National Film Awards 2022 highlights: Soorarai Pottru and Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior win big

Updated on Jul 22, 2022 06:17 PM IST

National Film Awards 2022 highlights: Soorarai Pottru and Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior have been the big winners at the 68th National Film Awards, announced on Friday evening.

National Film Awards 2022 highlights: Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior and Soorarai Pottru took home some of the biggest awards.
National Film Awards 2022 highlights: Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior and Soorarai Pottru took home some of the biggest awards.

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur took to his Twitter on Friday morning to inform that the awards will be announced on Friday evening after the jury members handed over their report to the Ministry. Soorarai Pottru won three of the four biggest awards of the night, while Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior also took home major trophies.

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  • Jul 22, 2022 05:40 PM IST

    Ajay Devgn reacts to best actor win

    Ajay Devgn says he is ‘elated’ on winning his third national award for best actor. In a statement, the actor said, “I’m elated to win the Best Actor Award for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior at the 68th National Awards along with Suriya, who won for Soorarai Pottru. I thank everyone, most of all my creative team, the audience and my fans. I also express my gratitude to my parents & the Almighty for their blessings. Congratulations to all the other winners.”

  • Jul 22, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    I&B Minister Anurag Thakur congratulates all winners

  • Jul 22, 2022 05:24 PM IST

    Composer GV Prakash Kumar reacts to his win

    Composer GV Prakash Kumar, who won the National Film Award for best music direction, tweeted after the announcement, thanking the team of his film Soorarai Pottru, and his father.

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  • Jul 22, 2022 05:18 PM IST

    Soorarai Pottru wins big at National Film Awards

    Soorarai Pottru, a semi-biographical drama, won in three of the four major award categories at the 68th National Film Awards--best feature film, best actor, and best actress.

  • Jul 22, 2022 05:02 PM IST

    Soorarai Pottru is best feature film

    Tamil film Soorarai Pottru, starring Suriya, is adjudged the best feature film at the National Film Awards 2022.

  • Jul 22, 2022 05:00 PM IST

    Tanhaji wins award for best popular film

    Ajay Devgn-starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior wins the award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment at the 68th National Film Awards.

  • Jul 22, 2022 04:57 PM IST

    Malayalam filmmaker Sachidanandan KR is best director

    Sachidanandan KR wins best director for the Malayalam film AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum posthumously. This is the second major award for the film.

  • Jul 22, 2022 04:49 PM IST

    Ajay Devgn and Suriya share best actor award

    Ajay Devgn for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Suriya for Soorarai Pottru share the award for best actor.

  • Jul 22, 2022 04:47 PM IST

    Aparna Balamurali wins best actress

    Soorarai Pottru's Aparna Balamurali wins the best actress award at the National Film Awards 2022.

  • Jul 22, 2022 04:43 PM IST

    Biju Menon wins best supporting actor award

    The 68th National Film Award for best supporting actor has been given to Biju Menon for the Malayalam film AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum.

  • Jul 22, 2022 04:41 PM IST

    Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli is best supporting actress

    Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli wins best supporting actress award for her performance in the Tamil film Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum.

  • Jul 22, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    Varun Buddhadeb gets special jury mention for Toolsidas Junior, film wins Best Hindi Film

    Sanjay Dutt, Rajiv Kapoor, and Varun Buddhadeb in Toolsidas Junior.
    Sanjay Dutt, Rajiv Kapoor, and Varun Buddhadeb in Toolsidas Junior.

    Child actor Varun Buddhadeb gets a special jury mention for the Sanjay Dutt and Rajiv Kapoor-starrer Toolsidas Junior.

  • Jul 22, 2022 04:21 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh is most film-friendly state

    The award for most film-friendly state has been given to Madhya Pradesh. Special mention by jury to Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

  • Jul 22, 2022 04:17 PM IST

    Over 400 films competing for National Film Awards this year

    Over 300 feature films and 150 non-feature films are competing for the awards in 50 categories this year. The films are in 30 different languages.

  • Jul 22, 2022 04:07 PM IST

    Jury for 2022 National Film Awards led by Vipul Shah

    Filmmaker Vipul Shah leads the 10-member jury for the 68th National Film Awards. As per ANI, other members include cinematographers Dharam Gulati and GS Bhaskar, actor Sreelekha Mukherjee, as well as A Karthikraaja, VN Aditya, Viji Thampi, Sanjeev Rattan, S Thangadurai, and Nishigandha.

  • Jul 22, 2022 03:57 PM IST

    National Film Awards ceremony being held after two years

    The physical ceremony for the National Film Awards will be held in Delhi after two years. Last year, the awards were announced but not presented at a ceremony due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Jul 22, 2022 03:47 PM IST

    68th National Film Awards: when and how to watch

    The 68th National Film Awards can be watched live on Press Information Bureau's official YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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