Bollywood marked its stamp on the 57th National Film Awards as Amitabh Bachchan won the best actor award for his performance in “Paa” and Aamir Khan- starrer “3 Idiots” was adjudged the best popular movie.
However, it was Malayalam drama “Kutty Srank” which walked away with five awards, including the best feature film.
“Kutty Srank”, with Mammoothy in the lead, also won awards for best cinematography, best screenplay, best costume and a special jury recognition, which it shared with Bollywood hit “Kaminey” and Malayalam film “Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja”.
Raykesh Omprakash Mehra’s “Delhi 6”, shot in the by lanes of Old Delhi, bagged the Nargis Dutt award for best feature film on national integration while Shyam Benegal’s “Well Done Abba” was chosen as the best film on social issues.
R Balki’s “Paa”, was also named the best Hindi film, besides winning recognitions in the best supporting actress category (Arundhuti Nag) and best make-up (Christein Tinsley and Dominie Till).
Amit Trivedi got the best music director award for Anurag Kashyap’s “Dev-D”, a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic “Devdas”.
The emotional number ‘Behti hawa sa tha woh’ from “3 Idiots” bagged the best lyrics award for Swanand Kirkere.
Ananya Chatterjee was named the best actress for her role in the Bengali film “Abohoman“, which also fetched the best direction award for Rituparno Ghosh and best editing for Arghyakamal Mitra, besides being adjudged the best Bengali movie.
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