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Dhananjayan Govind gets his National Award on 3rd May for his book, Pride of Tamil Cinema

G. Dhananjayan, author of the book Pride of Tamil Cinema received the National Film Award for Best Writing on Cinema (Special Mention) for the year 2014 at the hands of the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee yesterday, 3rd May at New Delhi.


Dhananjayan brought out a book on Tamil cinema, that can become a proud possession of film makers, researchers, historians and movie buffs, by presenting the films, that have won National and International recognition since the advent of talkies. Through his research, he arrived at the entire list of films, which won the National Film Awards from the Government of India, the films that were selected to be screened at the Indian Panorama of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).


He collected the DVDs of those films and watched them for this book. As these films were selected by an eminent jury over the years for both National Film Awards and Indian Panorama, Dhananjayan did not exclude any of the films from the list, based on his personal view on them. He included every Tamil film which won a National Film Award under any category since the commencement of these awards and recognition in 1953 and the Tamil films which were screened at Indian Panorama of IFFI from 1978. Along with these, he has also included the films from Tamil cinema, which were submitted by Film Federation of India (FFI) to represent the country at the Academy (Oscars) Awards over the years.


Behindwoods congratulates Dhananjayan for being the Pride of Tamil Cinema!


Dhananjayan Govind gets his National Award on 3rd May for his book, Pride of Tamil Cinema

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