The much awaited state film awards for the year 2017 has been announced with ‘Shuddhi’ film directed by Adarsh H Eshwarappa bagging the best film award followed by ‘March 22’ and ‘Paddayi’ as second and third best film respectively.
The best actor has been awarded to Vishruth Nayka for his performance in ‘Manjari’ film and best actress award to Thara Anuradha from the film ‘Hebbat Ramakka’.
Insofar, as popular film award has been bagged by Santhosh Ananddram directorial ‘Raajakumara’ starring Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar. And, the special award over social impact category goes to ‘Hebbat Ramakka’.
Amongst the other main categories, best children film is 'Yeleyaru Navu Geleyaru’ along with best child artiste to Shlagha Saligrama from the film ‘Kataka’, and best regional film is adjudged to Konkani film ‘Sophia’ directed by Harry Fernandez.
Whereas popular categories including best music composer is bagged by V Harikrishna and best cinematographer to Santhosh Rai Pataje. The Department of Information and Public Relations has said that a total number of 121 applications were considered before selecting 25 awards among various categories.