Press Esc to close
Sunday 30 April 2017
News updated at 11:38 AM IST

Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards

New Delhi, April 16, 2014, agencies: 0:46 IST
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 in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The other Southern films include “Dharmam” (Tamil), “Kanyaka” (Malayalam), “December 1” (Kannada), “Vallinam” (Tamil), “Thalaimuraigal” (Tamil), “Perariyathavara” (Malayalam) and “Swapaanam” (Malayalam). In Tamil, Ram-directed “Thanga Meengal” was adjudged the Best Tamil Film, besides bagging Best Lyrics by Na Muthu Kumar for the song “Ananda Yaazhai” and Best Child Artiste for Sadhana as well.

For Tamil sports-drama “Vallinam”, V J Sabu Joseph pocketed an award for Best Editing. 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, while actress Anjali Patil received a special mention certificate for her performance in the film and composer Shantanu Moitra won an award for background score.

Kannada movie “December 1” bagged two awards — Best Film and Best Original Screenplay for P Seshadri. Writer Panchakshari won an award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Kannada drama “Prakruthi”.

The 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 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. Director Christo Tomy won the Best Debut Director award for his Malayalam film “Kanyaka”.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
My Take: Can you count colours? Photo by Nalini R Magal from Hassan...

My Take: Can you count colours? Photo by Nalini R Magal from Hassan...

My Take: Happiness as a warm puppy. Photo by Varsha Chalageri from Dharwad...

My Take: Happiness as a warm puppy. Photo by Varsha Chalageri from Dharwad...

My Take: Pretty posers. Photo by Siddhi Doddanavar, from Belgaum...

My Take: Pretty posers. Photo by Siddhi Doddanavar, from Belgaum...

My Take: You mean, I wont grow up to be a tiger? Photo by Praveenkumar P K from Dharwad

My Take: You mean, I wont grow up to be a tiger? Photo by Praveenkumar P K from Dharwad

The good side vs the bad side. Photo by Gayatri Venkatesh from Bengaluru...

The good side vs the bad side. Photo by Gayatri Venkatesh from Bengaluru...

Border Security Force (BSF) personals handing over a 15 years old Pakistani national Razak...

Border Security Force (BSF) personals handing over a 15 years old Pakistani national Razak...

Basaveshwara statue is decorated on the occasion of Basava Jayanthi and Akshaya Tritiya....

Basaveshwara statue is decorated on the occasion of Basava Jayanthi and Akshaya Tritiya....

A Japanese Hitoshi Takahashi biker performs stunt during Yamaha FMX stunt show in Kochi, Kerala...

A Japanese Hitoshi Takahashi biker performs stunt during Yamaha FMX stunt show in Kochi, Kerala...

People use umbrella to protect from rain at at MG Road and Kasturba Road junction in Bengaluru...

People use umbrella to protect from rain at at MG Road and Kasturba Road junction in Bengaluru...

A lion beats the heat by relaxing under a tree at Dr Shivaram Karnath Biological Park...

A lion beats the heat by relaxing under a tree at Dr Shivaram Karnath Biological Park...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.