With his production venture "Visaranai" bagging three National Awards including best Tamil film, Tamil film star Dhanush on Monday said the joy was "triple."
Actor-director Samuthirakani, who made the super hit "Nadodigal", bagged the best supporting actor award for his role in "Visaranai", while the thriller also won best editing award for late TE Kishore.
"Three awards for 'Visaranai' mean triple the joy and I am duty bound to thank (the film's) director Vetrimaran," he said in a statement in Chennai.
Dhanush, himself a National Award winner, said he was sure the film would earn a 'special place' when he took up the venture, adding Tamil audiences will accept such 'creations' and that he was encouraged to support more such efforts.
"Visaranai", based on M Chandrakumar's novel 'Lock Up', has already received international accolades.
Meanwhile, Samuthirakani (Investigation) thanked the media, the entire cast and crew of the movie.
"I have been selected for the best supporting actor in the 63rd National Awards for the movie Visaranai, produced by actor Dhanush. I am grateful to the media, cast and crew of the film and to the jury", he said in a statement.
He congratulated the "Visaranai" team for bagging the best Tamil film and also the late T E Kishore.
Samuthirakani said his next film, "Appa" (Father), is scheduled to be released soon.