The most prestigious film awards in the country, the 68th National Awards, were held at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. The awards were presented by the honourable president, Droupadi Murmu. India’s highest film honour, the Dadasaheb Phalke award, was presented to veteran actor Asha Parekh. Ajay Devgn-Best Actor( Tanhaji), Suriya-Best Actor (Soorari Pottru), Aparna Balamurali-Best Actress( Soorari Pottru), Best Feature Film-Soorari Pottru-Producer (Jyothika), Nanchamma-Best Female Playback Singer( Ayappanu Koshium), Biju Menon-Best Supporting Actor ( Ayappanu Koshium), Best Music Director-G V Prakash Kumar (Soorari Pottru). Sudha Kongara-Best Screenplay Writer( Soorari Pottru).