The notification, announcing the list of winners, was published on the Gazette of India.
Lakshmy took to Twitter to share the news and wrote that she was humbled by this recognition. She also thanked her husband and family for their support.
House Owner is based on the background of the 2015 Chennai floods that killed several hundreds of people and was said to be the worst flood in a century.
Thank you everyone, I am humbled 🙏🙏 our heart felt gratitude to all of you, everyone who encouraged me in my journey as a film maker🙏🙏 My Anjaneyar and my husband 😍😍😍children and #KB Sir and my press and media friends 🙏🙏 Congrats team #HouseOwner pic.twitter.com/Qb6gjsYtR4
— Lakshmy Ramakrishnan (@LakshmyRamki) October 21, 2020
Joking that the award was being misunderstood as the National Award, Parthiban said that had got him excited. He has written, directed, and produced Oththa Seruppu Size 7.
ஏற்கனவே இந்தியன் பனோரமாவால் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்ட படங்களை மத்திய அரசின் செய்தி அறிக்கை வெளியிட்டதை ’தேசிய விருதா’ய் ஊடகங்கள் கொண்டாடியதை புரிந்துக் கொள்ள முடிந்தது. உலகெங்கும் பாராட்டுக்கள்.
மணியோசை முன்னரே வந்துவிட்டது,
யானை வரும் பின்னே! பின்னே வேறென்னச் சொல்லி சமாளிப்பது .? pic.twitter.com/uXCvqmjFqQ
— Radhakrishnan Parthiban (@rparthiepan) October 21, 2020
The film had won Jury Award for Best Feature Film, Jury Award Best Feature Film Director, and Best Solo Act Award at the Toronto Tamil International Film Festival. Produced by Parthiban under the banner of Bioscope Film Framers, the film features only one character.
Indian Panorama was introduced in 1978 as part of the International Film Festival of India to promote Indian films and its rich culture and heritage.
The Centre has also awarded 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films from different Indian languages.