The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, gave away the 64th National Awards to the winners. Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, K Vishwanath, Tharun Bhascker Dassyam, Raju Sundaram, Thiru and Surabhi Lakshmi were the recipients from the South Indian film industries.
Veteran director K Vishwanath was conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award while Tharun Bhascker Dhassyam received the award for Best Screenplay in telugu film Pellichoopulu. Surbahi Laskhmi received the Best Actress award for Minnaminunge in Malayalam. Raju Sundaram received the award for Best Choreography for Janatha Garage. Cinematopher Thiru received the award for Best Cinematography for 24. The Complete Actor Mohanlal received a Special Jury Award for Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, Janatha Garage and Pulimurugan.
Here are the best moments from the National Award ceremonies: