Girish Kasaravalli received the National Award for best regional film for his Koormavatara at the 59th National Award Ceremony that was held on May 3. Vice President Hameed Ansari gave away the awards under different categories.
This time though there were high expectations that Kannada films would win many awards at the National level, but only Koormavatara was adjudged the best regional film. Byaari film Byaari got the best feature film along with Marathi film Deool.
Girish Kasaravalli for whom this is the 12th award in the National awards arena, received it with the film’s producer Basanth Kumar Patil.