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Priyan happy, Adoor double happy

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 • Tamil Comments

Filmmaker Priyadarshan is thrilled with the fact that his 'Kanchivaram' has managed to won two National Awards, one in the Best Film category and the other for Prakash Raj (Best Actor).

He says: "People call me comedy director. Form now on, they can call me a ‘comical serious’ director. We made the movie with a purpose. All the artistes, crew and technicians gave their best effort and the result is here to see".

"Doing such films gives one immense satisfaction. When it is recognised with such awards, it motivates and encourages one more", he adds.

Malayalam filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan has won his seventh National Award. For 2007, he was adjudged the best director the movie 'Naalu Pennungal'.

"I am happy on winning the honour, my seventh overall and fifth for my direction skills," he says.

"When we made the movie we had no such aspirations. It was screened at various international film festivals and was welcome with glee and joy. The recognition goes on to prove that masses do accept movies that touch their heart and are close top reality", Adoor adds.

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