Here is a director from Kannada cinema P Seshadri who has almost conquered the path of his senior Dr Girish Kasaravalli in securing awards. 'Bharath Stores' of director P Seshadri in the production of Basanth Kumar Patil got the best regional and special mention was made for the acting of H G Dattatreya (Dattanna).
The national awards announced on Monday P Seshadri gets it for the seventh time over a period of 13 years. The first film 'Munnudi' in 2000 got two awards - social film and supporting actor award for HG Dattatreya, Athithi in 2002, Beru in 2005 got the best regional film awards, Thutturi in 2007 got best environmental film, Vimukthi in 2008, Bettada Jeeva in 2010 (special mention to Story of Dr Shivarama Karanth) and now Bharat Stores gets the best regional cinema.
In Munnudi it was atrocity on women at the coastal area, Athithi on terrorism, Beru was on corruption, Thutturi on environmental issue, Vimukthi on realities of death, Bettada Jeeva set in the independence period is on waiting parents in the remote village and "Bharat Store" is on the retail business finding no place today.
Out of three recognitions for senior actor Dattatreya two at the national awards came from P Seshadri films. It was 'Munni' in 2000 got national awards for supporting actor and now special mention for his role in 'Bharat Stores'.
For 'Bharat Stores' film subject the concept struck in P Seshadri when Central government announced retailing for MNCs. The next film of P Seshadri is likely on a novel of Dr SL Byrappa 'Nirakarana'. He wants to make some necessary changes to it.
Another happy news from 60th National awards announced on Monday was that Kannada super star Sudeep acted Telugu film 'Eega' got the award for technical excellence.