The 65th National Film Awards were announced today by the jury head Shekhar Kapur and the big budget Telugu films-Ghazi Attack and Baahubali: The Conclusion bagged multiple awards. While the Ghazi, which had released in three languages, won the Best Telugu Film Award, Baahubali 2 bagged the awards for special effects, action direction and popular film providing wholesome entertainment. Of course, its a big achievement for the regional cinema.
The Ghazi Attack, the period war film, which starred Rana Daggubati, was one of the much-talked-about films last year as it was India’s first underwater war film made on the whopping budget.
Expressing his happiness over the same, Rana Daggubati in a statement expressed his happiness. He said, “The joy of Baahubali is going on for last 5 6 years from the shooting process to the Box Office success of one and then two, and it has brought in big spectacle cinema in a big way in India.”
Further adding about Ghazi’s big win in Telugu cinema, he said, “Ghazi is something that I’m very proud of because that was the film that had a lot of resistance when I was trying to make it. It was submarine war film and not a love story….not it had songs or anything that any regular Telugu film that viewer normally see. So, it did well in all three languages and now it has won the national award. both the films have got their merit. So yeah, its been a good year…
So with Ghazi, it was extremely proud and happy, and always an award is a great sense of merit, especially the national award. For Ghazi why it was important because it has made way to do more cinema like this. Initially, when we started there was a kind of resistance in terms of the content required and the kind of film it was. Well, now I can very happily and successfully put together a lot of films now.”
Rana Daggubati played crucial roles in both the National-Award-Winning-films and of course, he has all the reason to celebrate today.