“Uppena” Wins “The Best feature Film in Telugu” Award at the 69th National Awards!

In a surprising turn of events, the Centre has announced the winners of the 69th National Film Awards, and Uppena has emerged as the best Telugu film of the year. The announcement came as a shock to many, as films like RRR and Pushpa were anticipated to take home the prestigious award.

Uppena brags Best Feature Film in Telugu Award at the 69th National Awards
Uppena brags Best Feature Film in Telugu Award at the 69th National Awards

Uppena, which marked the debut of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s nephew Vaishnav Tej and the talented Krithi Shetty, was released on February 12, 2021. The film revolves around the story of Aashi, a young man from a fishing family, who falls in love with Bebamma, the daughter of the village head in the same village. The film beautifully captures their journey of love, against the backdrop of societal norms and challenges. One of the highlights of Uppena was the remarkable performance by Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi, who portrayed the role of the antagonist. His portrayal added depth and intensity to the film, leaving a lasting impact on the audience.

Despite being a small-budget film, Uppena managed to win hearts and become a super hit at the box office. Another aspect that contributed to the success of Uppena was the exceptional music by renowned music director Devi Sri Prasad. The film’s soundtrack struck a chord with the audience, with melodious tunes that perfectly complemented the emotions portrayed on screen. Devi Sri Prasad’s brilliant compositions added strength and resonance to the film.

After its successful theatrical run, Uppena was also released on Netflix (OTT) on April 14, 2021, allowing a wider audience to experience the magic of this exceptional Telugu film. The film’s availability on a popular streaming platform further expanded its reach and popularity.

The recognition of Uppena as the best Telugu film at the 69th National Film Awards is a testament to its compelling storytelling, brilliant performances, and impactful music. It serves as an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers and showcases the immense talent that the Telugu film industry possesses. Uppena’s well-deserved victory has undoubtedly left a mark on the cinematic landscape and will be remembered as a remarkable achievement in the history of Telugu cinema.