– 57th Indian National Film Awards

AGAIN Telugu films manage to stay out of the ‘Best regional film’ category. Amitabh and The Maestro make a comeback to the list. Sreekar Prasad sticks on to the list. The expected first timer – Amit Trivedi.

Benegal made a movie and its on the list, nothing new. And as usual Bengali and Malayalam films dominate the awards.

the jury SAYS,

Best Film Kutty Srank (Malayalam film)

Best Director Rituparno Ghosh – Abohoman (Bengali film)

Best Actor Amitabh Bachchan – Paa

Best Actress Ananya Chatterjee – Abohoman (Bengali film)

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment 3 Idiots

Best Cinematography Anjali Shukla – Kutty Srank (Malayalam)

Best Choreography K Shivashankar – Magadheera (Telugu)

Best Sound Engineer Resul Pookutty

Best Supporting Actress Arundhati Nag – Paa

Best Supporting Actor Farooque Sheikh – Lahore

Best Child Actor(s) Kishore and Sri Ram – Pasange (Tamil)

Best Debutante Director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan – Lahore

Best Music Amit Trivedi – Dev D

Best Lyrics Swanand Kirkire (‘Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh‘ ) – 3 Idiots

Best Feature Film (Hindi) Paa

Best Feature Film (Marathi) Natarang

Best Feature Film (Bengali) Abohoman

Best Feature Film (Malayalam) Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja

Best Feature Film (Tamil) Pasanga

Special Jury Award editor Sreekar Prasad

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film with Social Message Delhi 6

Best Film on Social Welfare Well Done Abba

Best Film on National Integration Dilli-6

Best Children Film Ottani Pati and Kesu

Best Special Effects Kamal Kannan – Magadheera (Telugu film)

Best Playback Singer (male) Rupam Islam – Mahanagar (Bengali film)

Best Playback Singer (female) Nilanjana Sarkar – Housefull (Bengali film)

Best Audiography Subash Sagu – Kaminey

Best Sound Designer Resul Pookutty – Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (Malayalam film)

Best Production Design Sameer Chanda – Delhi 6

Best Background Score Ilayaraja – Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (Malayalam film)

Best Editor Sreekar Prasad – Kaminey, Kutty Srank, Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja

The Telugu film Magadheera did bag two awards for choreography and special effects. It is the most awards a Telugu film had won in a long time.

Congratulations to all the winners.


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