Director Praveen Sattaru felt low when his critically acclaimed film ‘Chandamama Kathalu’ didn’t perform well at the box office. The director now says that when his film is conferred with the National Award he got very happy and the honor boosted his confidence and morale.
On Tuesday, ‘Chandamama Kathalu’, was conferred with the best Telugu film award at the 62nd National Film Awards.
Sattaru said, “We expected the film to do well financially, but it didn’t. I was slightly disappointed. But the National Award, which has come at the right time in my career, is a big morale booster.”
He added, “My faith has been reinforced courtesy the award. I’ll continue doing good films and stop worrying about box-office returns.”
The film featured skilled actors like Lakshmi Manchu, Krishnudu, Richa Panai, Chaitanya Krishna, Aamani and Naresh. The film’s story is weaved around life’s experiences.