The 68th national film awards were announced, and proudly Coastalwood movie ‘Jeetige’, directed by Santhosh Mada won the national award for the best Tulu film on Friday, July 22.
The movie is produced by Arun Rai Thodar under the AR production banner with Naveen D Padil, and Roopa Varkady playing important characters in movie, along with Chethan Rai Mani, J P Tuminadu, Arun Rai, Shashiraj Kavoor, Sathya Jeevan Someshwara and Chaithali Shetty are among others playing prominent roles.
The film is based on the story, screenplay and dialogues written by Shashiraj Kavoor while Unni Madavood captured the movie as the cinematographer and Amrutha Someshwara penned the lyrics.
Director Santhosh Mada said,’ I am very happy to bag the national award for my first movie Jeetige. It is a special feeling. The film revolves around the Koraga community that follows the Koragajja deity during the coronavirus pandemic. Even the muhurta was done at the Koragajja temple at Padavinangady during the coronavirus period in 2022.
It was challenging to shoot during the pandemic as coronavirus was on the rise, which we have shown in our movie ‘Jeetige’. Our hard work has paid off.”