Telugu film Manasanamaha set the Guinness World Record for winning the most number of awards by a short film.
The Guinness World Record of 513 wins was confirmed on May 20.
Manasanamaha – which was made on a budget of $5,000 (Rs 1,024,455) – is directed by Deepak Reddy. It is produced by Shilpa Gajjala.
నిచ్చన ఎక్కాలంటే భయం అమ్మా…. అనే పిల్లాడి నుండి.. ఎత్తులని చూసే భయాల్ని అధిగమించే గుణపాఠం నేర్పిన జీవితానికి.. ఇదే నా నివాళి… #Manasanamaha Creates History as the most award winning Film/Short in the world! #TeluguCinema https://t.co/c6t8v2WqPr pic.twitter.com/TreFHS478I
— Deepak (@deepuzoomout) June 26, 2022
The Guinness World Record-winning movie tells the story of a young man Suraj recalling his romantic relationship with three women Chaithra, Varsha and Seetha. The female characters are named after the summer, monsoon and winter seasons.
Viraj Ashwin played Surya. Drishika Chander, Valli Raghavender and Prithvi Sharma portray the Chaithra, Varsha and Seetha characters.
According to Guinness, the director’s friend recommended him to get his work premiered in film festivals. It met with positive reviews.
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The project grew in popularity so did the demand for premiers in festivals and cinemas. It kept winning awards across the world.
Telugu actor Adivi Sesh and Pushpa director Sukumar congratulated Deepak Reddy for the accomplishment.
Dear Deepu, what a phenomenal achievement. A game changing short film. I also have the pleasure of calling you a friend as well as the distributor of #Major 🙂 I can’t wait for you to shake the world with a feature film! #Manasanamaha https://t.co/aCYiZYXjlI
— Adivi Sesh (@AdiviSesh) June 26, 2022
Sukumar’s picture with Deepak Reddy made rounds on social media.
It’s Appreciation Time..!!
— So Called Cinema (@socalledcinemaa) June 28, 2022
The film is available for streaming on YouTube.