Three National Awards for Telugu Cinema
The 54th National Film Awards ceremony, the nation's most prestigious awards, was held on June 10, 2008, in New Delhi. Tollywood had a prominent presence with three Telugu movies bagging awards.
The Telugu movie Hope received the award for Best Feature Film on social issues. The Telugu film industry, famed for larger-than-life movies has come up with the Telugu animation film, Kittu that bagged the Best Animation Film Award. The award for Best Feature Film in Telugu went to Kamli.
The members of three juries for Feature and Non Feature Films, namely Buddhadeb Dasgupta, K. Bikram Singh and Ms. Madhu Jain selected the recipients of the 54th National Film Awards by submitting their recommendations to the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, P.R. Dasmunsi.