P Sheshadri has earlier got Best Regional Film for four of his movies like Munnudi, Atithti, Beru, Thutturi. Interestingly, he has won the same award for all his previous movies. This is his fifth consecutive Best Regional Film award, which has been given to the film Vimukti.
56th National Film Awards were announced on Saturday January 23 and Honourable President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil will distribute the awards to the winners in Rashtrapati Bhavan in March.