Yet another jewel in the crown of Telugu Cinema. Raktham, a Telugu feature film directed by Rajesh Touchriver (of Naa Bangaaru Talli ), has won three awards at The Indie Gathering International Film Festival held in USA.
“Raktham” is a film about the biggest internal threat that our country faces “Naxalism”. The film questions the revolution and the bloodshed associated with it. According to Rajesh Touchriver, “It’s a film about the ethical conflicts within the ideology of revolution. I was inspired by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Albert Camus’ ‘Les Justes’ in making the movie.” The film stars Banerjee, Madhu Shalini, Sana, John Kottoly, Sanju Sivaram and Hima Bindu in the lead roles.
Raktham was nominated for five categories at The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, held on 13th August in Ohio, USA. The following were the nominations:
1. Best Actor: Banerjee
2. Best Actress: Madhu Shalini
3. Best Director: Rajesh Touchriver
4. Best Cinematographer: JD Rama Thulasi
5. Best Producer: Sunita Krishnan, Munshi Riaz Ahmed
The film went on to win the following awards at the festival:
1. Best Foreign Feature Film.
2. Runners up in the Viewer’s Choice category for the Best Film.
3. Best Cinematography for Feature Film: JD Rama Thulasi.
Rajesh Touchriver’s last film Naa Bangaaru Thalli had won 3 National Awards, 3 Nandi Awards and 15 Awards at various International Film Festivals. This time, he will be sending Raktham to many more International Film Festivals before releasing it in theatres. Let’s hope Raktham brings many more laurels to Telugu cinema.
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