The 63rd National Film Awards was announced in New Delhi today and saw Bollywood sweep away most of the awards. Barring Baahubali (Telugu-Tamil) and Visaranai (Tamil), no regional films made quite an impact on the big stage.
Here’s a round-up of all the big winners on a spectacular day.
1. Best Film – Baahubali (Telugu-Tamil)
The Telugu-Tamil bilingual ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ won the best film award. The announcement was made by Ramesh Sippy who heads the 11-member jury panel who decide the awards.
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2. Best Actor – Amitabh Bachchan (Piku)
The Bachchan Sr. won the Best Actor award for his stellar performance as a hypochondriac father in ‘Piku’. This is the fourth National Award for Amitabh Bachchan. He previously won it for Agneepath, Black and Paa. Make sure you check out this new Hindi movie!
3. Best Actress – Kangana Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
The Best Actress Award was yet again bagged by Kangana Raunat. She won it for her dual portrayal in the romantic comedy ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’. Kangana won it the previous year for ‘Queen’. This Hindi comedy movie is truly a delight to watch.
4. Best Director – Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bajirao Mastani)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali bagged his first ever Best Director award for ‘Bajirao Mastani’. The film which stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra won five other awards as well.
5. Best Supporting Actor – Samuthirakani (Visaranai)
Tamil actor Samuthirakani won the Best Supporting Actor award for the crime-thriller ‘Visaranai’. The movie is based on a novel titled ‘Lock Up’ by M Chandrakumar. It also won two other awards – Best Tamil Film and Best Editing.
6. Best Supporting Actress – Tanvi Azmi (Bajirao Mastani)
Tanvi Azmi who tonsured her head for the role of Radhabai in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ won the Best Supporting Actress Award.
7. Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
The Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was adjudged the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. The director of the film, Kabir Khan tweeted that the whole team was happy to hear the good news. This Hindi action movie is a must watch!
8. Best Hindi Film – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Directed by Sharat Katariya, ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ won the award for Best Hindi Film. The beautiful portrayal of romance between a mismatched couple won the jury’s votes for the film. This Hindi romantic movie is a must watch!
9. Best Cinematography – Sudeep Chateerjee (Bajrao Mastani)
One of the most noted cinematographers in Hindi film industry, Sudeep Chatterjee won the Best Cinematography award for ‘Bajirao Mastani’. His other commendable works include ‘Chak De! India’ and ‘Guzaarish’.
10. Best Editing – Late Kishore TE (Visaranai)
The National Award winning editor, Kishore TE who passed away a few months back was announced the winner for Best Editing category at the 63rd National Film Awards. The remarkable editor won the award previously for ‘Aadukalam’.
11. Best Music Direction – M. Jayachandran (Ennu Ninte Moideen – Malayalam)
The Best Music Direction award was given to M. Jayachandran for the song Kaathirunnu Kaathirunnu in ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’.
12. Best Special Effects – Baahubali (Telugu-Tamil)
Baahubali was adjudged the winner in the Best Special Effects category. The bilingual period film had a lot of eye-catching special effects blended in, making it perfect!
13. Best Choreography – Remo D’Souza (Bajirao Mastani)
Remo D’Souza won his first National Award in the Best Choreography category for the song Deewani Mastani in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
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