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National Film Awards 2022: Suriya and Aparna Balamurali get 'Best Actor and Actress'

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The 68th National Film Awards have been announced. Tamil superstar Suriya won the Best Actor award for his blockbuster and much-acclaimed film Soorarai Potru.

Aparna, who played the lead role in the film, also won the Best Actress Award at the National Awards. Wishes are pouring in for the Soorarai Potru actors and are trending on Twitter as well.

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This is the first time that Suriya has won a National Award and fans are overjoyed for the recognition the actor really deserves. Music composer GV Prakash of Soorarai Potru also won the National Award.

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It is one of the most coveted honors in the field of cinema, the awards celebrate the most notable contributions made to the best actors, films and more in recent times.

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Soorarai Pottru has been setting records since its release. It was selected as one of ten Indian films to be screened under the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.

The Suriya starrer has managed to create a world record by becoming the third highest rated film on IMDb.

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The film was also shortlisted in Oscar 2021 but failed to make it to the final list but still got much appreciation for taking Indian cinema to the international level.

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Soorarai Potru is a fictionalized account of the life of a retired army captain. G R Gopinath, who founded the low-cost airline, Air Deccan.

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Though the film was directly released OTT, it was a huge success as fans flooded Twitter with positive reviews. It has also been co-produced by Suriya and Guneet Monga.