59th National Awards for Aaranya Kaandam, Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai

Rohini Attangadi, the chairperson of the National Film Awards selection committee announced the winners of this year National Film Awards today.

Tamil films again topped the honours bagging some in major categories. Director Sargunam's period drama 'Vaagai Sooda Vaa' bagged the Best Picture in Tamil.

Suseendran's 'Azhaghar Samiyin Kuthirai' took two awards, for Best Supporting actor for actor Appukutty and the Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment Award for the film.

Neo-noir film 'Aaranya Kaandam' also bagged two awards one for its director Thiagarajan Kumararaja, the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Director and Best Editing award to its editors Praveen K L and Sreekanth.

Revathy's docudrama 'Red Building Where the Sun Sets' took the Best Non-feature film Award.


The 59th National Awards have been announced in New Delhi today. Tamil movies Aaranya Kaandam, Vaagai Sooda Vaa and Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai have bagged the prestigious awards.

Aaranya Kaandam, which is supposedly the first neo-noir film in Kollywood, has bagged two National Awards. While Praveen KL and Srikanth will jointly share the Best Editor Award, its director Thiagarajan Kumararaja has won Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debutant Director.

Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai has won the Best Popular Film, while its lead Appu Kutty bagged the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Award.

A Sarukunam's Vaagai Sooda Vaa has been honoured with Best Feature Film in Tamil Award and Revathy's Red Building Where The Sun Sets has bagged Best Non Feature Film on Family Values.

We, at KollyInsider, congratulate all the winners, who made the Tamil film industry proud at the national level.


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