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Priyadarshan's Kanchivaram best film at National Awards
IANS
New Delhi, September 07, 2009
First Published: 15:18 IST(7/9/2009)
Last Updated: 16:40 IST(7/9/2009)
Prakash Raj in a still from the movie Kanjeevaram.

Director Priyadarshan's off-beat Tamil film Kanchivaram has won the best feature film award at the 55th National Film Awards 2007, while southern actor Prakash Raj has been adjudged best actor for his performance in the same film, it was announced here on Monday.

Renowned Malayalam film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan is best director for Naalu Pennungal while Kannada actress Uma Shri is best actress for Gulabi Talkies.

Bollywood star Aamir Khan's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par gets the best family welfare award and Prasoon Joshi the award for the best lyrics for Maa from the same film about a dyslexic child. The song also gets Shankar Mahadevan the National Award for best playback singer.

Set in the backdrop of Kanjeevaram's handloom silk industry from the 1920s to 1948, Kanchivaram is the story of a non-political weaver who leans towards communism and soon becomes a revolutionary leader and an advocate of the ideology, only to find himself caught between personal needs and his pursuit of social equality.


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