‘Thithi’ Gets Best Film Award

IAS Prelims 2023

Raam Reddy’s acclaimed Kannada movie “Thithi” bagged the best film award at the first BRICS Film Festival.

Produced by Pratap Reddy and Sunmin Park, “Thithi” has been screened in over 12 prestigious international and national film festivals.

Written by Ere Gowda and co-written by Raam, the movie is a dramatic comedy about how three generations of sons react to the death of the oldest in their clan, a man named Century Gowda: a locally renowned, highly cantankerous 101-year-old man.

BRICS Film Festival was organized as part of the special events planned in run-up to the BRICS summit to be held in India, the five-day-long festival in New Delhi screened movies from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

China’s Chengdu city will host the next edition of the festival.


Filmmaker Jianqi Huo from China won the best director award for his film “Xuan Zang”.

Russia’s Yulia Peresild received the best actress honour for “The Battle for Sevastopol”.

Thabo Rametsi of South Africa bagged the best actor’s trophy for his role in “Kalushi, The story of Solomon Mahlangu”.

“Songs of the Phoenix” from China and “14+” from Russia were felicitated with special mention certificate.

Brazil’s Phillipe Barcinski got the special jury award for “Between Valleys”.