Ajay Devgn, Sooriya win Best Actor as non-Bollywood movies dominate 68th National Film Awards

New Delhi, 22/7: Non-Bollywood movies on Friday dominated the National Film Awards for 2020 with Tamil film ‘Soorarai Pottru’ which tells the life story of aviation icon Captain Gopinath adjudged the best film, its lead artists Sooriya and Aparna Balamurali were chosen as best actor and best actress.

While Tamil and Malayalam movies bagged all the main awards, the only solace for Bollywood, the country’s biggest film market, came in the form of Ajay Devgn being chosen as a best actor along with Sooriya. ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ was named Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.


From Kannada, Sagar Puranik’s Dollu was adjudged the best Kannada film while it also won another award for location sound recordist for Jobin Jayan. Kannada film Taledanda (Beheading a Life) directed by Praveen Krupakar has been adjudged the best film on environment conservation.

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