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58th National Film Awards


The Best Actor award evoked varying degrees of shock and surprise.  We were pleasantly surprised and happy for exacting revenge on Saif Ali Khans and Amitabh Bachans and Ajay Devgans. Dabangg won award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, meaning that other movies were only providing partial stimulation to the brains. Dabangg had everything!

  • Best Film – Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam)
  • Best Direction – Vetrimaran for Aadukalam (Tamil)
  • Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Dabangg (Hindi)
  • Best Children’s Film – Hejjegalu (Kannada)
  • Best Actor – Dhanush (Aadukalam), Salim Kumar (Adamante Makan Abu)
  • Best Actress – Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar for Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi) and Saranya Ponvannan for Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Sukumari for  Namma Gramam (Tamil)
  • Best Supporting Actor –J. Thambi Ramaiah for Mynaa(Tamil)
  • Best Cinematographer: Madhu Ambat for Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam)
  • Best Story and Screenplay: Vetrimaran for Aadukalam (Tamil)  and Anant Mahadevan & Sanjay Pawar  for Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi)
  • Best Costumes: Indrans Jayan for Namma Gramam (Tamil)
  • Best Music – Vishal Bhardwaj for Ishqiya (Hindi)
  • Best Lyrics – Vairamuthu for Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil)
  • Best Background Score:   Issak Thomas Kottakapally  for Adaminte Makan Abu(Malayalam)
  • Best Playback singer (male) – Suresh Wadkar for Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi)
  • Best Playback singer (female) – Rekha Bhardwaj for Ishqiya (Hindi)
  • Best Audiography award : Location Sound Recordist Kaamod Kharade Ishqiya (Hindi), Sound Designer : Subhadeep Sengupta for Chitrasutram (Malayalam), Re-recordist of the final mixed track : Debajit Changmai for Ishqiya (Hindi)
  • Best Feature Film(Malayalam)-Veettilekkulla Vazhi
  • Best Feature Film (Marathi) – Mala Aai Vhhaychay
  • Best Feature Film (Hindi) – Do Dooni Char
  • Best Feature Film (Bengali) – Ami Aadu
  • Best Feature Film (Tamil) – Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru
  • Best Special Effects – V. Srinivas M Mohan for Enthiran (Tamil)
  • Best Makeup Artist : Vikram Gaikwad for Moner Manush(Bengali)
  • Best Editing : T.E. Kishore for Aadukalam(Tamil)
  • Best Production Design: Sabu Cyril for Enthiran(Tamil)
  • Best Choreography: Dinesh Kumar for Aadukalam (Tamil)
  • Best film with social message – Understanding Trafficking (Bengali, Hindi & English)
  • Best Child actor: Harsh Mayar for I am Kalam (Hindi), Shantanu Ranganekar & Machindra Gadkar for Champions (Marathi,) Vivek Chabukswar for Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi)
  • Best Writing on Cinema: From Rajahs and Yogis to Gandhi and Beyond: Images of India in International Films of the Twentieth Century  (English) by Vijaya Mulay


  1. when i saw the cuts from adaminte makan abu in news channels i was surprised.i can’t believe it won the award for best bg.score.i felt that the music which was in the shown clip is a copy of of english movie inception.i’m big fan of inception and is feeling that this questions the value of such awards.please look into this comment and please correct me if i am wrong

  2. it seems like Dhanush (27) broke Kamal Haasan’s record (28) of being the youngest winner.

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