New Delhi, Apr 07: The winners of the 64th Annual National Awards were announced at the National Media Centre here on Friday.
Ram Madhvani’s ‘Neerja’ has been announced the winner in the ‘Hindi Feature Film’ category.
The film, released last year, narrates the story of Neerja Bhanot, a Pan Am purser, who lost her life while saving the passengers when the Pan Am was hijacked at Karachi airport on September 5, 1986.
Sonam Kapoor, ‘Neerja’s lead actor, also gets a special mention by the jury.
Other than this, Akshay Kumar won the National Award in the ‘Best Actor’ category for the movie ‘Rustom,’ while Best Actress went to Surabhi for Malayalam movie ‘Minnaminungu’.
Nagesh Kukunoor’s film ‘Dhanak’ is awarded with ‘Best Children’s Film,’ while ‘PINK’ took home the national award for ‘Best Film on Social Issues.’
Here is the complete list of winners:
Best Animation: Hum Chitra Banate Hain
Best Educational Film: The Waterfalls
Best Environment Film: The Tiger Who Crossed the Line
Best Biographical/Historical reconstruction: Zikr Uss Parivash Ka
Best Environmental Film including Agriculture: The Tiger who crossed the Line
Best Marathi Film: Dashakriya
Best Kannada Film: Reservation
Best Bengali Film: Bisarjan
Best Film on Social Issues: PINK
Best Tamil Film: Joker
Best Gujarati Film: Wrong Side Raju
Best Telugu Movie: Pellichuplu
Best Visual Effects: Shivaay
Best Female Playback Singer: Iman Chakraborty
Best Male Playback Singer: Sunder Iyer
Best Actor: Akshay Kumar for ‘Rustom’
Best Actress: Surabhi, ‘Minnaminungu’
Best Children’s Film: Dhanak, Hindi
Best Supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim, ‘Dangal’
Best Supporting Actor: Manoj Joshi, ‘Dashakriya’
Best Film on Social Issues: Pink
Best Action Choreography: Vysakh for Pulimurugan
Best Feature Film: Kasav (Marathi film)
Best Director: Rajesh Mapuskar, ‘Ventilator’
Indira Gandhi Award for debut director: Khalifa (Bengali)
Best action director and stunt choreographer: Peter Haines, ‘Pulimurugan’
Best Editing – Rameshwar, ‘Ventilator’
Sound designer – Jayadevan, ‘Kaadu Pookunna Neram’
Best production design – 24
Best Costume Designer – Sachin
Best Make-up Artist – MK Ramakrishna
Best Music Direction – Babu Padmanabha
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