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After five successful marquee events in Mumbai & Delhi, Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) is all set to launch its first-ever Most Prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Awards South to honour and appreciate the creativity & talent of South Film Industry on September 20, 2019, in Hyderabad, Telangana. The ceremony has recognized and feted South Indian actors and films for their achievements in the past. DPIFF AWARD is a unique initiative intended to honour the entertainment industry and to appreciate the creativity, in the presence of celebrities, dignitaries, industrialists, delegates and media personnel.
After witnessing the contribution of South Indian Film Industry into the Indian Cinema, team DPIFF makes sure to set a platform in South where the talent & creativity can be honoured. The DPIFF platform will set a realistic benchmark to motivate, inspire & nurture the talent of South Indian Cinema on National Level. This award is different from the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Awards instituted by the Government of India.
Abhishek Mishra CEO of DPIFF Says – “The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival is to honour the lifetime effort of the father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke ji. The Award Function will celebrate the brilliance of the Indian Cinema, which is making an effort to acknowledge as well as aid nascent projects by bringing them to mainstream audiences”. The main aim & motive of DPIFF is “Appreciation to the Creation”.
The event at N-Convention, Madhapur, in Hyderabad will honour some of Tollywood’s biggest names. Chief guest for the first ever Most Prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award South will be Hon’ble Governor of Telangana Shri E.S.L. Narashiman Ji and Shri Chandrasekhar Pusalkar Ji Grandson of Dadasaheb Phalke Ji will grace the event and do the lamp-lighting.
A report said that they got confirmation from Mahesh Babu who will be present at the function as a Guest. He reportedly said he is honoured and delighted to accept the invitation. Besides Mahesh, Samantha Akkineni, JagapathiBabu, Rakul Preet Singh, Devi Sri Prasad, Anushka Shetty, Nandita Swetha, Paayal Rajput, Charmy Kaur, PuriJagannadh, Lakshmi Manchu, Mohan Babu are among the A-list of celebrities who will grace the awards gala.
Political leaders, industrialists, some well-known artists and Telugu cinema’s biggest names and chief guests of the event will also present at the event. It is a great event when everyone’s favourite actors and chief guests come together and honour the awards that have deserving the young talent from South India. Tollywood fansalready started discussing the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Awards South on social media. It looks like everyone except award show organizers is aware of this growing hype.
Even celebrities and filmmakers need a public boost of confidence here and there. Movie award shows give Tollywood entertainers a chance to receive recognition for their contribution and sincere efforts for the cinema. Tollywood is one of the biggest industries in the world and in addition to supporting this festival, they gave their nod to participate in the gala. With that said, the team DPIFF is excited to host the event in the city.
All eyes are on 20th September 2019 and the fans just can’t wait to watch their favourite celebrities enthral them with their performances. DPIFF has decided to paint joy and smiles on the faces of those who cannot be in Hyderabad, to witness what may be the biggest celebration of South Indian Films, by ensuring every candid aspect reaches the social media circles through tons of live posts on their own social media network and through the official celebrity profiles.

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