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Yoodlee Films’ ‘KD’ Gets Child Actor Nagavishal The Best Actor Award At 10th Jagran Film Festival


Yoodlee Films’ Tamil film ‘KD’ which has been travelling to various film festivals across the world, is notching up impressive wins and accolades before its theatrical release. Its latest laurel is a special one as the young child actor Nagavishal, who plays one of the two leads of the film,  has won the best actor award at the recently concluded 10th Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai. He was pitted with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Ranveer Singh, Aayushman Khurana and Vicky Kaushal who were also nominated for the same category. ‘KD’ also premiered at the said festival in Mumbai where it garnered a lot of love and appreciation from critics and film buffs.

The elated child actor Nagavishal says, “It is so exciting to win an award for my very first film. Its very generous of the jury to find me deserving of this award and I would like to thank everybody, especially my director – Madhumita, who held my hand in this journey and guided me to give my best. This will be one of my most special moments in my life”

Written and directed by Madhumita Sundaram, ‘KD’ revolves around the life of an 80-year-old villager Karuppadurrai, who after losing three months of his life in a coma finds himself lost and abandoned. Escaping from a family who wants to euthanize him, he bumps into 8-year-old Kutty, an orphan who is fiercely independent, with a joy de vivre matched to none. The boy gives Karuppadurai a new lease of life as they set out on an eventful road trip to complete the octogenarian’s bucket list. During this small trip of theirs, both Kutty and KD – divided by age, but bound by a sense of renewed purpose, find solace and meaning in their existence.

Director Madhumita Sundaram said, “It was refreshing to see the kind of films that the Jagran jury had chosen to give the awards to. An eight year old boy winning best actor amongst such accomplished actors like Ranveer Singh, Ayushman Khurana and Vicky Kaushal is unheard of. It is indeed a special moment in Nagavishal’s life since KD is his first film and to win an award from the esteemed actor Manoj Bajpayee is a blessing. When I asked him if he knew the other actors he was nominated with, his response was ‘Are they as popular as Vijay and Ajith from South?’ That is the innocence of that child.”

Producer Siddharth Anand Kumar, Producer at Yoodlee Films said, “We are happy to see our film being appreciated from all quarters. Nagavishal’s win is a timely validation of this young actor’s potential talent. His was an uninhibited and committed performance that was one of the central powering forces of the film and his recognition as an actor makes us proud. Good content backed with great talent will always find appreciation with the audience. We believe that in ‘KD’, we have just got the right mix of things.”

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