Besides Sruthi Hariharan, three more actors; Chandrachoor Rai for Kadak, Joju George for Joseph, Savithri for Sudani from Nigeria too received special mentions at the National Film Awards 2019.
Bengaluru: Nathicharami (which means, 'I do') received the National Film Award for Best Kannada Film. Shruthi Hariharan the lead of the movie also received a special mention much to the delight of her fans.
Nathicharami, released on December 28,2018, and is directed by Manjunatha Somashekara Reddy. The film received outstanding reviews after its release.
The movie also featured Sanchari Vijay, Sharanya among others. The movie talks about the turmoil a woman undergoes when she loses a partner and is torn between relationships, marriage, commitments and desires.
The movie revolves around Gauri, played by Shruthi, who has grown up with traditional values. She gets married at a young age and loves her husband. However, she becomes a widow quite early. As a young woman with physical desires, will she lean towards them or give in to societal pressure, forms the crux of the story.
Besides Sruthi Hariharan, three actors; Chandrachoor Rai for Kadak, Joju George for Joseph, Savithri for Sudani from Nigeria also received special mention.
Shruti Hariharan gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Kerala 14 days ago, adding to the cloud of joy she has been sitting under.
Meanwhile Nathicharami won the best Kannada feature film, Ondalla Eradalla won Nargis Dutt award Best Feature Film on National Integration award.
Bollywood stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal won the National Film Award for Best Actor for their roles in "Andhadhun" and "Uri", respectively, while Gujarati movie "Hellaro" was declared the Best Film.
Aditya Dhar won the Best Director award for his debut Uri: The Surgical Strike while Andhadhun also won awards for best Hindi film and best adapted screenplay.
Actor Keerthy Suresh won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of yesteryear star Savitri in Telugu film Mahanati.
Badhaai Ho, a story of a family dealing with late pregnancy, was adjudged the Best Popular film providing wholesome entertainment and veteran actor Surekha Sikri bagged the Best Supporting actress for her role of a cantankerous matriarch.
Akshay Kumar-starrer Padman was named the Best Film on Social Issues.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavaat, which faced a lot of hurdles during its release, walked away with Best Choreography for Ghoomer and the Best Music Director award for Bhansali. Its song Binte Dil landed Arijit Singh the Best Male Playback Singer recognition.
Singer-lyricist Swanand Kirkire won the Best Supporting Actor award for Marathi film Chumbak.
The awards were announced by jury head Rahul Rawail. There is no clarity on when the awards will be presented.
(Inputs from PTI)
Last Updated Aug 9, 2019, 7:36 PM IST