Konkona Sen chosen for Gollapudi award

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Saturday, Mar 17, 2018

Konkona Sen chosen for Gollapudi award

Konkona Sen Sharma will be presented the 21st Gollapudi Srinivas National Award for her maiden directorial A Death in the Gunj (English/Bengali). The film was selected from 23 nominations from across the country in many languages including English, Malayalam, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Marathi and Kannada.

The jury consisted of veteran film Director Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, actress Swarnamalya Ganesh and actor Kavithalaya Krishnan.Set in 1979, A Death in the Gunj is a coming of age story, about a shy student Shyamal Chatterjee.

He uses a family road trip to McCluskiegunj, an old Anglo-Indian town, as an escape from his failed semester. At the outset, the makings of a perfect family holiday are in place but something is amiss. In the week that follows, Shutu's quiet unraveling is overlooked by the family revelers, until the holiday ends with an implosion.The award comprising of a cash prize of Rupees 1.50 lakh and a memento will be presented at a ceremony to be held on 12 August at The Music Academy.

Established in 1998, Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation envisages perpetuating the memory of Gollapudi Srinivas a young director, who tragically passed away in an accident during the shoot of his maiden venture in 1992. The award is announced annually on the 17 March and presented on 12 August each year.

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