The National Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in India. They honour the best talents and performances in the country. The regional languages were included since the second National Awards. Our South Indian movies have contributed a lot to Indian cinema. So here are the top 10 South Indian Films that won National Awards.
The 1954 film, Malaikkallan is still known for its excellent storyline and acting performances. This movie was remade into several different languages, the Hindi one being the best. It was a box office hit and is still watched today by some dedicated fans. This hit won the Best Feature film award in 1954.
The 1988 movie, Veedu is an inspirational box office hit which garnered a lot of international recognition . It was screened at various International film festivals and even went on to win the Best Feature Film award at the 35th National Awards. The actress of this movie, Archana also won the Best Actress Award for her outstanding role.
Directed by T. P. Madhavan, Pattikada Pattanama was a hit at the box office and got a lot of excellent reviews. It gave a wonderful message to the society and was highly appreciated by the masses. The film won the Best Feature Film Award in Tamil at the National Awards and also won a Filmfare Award.
Ore Kadal is a romantic and dramatic Malayalam film. A typical masala movie starring Mammootty, the film won a lot of awards nationally and internationally. It won the Best Regional Award and the Best Music Direction Award in 2007.
Spirit was one of the best Malayalam movie made in 2012, and it was a hit at the box office. Spirit talks about addiction and how people fall into it. It ran for a long time at the box office. It gave a good message to society and it won an award for Best Film on Social Issues at the 60th National Awards.
Magadheera was considered one of the greatest movies in Telugu industry. It was one of the highest grossing films at the box office. It won an award for Best Special Effects and Best Choreography at the 57th National Awards.
Keshu is an emotionally touching movie. It is a 2009 Malayalam movie which shows the life of a dumb and deaf boy. It won the Best Children’s Film at the National Awards and also at the Kerala State Film Awards. Keshu was loved by everyone and is definitely worth a watch.
Tollywood is known for all the special effects used, and they have won a lot of awards for it. Eega is also another Telugu film which won the Best Special Effects Film at the National Awards. Along with this it also won the Best Feature Film award. It also got international recognition and won many international awards.
Indian Rupee is a meaningful movie which gives a moving message to society. This film got very positive reviews from the critics and was appreciated by the masses. It won the Best Feature Film in Malayalam at The National Awards in 2011.
Joker is a 2016 Tamil film. It is a political satire movie which talks and criticizes the current political conditions. It won the Best Feature Film in Tamil during the National Awards and also won The Best Film Award at the Tamil Film Festival.