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61st National Film Awards: Raj Kumar wins best actor

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    April 16, 2014 6:57 PM IST
    NEW DELHI: The 61st National Film Awards were announced on Wednesday. Bollywood actor Raj Kumar Rao won the Best Actor award for his performance of a Kashmiri lawyer in 'Shahid.'

    Shahid's director Hansal Mehta has also won the best director award.

    Bollywood film "Jolly LLB" was named the best Hindi film, while Madhuri Dixit-starrer "Gulaab Gang" was adjudged the best film on social issues for the 61st National Film Awards.

    The "Ship Of Theseus" has won the Golden Lotus for best feature film.

    "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" won best popular film providing wholesome entertainment.

    The best actor award is shared between Shahid star Raj Kumar Rao and Malayalam actor Suraj Venjaramudu. Geetanjali Thapa won best actress for "Liar's Dice".

    Saurabh Shukla won best supporting actor for "Jolly LLB".

    The best supporting actress award is shared between "Ship Of Theseus" actress Aida Elkashaf and Marathi star Amruta Subhash.

    Bengali film Jaatishwar won best make up, best costume design, best music and best male playback singer.

    The National Film Awards will be given on May 3.

    S.No. Name of Award Name of Film Awardee Medal
    & Cash Prize Citation
    1 BEST FEATURE FILM Ship of Theseus(English-Hindi) Producer:Recyclewala Films Pvt Ltd

    Director : Anand Gandhi Swarna Kamal and

    Rs 2,50,000/- each to the Producer and Director A quietly powerful film of an unusual photographer, an erudite Jain monk and a young stock broker told through different segments which finally unites them through a strange circumstance. In the process the film depicts issues of intuitive brilliance, metaphysical belief and intricate morality in a world full of contradictions.
    2 INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR Fandry (Marathi) Producer: Navalkha Arts and Holy Basil Combine

    Director : Nagraj Manjule Swarna Kamal and

    Rs 1,25, 000/- each to the Producer and Director A stark and realistic portrayal of Dalits in India seen through the eyes of a young boy who is desperately trying to break age old shackles. It makes a strong statement that despite various reformers doing their best.... much remains to be done.
    3 BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Hindi) Producer: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, ROMP Pictures

    Director : Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Swarna Kamal and

    Rs 2,00,000/- to
    the Producer and Director For retaining the story and values of a great sportsman and translating it into the cinematic medium with aplomb.
    4 NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION Thalaimuraigal(Tamil) Producer:Company Productions

    Director : Balu Mahendra Rajat Kamal and

    Rs 1,50,000/- each to the Producer and Director A sensitive tale about the breaking of walls of orthodoxy and religious and linguistic bias in a small village in Tamil Nadu. Love and compassion of a small boy and his mother wins over not only their own blood but the whole rural community.
    5 BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES Tuhya Dharma Koncha (Marathi) Producer: Indian Magic Eye Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd.

    Director : Satish Manwar Rajat Kamal and

    Rs 1,50,000/- each to the Producer and Director Tale of a poor tribal family being torn between prosecution by law enforcing agencies on one hand and issue of loss of their traditional faith and culture through religious conversions on the other.
    PRESERVATION Perariyathavar(Malayalam) Producer:Ambalakkara Global Films

    Director : Dr Biju Rajat Kamal and

    Rs 1,50,000/- each to the Producer and Director It tells the story of those nameless, faceless marginalized people through the life of a widowed father who works as a scavenger and his eight year old son. It depicts the real lives of the poor who live in the margin of civilized society with an unusual power and artistic honesty.
    7 BEST CHILDREN'S FILM Kaphal (Hindi) Producer:Children's Film Society of India

    Director : Batul Mukhtiar Swarna Kamal and

    Rs 1,50,000/- each to

    the Producer and Director A small village deep in Uttarakhand. A touching story set in beautiful mountains where two young bo
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