After Chevalier Kamal Haasan, actor-filmmaker Parthiepan has been conferred with the Distinguished Director honor by Rocheston Accreditation Institute, New York. A press note stated, "His portrayal as Bharathi in Bharathi Kannama will remain in the hearts of viewers for ages to come. Pudhea Paadhai, awarded with the 'Distinguished Film' Award showcased the metamorphosis of a man whose quirks went from being intolerable to understandable. His tendency to daringly break conventional rules to create astonishing stories and deliver exhilarating performances will continue to inspire aspiring creators across the globe."