Actors, Actresses, Movies, Photos, Shows and Events|March 22, 2010 10:35 pm

The 56th National Awards Ceremony

The 56th National Film Awards has been announced on 19 March 2010, and Bollywood starts were shinning at the ceremony.  The industry bagged 13 awards at the ceremony. Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal and Farhan Akhtar received the awards in their respective category.  President Pratibha Patil gave the awards to the winners.

Priyanka Chopra received the Best Actress Award for her role in Fashion, while Kangana Ranuat received the Best Supporting Actress Award for the same film. Upendra Limaye received the Best Actor Award for his Marathi film “Jogva”, a poignant tale of one woman’s journey to break free from the shackles of discrimination, sexual oppression and servitude to find true happiness.  The movie also won two awards each for playback singers Shreya Ghoshal and Hariharan for the song “Jeev dangla gungla rangla”. Music composers Ajay and Atul also won the best music direction award for their songs for the film.

Arjun Rampal who came along with his wife Mehar Jessia received the Best Supporting Actor Award for his movie, ‘Rock On’. The same movie received the Best Hindi Film Award in which Farhan Akhtar received the award.

Bala bagged the award for Best Direction for film Naan Kadavul for his movie “Naan Kadauul”. Bengali movie Antaheen was declared the Best Feature Film.  A Wednesday, directed by Neeraj Pandey bagged the Indira Gandhi award for Best First Film of a director and Yash Raj Films’ “Roadside Romeo” bagged the Best Animation Film award.  Abhaya Simha received the Swarna Kamal for his directorial debut Gubbachigalu (Kannada) in the best children’s film category.

The List of Other Awardees

Best Feature Film: Annirudh Roy-Chowdhary’s Bengali project “Antaheen”

Best Child Artist Award: Master Shams Patel for his role in Thanks Maa (Hindi)

Best Film Award: Little Zizou on family values

Best Choreography Award: Chinni Prakash and his wife Rekha Prakash for the song “.Azeem-o-shaan shehenshah” in Ashutosh Gowariker’s epic “Jodhaa Akbar”

Best Costume Designer Award : Neeta Lulla for styling actress Aishwarya Rai in “Jodhaa Akbar”.

Best Editing Award: A. Sreekar Prasad for movie Firraq, directed by Nandita Das

Best Art Direction Award: Gautam Sen for movie Firraq, directed by Nandita Das

Best Popular Film: Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye, directed by Dibakar Banerjee

The Nargis Dutt Award: Assamese film ‘Aai Kot Nai’

Best Sscreenplay Award: Sachin Kundalkar for his Marathi film “Gandha”

Best Audiography Award: Pramod J. Thomas for his Marathi film “Gandha”

The winners of best feature film in regional languages are “Mon Jei” (Assamese), “Shob Charitro Kalponik” (Bengali), “Vimukthi” (Kannada), “Thirakkda” (Malayalam), “Harishchandrachi Factory” (Marathi), “Veranam Airan” (Tamil) and “1940 Lookagramam” (Telugu).

The last but not the least the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement was received by V.K. Murthy, veteran cinematographer who started his career in 1957 and did movies like Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Tamas, etc.