July 22, 2022
The winners of the 68th edition of the National Film Awards were announced on Friday
Filmmaker Vipul Shah headed the jury, which selected the best films in 28 categories
Director Sudha Kongara Prasad’s critical hit Soorarai Pottru took home the top honours, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Film and Best Screenplay
Aparna Balamurali, who played the female lead in Soorarai Pottru, bagged the award in the Best Actress category.
Soorarai Pottru also won the award for the Best Screenplay.
Director Vasanth’s Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum has bagged multiple awards. The movie was named the Best Tamil film, and it also bagged the award in the Best Editing category.
Late director Sachidanandan, who was popularly known as Sachy, won the Best Director award for his last film Ayyappanum Koshiyum.
Director Kavya Prakash’s Malayalam film Vaanku won the Special Jury award, while director Mahesh Naryanan’s Malik won the award in the ‘Re-recordist of the Final Mixed Track’ category.
Tamil director Madonne Ashwin won the Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director for Mandela.
Composer Thaman S bagged the award for Best Music Direction for his work in the 2020 blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.
Director Sagar Puranik’s Dollu was named Best Film in Kannada and it also bagged the Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist) award.