Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 | Author:

The 57th National Film awards were announced last night and Bollywood’s got reasons to cheer about.  Amitabh Bacchan’s stands tall & surpassed his fellow mates by winning his third national award on his stupendous performance on Ad film maker R Balki’s ‘Paa”.

In this National award, Big pictures backed projects have received 14 trophies. The clear winner appeared to be Malayalam film “Kutty Srank: The Sailor of Hearts”- a story of a lonely and short tempered, boatman from Kochi – won five awards including best screenplay (original) and cinematography for P.F. Mathews-Harikrishna and Anjuli Shukla respectively.

Mamoothy in Kutty Srank
Mamoothy in Kutty Srank

Cutting it all short, go through the list below

Best Actor – Amitabh Bacchan – Paa – Hindi

Best Actress – Ananya Chatterjee  Abohoman, Bangla

Best Direction- Ritoparno Ghosh  Abohoman

Best Film Award – Kutty Srank– Malayalam

Best Hindi Film – Paa

Amit Trivedi won Best Music for DevD
Amit Trivedi won Best Music for DevD

Best Music award – DevD Amit Trivedi

Best Editing – Arghyakamal Mitra Abohoman

Best Make Up – Paa – Christein Tinsley and Dominie Till

Best Supporting Actress – Arundhati Nag – Paa

Best Film providing wholesome entertainment –  3 Idiots

Best Cinematography – Kutty Srank

Best Costume – Kutty Srank

Best Screenplay – Kutty Srank

Best Film by a Debutante – Lahore

Best Background Score – Ilayaraja  for Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja

Best Supporting Actor award Farooque Shaikh Lahore

Best Lyricist Swanand Kirkire ‘Behti hawa sa thha woh’ from 3 Idiots

Best Playback Singer male – Rupam Islam for Kolkata in the Bengali film Mahanagar

Best Playback Singer female – Nilanjana Sarkar for Bengali movie ‘Houseful’

Special jury recognition award – Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey, Malayalam film Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, Kutty Srankenjoyed – Malayalam

Malayalam film, Pazhassi Raja , Mammooty starrer Kutty Srank.

Best Film on social issues – Shyam Benegal’s Well Done Abba

Boman Irani in Benegal's Well Done Abba
Boman Irani in Benegal’s Well done Abba

Best Film on national integration – Delhi 6

Best children’s film award – Putaani Party Kannada and Keshu  in Malayalam

Best child actor award – Jeeva and Anba Karaus

Best film award – non-feature category – The Postman and Bilal

Established in 1954, the National awards are widely appreciated and certainly the most prominent film award administrated by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.

A national panel is appointed by the government where the awards are given away by the president of India, in New Delhi.

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