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Tulu-Kannada movie “Pingara”, produced by Avinash U Shetty, has won the national award for the Best Tulu film. awards at the 12th Bengaluru International Film Festival. They won awards in the Indian Cinema Competition 2020 and Kannada Cinema Competition 2020 categories.

The story of the film is based on how the caste system plays an evil role in the coastal belt, where the Daivaradhane (worship of local deities) is more than that of worship of Gods. The story depicts how the backward castes and the Dalits, in spite of invoking the local deities and getting possessed, are still ill-treated. It shows how three people’s lives from the upper caste, who are found guilty, take a turn after a prediction made by a local deity invoked by a Dalit.

The movie revolves around the theme of how nature gives its answers through local deities against the human-created caste system, ego, and injustice.

“Pingara” involves a cast of prominent names in the Tulu film industry and theatre artists such as Neema Ray, Sharan Shetty, Usha Bhandary, Guru Hegde, Sinchan Chandramohan, Sunil Nelligudde, and Prashanth C K.

The movie is written and directed by R Pritam Shetty. The film has cinematography by V Pavan Kumar, screenplay by Ganesh Neerchal and Sheshachal Kulkarni, music composed by Mime Ramdas and Sheena Nadoli, and lyrics by Shashiraj Rao Kavoor and Amruth Someshwar.

The project had bagged the International jury award at Bengaluru International Film Festival in March last year.

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