Bollywood dominates 63rd National Film Awards
Kangana Ranaut are Best Actors, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Best Director.
Bahubali is the Best Film; Ringan is the Best Marathi Film
The 63rd National Film Awards was announced today. Actor Amitabh Bachchan will get the Best Actor Award for his role in the movie Piku. Kangana Ranaut has been selected for Best Actress award for her role in the movie Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has won the best director award for his movie Bajirao Mastani.
Announcing the awards, Chairman of the Central Jury Ramesh Sippy said, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been adjudged as the Best Popular Film For Wholesome Entertainment.
The 63rd National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi today. Bollywood films dominated the main awards categories winning Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director Awards.
Telugu film Baahubali won the Best Film award at the 63rd National Film Awards. SS Rajamouli’s film was the fastest grossing film at the box office in India and other countries. The film stars Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah and Prabhas in the lead roles.
Amitabh Bachchan won the Best Actor Award for his role in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku
Kangana Ranaut bagged the Best Actress award for her role in her hit film Tanu Weds Manu Returns. The Queen actor was seen in a double role in this Aanand L Rai film.
Kalki Koechlin won the Special Jury Award for her realistic depiction as a young woman afflicted with cerebral palsy in ‘Margarita with Straw’.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali was adjudged the Best Director for his film Bajirao Mastani. The film starring Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone traces the love story of Maratha Warrior Bajirao and his second wife Mastani.
Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was named Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment.
Neeraj Ghaywan’s film ‘Masaan’ won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film Of A Director
Niranayakam (Malayalam) tracing the plight of migrant workers in Gulf won the Best Film on Social Issues Award.
Ayushmann Khurranna and Bhumi Pednekar starrer “ Dum Laga Ke Haish”was adjudged the best Hindi Film.
The Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film for National Integration has gone to Punjabi film Nanak Shah Fakir.
Makarand Mane’s “Ringan” tracing the father-son bound in drought affected Maharashtra won the Best Marathi Film award.
Mahesh Kale won the Best Playback Singer (Male) award for Marathi musical hit ‘Katyar Kaljaat Ghusli”.
List of other awards
Best Children’s Film: Duronto
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal
Best Female Playback Singer: Monali Thakur, Moh Moh Ke Dhage (Dum Laga Ke Haisha)
Best Music Direction- Background Score: Ilaiyaraaja, Thaarai Thappattai
Best Choreography: Remo D’Souza, Deewani Mastani song in Bajirao Mastani
Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chaterjee, Bajirao Mastani
Best Screenplay : Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) and Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
In addition, best film awards were announced in Sanskrit (Priyamanasam) , Konkani (Enemy),
Kannada (Tithi), Tamil (Visaaranai), Telugu (Kanche) , Bengali (Sankhachil), Odiya(Pahada Ra Luha), Maithili (Mithila Makhaan), Haryanvi(Satrangi), Punjabi (Chauthi Koot), Assamese (Kothanodi), Khasi (Onaatah), Manipuri (Eibusu Yaohan Biyu), Mizo (Lode Beyond the Class) and Wancho, Nagaland (The Head Hunter).
The Feature Film Jury was headed by noted director-producer Ramesh Sippy and comprised 11 members, while the Non Feature jury was headed by Vinod Ganatra and comprised of 7 members
Award for Ease of Doing Business : Gujarat adjudged most Film Friendly State
Gujarat has been named the Most Film-Friendly State at the 63rd National Film Awards here. This is the first time that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has bestowed this award in order to promote film tourism in states. Senthil Rajan, Director, Film Festivals said “we had 16 entries from different states, and this is a major step by the Indian government to promote film tourism in the states because this sort of an award will enthuse the states.We chose Gujarat primarily because of the efforts in the direction of ease of doing business and facilitation of films and towards the promotion of Indian cinema.”A special mention was also given to Uttar Pradesh for its single window clearance efforts and incentives offered by the government, and to Kerala.