60th National Film Awards

Jury headed by Shri Basu Chatterjee for Feature Films, Ms. Aruna Raje for Non-Feature  Films and Shri Swapan Mullick for Best Writing on Cinema announce the Awards

The award for the best feature film has been conferred  to Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi) produced by UTV Software communications Ltd. and directed by Tigmanshu  Dhulia .  In  non-feature film category, the award for the  Best Film has been conferred to Shepherds of Paradise (Gojri & Urdu)  produced and directed by  Raja Shabir Khan.  In the category of Best Writing on Cinema section, the book  Silent Cinema in India – A Pictorial Journey (English) written by B.D. Garga and published by Harper Collins Publisher India has bagged  the top honour,  whereas Shri P.S. Radhakrishnan has been conferred the award for the Best film Critic. 

In  the Feature Film category, a total of 38 films from 14 languages have been selected for the 60th National Awards.  Chittagong (Hindi) and 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam) have shared the Indira Gandhi award for the Best Debut Film of a Director.  The award for the  Best Popular Film for providing wholesome entertainment has been shared by  Vicky Donor (Hindi) and Ustad Hotel (Malayalam).  The award for the  Best Director has been conferred on Shri Shivaji Lotan Patil for the film Dhag (Marathi).  The award for the Best Actor has been shared by Shri Irrfaan playing the title role in Paan Singh Tomar and  Shri Vikram Gokhale for the film Anumati(Marathi).   The award for the Best Actress has been conferred on Ms Usha Jadhav for her performance in Dhag (Marathi).  The award for the best Supporting Actor has been conferred on Shri Anu Kapur for the film Vicky Donor.  The award for the best supporting Actress has been shared by Ms Dolly Ahluwalia for the film Vicky Donor and Ms Kalpana for the film ThanichallaNjan (Malyalam).  The Best Child Artist award has been shared by Master Virendra Pratap for Dekh Indian Circus (Hindi) and Master Minon  for 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam).

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The award for the Best Male playback singer has been conferred on Shri Shankar Mahadevan for the song Bolo Na from the film Chittagong. The award for the Best Female Playback singer has been conferred on Ms Aarti Ankalikar-Tikekar for the song Palakein Naa Moon Don from the film Samhita (Marathi).  The award for the best Screen play writer (original) has been conferred on Shri Sujoy Ghosh for the film Kahaani.  The award for best Screen play writer (adapted) has been conferred on Shri Bhavesh Mandalia and Shri Umesh Shukla for the film Oh My God. The award for the best Dialogue has been conferred on Ms Anjali Menon for the film Ustad Hotel (Malayalam).  The award for the best lyrics has been conferred on Shri Prasoon Joshi for the song Bolo Na from the film Chittagong.  A special jury award has been conferred on Shri Rituparno Ghosh and Shri Nawazuddin Siddiqui  for the films Chitrangadha (Bengali), Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dekh Indian circus and Talaash (Hindi).  The award for the best choreography has been conferred on Pt. Birju Maharaj for the film Vishwaroopam (Tamil).

In the Non-Feature Film category, Shri Vikrant Pawar has got the Best Director award for the film Kaatal (Marathi).  The Award for the Best Debut Film of a Director has been conferred to Shri Lipika Singh Darai for the film Eka Gachha Eka Manisa Eka Samudra (Odia).   Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia for the film I Am Micro (English) and Vasudah Joshi for Cancer Katha (English) have been selected for Special Jury Award.  Timbaktu (English) has been awarded as the Best film in the Environmental category  and  Dreaming Taj Mahal ( Hindi & Urdu) has been conferred the award for the  Best Promotional film.

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