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How Baahubali overtook Masaan at 63rd National Film Awards

How Baahubali overtook Masaan at 63rd National Film Awards
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Amitabh Bachchan won the best actor award for playing a hypochondriac father in Piku, while Kangana Ranaut scored her second consecutive best actress...

New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan won the best actor award for playing a hypochondriac father in 'Piku', while Kangana Ranaut scored her second consecutive best actress honour at the 63rd National Film Awards, where Hindi films won in major categories barring the top prize that went to 'Baahubali'.

This is 73-year-old Bachchan's fourth National award. He previously won the honour in 1990 for 'Agneepath', for 'Black' in 2005 and for 'Paa' 2009.

Ranaut, 28, won the award for her role in romantic comedy drama 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' for her endearing dual turn as Tanu, a troublesome wife and Haryanvi sportsperson Datto. It is her third trophy at the National Awards, having earlier won best supporting actress for 'Fashion' and best actress 'Queen' last year.

The first part of SS Rajamouli's magnum opus 'Baahubali' was announced as a surprise best feature film winner, even as last year's much appreciated 'Masaan' had to contend itself with just a best debut director award for Neeraj Ghaywan.

Sharat Katariya's debut 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', a '90s set drama in Haridwar about the romance between a mismatched couple, was named the best Hindi film.

Sweeping historical romance 'Bajirao Mastani' helped its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali win the best director honour. Salman Khan-starrer cross-border drama 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' was named best popular film providing wholesome entertainment.

Best adapted screenplay honour went to Vishal Bhardwaj for real-life inspired crime drama 'Talvar', while the best original screenplay and dialouge was shared between Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) and Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)

Here's the complete list of winners:

Best Feature Film: Baahubali - The Beginning

Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for 'Bajirao Mastani'

Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan for 'Piku'

Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut for 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'

Best Film on Social Issues: Nirnayakam

Best Film in Wholesome Entertainment: is Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Best Screenplay: Juhi Chaturvedi for Piku and Himanshu Sharma for Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Best cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee for Bajirao Mastani

Best Debutant Director: Neeraj Ghaywan for Masaan

Best Hindi film: Dum Laga ke Haisha

Best Adapted Screenplay: Vishal Bhardwaj for Talvar

Best Supporting Actor: Samuthirakani for Visaaranai

Best Supporting female actor: Tanvi Azmi for Bajirao Mastani

Best Child Artist: Gaurav Menon for Ben

Best Children's film: Duronto

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: Nanak Shah Fakir

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal

Best Female Playback Singer: Monali Thakur for Moh Moh Ke Dhage (Dum Laga Ke Haisha)

Best Tamil Film: Visaranai.

Best Sanskrit Film: Priyamanasam

Best Telugu film: Kanche

Best Kannada film: Thithi

Best Malayalam film: Pathemaari starring Mamooty

Best Background score: Ilayarajaa for Thara Thappattai

Special Jury Award: Kalki Koechlin for Margarita With A Straw

Best Song: Kaathirunnu by Jayachandran in Ennu Ninte Moideen

Best Choreography: Remo D'Souza for Bajirao Mastani

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