The 58th National Awards ceremony was held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday. The progrmme was hosted by Mahie Gill along with Rajat Kapoor.
The awards were presented by the Honourable President of India Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil.
Tamil films got 14 national awards while Malayalam films got 6 national awards including best feature film award.
Smt. Patil said on the occassion, “We have rich and varied cultural heritage which provides significant base of telling the world the stories of India. This year, regional cinema seems to have taken maximum share of these awards and a large number of films are being made with new directors, which is an encouraging trend.”