The Gollapudi National Award Ceremony - 2009

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Award Year: 2009 - Winner Paresh Mokashi for Harishchandrachi Factory (Marathi)

Paresh Mokashi Winner of the Gollapudi National Award for Best Debutant Director in 2008 for the movie ''Harishchandrachi Factory (Marathi)''
This is a period film on India's first film maker Dada Saheb Phalke, who is considered the father of Indian Film Industry. With an uncanny penchant for details, the director has brilliantly depicted the trials and glory of the legend.

The 2009 Award Ceremony:

The evening commenced with a delightfull concert by K J Yesudass

The concert was followed by a memorial lecture by Resul Pookutty on:
Audiography in Indian Motion Picture. .

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, the honorable Dr. K.J. Yesudas, the gorgeous Rekhaji, friends Rakesh Mehra, Nagesh ,Paresh and everyone who is seated here.

It is indeed a very emotional evening for me. I somehow have this feeling that this evening is very auspicious; we started this evening with such a beautiful rendition of music that

Read the full text of the memorial lecture here.

Star Speak - What our Our Guests of Honour said at the Award Ceremony


A director is the captain of the ship…He is the parent to the artist….Perhaps much more. This award is a testimony to whatever a director stands for.

Rakeysh Mehra

This evening is not real…It is not a film function…It is something beyond. Words fail me to describe this evening.

Nagesh Kukunoor

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