Latesh M Poojary Bags Best Actor Award for 'Mukti Dham'

Report and pics by Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network- Mumbai (SN/SP)

Mumbai, Oct 22: Latesh M Poojary from Nakre in Karkala taluk bagged not only the 'best actor' award but also was adjudged the best in the Bharatiya Vidyabhavan-sponsored 'Cupwood Competitive Moments' contest, for his role in 'Mukti Dham,' at the all college-level drama competition conducted at Mumbai recently.

He recieved the best actor award for the same role, in the 'Munshi Phalak' competition and also won the 'Balraj Sahni' trophy for the best actor, instituted by 'Ippa' ogranization.

In this drama competition, 37 teams participated and six teams qualified for the final round. Prahladh Roy Dalmiya Lions College team was one among them and Latesh acted in 'Mukti Dham' as a member of this troupe.

Latesh is the son of Mohan Poojary, originally from Nakre, who is one of the directors of Bharat Co-operative Bank here. Latesh's mother Chandrika M Poojary is from Kajekar, Bantwal. Latesh Poojary emerged as a child artiste through 'Kala Jagattu,'a famous theatre organization from Mumbai.

He acted in Tulu drama 'Ennaddhavandh' and 'Oriye mage oriye' through 'Kala Jagattu,' and won laurels for his acting prowess in 'Chinnara Bimba' and has once again exhibited his talent now through 'Mukti Dham,' for which he won his third award.

Vijay Kumar Shetty and Surendra Kumar Hegde of 'Kala Jagattu' have congratulated him for his success.


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  • Jigar Narichania,

    Sun, Jun 28 2009

    Latesh Poojary,is undoubtedly one of the finest actors and has given his best performance in the play,Muktidham and there is no doubt that we will see such performances,more often from him in the near future.He is truly a deserving candidate and i hope we see him on the big screen as early as possible.

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  • Divya Shetty, Mumbai

    Sat, Nov 01 2008

    Well I did get the privilege of watching the play thrice in a row. Watched it at the Munshi Shield, IPTA & then again the show at Prithvi theatre. Latesh is undoubtedly brilliant. He is a natural. His body language, gestures, delivery everything was just perfect...Even his face contortions, his walk & every small detail that he brought out into his character was amazing..

    Infact for most of the first half of the play, he hardly has any dialogues. But the way he has emoted even through his silence in those scenes speaks a lot about his calibre as an actor. He reminds me a lot of Dilip Prabhavalkar (Gandhi in MBBS). And yes, as I have watched the play thrice, I can say that with every next performance, he was only getting better & better! Latesh, I hope you reach great heights & get all the success that you deserve.

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  • krishnaraj, ulepady/mumbai

    Mon, Oct 27 2008

    Of course! It was a tremendous performance. I had the privilege of watching his performance of 'Muktidham" at Bhavan's Auditorium. Other than acting he is also a nice boy. I know him since last 10 years as I am one of the actor of Kala Jagatthu

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  • Rahul Bhatia, Malad(East), Mumbai-400097

    Sat, Oct 25 2008

    Latesh, no doubt is really really a FANTASTIC actor. But he is also a very kind and humble person. He has a very good sense of humour, . I wish from the very bottom of my heart that all his wishes will definitely come true because he works very hard for it. As Diwali is nearby, I would like to wish Him and His Parents "A VERY HAPPY AND A PROSPEROUS DIWALI AND A NEW YEAR".

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