The 64th National Film Awards were announced today, and films like Joker and 24 bagged major honors. Also, veteran lyricist Vairamuthu won his 7th national award for Best Lyricist.
Best Film Critic – G. Dhananjayan for his in-depth analysis on a wide range of topics such as film genres, brands, new strategies in movie watching, taxation impact and ticket pricing.
BEST TAMIL FILM – Joker for Raju Murugan’s tragic and poetic narrative of an individual’s struggle for a basic need in day to day life, with an adequate dressing of sarcasm.
BEST LYRICS – Vairamuthu for the song Entha Pakkam from Dharma Durai.
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – Subrata Chakraborthy, Shreyas Khedekar & Amit Ray – ’24’ for the total production value of the film was more than it’s’ art effects, locations, gadgets etc. whereby giving it an organic whole.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – S. Thirunavukarasu – ’24’ for understating the basic requirements of popular ‘movie watching experience’ and enhancing it manifold.
BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER – Sundharayyar – Joker for his rustic flamboyant voice yearning for his lady love.