The 67th National Film Awards were announced at a press conference in Delhi on March 22. Nearly 22 awards have been given to talents from the South belonging to Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada film industries. Mohanlal's Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, Mahesh Babu's Maharshi, Dhanush's Asuran, Parthiban's Oththa Seruppu Size 7, Nani's Jersey and Anna Ben's Helen won several awards this year. The awards should have been announced last year, but they had to be postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - Maharshi
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director - Mathukutty Xavier for Helen
Best Feature Film - Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham
Best Actor - Dhanush for Asuran (shared with Manoj Bajpayee)