Hyderabad, 04 May, 2017: Pelli Chupulu movie team celebrated their victory with the star cast at Hotel The Park today.
The Telugu film industry burst into revelry as the winners of the 64th National Film Awards were Presented on Tuesday at Vignan Bhawan in New Delhi. The awards for Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Telugu Film and Dialogues and Best Choreography were presented to three Telugu films — Sathamanam Bhavathi, Pelli Choopulu and Janatha Garage respectively.
The “Pelli Choopulu” team received awards from President Yesterday. Best Regional Film (in Telugu) award was given to “Pelli Choopulu” and the film’s writer-director Tarun Bhaskar also won the Best Dialogue writer award.
Meanwhile, Pelli Choopulu won two awards — Best Telugu Film and Best Dialogues. The film’s producer, Raj Kandukuri, is obviously on cloud nine. He said, “This film was a struggle of one year, but winning the National Award was my dream since 15 years. I don’t have the words to describe how I feel at this moment. But I had to say a film isn’t about a single person and is a complete team effort.” Raj added, “We applied for the awards, but never knew that a small film like this would be recognised. I am happy because Tharun’s (the director) hard work paid off.
Raj added, “This isn’t a victory of just our film, it is a victory of small films in general. I believe in encouraging young talent, and in short filmmakers who are promising. This award reinstates my belief in them. Our whole team is celebrating now.
Meanwhile, speaking about Tharun’s award for Best Dialogues, Priyadarshi, who starred in the film and was appreciated for his dialogue delivery, said, “I think the biggest USP of the film’s dialogues was that they were very relatable. People used to come up to me, and say that they have friends who spoke like me. The recall value is probably the key here.”