Dr Bharathi Vishnuvardhana state award committee is watching three films a day to decide on the 2010-2011 Karnataka State Film awards.
The list of films at the state award contest are - Bettada Jeeva, Puttakkana Highway, Bhumithayi, Bhagavathi Kadu, Magiya Kala, Pancharangi, Prarthane, Jackie, Prithvi, Idondla Aidhu, Thamassu, Veeraparampare, Gandhi Smile, Super, Balakrishna Bandha Nodu, Tharangini, Athma Sakshi, Suicide, Mylari, Bindhaas Hudugi, Nayaka, Krishnan Love Story, Diana, 106 Kanasu, Modhala Sala, Mathe Horatadha Hadhi, Appu Pappu, Yaksha, Naavellaru Bharathiyaru, Kalgejje, Banna Bannadha Loka, Manthana, Mathe Mungaru, Manasa, Jayahe, Preethi Hungama, Veera Bahu, Ondhuralli, Sogasugara, Olave Mandhara, Sanju Weds Geetha, Murali Meets Meera, Uyyale, Shabdamani - children films Chintu School Animation film, Nanna Gopala, Hejjegalu, Regional films Naa Puttin Mann, Kanchildha Bale, Dever, Barry are the other films.
The contest is tough for the first three awards as Prarthane, Bettada Jeeva, Puttakkana Highway, Bhumithayi, Bhagavathi Kadu are off beat films.
In the list for best actors - Puneeth Rajakumar films like Prithvi and Jackie, Shivarajakumar Thamassu (bagged Film Fare) and Mylari, Sudeep's Veera Parampare, Upendra 'Super', Diganth 'Pancharangi', Yash 'Modhala Sala', Yogish 'Yaksha', Srinagara Kitty's 'Mathe Mungaru', Sanju Weds Geetha, Vijay 'Veera Bahu', Prajwal 'Murali Meets Meera' and a few others are in the contest.
For the heroine spot - Ramya in 'Sanju Weds Geetha', Radhika Pandit in 'Krishnan Love Story', Shruthi in 'Puttakkana High Way', Nidhi Subbaiah in Pancharangi, Parvathi Menon in Prithvi, Bhavana in Jackie, Aindrita Ray in Veera Parampare, Nayanthara in 'Super' might be strong contenders.
Meanwhile there are pets of Dr Bharathi Vishnuvardhana in the list of 52 films like Ambarish in 'Veera Parampare', Devaraj's son Prajwal Devaraj (very close to Dr Vishnuvardhana family), S Narayan of Veera Parampare etc.