Vineet and Padmapriya in Charulathayude Bakki
Charulathayude Baakki, directed by Sangeetha Padmanabhan, has won the Palapitta Award for the Best Short Film at The Fourth National Short and Documentary Film Festival 2010. The award carries a memento, certificate and cash prize of Rs.10,000.
The film is based on a short story of the same name written by Priya A S. The story, based on Satyajit Ray's 'Charulatha', impressed Sangeetha so much that she decided to make it her debut film.
Sangeetha, who has been associated with television for long, has also had some experience working as an associate director.
The film has Vineeth and Padmapriya in lead roles and also features Vanitha, Manianpillai Raju, Dinesh Panicker, Sreelatha, Vasantha Kokilam etc in the cast. Sangeetha and Priya.S pen the script for the film, which has cinematography by Shahnad, editing by Manoj and art-direction by Gokuldas.