The 60th National Film Awards have been announced and Tigmanshu Dhulia's Paan Singh Tomar
has bagged two of the biggest awards - Best Feature Film and Best Actor for Irrfan Khan's performance as the eponymous athlete-turned-dacoit. Irrfan shared the Best Actor award with Vikram Gokhale who won for Marathi film Anumati
.(List of winners)
Marathi film Dhag
also scored two awards - Best Actress for Usha Jadhav and Best Director for Shivaji Lotan Patil.
A surprise three wins were in store for Bollywood sleeper hit Vicky Donor
with Dolly Ahluwalia and Annu Kapoor winning the Best Supporting Acting awards. Dolly Ahluwalia shared the Best Supporting Actress award with Kalpana for Malayalam film Thanichalla Njan
. Vicky Donor
also shared the award for Best Popular Film with Malayalam film Ustad Hotel
, directed by NASA scientist-turned-filmmaker Bedabrata Pain scored three awards. It shared the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director with Malayalam movie 101 Chodiyangal
. The song Bolo Na
won Best Lyrics for Prasoon Joshi and Best Male Playback Singer for Shankar Mahadevan.
Actress Parineeti Chopra received a special mention for her performance in Ishaqzaade
A special jury award was given to actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui for his work in Kahaani
, Gangs Of Wasseypur
, Dekh India Circus
. Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh also received a special award for his film Chitrangada
Sujoy Ghosh won Best Original Screenplay for Kahaani
, starring Vidya Balan. Kahaani
also won Best Editing. OMG
, starring Akshay Kumar, won Best Adapted Screenplay.
Other winners include Nitin Kakkar's Filmistan
which has won Best Hindi Film and S S Rajamouli's Eega
which has won Best Telugu Film.
Malayalam film Thanichalla Njan
won the Nargis Dutt Award for National Integration.Dekh Indian Circus
won Best Children's Film and Delhi Safari
won Best Animated Film.
Pt Birju Maharaj won Best Choreography for Vishwaroopam
, which also won Best Production Design.
The National Film Awards jury was led this year by filmmaker Basu Chatterjee.