Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut added yet feather in her cap by winning the prestigious 62nd National Award for her effortless performance in Bollywood hit film QUEEN. At a young age of 28 years Kangana Ranaut has bagged her second National Award. She had earlier received the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the drug-addict model in FASHION.
Karnataka actor Vijay gave a major setback for Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who after winning almost all the popular film awards was heavily banking to grab the country highest honor for his critically acclaimed performance in HAIDER. Nevertheless the jury settled for Vijay, who deservedly won the Best actor award for brilliantly portraying a transgender in the Karnataka film NAANU AVANALLA, AVALU ((I AM NOT A HE, BUT SHE)
The highlight of this year’s National Award is that the awards have been brilliantly dispersed among different state. The Best Film Award has been bestowed upon debutant Marathi film director Chaitanya Tamhane, for his Marathi film COURT. Interestingly the film COURT has won multiple International awards that includes at 71st Venice International Film Festival, 16th Mumbai Film Festival (International competition) and at 51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.
Bengali director Srijit Mukherji won the Best Director award for CHOTUSHKONE. The Supporting Actor awards were begged by Tamil actor Bobby Simha for JIGARTHANDA and Baljinder Kaur for Haryanvi film PAGDI - THE HONOUR.
Priyanka Chopra’s MARY KOM was named the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Vikas Bahl's Queen has been named the Best Hindi film.
Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s HAIDER that created flutter at all the popular film awards nites did created its magic at the National Award by winning as many as five National Film Awards but tragically the most awaited award for its lead actor Shahid Kapoor for his mesmerizing performance went unnoticed!
HAIDER won Best Male Playback Singer for Sukhwinder Singh for the song Bismil; Best Dialogues and Music Direction for the film's director Vishal Bhardwaj; Best Choreography for Norway-based Sudesh Adhana; and Best Costume Designer for the effervescent Dolly Ahluwalia.
Elated at winning five awards Vishal Bhardwaj briefing media said, "We have got more than what we expected. I am overwhelmed," However deep layer of melancholy could be noticed on his face for Shahid being ignored. "I am a bit disappointed for Shahid. His performance was really good in the film. I feel sad for Shahid," he confided.
It was also a moment of pride for Marathi cinema, as another Marathi film ‘KILLA’ directed by Avinash Arun, also bagged honours in India Gold section of the festival.
President Pranab Mukherjee will hand over the awards to the winners on May 3 in New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan.
The complete list
Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Shashi Kapoor
Best Feature Film:Court (Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati & English)
Best Popular Filmfor Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Mary Kom
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Asha for Jaoar Majhe
Best Direction: Srijit Mukherji for Chotushkone (Bengali)
Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut for Queen
Best Actor: Vijay for Nanu Avanalla Avalu (Kannada)
Best Supporting Actor: Bobby Simhaa for Jigarthanda (Tamil)
Best Supporting Actress: Baljinder Kaur for Pagdi The Honour (Haryanavi)
Best Male Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh, for Bismil, Haider
Best Female Playback Singer: Saivam (Tamil) and Uttara Unnikrishanan (Song: Azhagu)
Best Costume Designer: Haider (Hindi) Dolly Ahluwalia
Best Music Direction Songs: Haider
Best Music Direction Background Score: Nineteen Eighty Three (Malayalam)
Best Choreography: Sudesh Bismil, Haider
Best Assamese Film: Othello
Best Bengali Film: Nirbashito
Best Hindi Film: Queen
Best Rabha Film: Orong
Best Haryanvi Film: Pagdi The Honour
Best Punjabi Film: Punjab 1984
Best Tamil Film: Kuttram Kadithal
Best Telugu Film: Chandamama Kathalu
Best Malayalam Film: Ain
Best Marathi Film: Killa
Best Odiya Film: Aadim Vichar
Best Kannada Film: Harivu
Best Konkani Film:Nachom - IA Kumpasar
Special Mention: Killa (Marathi)
Best Film on Environment Consevation/Preservation: Ottaal (Malayalam)
Best Educational Film: Komal & Behind the Glass Wall
Best Exploration/ Adventure Film: Life Force - India's Western Ghats
Best Investigative Film:Phum Shang
Best Animation Film: Sound of Joy
Best Short Fiction Film: Mitraa
Best Film Critic: Tanul Thakur