Gollapudi Srinivas award conferred on

Mollywood debut director Madhav Ramadas got the prestigious Gollapudi Srinivas national memorial award for his film “Mel Vilasam”. The Memorial Foundation trustee Gollapudi Ramakrishna says, since 14yrs this award is giving to the talented new directors and this time Madhav Ramadas will be awarded for his film ‘Melvilasam, Malayalam’. He will be presented Rs1.50lakh cash prize, memento and certificate. It has been a tradition to announce the award on Gollapudi Srinivas’ birth anniversary on March 17th and present the award on August 12, his death anniversary, at Chennai music academy. He said 23 nominations were received from various languages and Jury headed by ace director Singeetam Srinivasa Rao selected Madhav Ramdasan.His debut film ‘Melvilasam’ is a popular play written by Soorya Krishnamurthy and he made the film with the same title with Suresh Gopi as hero.