The National Film Awards is one of the most prestigious awards in India. A panel appointed by the Government gets to pick the winners and the Awards ceremony would usually be held at New Delhi, with the awards being presented by the President of India. And now, the winners of the 66th National Film Awards for 2018 have been announced and Telugu Cinema has won 6 awards. The talented lass Keerthy Suresh has won the Best Actress for her unforgettable performance as the legendary actress Savithri, in Mahanati. The biopic also won the award for Best Costume Design and Best Regional Film in Telugu.

Keerthy Suresh in Mahanati

Awe, a small budgeted experimental film produced by Nani, took everyone by surprise as it bagged the National Award for Best Make-up and Best Visual Effects. Following that, Rahul Ravindran's first directorial venture Chi La Sow, was given the Best Original Screenplay Award. Chi La Sow actually follows along the lines of movies like Pelli Choopulu which won the same award in 2017 and Baahubali, which won it for 2016. Interestingly, Pelli Choopulu also won the National Award for Best Dialogues.

Awe poster
Chi La Sow poster

Coming back to this year's awards, the 2018 blockbuster movie Rangasthalam that starred Ram Charan, Samantha Akkineni, Jagapati Babu, Naresh, Prakash Raj and Aadhi Pinisetty, was presented with the Best Sound Mixing Award. We wish Keerthy Suresh and the whole of Tollywood, hearty congratulations!

Ram Charan in Rangasthalam