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Even as Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was adjudged best actor by the jury of the 64th national award, for his role in the Hindi film Rustham, Malayalam actor Mohanlal will walk home with a larger purse. The film is inspired by real-life murder case involving Naval officer KM Nanavati, who was tried for the murder of Prem Ahuja - his wife's lover.

Rajesh Mapuskar won the best director award for his film "Ventilator", which was produced by actress Priyanka Chopra.

The jury was headed by Akshay's frequent collaborator and filmmaker Priyadarshan.

Only one top honour - Best Actor - went to Akshay Kumar for Hindi movie "Rustom", leaving much of Bollywood wondering why movies like "Dangal" and "Aligarh" were left out. Sonam Kapoor won the best actress award for "Neerja".

"Dhanak" was named the best children film while Telugu movie "Sathamanam Bhavathi" was chosen as the popular film. Not only a best actor you r, but a best human being too. That list had mostly regional films many of which were really good.

More than half-a-dozen awards including some major ones in the 64th national film awards declared in New Delhi on Friday brought cheers to the Malayalam film industry. It was my first Marathi film. Raja Krishna Menon, who directed Akshay in Airlift said, "I thought he won for Rustom". Raju Sundaram won the best choreography award for his work in Telugu film "Janatha Garage". "It would not have been possible without Mr Amitabh Bachchan and his support.I feel more responsible now to persevere ahead with the film and its cause".

Except the Best Comedian Award for Priyadarshi at a recent award event, the critically acclaimed and commercially successful small budget wonder of 2016, couldn't win a single award so far.

The Special Jury Award in the Feature category was given to Mohanlal for his mastery in dealing with characters of various shades with unparallel acting brilliance. Yet, the movie made it to the National Awards with its different approach to an old concept. "He did exceptionally well in this movie (Pulimurugan)", Mohanlal said.

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