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Since many of you are still struggling to get the complete list of National Film Awards, 2015, here we are. Sharing the complete list – features, shorts, docus, book and best film critic.

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58th National Awards have been announced. And as expected, most of the winners are from down south. The feature films jury was headed by J.P. Dutta, Non-Feature Films jury was headed by A.K. Bir and Best Writing on Cinema jury was headed by Ashok Vajpeyi.

FEATURE FILMS

1. BEST FEATURE FILM

Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam) –   Producer: Salim Ahamed.    Director : Salim Ahamed

(For a simple yet evocative articulation of humanist values that frees matters of faith from the constrictions of narrow parochialism. The concerns of Abu, son of Adam, are timeless and universal in their scope. )

2. INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR

Baboo Band Baaja  (Marathi) –   Producer: Nita Jadhav.   Director : Rajesh Pinjani

(For a riveting tale of a father reluctant to educate his son, a mother who fiercely believes in its liberatory value, and the son who is caught in the crossfire, ‘Baboo’ is an outstanding debut project by director. )

3. AWARD FOR BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT

Dabangg (Hindi) – Producer: Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora Khan & Dhilin Mehta. Director : Abhinav Singh Kashyap

(Answers the need of cinegoers for entertainment rooted in Indian soil.)

4. NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION

Moner Manush (Bengali) – Producer: Gautam Kundu. Director : Goutam Ghose

(For celebrating the union of the human spirit through the life and song of Sufi poets in the Baul tradition.)

5. BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES

Champions (Marathi) – Producer: Aishwarya Narkar. Director : Ramesh More

(In a world of deprivation, the thirst for an education surpasses the hunger for food amongst two young brothers fending for each other and their mother)

6. BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/PRESERVATION

Bettada Jeeva (Kannada) – Producer: Basantkumar Patil. Director : P. Sheshadri

(An old couple steeped in the soil of their environment yearn for the return of their son while nurturing the growth of their young plantation against all odds)

7. BEST CHILDREN’S FILM

Hejjegalu (Kannada) – Producer: Basantkumar Patil. Director : P.R. Ramadas Naidu

(A little girl cheerfully takes on the challenge to preserve the fabric of her family)

8. BEST DIRECTION

Aadukalam (Tamil) – Vetrimaran

(For a gritty tale of love, jealousy and betrayal in the midst of bloodsport and violence, in the manner of realistic cinema)

9. BEST ACTOR

Aadukalam (Tamil) – Dhanush

Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam) – Salim Kumar

(Two riveting performances that fuse character and actor into one: To Dhanush for the raw, nuanced portrayal of a cocky young man who learns lessons about life the hard way. To Salim for a deep, restrained performance of a simple man with an unshakeable belief in his quest for salvation )

10. BEST ACTRESS

Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi) – Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar

Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil) – Saranya Ponvannan

(The picture of two mothers whose concern for bettering the lives of their children in the face of untold hardship: As a mother who strives to realise through her son her dreams of a better future. As a fiercely combative single mother who shields her son to the point of sacrifice.)

11. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mynaa (Tamil) – J. Thambi Ramaiah

(For a heart-warming performance as a policeman who discovers his humanity in the process of capturing an escaped fugitive.)

12. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Namma Gramam (Tamil) – Sukumari

(For a sensitive portrayal of an aged widow who challenges orthodoxy when restrictions are placed upon her widowed granddaughter)

13. BEST CHILD ARTIST

I am Kalam (Hindi) – Harsh Mayar

Champions (Marathi) – Shantanu Ranganekar & Machindra Gadkar

Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi) – Vivek Chabukswar

(Four actors for expressing with charm and heartbreak the world of the child: For performing with bright, shining eyes and an urchin smile, the razor sharp spirit of a survivor who dreams of excelling. For two brothers bonded by blood and responsibility battling for survival in the underbelly of a heartless city. For capturing the indomitable spirit of a young village boy who is hungry to learn in an environment that closes all doors on him.

14. BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER

Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi) – Suresh Wadkar

(For rendering soulful lyrics in a resonant voice soaked in emotion with a purity of musical expression and spiritual empathy)

15. BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER

Ishqiya (Hindi) – Rekha Bhardwaj

(For a sensual and evocative rendering of a heart longing for the beloved.)

16. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam) – Madhu Ambat

(For the visual poetry that augments and reinforces the concern of the narrative and for unfolding the infinite vistas of nascent digital technology in the visual medium.)

17. BEST SCREENPLAY

Original : Aadukalam (Tamil) – Vetrimaran

Adapted : Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi) – Anant Mahadevan & Sanjay Pawar

Dialogues :  Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi) – Sanjay Pawar

(For its kaleidoscopic variety that uses realism, tradition and contemporaneity, soaked in local flavour on an infinite canvas.

For retaining the concerns and values of a biographical account while translating it into the cinematic medium and honouring the essence of the original.

For bringing to life the textures of various characters through articulating their emotion and thought process.)

18. BEST AUDIOGRAPHY

Ishqiya (Hindi) : Location Sound Recordist : Kaamod Kharade

Chitrasutram (Malayalam)Sound Designer : Subhadeep Sengupta

Ishqiya : Re-recordist of the final mixed track : Debajit Changmai

(For capturing the soft nuances and variations of the artists’ voices and location ambience in a sensorial manner.

For the use of various sound effects along with existing ambience to impart a subliminal experience in this abstract work.

For merging voices, location ambience, background music and other sound effects to create a near-tactile experience that is both real and artistic. )

19. BEST EDITING

Aadukalam (Tamil) – T.E. Kishore

(For the subliminal impact created by the use of montage so as to bring to the fore thematic concerns of the narrative in a holistic manner)

20. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Enthiran (Tamil) – Sabu Cyril

(For the style and finesse realised in the creation of a set design that is coherent with the futuristic visual style of the narrative.)

21. BEST COSTUME DESIGNER

Namma Gramam (Tamil) – Indrans Jayan

(For realising effectively the texture of a period in the history of modern India through miniscule attention to detailing)

22. BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST

Moner Manush(Bengali) – Vikram Gaikwad

(For the admirable detailing and remarkable consistency achieved in the etching of the characters across an extensive time span.)

23. BEST MUSIC DIRECTION

Ishqiya – Music Director (Songs) : Vishal Bhardwaj

Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam) – Music Director (Background Score) : Issak Thomas Kottakapally

(For blending rustic flavour with the Indian classical tradition.

For minimalistic use of appropriate background score to nurture the essence of the narrative.)

24. BEST LYRICS

Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil) – Vairamuthu

(For giving a meaningful expression to the narrative through contextual amplification of the emotion)

25. SPECIAL JURY AWARD

Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi) – Producer: Bindiya & Sachin Khanolkar. Director : Anant Narayan Mahadevan

(For a powerful cinematic presentation of an epic journey of a living character, an abandoned woman who refused to become a victim and in the process not only transformed her own life but also the lives of many others)

26. BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Enthiran (Tamil) – V. Srinivas M Mohan

(For bringing of age a spectrum of visual special effects in Indian cinema and creating a space for the practitioners of this art form on the global map.)

27. BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Aadukalam (Tamil) – Dinesh Kumar

(For the native charm and innovative design in the art of choreography that creates an effervescent energy in the spectator)

28. BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION

BEST ASSAMESE FILM – Jetuka Patar Dare

BEST BENGALI FILM – Ami Aadu

BEST HINDI FILM – Do Dooni Char

BEST KANNADA – Puttakkana Highway

BEST MALAYALAM FILM – Veettilekkulla Vazhi

BEST MARATHI FILM – Mala Aai Vhhaychay

BEST TAMIL FILM – Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru

BEST ENGLISH FILM – Memories in March

SPECIAL MENTION – Bettada Jeeva (Kannada), Aadukalam (Tamil)

58th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR 2010 – NON- FEATURE FILMS

1. BEST NON-FEATURE FILM – Germ (Hindi). Director : Snehal R. Nair

2. BEST DEBUT NON-FEATURE FILM OF A DIRECTOR – Pistulya (Marathi & Telugu). Producer: Nagraj Manjule. Director : Nagraj Manjule

3. BEST ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM – Songs of Mashangva

4. BEST BIOGRAPHICAL FILM – Nilamadhaba

5. BEST ARTS and CULTURE FILM – Leaving Home (English & Hindi)

6. BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FILM – Heart to Heart (Manipuri & English)

7. BEST PROMOTIONAL FILM – Ek Ropa Dhan (Hindi)

8. BEST ENVIRONMENT FILM – Iron is Hot (English)

9. BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES – Understanding Trafficking (Bengali, Hindi & English)

10. BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM – Advaitham (Telugu)

11. BEST FILM ON SPORTS – Boxing Ladies (Hindi)

12. BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILM – A Pestering Journey (Malayalam, Punjabi, Hindi, English & Tulu)

13. SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein (Hindi)

14. SHORT FICTION FILM – Kal 15 August Dukan Band Rahegi (Hindi)

15. BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUES – Love in India (Bengali & English)

16. BEST DIRECTION – Shyam Raat Seher (Hindi & Engish). Director : Arunima Sharma

17. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Shyam Raat Seher (Hindi & English). Cameraman: Murali G.

18.  BEST AUDIOGRAPHY – A Pestering Journey (Malayalam, Punjabi, Hindi English & Tulu). Re-recordist (final mixed track) : Harikumar Madhavan Nair

19. BEST EDITING – Germ (Hindi). Editor : Tinni Mitra

20. BEST NARRATION (for Writing the Narration) – Johar : Welcome to Our World (Hindi & English) Nilanjan Bhattacharya

21. Special Mention : a. Ottayal (One Woman Alone) ( Malayalam) – Director: Shiny Jacob Benjamin b. The Zeliangrongs (Manipuri & English) –  Director : Ronel Haobam c. Pistulya (Marathi & Telugu) – Child Artist: Suraj Pawar

58th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2010 – BEST WRITING ON CINEMA

1. BEST BOOK ON CINEMA

From Rajahs and Yogis to Gandhi and Beyond: Images of India in International Films of the Twentieth Century (English)

Publisher : Seagull Books Author: Vijaya Mulay

2. SPECIAL MENTION

1. Cinema Bhojpuri (English)

Publisher : Penguin Books India Ltd. Author : Avijit Ghosh

2. Thiraicheelai (Tamil)

Publisher : Trisakti Sundar Raman. Author : Oviyar Jeeva

3. BEST FILM CRITIC

Joshy Joseph (English) and N. Manu Chakravarthy (Kannada & English)

The Best Feature Film Category were announced under the Chairpersonship of Ramesh Sippy, Non Feature Film Category under the Chairpersonship of Mike Pandey, and Best Writing on Cinema under the Chairpersonship of Samik Bandhopadhyay.

In the Feature Film Category, 136 eligible entries were distributed between five Regional Juries. The selection process returned to a Two Tier System of Selection. The Chairperson for the Northern Region was Sushma Seth, for the Western Region M.S. Sathyu, for South –I Region T.S. Nagabharna, for the Eastern Region B. Lenin and for South- II Region Shri Pinaki Choudhry.

BEST FEATURE FILM – Kutty Srank (Malayalam)

INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTORLahore (Hindi) – Director : Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan

AWARD FOR BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT – 3 Idiots (Hindi)

NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION – Delhi 6 (Hindi)

BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES – Well Done Abba (Hindi)

BEST CHILDREN’S FILM – Putaani Party (Kannada) & Keshu (Malayalam)

BEST DIRECTION – Abohoman (Bengali) – Rituparno Ghosh

BEST ACTOR – Amitabh Bachchan for Paa (Hindi)

BEST ACTRESS – Ananya Chatterjee for Abohoman (Bengali)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –   Farooque Sheikh for Lahore (Hindi)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Arundhati Naag for Paa (Hindi)

BEST CHILD ARTIST – Pasanga (Tamil)

BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER – Rupam Islam for Mahanager @ Kolkata (Bengali) –

BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER – Neelanjana Sarkar for Houseful (Bengali) –

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Anjuli Shukla for Kutty Srank (Malayalam)

BEST SCREENPLAY – (Original) : P.F. Mathews & Harikrishna for Kutty Srank (Malayalam). (Adapted) Kanasemba Kudureyaneri (Kannada), Dialogues : Pandiraj for Pasanga (Tamil)

BEST AUDIOGRAPHY – Location Sound Recordist : Subash Sahoo for Kaminey (Hindi)

Sound Designer : Resool Pookutty for Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (Malayalam)

Re-recordist of the final mixed track : Anup Dev for 3 Idiots (Hindi)

BEST EDITING – Arghyakamal Mitra for Abohomaan (Bengali)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN –  Samir Chanda for Delhi 6 (Hindi)

BEST COSTUME DESIGNER – Jayakumar for Kutty Srank (Malayalam)

BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST –   Christein Tinsley & Dominie Till for Paa (Hindi)

BEST MUSIC DIRECTION – Music Director (Songs) : Amit Trivedi for Dev D (Hindi),

Music Director (Background Score) : Ilayaraja for Kerala Verma Pazasi Raja

BEST LYRICS – 3 Idiots (Hindi) – Swanand Kirkire “ Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh……………”

SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Sreekar Prasad for Kaminey (Hindi) & Kutty Srank (Malayalam) & Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (Malayalam)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS – R. Kamal Kannan for Magadheera (Telugu)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY – K.Siva Shankar for Magadheera (Telugu)

BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION

BEST ASSAMESE FILM – Basundhara

BEST BENGALI FILM – Abohomaan

BEST HINDI FILM – Paa

BEST KANNADA – Kanasemba Kudureyaneri

BEST KONKANI – Palatadcho Munis

BEST MALAYALAM FILM – Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja

BEST MARATHI FILM – Natarang

BEST TAMIL FILM – Pasanga

SPECIAL MENTION — Padmapriya

In the Non- Feature Film Category the following awards were announced:

BEST NON-FEATURE FILM – (Sharing) The Postman  and Bilal

BEST DEBUT NON-FEATURE FILM OF A DIRECTOR – (Sharing) Vaishnav Jan Toh – Director : Kaushal Oza and Ekti Kaktaliyo Golpo Director: Tathagata Singha

BEST COMPILATION FILM – Pancham Unmixed

BEST ENVIRONMENT FILM INCLUDING AGRICULTURE – In For Motion

BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES – Mr. India

SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Kelkkunnundo Child artist : Aasna Aslam

SHORT FICTION FILM – Boond – Director: Abhishek Pathak

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Gaarud Cameraman: Deepu S. Unni

BEST AUDIOGRAPHY – Gaarud – Re-recordist (final mixed track) : Lipika Singh Darai

BEST EDITING – In Camera Editor: Tarun Bhartiya

BEST NARRATION/VOICE OVER – In Camera Best Voice over : Ranjan Palit

SPECIAL MENTION – VILAY – Cinematographer : Nitika Bhagat – Certificate only

In the Best Writing on Cinema Category following awards were announced:

BEST BOOK ON CINEMA : CINEMAA YAANA (Kannada) – Author: Dr. K. Puttaswamy

SPECIAL MENTION – Eka Studioche Atmavrutta – Prabhakar Pendharkar

BEST FILM CRITIC – C.S. Venkiteswaran (Malayalam)

The National Film Awards list is finally out. Earlier we confirmed few winners including Prakash Raj For Best Actor on this post. And like always, we were right. Check out the other winners.

Best Actor – Prakash Raj( Kanchivaram )

Best Actress – Uma Shree ( Gulabi Talkies )

Best Film – Kanchivaram

Best Director – Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( Naalu Pennungal – Four Women )

Best Child Actor – Sharad Goyekar ( Marathi film Tingya ) 

Best Supporting Actor – Darshan Zariwalla ( Gandhi My Father )

Best Supporting Actress – Shefali Shah (The Last Lear)

Best Lyrics – Prasoon Joshi ( Taare Zameen Par)

Best Playback Singer(Male) – Shankar Mahadevan ( Taare Zameen Par )

Best Playback Singer (Female) – Shreya Ghoshal

Best Film on National Integration – Dharam

Best Film On Family Welfare – Taare Zameen Par

Best Film For Overall Entertaintment – Chak De India

Best Screenplay – Feroze Abbas Khan ( Gandhi My Father)

Best Music – Ousepacham for Ore Kadal

Best Film (Hindi) – 1971

Best Film (English ) – The Last Lear

Best Special Effects – Sivaji

Best Art Direction – Om Shanti Om

Best Choreography – Ye Ishq Hai (Jab We Met)

Best Cinematography – Frozen ( Shanker Raman)

Best Audiography – 1971

Best Editing – Naalu Pennungal ( Malyalam)

Best Film on Social Issues – Antardwanda ( Dir – Sushil Rajpal )

Special Jury Award – Gandhi My Father

Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film – Shivajee Chandrabhushan for Frozen

Best Book on Cinema – From Raj To Swaraj : The Non Fiction Film In India by B D Garga

Best Film Critic – V K Joseph ( Malyalam )

In the non-feature/short films category, mentioning only those few which am aware of (read friends or friends’ friend) –

Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film – Prarambha (Santosh Sivan)

Short Fiction Film – Udhed Bun ( Siddharth Singh)

Best Cinematography – Kramasha ( Savita Singh )

Best Audiography –  Kramasha ( Ajit Singh Rathore )

Best Music Direction – Echoes of Silence ( English/ Khasi – Zubin Garg)

For the full list of entries and winners click here.

The jury was headed by Sai Paranjpe and members included Ashok Viswanathan and Namita Gokhale. About 102 films and 106 non-feature films were considered.