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Awards
Priyadarshan has won awards both from the State and Central government for his movies, He won the Kerala State Award for Best Director in 1995.His off beat film "Kanchivaram" was adjudged the best feature film in National film Awards - 2009. He made a mulitilingual Sirai Chaalai, KalaPani (originally made in malayalam), which told the story of freedom fighters in the jail at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which starred Mohanlal, Tabu, Prabhu Ganesan and Amrish Puri, received four National Film Awards including awards for Santosh Sivan (cinematography) and Sabu Cyril (art direction).

Ilaiyaraaja's score in the movie was grand and symphonic, and was compared to the best of John Williams, Richard Strauss and Max Steiner.

 2009 - National Award - For Best Film

 

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