The only Indian film awards worth caring about. The only film awards in this country that mean something. The only awards that honor excellence in cinema and not glamour. And the only awards that an Indian movie buff can give a damn about. These are INDIAN NATIONAL FILM AWARDS.
the jury SAYS,
Best Film – Antaheen (Bengali)
Best Direction – Bala for Naan Kadavul (Tamil)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Best Children’s Film – Gubbachigalu (Kannada)
Best Film on Family Welfare – Little Zizou (English, Gujarati)
Best Actor – Upendra Limaye for Jogwa (Marathi)
Best Actress – Priyanka Chopra for Fashion (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actor – Arjun Rampal for Rock On!! (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actress – Kangana Ranaut for Fashion (Hindi)
Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director – A Wednesday (Hindi)
Nargis Dutt Award (for Best Feature Film on National Integration) – Aai Kot Nai (Assamese)
Best Child Artist – Shams Patel
Best Cinematography – Avik Mukhopadhyay for Antaheen (Bengali)
Best Screenplay – Sachin Kundalkar for Gandha (Marathi)
Best Art Direction – Gautam Sen for Firaaq
Best Make-up Artist – V. Moorthy for Naan Kadauul (Tamil)
Best Costume Design – Neeta Lulla for Jodhaa Akbar
Best Music Direction – Ajay Atul for Jogwa’ (Marathi)
Best Lyrics – Antaheen (Bengali)
Best Male Playback Singer – Hariharan for Jogwa (Marathi)
Best Female Playback Singer – Shreya Ghoshal for Antaheen (Bengali)
Best Choreography – Chinni Prakash and Rekha Prakash for Jodha Akbar
Best Audiography – Pramod J. Thomas for Gandha (Marathi)
Best Editing – A. Sreekar Prasad for Firaaq (Hindi)
Best Special effects – Govardhan (Tata Elxsi) Mumbai Meri Jaan (Hindi)
Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) – Bioscope (Malayalam)
Best Assamese Film – Mon Jai
Best Bengali Film – Shob Charitro Kalponik
Best Hindi Film – Rock On
Best Kannada Film- Vimukthi
Best Malayalam Film – Thirakkada
Best Marathi Film – Harishcnadrachi Factory
Best Tamil Film – Varanam Ayiram (dubbed into Telugu as Surya s/o Krishnan)
Best Telugu Film – 1940 Lookagramam.
Giving Priyanka Chopra the ‘Best actress’ is sort of pulling down the award’s standard and the best joke this year is awarding Arjun Rampal the ‘Supporting Actor’ award…good one jury.
Anyways, congratulations to all the winners and an extended applause to the multiple award winning films.
P.S. In 2008 this blog had given a few awards under the tag of DasKino awards. And most of our pics were a part of the national award list. You can check those awards on the link named ‘DasKino Awards 2008’.