National Film Awards 2022: Aparna Balamurali Wins Best Actress

Suriy and Aparna

Soorarai Pottru’s actors Suriya and Aparna won the Best Actor awards for their blockbuster and much-acclaimed film 

The 68th National Film Awards were announced on Friday and fans have burst with joy as this year “Soorarai Pottru” directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad won the best film award. 

A total of 295 feature films and 105 non-feature films from various languages were nominated for the awards this year, however, Sidha Kongara’s film “Soorarai Pottru” took the prestigious award home this year. 

While Suriya won the Best Actor trophy for Soorarai Pottru, the film’s leading lady Aparna Balamurali stole the show as she walked away with the Best Actress accolade at the 68th National Film Awards. Balamurali was shooting at Pollachi when the news broke. 

“I was worried if your trip would be wasted. Anyway, it did not happen and I am just overwhelmed by this huge award. I owe this award to the director of the film, Sudha, who was strongly behind me and supported me at every moment,” said Aparna.

“This film was released during the Covid period and we all really missed a proper theatre release. But now with this, I feel really excited and elated and just cannot express my emotions and feelings,” she added. 

In this film, Aparna essayed the role of Bommi, the wife of Nedumaran Rajangam, who is an entrepreneur by profession and supports her husband both financially and emotionally during his ups and downs.

The Twenty-six-year-old architect from Thrissur started acting at the age of 18 with the Malayalam film Yathra Thudarunnu (2013). She is also well known for her performance in films like Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Theethum Nandrum, Sunday Holiday, and Kamuki among others.

The 2020 Tamil film bagged top awards at the ceremony, apart from the Best Actress award, the film won the nomination for Best Feature Film, and the Best Actor award went to Suriya for his outstanding performance. 

  • Staff Reporter

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