In the 54th National Awards ceremony, Paruthiveeran bagged two National Awards: the best actress award went to Priyamani and the best editor award went to Raja Mohammed. Veyyil won the best Tamil film award.
A Tamil film winning two National Awards is really a prestigious matter for Tamil cinema.
Priyamani receives National Award
The 54th National Awards (for 2006) have been officially announced. Actress Priyamani receives the National Award for best actress this year for her performance in Paruthiveeran. This is a very prestigious award given to actors of Indian origin and is considered as the highest award of the nation in the field of cinema.
So, it is indeed a matter of pride for Priyamani.