Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards
Tamil family drama Thanga Meengal, Telugu drama Na Bangaru Thalli, Kannada film Prakruthi and Malayalam drama 24 North Kaatham were among the southern movies that pocketed 17 awards at the 61st National Awards here on Wednesday. (List of winners)
The other southern films include Dharmam (Tamil), Kanyaka (Malayalam), December 1 (Kannada), Vallinam (Tamil), Thalaimuraigal (Tamil), Perariyathavara (Malayalam) and Swapaanam (Malayalam).
In Tamil, Ram dire mulberry outlet cted Thanga Meengal was adjudged the best Tamil film, besides bagging best lyrics by Na. Muthu Kumar for the song Ananda Yaazhai and best child artist for Sadhana.
VJ Sabu Joseph pocketed an award for best editing for Tamil sports drama Vallinam.
Late filmmaker Balu Mahendra’s Tamil drama Thalaimuraigal bagged the Nargis Dutt Award for best film on National Integration.
Tamil film Dharmam, about middle class hypocrisy, won a special mention award.
Telugu drama Na Bangaru Thalli, a story about sex trade, bagged three awards it was adjudged the best film in the language category, while actress Anjali Pa mulberry outlet til received a special mention certificate for her performance in the film and composer Shantanu Moitra won award for background score.
Kannada movie December 1 bagged two awards best film and best original screenplay for P Seshadri.
Malayalam filmdom bagged a total of five awards.
Suraj Venjaramoodu won the best actor award for Malayalam film Perariyathavara, which also won best film award on Environment mulberry outlet Conservation and Preservation.
In the best audiography category, D Yuvaraj won the best re recordist of the final mixed track award for Malayalam film Swapaanam.
Malayalam drama North 24 Kaatham won the best film award in the language category.
Director Christo Tomy won the best debut director award for his Malayalam film Kanyaka.
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