Sinlung /
19 May 2011

And The Award For…58th National Film Awards Goes To…


New Delhi, May 19 :
Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg got the 58th National Award for wholesome entertainment, which was announced here today.  And Ishqiya walked away with four awards. 

But Southern movies stole the thunder at the 58th National Film Awards announced Thursday. While Tamil movie 'Aadukalam' was named in six top categories, Malayalam film 'Adaminte Makan Abu' picked up four honours. Marathi films also put up a great show.

Among Tamil films, 'Aadukalam' walked away with the maximum trophies, including best director award for Vetrimaran; best actor for Dhaush; best original screenplay for Vetrimaran; best editing for T.E. Kishore; best choreography for Dinesh Kumar; and special mention for V.I.S. Jayaraman.

In total, Tamil movies got 14 awards, including best actress for Saranya Ponvannan for 'Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru', which also got Vairamuthu the best lyricist award and was named the best Tamil film. Read the full report here.

A joyful Salim Khan, an ace film writer, could not hide his happiness after news came Thursday that 'Dabangg' has won the national award for best wholesome entertainment, saying credit goes to his family and everyone else behind the venture. Read more

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who made a dream debut opposite Salman Khan in blockbuster 'Dabangg', is amazed that the action film has won national award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. Sonakshi says Kamaal

Salim Kumar, who was named for the best actor National Award Thursday for Malayalam film 'Adaminde Makan Abu', expressed his joy at the honour but lamented that the film has not even been released in Kerala.

Here is a look at the trailer:

'Believe me, I was very sad when this film never got attention even in any local film awards. And obviously, when I got the best actor award in the country, you can imagine my happiness,' Salim told reporters. Read the full interview

On a lighter vein, Bollywood filmmaker J.P. Dutta  presented a disappointing picture of himself when he failed to pronounce right the names of regional actors, directors and movies that he judged as the chairperson of the feature film jury for the prestigious awards. Click here to read why he said  I'm sorry I didn't do my homework. I was too tired after watching all those films!'

Here's the list of winners:

Best Film:  'Adaminte Makan Abu'

Best Hindi Feature Film: Do Dooni Chaar

Best 'Wholesome Entertainer of the Year' : Dabangg

Best Sports Film National Award:  'Boxing Ladies'

Best sci & tech film: Heart to Heart

Best film on social issues: Champions

Best English film - Memories in March

Best Art & Culture Film: Leaving Home (Indian Ocean Film)

Best Marathi Film: Mana Ayi Vacha

Best Kannada Film: Putukarna Highway

Best Children’s Film: Hejjegalu

Best Investigative Film: K R Manoj's 'A Pestering Journey' on Endosulfan victims

Best special effects: - Enthiran, Robot

Best Actor: Salim Kumar for Adaminte Makan Abu and Dhanush for Aadukalam

Best actress: Marathi actress Mitalee Jagtap Paradhar and Tamil actress Saranya

Best director: Vetrimaaran for 'Aadukalam'

Best supporting actress: Malayalam actress Sukumari

Best Male Playback Singer: Suresh Wadkar

Best Female Playback Singer: Rekha Bhardwaj for Ishqiya

Best Music: Vishal Bharadwaj for Ishqiya

Best audiography location sound recordist: Kamod Karade (Ishqiya)

Best re-recordist of the final mixed track: Debajit Changmai

Best cinematographer: Madhu Ambattu has won award for Adaminte Makan Abu.

Best production design: Sabu Cyril for Enthiran

Special jury award: Mee Sindhutai Sakpal


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