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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Unknown anti-naxal movie rides on Nandi

HYDERABAD: Not many have heard about the film Pothe Poni and nor there were many patrons for it. But that did not prevent the movie, directed by Tammareddy Bharadwaja, from bagging the Nandi award for Best Film for 2005, which was announced on Saturday. The storyline of the film revolves around the "mindless killings" by the naxalites. "With the Andhra Pradesh government battling naxalites, Pothe Poni bagging the award is significant," said a film analyst. Before announcing the awards in the evening, the jury of the AP State Nandi Awards Committee-2005 led by its chairman P Doondeswara Rao called on chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and presented him a list of the award winners. Incidentally, Pothe Poni also has a passing shot of the CM. Pothe Poni was released on February 3, 2006, but any film that goes for censorship certificate in 2005 is eligible for the award, irrespective of its release date and year.

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