Popular stars Suriya and Ajay Devgn shared the Best Actor award at the National Indian Film Awards for 2020, which was revealed on Friday.
Prices for 2020 were supposed to be announced in 2021. But they were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not immediately known when the 2021 awards ceremony will take place.
Suriya won the award for his portrayal of the founder of a commercial airline in the Tamil-language film ‘Soorarai Pottru’, which also won Best Feature Film, while Aparna Balamurali won Best actress for her role as his wife and partner in the film. GV Prakash Kumar won the Music Director (Music Background) award and Shalini Usha Nair and Sudha Kongara won the Best Screenplay award for the film.
Devgn won for Hindi-language “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior,” a historical epic about a Maratha warrior, which also won Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Nachiket Barve and Mahesh Sherla won the costume design award for the film.
The late Sachidanandan KR won Best Director for the Malayalam language film “Ayyappanum Koshiyum”, while Biju Menon won Best Supporting Actor for the film. Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli won supporting actress for Tamil-language ‘Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum’ while Sreekar Prasad won Best Editing for the film.
Tamil-language “Mandela” won best first film, while writer-director Madonne Ashwin took home best dialogue.
Thaman S. won the Best Music Director award for “Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo” in Telugu language. Supratin Bhol won Best Cinematography for “Avijatrik: The Wanderlust of Apu” in Bengali. Anees Nadodi won the production design award for “Kappela” in Malayalam. TV Rambabu won the makeup award for “Natyam” in the Telugu language.
Sachin Dheeraj Mundigonda won Best Non-Feature Film (as India ranks documentaries) for “Ana’s Testimony” in Dangi language, while “Pariah” in Marathi and Hindi by Vishesh Iyer won the prize for best first film in the category and RV Ramani for best director for English. , film in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi “Oh That’s Bhanu”.