TRENDING: Here’s What Jyotika Said After Winning The National Award!
Jyotika, the proud producer who received the Swarna Kamal award took to her official Instagram page and shared glimpses of the great evening. “Proud and blessed!” wrote the actress-producer, who shared pictures with husband Suriya, kids Dev and Diya, Soorarai Pottru director Sudha Kongara, and leading lady Aparna Balamurali. Suriya attended the event in traditional lungi and his wife wore a lavender saree for the award ceremony. The winners of the 68th National Film Awards were selected by the 10-member jury headed by Hindi filmmaker Vipul Shah. The awards were announced by jury member Dharam Gulati.
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While Aparna received the Best Actress award for playing Bommi in the film, Suriya won Best Actor for playing Nedumaaran Rajangam. The National Award in India is considered the most prestigious award for the entire film fraternity. Apart from them, Lakshmipriyaa Chandramouli has won the Best supporting actress for Vasanth’s Sivaranjiniyum Inum Sila Pengalum. The Best Tamil film was also bagged by Sivaranjiniyum Inum Sila Pengalum, which also won the award for best editing. GV Prakash won the award for Best Music Direction, again for Soorarai Pottru. Soorarai Pottru, which also won Best Screenplay is now being remade in Hindi with Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan in lead roles.
Soorarai Pottru, which marked Suriya’s digital debut, had a direct OTT release on Amazon Prime Video. The Sudha Kongara directorial, which was originally planned as a theatrical release, later went the OTT way owing to the first wave of the pandemic. The much-loved film is now getting remade in Hindi, with Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan reprising Suriya and Aparna Balamurali’s roles, respectively.