Tamil cinema won six awards that include best lyricist honour for Vairamuthu at the 64th National awards announced in New Delhi today. Noted producer Dhananjayan was chosen for best writing for his articles in newspapers and Vairamuthu for his song Enthapakkam in Dharmadurai.
Joker, a socio-satirical film, directed by Raju Murugan bagged two awards that include – best regional language film and best playback singer for Sundara Iyer for the song Jasmine. 24 managed two honours- best cinematographer award for Thiru and best production design.
Lyricist and son of Vairamiuthu, Kabilan, said, ‘It is the seventh award for my father. We are all elated. A song that speaks about the rural charm of our culture has been chosen for the top honour.’
Directed by Seenu Ramasamy, the movie featured Vijay Sethupathi in the lead and music was by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Producer Dhananjayan, won the award for best writing. Interestingly a couple of years ago, Dhananjayan’s book on the history of Tamil cinema won the National award. Thiru’s camera work in fantasy adventure 24 was chosen the best.
S R Prabhu is all smiles as his production venture Joker won two awards. Besides being chosen as best regional language film, it won the award for best singer for Sundara Iyer.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar was bequeathed the Best Actor honour for Rustom, loosely based on the infamous Nanavati case. Surabhi Lakshmi won Best Actress for her turn in Minnaminungu.
Sonam also got a special mention for Neerja for her convincing performance of a real-life icon. Malayalam actor Mohanlal was the recipient of a special mention for his role in the blockbuster Pulimurugan as well. Dangal’s young Geeta Phogat, Zaira Wasim was named Best Supporting Actor. Pink took home a prize for Best Film with a Social Message.