Mysuru: The curtains came down on 9th Bengaluru International Film Festival on a grand note in front of the illuminated Mysuru Palace on Thursday with noted film maker M.S. Sathyu calling for the conservation and restoration of heritage buildings in Mysuru instead of demolishing and rebuilding them. He expressed displeasure over the decision to demolish and rebuild the historic Lansdowne building and Devaraja market.
Sathyu recalled his memories of Mysuru 86 years ago when he stayed here and said, “These two buildings are among the ten heritage structures on a single strech, which are not seen anywhere in the world.”
Governor Vajubhai Vala presented the awards. Ten awards were given under four categories. In the Kannada cinema competition section, ‘Rama Rama Re,’‘Pallata,’ and ‘Godi Banna Saadarana Maikattu’ won the first, second and third best movies awards respectively. The Kannada movie ‘Uppina Kaagada’ bagged the Netpac international jury prize. In the Kannada Cinema in the Popular Entertainment section, ‘Kotigobba 2,’ ‘Jaggudaada’ and ‘Dodmane Huduga’ bagged the first, second and third best movies prizes.
In the best Asian film section, ‘A Father's Will’ from Kyrgyzstan bagged the award. Under Chithrabharathi Indian competition section, ‘Kaadu Pookunna Neram’ won the special jury mention award. The special jury award was bagged by ‘Lathe Joshi.’ Kannada movie "Harikatha Prasanga" bagged the Indian cinema award while the Critic's jury award was bagged by ‘Loktak Lairambee.’...