Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Bala Kailasam Awards (BKMA) 2016

Cinema Rendezvous Trust famous as Chennai Exclusive film club CR, presents its annual CR Awards - The Bala Kailasam Memorial Award for the second consecutive year.


CR has instituted this All India Level Annual Award in the name of Late. Shri. Kailasam a visionary filmmaker who helmed the famous Television Production house Minbimbangal that produced several path breaking programs and followed several innovative practices in Media. This award by Cinema Rendezvous is a celebration of his vision.
CR's BKMA is awarded in five categories Television, Radio, Documentary, Print Media & the World Wide Web & is awarded for Innovative Use of Media towards Social Causes.


CR's BKMA carries a well worded Citation & Cash portion for few categories.


The Awardees were


Television – Mr Ravish Kumar of NDTV India ( Special Cash Award of Rs.50,000)

Documentary - Mr. Chandrasekhar Reddy -- 'Fireflies in the Abyss'

Print Media - Ms. Mandakini Gahlot & Vidya Krishnan -- ‘Drug Deals’ published in The Caravan ( Special Cash Award of Rs.20,000 to recognise Women in Media)

World Wide Web - Mr. M Rajshekhar -- ‘Cauvery Issue' & ‘Ear to the Ground’ @ Scroll.in


Prassana Ramasamy, Paneerselvan, Sashi Nair, Sadanand Menon, Sushila Ravindranath & R V Ramani were the jury members.


CR's Award's nite was a warm intimate and celebratory affair in the lawns feasting the palate, the intellect and the soul. Without becoming sentimental, yet resting on well validated emotional values, the evening got going in an elegant manner. The Chief Guest Mr. Ram gave a well rounded Key-Note Address on 'Media & its Responsiblities'
The five awardees who had come in from Delhi & Bangalore interacted with the audience during the open forum with casual warmth and sincerity. The CR members lead by its founder Actor & Entrepreneur Shylaja Chetlur, Hotelier Nina Reddy and fellow trustees Director Naga & Cinematographer Arunmani Palani gave the spirit of this media award a very personal touch.

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