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Sekhar Kammula
Software engineer turned director after 'Dollar Dreams' makes a comeback with 'Anand'

 

 

Hyderabad: It's a dream come true for city based, Howard university returned, computer professional turned, film-maker to win the Prestigious National award. Sekhar Kammula was the first Telugu to bag the prestigious National film Award for the 'Best First Film of a Director' at the 47th national film festival couple of years back for 'Dollar Dreams'. Even after winning a National-award for Dollar Dreams nobody took him seriously. So it is with lot of difficulty that he made 'Anand' after roping in Amigo Movies & National Film Development Corp to produce the film and indeed it has become the surprise hit of the year.

He had been quite obsessed with the Film media since long and he had put all his earnings for making 'Dollar Dreams' which is a film about Hyderabadi youth who aspire for their dream land- the land of America. Infact the movie was sent for the national awards in the last day for receiving the film nominations. What' s more they had just one copy and that too a soiled copy and then how it went on to win the National award is a Directors Dream Come true.

Now with the instant success of 'Anand', Many big producers have sought him out for making a film. On last count, he has had 15 offers.

Maju Kuriakose
Reachout's News Bureau
 

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