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53rd National Film awards

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53rd National Film awards were announced today after a delay of almost one year. Understandably the awards were announced without much fanfare. Malayalam films were conspicuos by their absence in the winners list.

Category Winner
Best Film Kaalpurush-Memories in the mist(Directed by Directed by Budhadeb Dasgupta)
Best Director Rahul Dholakia(Parzania)
Best Actor Amitabh Bachan(Black)
Best Actress Sarika(Parzania)
Best Supporting Actor Naseeruddin Shah(Iqbal)
Best Supporting Actress Urvasi(Achuvinte Amma)
Special jury award for outstanding performance Anupam Kher(Maine Gandhi ko nahi mara)
Best Child Actor Sai Kumar(for Telugu film – ‘Bommalata-A bellyful of dreams’)
Best popular film providing wholesome entertainment Rang De Basanti
Indira Gandhi award for the best first film of a director Pradeep Sarkar(Parineeta)
Best feature film on national integration Daivanamathil
Best Film on Family Welfare Thavamai Thavamiranthe(Tamil)
Best Children’s film Blue Umbrella(director-Vishal Bharadwaj)
Best feature film in Hindi Black(Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali)
Best feature film in Malayalam Thanmatra(Directed by Blessy)
Best Editing P. S. Bharathi (Rang De Basanti)
Best Audiography Nakul Kamte(Rang De Basanti)
Best Cinematography Madhu Ambat(Sringaram – Tamil)
Special Effects Award Tata Elexi(Anniyan – Tamil)
Best Screenplay Prakash Jha, Shridhar Raghavan and Manoj Tyagi for the Hindi film ‘Apaharan’
Best Art Direction C. B. More for ‘Taj Mahal – An Eternal Love Story’
Best Choreography Saroj Khan(Sringaram – Tamil)
Best Costume Designer Anna Singh for ‘Taj Mahal  and Sabyachi Mukherjee for ‘Black’
Best Music Direction Lalgudi Jayaraman for ‘Sringaram’
Best Lyrics Barguru Ramachandrappa for songs in Kannada film ‘Thaayi’.
Best Male playback singer Naresh Iyer(‘Roo Ba Roo’ in ‘Rang De Basanti’)
Best Female playback singer Shreya Ghosal( ‘Apne Aansoo Peene Ke Liye’ in ‘Paheli’)
Best film on social issues Iqbal
Best Film critic Bharadwaj Rangan

One Comment

  1. Two things that strike me:

    1. Why are there so many best film categories? (Best film for family welfare???)

    2. Does “Tanmatra”‘s selection as best malayalam film indicate the extent of decline of quality malayalam cinema? Or did the selectors/jury make the mistake. I dont know coz I havnt followed all the movies released in recent years. But Tanmatra was purely an OK movie.

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