Jr NTR congratulates Mohanlal for winning the National Award
The 64th National Film Awards were announced today. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and Malayali actress Surabhi Lakshmi won the top honours in the acting category. Mohanlal won the Special Jury award for his performance in Janatha Garage, Pulimurugan and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol.
National award jury chairman Priyadarshan said that Mohanlal was honoured with the special jury award after taking into account his performance both in Telugu and Malayalam.
Mohanlal’s performance in the Telugu movie Janatha Garage was also considered for his special jury award. The movie, directed by Kortala Siva also had Telugu star Jr NTR in the lead role.
Congratulating Mohanlal for winning the National award, Jr NTR in his social media page wrote,
“A big congrats to Mohanlal sir and Raju Sundaram for winning the #NationalFilmAwards. Proud to have worked with you for Janatha Garage.”
Popular dance choreographer Raju Sundaram also won the National award for his choreography in the song Pranamam in Janatha Garage.
The movie is a complete mass entertainer in which Mohanlal played a do-gooder Sathyam, who runs a garage where people knock the doors for any help. The actor delivered a subtle but powerful performance that was rarely seen in Telugu movies. Janatha Garage became a massive blockbuster and successfully entered the 100 crore club.