The 2019 National Film Awards will be announced today. 17 Malayalam films reached the final round of the award including Priyadarshan directed Mohanlal starter movie Marakkar Arabian, Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikettu, Ashish Abu’s Virus and Madhu C Narayanan’s Kumbalangi Nights. Tamil actor Parthipan is in the running for Best Actor for his role in Ottha Seruppu Size 7. Due to Kovid, the 2019 awards were not announced last year.
Tamil actor Parthipan is in the running for Best Actor for his role in Ottha Seruppu Size 7. Maraikkar is being considered for awards for art direction, direction and costume design. 65 films from Malayalam competed this time. Eight Malayalees were shortlisted for the National Awards last time. Keerthi Suresh won the Best Actress award for her role in the Telugu film ‘Mahanadi’.