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Percept Picture bags V. Shantaram awards 2009
24 December, 2009

PPC bagged awards in as many as four prestigious categories at the glittering ceremony held in Mumbai.Percept Picture Company’s 'Kanchivaram' won top honors at the V. Shantaram Awards 2009 announced yesterday. PPC bagged awards in as many as four prestigious categories at the glittering ceremony held in Mumbai yesterday. 

Percept Picture Company bagged the Gold Award in the ‘Best Motion Picture’ category for ‘Kanchivaram’, beating films like 'Love Aaj Kal’, ‘New York’, ‘Bhramaram’, ‘Garibcha Paus’ and ‘Harishchandrachi Factory’. Priyadarshan won the celebrated Gold Award in the ‘Best Director category for Kanchivaram, while Actor Prakash Raj bagged the ‘Best Actor Award’ for his touching performance in the same film. Acclaimed cinematographer Thiru also won an award in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category for the same film. 

The film, using Tamil language and grammar of that period, was produced by Percept Picture Company in partnership with Priyadarshan’s Four Frames Pictures. 

Said Shailendra Singh, Joint Managing Director of Percept, “This is a great honor for us coming so close on the heels of the prestigious win at the 55th National Awards held recently. Movies like Kanchivaram touch a million hearts and are cross-boundary products. Our journey for good meaningful content started a long time ago when we made films on social causes like ‘Phir Milenge’. We will continue our endeavor to create good engaging content for the global audience."

Priyadarshan considers ‘Kanchivaram’ to be the best film of his career. “I have done a lot of movies for the masses. This is my 25th year as a filmmaker, and I made this movie for myself. I am delighted to have received this honour and recognition, when I finally did make a thought-provoking film like Kanchivaram,” said Priyadarshan.

Kanchivaram had also won the prestigious ‘Best Feature Film Award’ and the ‘Best Actor Award’ at the recently concluded 55th National Film Awards. The film has premiered and received wide acclaim at various prominent international film festivals including Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, Durban Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Pusan Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, to name a few.

The V. Shantaram Awards have been instituted in the memory of the legendary filmmaker, the late Shri. V Shantaram, and aims to recognize cinematic excellence across the country.