62nd National Film Awards are being announced and Tamil cinema has already won seven of them. We bring you live updates as the awards are still being given away.
It is to be noted that Muthukumar won the best lyricist last
year for the song 'aanandha yaazhai' from the movie Thanga
Meenkal. It is said that the song 'Azhagu' from
Saivam has awarded him the honour this year.
The biggest surprise has come in the form of Best Female
Playback Singer. Unnikrishnan's eight year old daughter Uthara
Unnikrishnan has won the best singer award for her debut song in
the film Saivam.
It is to be noted that Unnikrishnan too won the National Film
Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his first song 'Ennavale'
in the film Kadhalan.
Simha has won the Best Supporting Actor for
Jigarthanda which takes the tally of total awards won by
the film to two. Best Tamil film is won by Kutram
Kadithal which was directed by Bramma.G and produced by
J.Sathish Kumar and Christy Siluvappan.
Continue to read the story in the slides
Best Writing On Cinema
Dhananjayan has won the best writing on cinema award for his
book 'Pride Of Tamil Cinema' under the special mention
Kaaka Muttai Bags Two
The total awards won by Kaaka Muttai now stands at two with
Ramesh, a child artist in the film winning the Best Child Artist
Kaaka Muttai , which was produced by Dhanush and
Vetrimaaran has won the best film under children film
Kutram Kadithal , which was critically celebrated has
won the Best Tamil Film Award.
Vivek Harshan has won his first National Award as an editor for
the film Jigarthanda. It is to be noted that he has worked
in Kamal Haasan's Uttama Villain.
Jigarthanda Makes It Big
Jigarthanda alone has given two National Awards to
Tamil Cinema which is no mean feat. Kudos to the entire team of
Tamil Cinema Bags 7 Awards
Tamil cinema now has a total of 7 National Awards with
Jigarthanda, Kaaka Muttai and
Saivam contributing two each.