68th National Film Awards: Suriya is ‘overwhelmed’ as Soorarai Pottru wins big, congratulates fellow Best Actor winner Ajay Devgn

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The winners of the 68th National Film Awards were announced on July 22 in New Delhi. Suriya starrer Tamil movie Soorarai Pottru bagged multiple awards at the 68th National Film Awards. The Best Actor trophy was shared by Suriya and Ajay Devgn. Ajay got the award for his Hindi film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Suriya’s film won the National Film Award in the categories – Best Feature Film, Best Actor and Best Actress. The movie was directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad while Tanhaji, directed by Om Raut won three awards- Best Actor, Best Popular film providing Wholesome Entertainment and
Best Costume.

Suriya took to his social media to pen a lengthy note. He thanked his debut film Nerukku Ner director Vasanth Sai and filmmaker Mani Ratnam for giving him his first film and having faith in his acting abilities. He congratulated his fellow Best Actor winner Ajay Devgn and other winners from other states of the country . The actor also thanked his wife Jyotika who insisted he should produce and act in the film. He also thanked his fans.

Suriya in his note further wrote, “The National Award gives me the motivation to work harder and walk my talk….and give you all good films, now and always. My sincere thanks to the Government of India and the National Awards jury for the high recognition of our work”.

“மனமார்ந்த நன்றி! Overwhelmed!! #sooraraipottru,” Suriya captioned his post. Have a look at it.


For the unversed, established in 1954, the prestigious awards are administered by the Government of India’s Directorate of Film Festivals. Due to the delay because of Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony honoured films from 2020.

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