There are the various film industry awards which, to remain relevant, dole out statuettes by the armful. Then, a step up, the national film awards—conferrer of recognition to the best films. But film/music personalities get the highest national nod for a lifetime’s work at the Padma awards. Some of this year’s winners: Prabhudeva, the great Mohanlal, percussionist Sivamani and musician Shankar Mahadevan. Mohanlal was the recipient of the Padma Bhushan, the rest got the Padma Shri.