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Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha clinched the Best Actor Male and Female awards respectively for ‘96’.
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The Norway Tamil Film Festival is an annual film fest held in Oslo that celebrates both artistic and technical excellence in Tamil cinema. The festival entered its 10th year this year. The complete list of winners for this year is out, with Pariyerum Perumal, director Pa Ranjith’s first production venture, bagging the Best Film Award. Directed by Mari Selvaraj, the film was bankrolled by Pa Ranjith under his banner Neelam Productions and features Kathir and Anandhi in lead roles. The film was well appreciated not just by movie buffs but those in the film industry as well. Top actors and film personalities heaped praises on the film, with many taking to social media to urge others to watch the film in the theatre.

Vijay Sethupathi won the Best Actor Male for 96 while Trisha clinched the Best Actor Female for the same film. Lenin Bharathi was awarded Best Director for Merkku Thodarchi Malai while composer Santhosh Narayanan bagged the Best Music Director award for Pariyerum Perumal and Vada Chennai.

Here's a partial list of winners:

Best Film: Pariyerum Perumal

Best Director: Lenin Bharathi for Merkku Thodarchi Malai

Best Actor Male: Vijay Sethupathi for 96

Best Actor Female: Trisha for 96

Best Music Director: Santhosh Narayanan for Pariyerum Perumal and Vada Chennai

Best Production: SK Productions, Sivakarthikeyan for Kanaa

Best Lyricist: Karthik for ‘Kadhale Kadhale’ from 96

Best Antagonist: Saravanan for Raatsasan

Best Supporting Role Male: Mayilsamy for Annanukku Jey

Best Supporting Role Female: Dheepa for Kadaikutty Singam

Best Cinematography: Theni Eswar for Merkku Thodarchi Malai

Best Screenplay: Nelson for Kolamavu Kokila

Best Playback Singer Male: Antony Dasan for ‘Sodakku Mela’ song from Thaana Serntha Kootam

Best Playback Singer Female: Chinmayi for ‘Kadhale Kadhale’ from 96

Best Editor: Ruben for Irumbu Thirai

Best Social Awareness Award: Arunraja Kamaraj for Kanaa

Director Balu Mahendra Award: Pandiraj for Kadaikutty Singam

Lifetime Achievement Award: Director Mahendran

KS Balachandran Award: Yogi Babu for Kolamavu Kokila

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