68th National Film Awards: Suriya Wins Best Actor, ‘Soorarai Pottru’ Wins Best Picture, and More


Director Sudha Kongara, actor Aparna Balamurali and music composer GV Prakash Kumar also take top honors

Director Sudha Kongara, actor Aparna Balamurali and music composer GV Prakash Kumar also take top honors

The 68th National Film Awards for the year 2020 were announced earlier today, and the Best Actor award was shared by Suriya and Ajay Devgn. While the former won the award for his performance in Sudha Kongara Soorarai Pottruthe latter pocketed it for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Soorarai Pottru embarked on a string of awards, winning the prestigious Best Feature Award. The 2020 film also won three other awards, namely Best Actor (Female) for Aparna Balamurali, Best Screenplay for Sudha Kongara and Shalini Ushadevi, and Best Musical Direction (BGM) for GV Prakash Kumar.

The film is based on the real life story of GR Gopinath, the founder of India’s first low cost airlines. He followed an ordinary man’s dream of providing cheap air travel to common people.

The film, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video in November 2020, received widespread acclaim and was later submitted to the 93rd Academy Awards as a paid submission in the general category. The film was also screened in the Academy’s screening room.

Notably, a Hindi remake of the film, starring Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan, is currently in production.

Soorarai Pottru was produced by Suriya and Guneet Monga under their 2D Entertainment and Sikhya Entertainment banners.

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