Gyan Correa has been selected for the 17th Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013 for his debut film as a director, The Good Road in Gujarati. The film was selected from 20 nominations across many languages including Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
The award that comprises of a cash prize of 1.50 lakh rupees and a memento and will be presented to Gyan Correa on 12 August 2014 at a ceremony at the Music Academy, Chennai. The jury that selected The Good Road for the award consisted of director Vasanth, Editor Sreekar Prasad and actor Kushboo.
About the film – The Good Road
The Good Road is the first Gujarati film to be selected to represent India at the Oscars and it has also bagged the Best Gujarati film award at the 60th National Film Award.
About Gollapudi Srinivas National Award
Gollapudi Srinivas National Award has been instituted by Gollapudi Srinivas memorial foundation in memory of late Gollapudi Srinivasa, who died while directing his first film Prema Pustakam (Book of Love) in 1992. He died at the age of 26 in an accident on 12 August 1992.