National Film Awards: President Pranab Mukherjee confers honour on 'Rustom' Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor for 'Neerja' and others
President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the top honours on National Film Awardees today at Vigyan Bhawan. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar received the National Award for Best Actor in 'Rustom' whereas Ram Madhvani's directorial venture 'Neerja' bagged the honour for 'Best Hindi Film'.
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the top honours on National Film Awardees today at Vigyan Bhawan. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar received the National Award for Best Actor in 'Rustom' whereas Ram Madhvani's directorial venture 'Neerja' bagged the honour for 'Best Hindi Film'.
The National awards were announced in April this year. Surabhi CM received the Best Actress award for her power-packed performance in Malayalam film ‘Minnaminungu—the Firefly'. Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and MoS Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore among others felicitated the National Awards Jury members, as a mark of their incredible work.
Sonam Kapoor looked beautiful in a light green silk saree and gajra tied back in her bun. She looked elegant while picking up her special mention honour for 'Neerja' making it a proud moment for father Ani Kapoor and mother Sunita, who were pleasantly clicking the pictures of their daughter. Akshay was accompanied by wife Twinkle Khanna, who looked gorgeous in a bright purple-pink saree and son Aarav, who too was dressed in a traditional attire. South superstar Mohanlal received a standing ovation while he took the top honour from the President.
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As many as 344 films were competing for the top spot, and the jury saw 88-89 movies of all those movies, reportedly. The jury included eminent film director, producer and National Award winner, Priyadarshan, as the chairperson in Feature Films category.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Best Animation: Hum Chitra Banate Hain
Best Educational Film: The Waterfalls
Best Environment Film: The Tiger Who Crossed the Line
Best Biographical/Historical reconstruction: Zikr Uss Parivash Ka
Best Environmental Film including Agriculture: The Tiger who crossed the Line'
Best Marathi Film: Dashakriya
Best Kannada Film: Reservation
Best Bengali Film: Bisarjan
Best Film on Social Issues: PINK
Best Tamil Film: Joker
Best Hindi Film: Neerja
Best Gujarati Film: Wrong Side Raju
Best Telugu Movie: Pellichuplu
Best Visual Effects: Shivaay
Best Female Playback Singer: Iman Chakraborty
Best Male Playback Singer: Sunder Iyer
Best Actor: Akshay Kumar, 'Rustom'
Best Actress: Surabhi, 'Minnaminungu'
Best Children's Film: Dhanak, Hindi
Best Supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim, 'Dangal'
Best Supporting Actor: Manoj Joshi, 'Dashakriya'
Best Film on Social Issues: Pink
Best Action Choreography: Vysakh for Pulimurugan
Best Feature Film: Kasav (Marathi film)
Best Director: Rajesh Mapuskar, 'Ventilator'
Indira Gandhi Award for debut director: Khalifa (Bengali)
Best action director and stunt choreographer: Peter Haines, 'Pulimurugan'
Best Editing - Rameshwar, 'Ventilator'
Sound designer - Jayadevan, 'Kaadu Pookunna Neram'
Best production design - 24
Best Costume Designer - Sachin
Best Make-up Artist - MK Ramakrishna
Best Music Direction - Babu Padmanabha
The Eyes of Darkness
Adil Hussain for Mukti Bhawan (Hindi)
Adil Hussain for Majirathi Keki (Assamese)
Sonam Kapoor (Neerja)
Wrongside Raju (Gujarati)
Pelli Chupulu (Telugu)
Maheshinte Prathikaram (Malayalam)
Ke Sara Sara (Konkini)
- Special Jury award for Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol