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68th National Film Awards: Telugu Cinema Bags Four Awards

Koushik Yadiyala |Friday, 22 Jul 2022 - 8:15 PM

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South Indian Movies Dominate Winners List Once Again

Today, the 68th National Film Awards honoured the movies released in 2020 with awards in various categories. Movies from South India have managed to bag quite a few awards in various categories. S Thaman bagged the Best Music Direction award for Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, and joined the list of previous award-winning music maestros such as KV Mahadevan, Ramesh Naidu, Ilaiyaraaja, and MM Keeravani.

While Revanth Korukonda-directorial Natyam won two awards -- Best Choreography and Best Makeup -- Colour Photo emerged as the winner in the Best Feature Film in Telugu, starring Suhas and Chandni Chowdary in the lead.

Suriya-starrer Soorarai Pottru (Aakasam Nee Haddu Ra in Telugu) has grabbed awards in numerous categories such as Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Flim. While Suriya shares the Best Actor award with Ajay Devgn for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Soorarai Pottru’s female lead Aparna Balamurali is the sole winner of the Best Actress award.

Along with the Telugu winners mentioned above, here’s the list of the rest of the winners at the 68th National Film Awards:

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Tanhaji

Best Actor: Suriya for Soorarai Pottru and Ajay Devgn for Tanhaji

Best Actress: Aparna Balamurali, Soorarai Pottru

Best Director: Sachy, Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Best Supporting Actor: Biju Menon, Ayyappanum Koshiyam

Best Feature Film: Soorarai Pottru

Best Supporting Actress: Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, Sivaranjaniyum Innam Sila Pengallum

Best Music Direction: Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, S Thaman

Best Male Playback Singer: Rahul Deshpande for Mi Vasantrao and Anish Mangesh Gosavi for Taktak

Best Female Playback Singer: Nanchamma, Ayyappanum Koshiyam

Best Choreography: Natyam

Best Cinematography: Avijatrik

Best Costume Design: Tanhaji

Best Production Design: Kappela

Best Editing: Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum

Best Make-up: Natyam

Best Lyrics: Saina, Manoj Muntashir

Best Audiography: Dollu, Mi Vasantrao, and Malik

Best Screenplay: Soorarai Pottru, Sudha Kongara, and Mandela, Madonne Ashwin

Best Stunt Choreography: Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Best Feature Film in Hindi: Toolsidas Junior

Best Feature Film in Kannada: Dollu

Best Feature Film in Malayalam: Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam

Best Feature Film in Telugu: Colour Photo

Best Feature Film in Haryanvi: Dada Lakhmi

Best Feature Film in Tamil: Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum

Best Feature Film in Dimasa: Samkhor

Best Feature Film in Tulu: Jeetige

Updated date:  Saturday, 23 Jul 2022 - 3:34 PM

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