The conversion of Nandi Awards to ‘Gaddar Awards’ is attracting criticism

The newly shaped Authorities of Telangana headed by Hon. Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy has determined to honor Indian poet, singer and communist revolutionary Gummadi Vittal Rao aka Gaddar. As a part of that, Gaddar Jayanti was organized on January 31, 2024 in Rabindra Bharati, Hyderabad to commemorate the late poet. On this program Hon. The Chief Minister introduced that the TS authorities will re-introduce awards for movie, tv and theater artists, however with a brand new title of ‘Gaddar Awards’.

Whereas the transfer was initially applauded, it will definitely attracted criticism, with some describing it as a blatant transfer by the federal government to achieve political mileage among the many backward castes, particularly the Dalits. Furthermore, a bit of the Telugu cine circles felt that the federal government ought to have launched a brand new class of awards honoring the legend as an alternative of renaming the ‘Nandi Awards’ which have been first named after the large granite bull, Lepakshi. Nice Telugu tradition.

All in all, the enduring bull in its Bangaru (gold), Vendi (silver), and Kansya (consyam) variants, which has dominated Telugu cinema, tv and theater since 1964, is about to lose its id. I hope that the renamed model will add extra worth to those awards and encourage extra folks to create characteristic movies, tv exhibits and theater performs in Telugu with technical excellence and aesthetic worth.

Dj Tillu salaar