This is the actor-filmmaker’s third National Award. Excerpts from a chat with multi-talented personality
Actor Revathy, who has won a National Film Award [READ FULL LIST] for her short film Red Building Where The Sun Sets that shows how fights between parents affect children, says there are films about children, but very little for them. “India doesn’t make too many films for children, we make it about children. But the Children’s Film Society of India is trying to do their bit by approving scripts for children,” Revathy told reporters Wednesday. “Most of the best films ‘for children’ are from the Scandinavian countries, while most of the Asian countries make films ‘about children’,” she added.
The actor-filmmaker will receive her third National Award Thursday, May 3, after winning best supporting actress for Thevar Magan in 1992 and best feature film in English for Mitr, My Friend in 2002.
“I think it’s interesting how I feel because I have won every 10 years. I am hoping next one is not in 2022, but a little earlier,” joked the 45-year-old. “I think it is a very special feeling. The best thing about these awards is that this is the only award which is given to Indian films all over the country. There are people who call certain awards as Indian when it is just Hindi film awards. We need to stop that. I feel this (National Award) is the only Indian film award where you get to watch best filmmakers from all over India. It is an award which everybody looks forward to and not being biased,” she added.
Red Building Where The Sun Sets, produced by Edumedia, has been awarded the Best Non-Feature film – Family Values. Another Edumedia film that won the National Award is Akshay Roy’s Finish Line. It has been awarded Best Non-Feature Film – Exploration/Adventure including Sports category. It stars Rajat Barmecha of Udaan fame and Manjot Singh of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! fame.