South Indian actress Keerthi Suresh was honoured with the 'Best Actress' award for her stellar performance in Mahanati - a Telugu film depicting the biography of legendary actress Savitri.
While Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi and Bengali movies managed to win awards in certain categories, Tamil movies failed to win big awards in the ceremony.
A film titled 'Baram' was given the 'Best Movie' award under the Tamil movie category, and many were not aware of the existance of such a movie.
#NationalFilmAwards#66thnationalfilmawards#baram— Ananth kannan (@Ananthkannan3) August 9, 2019
'பாரம்'னு ஏதோ ஒரு படத்துக்கு அவார்டு கொடுத்து இருக்காங்க. எங்க தேடினாலும் அது பத்தி ஒரு information தெரில.. கஷ்டப்பட்டு கண்டுபிடிச்ச ஒரு போஸ்டர் . pic.twitter.com/yuO1Ba8150
Have Kollywood movies failed to meet the National Film Award standards? Didn't movies such as Pariyerum Perumal, 96, Ratchasan or Peranbu deserve a win at the ceremony?
Following the award function, many have taken social media to voice out their dissatisfaction over the event:
#66thnationalfilmawards is a mix of both absurdity and (very few) righteousness— Insaan (@_insaan_) August 9, 2019
Dear Hindians— Litwina (@Litwina11) August 9, 2019
Don't push us to demand for a separate Tamil country in India.
Your discrimination knows no bounds.
We can't stand your anti-Tamil selections.
Where is #trisha for 96?#66thNationalfilmawards
What happened to #PariyerumPerumal at national awards? Many unbelievable things happened. Some well deserved movies are treated badly at national awards, I think. @pariyankaruppi @mari_selvaraj @beemji @officialneelam— Gundala Balagurunadham (@Gundala_Bala) August 9, 2019
Let's take a look how Tamil cinema Royally Ignored in 66th National awards.— Kapil Arasan (@kapil_lakshith) August 9, 2019
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