Good things come in small packages is a popular saying. When it comes to film-making, Tamil film industry has once again proved that to be true. A clutch of small films stole the show, winning several awards at the 59th National film awards that were announced on March 7.
Aaranya Kaandam, Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai and Vaagai Sooda Vaa, small films that didn't set the cash registers at the Box Office ringing, have managed to win national recognition.
While Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai, directed by Suseenthiran won the best entertaining film award, its protagonist Appukutty won the best supporting actor award.
The director Suseenthiran was apparently thrilled by the honour and was glad that the film clicked at the national level. He was also pleased with the fact that his lead artiste bagged a National award and said that he was very happy for Appukutty, who did a wonderful job in the movie.
Aaranya Kaandam marked the debut of director Thiagarajan Kumararaja who bagged the award in the Best Debutant Director category. And, he was over the moon for having found a place in the list of national awardees.
Meanwhile, veteran actress Revathi also won an award for direction. She bagged it in the non-feature film category for her movie Red Building where the Sun Sets.