Suriya, who won best actor for ‘Soorarai Pottru’, shared his award with Devgn. ‘Soorarai Pottru’ also took home the prizes for best feature film, best actress, best music direction (score) and best original screenplay.
‘Tanhaji. . . ‘ also won best costume designer for Nachiket Barve and Mahesh Sherla. Devgn previously won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performances in ‘Zakhm’ (1998) and ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ (2002). He gets the honor for the third time.
Madhya Pradesh won the award for the most movie-friendly state, while Uttarakhand and UP won special mentions in the same category.
Malayalam filmmaker Sachidanandan KR was posthumously awarded Best Director for ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’, winning Best Supporting Actor for Biju Menon, Best Action Direction (Stunt Choreography) and Best Playback Singer for Nanchamma.
Best Playback Singer Male went to Rahul Deshpande for Marathi movie ‘Mi Vasantrao’. ‘Toolsidas Junior’ won the award for best Hindi film, and child actor Varun Buddhadev also received a special jury mention.
In the music category, Thaman S won Best Music Direction (Songs) for Allu Arjun’s Telugu hit ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’. The best lyrics went to Manoj Muntashir for the Hindi film ‘Saina’. Telugu film ‘Natyam’ won awards for best makeup artist (TV Rambabu) and best choreography (Sandhya Raju). Tamil artist Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli was named Best Supporting Actress for her work in the Tamil film ‘Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum’, which also received the Best Editing Award for Sreekar Prasad.
Filmmaker Madonne Ashwin won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Director’s Debut Film for his Tamil venture ‘Mandela’. He also received the award for best dialogue writer for the film. The award for best cinematography went to Supratim Bhol for the Bengali film ‘Avijatrik’.