62nd National Film Awards announced in India: Kannada star actor Vijay named best actor

The most coveted awards for honouring the best in Indian cinema–62nd National Film Awards, announced the winners list yesterday. South Indian actor, hailing from the Sandalwood Industry, Vijay has bagged the best actor for the movie ‘Nanu Avanalla Avalu’. The best female actor award has been awarded to Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for her impressive performance in Hindi movie “Queen”.

Although, an official ceremony will be held on May 3, 2015, when veteran actor Shashi Kapoor will also receive his Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the names of the winners have been declared.

Tamil film industry have won seven awards.

Vivek Harshan, the editor of Jigarthanda has bagged the Best Editor of the year while Na Muthukumar has got the Best Lyricist award for the second consecutive time. It is to be noted that Muthukumar won the best lyricist last year for the song ‘aanandha yaazhai’ from the movie Thanga Meenkal. It is said that the song ‘Azhagu’ from Saivam has awarded him the honour this year.

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The biggest surprise has come in the form of Best Female Playback Singer. Unnikrishnan’s eight year old daughter Uthara Unnikrishnan has won the best singer award for her debut song in the film Saivam. It is to be noted that Unnikrishnan too won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his first song ‘Ennavale’ in the film Kadhalan.

Bobby Simha has won the Best Supporting Actor for Jigarthanda which takes the tally of total awards won by the film to two. Best Tamil film is won by Kutram Kadithal, which was directed by Bramma.G and produced by J.Sathish Kumar and Christy Siluvappan.

Haider – a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Hamlet” – set in the backdrop of Kashmir, won Best Male Playback Singer for Sukhwinder Singh for the song Bismil; Best Dialogues and Music Direction for the film’s director Vishal Bhardwaj; Best Choreography for Norway-based Sudesh Adhana; and Best Costume Designer for the effervescent Dolly Ahluwalia.

The Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director went to Bengali film Asha Jaoar Majhe, helmed by Aditya Vikram Sengupta, while Bengali film Chotoder Chobi was named as Best Film on Social Issues for its portrayal of marginalised people, and Malayalam movie Ottaal won Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation.

A complete list of winners:

  • Kannada Star Vijay named best actor
  • Kangana Ranaut named best actress
  • Best popular film: Mary Kom
  • Best Hindi Film: Queen
  • Best Music: Haider
  • Best Costume: Dolly Ahluwalia, Haider
  • Best dialogue: Haider
  • Best Male Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh, Haider
  • Bengali director Srijit Mukherji won Best Director for the film Chotushkone.
  • Best Supporting Actor awards went to Tamil actor Bobby Simha for ‘Jigarthanda’ and Baljinder Kaur for the Haryanvi-language ‘Pagdi The Honour’.

Sharanya Bharathwaj