The distribution of 61st National awards at Rashtrapathi Bhavan in new Delhi saw many proud Tamil faces. Kollywood managed a sizable amount of honour.
What brought joy was producer J Sathish Kumar’s Thangameengal receiving awards for best lyricist (Na Muthukumar). best child artiuste (Sadhana ) and best regional film award. Also Siju Joseph of Vallinam getting award for best editor (Vallinam).
They received the award for President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
Distributing the award, Pranab Mukkherjee delivered an inspiring speech to film fraternity.