Balakrishna, Nayantara’s mythological wonder ‘SRR" by Bapu may have failed to impress jury at national awards but it is finding favour with many cultural associations. Kalasudha Association of Chennai decided to honour “SRR” in most of the categories for 14th Ugadi Puraskars. The film was selected for top honors by the association. “SRR” won awards for Best Actor Balakrishna, Best Actress Nayantara, Best Director (Bapu), Best Music Director (Ilayaraja), Best Male Singer SPB (Jagadananda Karaka), Best Female Singer Shreya Ghoshal (Sita Simantam), Best Cinematographer PRK.Raju, Best Dialogue Writer Late Mullapudi Venkataramana.
Other films which won awards include Best Villian Prakash Raj (Oosaravelli), Best Comedian Ali, Best Child Artist Baby Yani ‘Rajanna’, Best Story Writer Vijayendra Prasad (Rajanna), Best Screen Play Parasuram (Solo), Best Song Writer Sivasakti Datta (Rajanna). Special Jury awards went to Tamanna, Naga Chaitanya (100% Love), Thaman, Best New Actor Adi (Prema Kavali), Best New Actress Shruti Hassan (O My Friend). Mahila Ratna awards went to Anjali Devi (stage performance), Akkamma Krishna Kumari (Social Service), B.Vasantha (Playback Singer), and Anita Guha (Dance). Awards will be presented at a grand function on Ugadi 23rd March at Music Academy in Alwarpet, Chennai at 4.25PM. TN Governor Rosaiah is the chief guest for the evening.