The winners of the prestigious 59th National Film Awards were just announced by Rohini Hattangady, the Chairperson of Feature Films Jury.
'Vaagai Sooda Vaa' has bagged the Best Film award! The film directed by Sargunam features Vimal and Iniya in the lead roles and is a period movie that's set in the 1960s.
'Aaranya Kandam' directed by Thiagarajan Kumaraja is yet another film that made us proud. The neo-noir film bagged two prestigious awards including Best Editing and Best Debut Film Of A Director.
An ecstatic SPB Charan who produced the film speaks to IG, "I'm honored! It hasn't even sunk in yet and this is our first National Awards. I congratulate my team who have made us proud".
'Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai' has fetched its lead Appukutty with the Best Supporting Actor Award and the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Award.
It may be mentioned that although all these three quality entertainers received rave reviews, much accolades and now even the prestigious National Award, they didn't fair too well commercially. Its sad how Tamil film patrons, who usually welcome varied ventures, didn't support these quality films. However, we'll have to wait to see if any of these entertainers will see a re-release.
IG congratulates all the winners and wishes them luck with their future ventures...