New Category In National Film Awards
Although National Awards in India cover wide range of categories, from best actor to best make-up artist and from best film to best costume designer, but they always missed to include an important category in list of awards – Best stunt choreography.
Only after continuous demand from fight masters over last few years, the jury team considered to perceive their request this year and recognized their efforts by introducing a new category in the 64th national film awards – Best Stunt Choreography.
Having declared the choreography award to India’s No.1 Peter Hein for Pulimurugan (Malayalam), the jury recognized his talent. Peter worked for many monstrous movies in the past, like Baahubali and Robot, but he finally received a national award for Puli Murugan starring Mohanlal.
The high ratings and critical reception for the film Puli Murugan also credit the top-notch action episodes designed by Peter Hein. And it is no surprise to have awarded him the very first national award (in stunt choreography category).