It's a perfect festival gift for Kannada film industry, as it bagged a record 13 awards at the 66th National Film Awards. While 10 film awards is for feature films category and two are for non-feature category. Also, Mookajjiya Kanasugalu has been selected for National Film Archive of India.
Naticharamni directed by Manjunatha Somashekara Reddy (ManSoRe), which dealt with a sensitive subject revolving around a widow has bagged five awards including a special mention of the actress Sruthi Hariharan who portrayed the role of Gowri.
That apart, Prashanth Neel's KGF starring Rocking Star Yash has bagged two awards for best action and special effects. It shares the special effect with Telugu psychological thriller Awe.
Whereas, Sarkari. Hi. Pra. Shale Kasaragodu, Koduge Ramanna Rai is adjudged as Best Children's Film and best child artiste artiste P V Rohit for Ondalla Eradall
The Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration goes to Kannada film Ondalla Eradalla.