The 66th National Film Awards were announced Today. As many as 419 Films competed for the National Awards this year. National Film Awards are given in 31 Categories. Keerthy Suresh’s portrayal of legendary actor Savitri in the bilingual biopic Mahanati on Friday helped her bag the National Film Award for Best Actress.
Mahanati, directed by Nag Ashwin, was also a commercially successful film that released in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously. Keerthy received appreciation from all the critics for her realistic and convincing performance in the movie. Mahanati is a biopic of Savitri, which depicts her rise and fall in cinema. The story travels from childhood to death of the legendary actress, who was a star in both Tamil and Telugu cinema.
The film has also won the National Award for Best Telugu film. Talking about her experience of playing the yesteryear actor Savitri, Keerthy Suresh had earlier said, “It was a travel, a journey, whatnot. I never realised that I was not myself at the shoot. It took a while to realise that. I don’t know if I am still out of it.”