INDIAN CINEMA REFLECTS INDIA’S UNITY IN DIVERSITY, SAYS PRESIDENT : Dada Saheb Falke Award Given to Actor Manoj Kumar

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63 National Film Award
63 National Film Award

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the 63th National Film Awards today (May 3, 2016) in New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion,the President said a country having 1.2 billion people, 102 languages, 1800 dialects, several religions, 3 major ethnic groups and huge diversity is working under one administrative system, under one constitution and under one flag. We never believed in exclusion, always in inclusion. We never allowed divergences to create disarray. We celebrate divergence. The President expressed gratitude to Indian cinema for truly reflecting India’s unity in diversity.

The President expressed happiness that during the year 2015, the turnover of Indian film industry was Rs. 138 billion as against Rs. 126 billion just a year before. He said not only has domestic revenue increased but external revenue has also increased from Rs. 8.6 billion in 2014 to Rs. 9.6 billion in 2015.

The President said it was privilege to honour Shri Manoj Kumar with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. He wished him good health and many more years in Indian film industry. The President also congratulated Mr. Rajiv Mehrotra of Public Service Broadcasting Trust for receiving his 28th National Award.

Rashtrapati Bhavan : 03.05.2016

Here is the complete list of Winner of today’s evening.

Baahubali has won the Best Film award at 63rd National Film Award.
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan won the Best Actor award for his role in ‘Piku’.

While Kangana Ranaut won Best Actress for her role in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns.”

Here’s the complete list of winners of 63rd National Film Awards:

Best Film: Baahubali (National Award a huge achievement: ‘Baahubali’ producer)

Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Kangana outstanding but wish Deepika or Priyanka had won National Award for Bajirao Mastani: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Piku
This is Amitabh Bachchan’s fourth national award. The actor first won a national award for best actor for Agneepath in 1990. His next two national award wins happened in 2005 and 2009 for Black and Paa respectively.

Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut, Tanu Weds Manu Returns

The actress called it the “best birthday gift” especially since she gets to honour with Bachchan. “It is the best birthday gift I could have got. I am thrilled and feel blessed especially since Mr Bachchan is the best actor with me,” Ranaut said in a statement.

This is the third trophy for Ranaut at the National Awards, having won best actress for “Queen” last year and earlier for best supporting actress for 2008 film “Fashion”.

Best Supporting Actor: Samuthirakani for Visaaranai

Best Supporting Actress: Tanvi Azmi, Bajirao Mastani

Best Hindi Film: Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film Of A Director: Neeraj Ghaywan, Masaan

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Bajrangi Bhaijaan

“Thank you everybody for all your love. We are really happy that ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ got the National Award for Best Popular Film,” director Kabir Khan tweeted.

Best Choreography: Remo D’Souza, Deewani Mastani song in Bajirao Mastani
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Best Female Playback Singer: Monali Thakur, Moh Moh Ke Dhage

Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chaterjee, Bajirao Mastani

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: Nanak Shah Fakir

Best Screenplay Writer (Original): Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) and Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)

Best Screenplay – Dialogues: Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) and Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)

Best Malayalam Film: Pathemari, Artistically narrated saga of 2 generations of Malayali workers who migrated to gulf for livelihood

Best Film on Social Issue: Niranayakam

Best Music Direction: M Jayachandran for Song Kaathirunnu Kaathirunnu for the Ennu Ninte Moideen

Best Music Direction- Background Score: Ilaiyaraaja, Thaarai Thappattai

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal

Best Children’s Film: Duronto

Best Tamil Film: Visaaranai

Best Telugu Film: Kanche

Best Sanskrit Film: Priyamanasam

Best Kannada Film: Thithi

Best Marathi Film: Ringan

Best Maithili Film: Mithila Makhaan

Best Punjabi Film: Chauthi Koot

Best Bengali Film: Sankhachil

Best Konkani Film: Enemy

Best Assamese Film: Kothanodi

Best Haryanvi Film: Satrangi

The Head Hunter bags Best Wancho Film

Best Khasi Film: Onaatah

Best Manipuri Film: Eibusu Yaohanbiyu

Best Mizo Film: Kima’s Lode Beyond the Class

Best Odiya Film: Pahada Ra Luha

Special Mention: Ritika Singh for the film Irudhi Suttru

Best Editing: Late Kishore T.E for Visaranai

Best Costume Designer and Best Make-up Artist for film Nanak Shah Fakir