In the light of 150th birth anniversary of father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, the team DPIFF is all set to pave the platform in the south for the first time to honour and prize the most talented from south. As the award function is scheduled for September 20, the team held a meet with the media here on Friday.
The founder and the managing director of DPIFF, Anil Mishra, during the meet, said that the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival was to honour the lifetime achievements of the ‘Father of Indian Cinema’ and the award function would celebrate the brilliance of the Indian cinema which made an effort to acknowledge and aid the nascent projects by bringing them to the mainstream audiences.
“As the south Indian films made huge strides into headlines of late, we thought it would be befitting to organise the awards for the geniuses of the south. It is true that the south now completely dominated Bollywood. We are now happy to announce that our team will put the best efforts to honour the merit in the south also from this year,” Anil Mishra said.
The event will take place at N-Convention in Madhapur in the presence of Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan and the grandson of Dadasaheb Phalke. The team also informed that the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Telangana along with many celebrities, dignitaries, industrialists and the delegates from all over south will be present. The curtain raiser event was marked by the attendance of a few significant personalities from the Telugu film industry.