Swedish International Film Festival 2023: Priyadarshi wins Best Actor & Kethiri Sudhakar Reddy wins Best Supporting actor award for Balagam


Balagam, directed by comedian Venu Yeldandi and produced by Harshith Reddy and Hanshitha, where the ace Tollywood producer Dil Raju presented the heart-touching family drama. The film collected huge money by pulling big crowds to the theatres with terrific word-of-mouth.


Balagam not only won the audience’s hearts but also bagged numerous awards at the global level. It grabbed the awards for best film, best drama movie, best director, best music director and best cinematographer in different countries. Now Balagam adds one more record to its name. The movie with the whole and sole of Telangana, received two awards in major categories at Swedish International Film Festival.


The most loved and talented actor Priyadarshi won the Best Actor award and the brilliant actor Kethiri Sudhakar Reddy won the Best Supporting actor award at Siff 2023. This is a huge achievement and also a proud moment for the entire team of Balagam. In 2021, Fahadh Faasil’s Joji won this prestigious award and another best film Nayattu from Kerala won this award last year.


Balagam has now become the torchbearer by winning awards and audience hearts, especially from the Telangana region. Making the film in Siricilla, Telangana, reaching global platforms, and winning awards was a journey of genuineness and honesty in the writing and making of the film.


Balagam is a story of human emotions that revolve around the death of an old man. Venu Yeldandni beautifully wrote and pictured the emotions between his characters. Dil Raju, the presenter of the film and producers Harshith Reddy and Hanshitha Reddy deserves all the appreciation for bringing Balagam to the Telugu audience.


Priyadarshi Pulikonda, Kavya Kalyan Ram, Muralidhar Goud, Rupa Lakshmi and Sudhakar Reddy played key roles in the movie, and Bheems Ceciroleo scored the music.


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