This year's National Awards might have been released out without much of a hype, but there was enough controversy coming along the way, with atleast 4 of the 16 member jury claiming there to be a serious foul play in the whole proceedings. 

But I still think the awards have shaped up to be a really good one, and certainly the deserving ones have been left out. And since DAMAN is still yet to release, I cannot comment on Raveena's performance since I was expecting this category go to Tabu (ASTITVA) or Vani Vishwanath (SUSANNA). But that wasn't to be!


Best Film Shaantham    (malayalam)

Best Director

Ritapurna Ghosh   - UTSAV    (bengali)
Best Actor Anil Kapoor   -   PUKAR

Best Actress

Raveena Tandon  - DAMAN

Best Supporting ActorFilm

Best Supporting Actress K.P.A.C Lalitha -   Shaantham




 Best Film  


 Best Film on national issues  


 Best Actor  

Mohanlal - narasimham

 Best Actress  

Vani Vishwanath  - susanna

 Best Director  

Lenin Rajedran - mazha

  Best Supporting Actor  

Saikumar - veliyettan

  Best Supporting Actress  

K.P.A.C Lalitha  - shantham

Best Background score  

Johnson - susanna

 Best Screenplay

Lohitdas - arayanagalude veedu,  joker

 Best Cinematography 

Ravi Verman  - shantham

Best Art Direction  

C.Muthuraj - millenium stars

 Best Makeup

Karumam Mohan - darling darling

 Best Debut - male 

I.M. Vijayan  - shantham

 Best Debut - female 

Manya  - joker

Special   Jury   Awards 

Siddique  - satyameve jayate

Rasika  - Shraddha


Well, unlike most of the Bollywood awards, atleast the awards down south honor the better movies inspite of their respective box office fates.

So we have movies like MAZHA, SHAANTHAM and SUSANNA taking the major honors.

Mohanlal's award might surprise many, but Vani Vishwanath's was obvious! And she shall be an actress in contention for the National Awards this year too.

Another major contender for the National Awards is K.P.A.C Lalitha for her marvellous performance in Shantham, and therfore she would be eyeing her second Best Supporting Actress award.