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಪಡೆಯಿನ ತುಳು ಚಿತ್ರ ರಂಗದ ಪೂರ ಕಲಾವಿದೆರೆಗ್ ಶುಭ ಹಾರೈಕೆಲು.
    ತುಳು ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತ್ರೆ ಅತ್ತ್, ಅಸಲ್ ತುಳು ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಮಲ್ತ್ ದ್ ತುಳು ಚಿತ್ರ ರಂಗಡ್ ಕ್ರಾಂತಿನ್ ಮಲ್ತಿನ ಪುಗರ್ತೆದ ನಿರ್ಧೆಶಕೆ ವಿಜಯನ್ನಗ್ ಉಡಲ್ ದಿಂಜಿನ ಶುಭ ಹಾರೈಕೆಲು, ತುಳು ಚಿತ್ರ ರಂಗದ ಆಕ್ಷನ್ ಹೀರೋ, ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಕಾಪಿಕಾಡ್ ಗ್ ಲಾ ಹಾರೈಕೆಲು.
    ಈತ್ ಎಡ್ಡೆ ಲೇಸ್ ಮಲ್ತ್ ದ್ ತುಳು ಚಿತ್ರ ರಂಗಗ್ ರಂಗ್ ದಿಂಜಾಯಿನ, ಯೆಂಕ್ಲೆನ ಸತೀಶ್ ವೆಂಕಟರಮಣ ರೆಗ್
    ಸರ್ವ ತುಳು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಲೆನ ಪರವಾದ ಉಡಲ್ ದಿಂಜಿನ ಸೊಲ್ಮೆಲು
    ತುಳು ಚಿತ್ರ ರಂಗ ಗೆಲ್ಗೆ ....

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  • Prashanth C. Acharya, Udupi/ Dubai

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    congratulation to all the winner. hats off to organizers.

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  • Deepak, Paladka

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Congratulations Red FM for the first Tulu movie awards. Congrats to all the award winners.

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/India

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    It is amazing and heartfelt congratulations to all the award winners.It does not mean that rest are sidelined.They too got good talent and contributed for the growth of Tulu Films in their own way.But will have to wait until their turn comes.They too deserve to be the award winners one day very soon.Patience and tolerance is the key to our success.OMG congratulations to the organizers and their team as well.This is the first time in the history of Tulu film industry.Many more achievements to be achieved in the coming days.All the best of luck to Tulu film industries.

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  • Roshan D Souza , Yekkur / Qatar

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Congratulations to all the Winners

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Looking forward to watch a Tulu movie in near future, directed by our own Rohit Shetty and Sunil Shetty & Shilpa Shetty in lead roles, not because we don't have new talents in our twin districts. It is because, if national level celebrities come and make movie here, definately Tulu movie standard will rise to higher level.

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  • R.S.SHETTY-London, Ambalpady- udupi

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Amazing ! congratulation to all the winners ! keep it up our tulu language industry alive with supporting to local talents in our own mother land! well done organizers ! Good to c Sunil shetty, looking forward to launch tulu movi in london very soon

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  • Umeshchandra, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Good work...absolutely no politics in ion.....K N Tailor deserved for life achievement. Navin D padil no boubt best comedian (Onji Nimisha, Oriyari ori asal, anchilatte inchilatte, Pudar deetiji etc etc............keep it up...Congratulations to all...

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  • Vinod, Muscat,Kudla

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Our Tulu hero is smarter than Kannad Heroes. Cheers !!!!

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  • prasad, mangalore

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    K.N.Taylor is a superstar and true legend . His movies includes Dareda budhedi,Page Tapuge,Bisatti Babu etc. I have never seen anybody so popular in Tulu Film fildom. In 70S his movies were truly hits with great songs. His movies were with good story and hit songs. His songs are even remembered today after 45 years. He should have got life time award long babk.Anyway better late than never !

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    It is heartening to see the Tulu movie awards and the Awardees all together and above all Mr Sunil shetty from Bollywood and his grace to this Tulu event.

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  • Hubert D'souza, Mangalore Dubai

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    CONGRATULATIONS To All Those Who Received Awards In Tulu Movies.All Are "ORIYARDORI ASAL"Thank You.

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  • Daya Kirodian, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    Congratulations to Mr Arjun kapikad , Naveen D Padil & all other achievers for bagging such an prestigious Tulu Film Award. Its an great move by Mr Satish Venkatraman for sponsoring such an event to promote Tulu language & film industry.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, bahrain

    Sun, Nov 23 2014

    These are the right choices, congratulations to all the deserved artists & you people made namma Kudla/Tulunadu proud. K.N. Tailor, it is an honour that you have been awarded an award of high esteem. Congrats once again.

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