Tamil Cinema wins 10 National Awards – Highlights of 5 categories won by ‘Surarai Pothru’

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The Tamil film ‘Surarai Pothu’ has won National Awards in five categories including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music Score (Background Music) and Best Screenplay. It has been announced in the shortlist for the 68th National Film Awards (2020 Awards). Tamil cinema has won a total of 10 national awards including ‘Sivaranjani and some other women’ three awards and ‘Mandela two awards’.

Last November 2020, ‘Surarai Potoru’ was released on Amazon Prime Video OTD platform. The film was produced by ‘Surya-Jyotika’ couple under 2D Entertainment banner. Directed by Sudha Kongara. Suriya, Aparna Balamurali, Urvashi, Mohan Babu, Karunas, Poo Ramu, Kali Venkat also acted in it.

‘Surarai Pobuttu’ is a film based on the life story of retired army captain GR Gopinath. The film was dubbed and released in Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu. The film was well received by film critics, screen celebrities and fans alike. Now this film is being made in Hindi language.

It is in this context that the film has won five awards. Congratulatory messages have been pouring in from various quarters for the film crew. It is noteworthy that this film has been screened at world film festivals.

Best Actor: Suriya won the National Award for Best Actor for his brilliant performance as Nedumaran Rajangam (Mara) in the lead role in this film. Suriya, one of the top actors of the Tamil film industry, had done a lot of homework for this film. He doubles himself in the character of Captain Gopinath. Rather than acting in this film, he lived the character. When the film was released, he was told that he would get a National Award. Now it has become a reality. Suriya will be fighting for success in this film.

Best Actress: Actress Aparna Balamurali, who made waves by playing the role of ‘Bommi’ in Surarai Pottu, has won the National Award for Best Actress. Surarai Pottu is his third film in Tamil.

Aparna played the role of Captain Gopinath’s wife Bhargavi. In real life Parkavi runs a bakery shop. These scenes will also appear in the movie. Captain Gopinath praised Aparna’s original performance when the film was released.

Aparna has expressed all the feelings through her acting, starting with love. Mainly his spoken verses attracted the attention of a wide range of people. Now that has also won him a national award.

Best Music Composer (Background Music): GV Prakash Kumar, who composed the background score for this film, has received a National Award. GV has given life to various scenes like army training, airport scene, father’s death through his background music. It can also be called Jeevan added by GV for this film.

Best Screenplay: The screenplay of this film was jointly written by director Sudha Kongara and Shalini Usha Nair. Though the story of the film is an adaptation of Captain Gopinath’s life story, the two will be astari in the script structure. That is the key to the success of this film. Now they have also won a national award.

Best Picture: Various films competed in the race to win the National Award in this category. However, ‘Surarai Pothu’ has won the Gold Thamar Award for Best Film with an amazing effort in all departments.

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Sivaranjani and some other women

National Award for Best Tamil Film, Best Supporting Actor (Female) for Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli and National Award for Best Editing for Sreekar Prasad. Read > What is special about the movie ‘Sivaranjani and some more girls’?


Debutant director Madon Ashwin, who wrote and directed ‘Mandela’, has won the National Award for Best Debut Director and Best Screenplay in the Script category. He directed this film in a completely different plot and attracted attention. | Read > Director Madon Ashwin wins 2 National Awards for ‘Mandela’

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