The 68th Nationwide Movie Award Ceremony for 2020 was held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday. President Droupadi Murmu offered the awards to the winners, with veteran actor Asha Parekh profitable the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2020. Greater than 100 awards within the function and non-feature movie classes had been offered.
A movie that bagged 5 main awards within the function movie all-language class was Soorarai Pottru. Directed by Sudha Kongara and produced by Suriya and Jyothika, the movie relies on the lifetime of Air Deccan founder Captain GR Gopinath. It bagged Finest Characteristic Movie, Finest Actor (Suriya), Finest Actress (Aparna Balamurali), Finest Screenplay, and Finest Background Rating.
Suriya informed reporters after that he was very emotional after the win.
“It’s an enormous honour. Really grateful to the Nationwide Movie Award jury and the Authorities of India. Lot of feelings working by my thoughts. I’ve lots of people to thank. To start with, there may be Sudha. That is her child. The movie gave quite a lot of hope to individuals in COVID instances. Then, in fact, I thank my spouse, Jyothika. Getting goosebumps. Really a second which I’ll always remember,” he mentioned.
Suriya shared the Finest Actor Award with Ajay Devgn for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.
In the meantime, folks singer Nanchamma from Attappadi, Kerala, received one of the best feminine playback singer for her debut in Ayyappanum Koshiyum. She additionally sang a music earlier than Asha Parekh after profitable the award.
Whereas presenting the Dadasaheb Phalke award to Parekh, President Murmu mentioned that it’s an honour for ladies of that technology who made their mark regardless of difficulties, and is an award for indomitable girl energy.
She additionally spoke concerning the significance of cinema in society.
“Being an audio-visual medium, the affect of movies is wider than different mediums of artwork. Cinema shouldn’t be solely an trade but in addition a medium of inventive expression of our tradition and values. Additionally it is a medium for connecting our society and for nation-building,” mentioned Murmu.
Parekh, who turned 80 at the moment, mentioned that the award was very particular. She made her debut in movies in 1959 on the age of 16.
“It’s a enormous honour to have obtained the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. It makes me very grateful that the popularity involves me simply sooner or later earlier than my eightieth birthday.” mentioned Parekh.
Different wins included Ashutosh Gawarikar’s Toolsidas Junior and the Marathi movie Sumi.
Edited by Divya Sethu
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