How Baahubali overtook Masaan at 63rd National Film Awards
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