Tamil Movies Jigarthanda, Saivam bag two National Awards
While the 62nd National Film Awards will take place on 3 May, the winners were announced today. Director Vijay’s acclaimed film ‘Saivam’ bagged two National Awards for Best Lyrics and Best female playback singer. The Supporting Actor awards went to Tamil actor Bobby Simha for Jigarthanda.
Best Female Playback Singer: Uttara Unnikrishanan (‘Azhagu’ in ‘Saivam’)
Best Supporting Actor: Simha (Jigarthanda)
Best Children’s Film: ‘Kaaka Muttai’
Best Editing: Vivek Harshan (Jigarthanda)
Best Lyrics: Na Muthukumar (Saivam)
Best Film: ‘Kuttram Kadithal’
Best Child Artists: Vignesh and Ramesh (Kaaka Muttai)
Best Writing on Cinema (Special Mention): Dhananjayan’s ‘Pride of Tamil Cinema’
While Kangana Ranaut won the Best Actress award for her performance in ‘Queen’, Kannada actor Vijay has won the Best Actor award for his performance in the film Nanu Avanalla, Avalu. The National Awards will be handed out by President Pranab Mukherjee on May 3 in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor will also receive his Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the ceremony.