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National Awards: Vidya Balan wins for Dirty Picture, Deool & Byari share best film

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NEW DELHI: Continuing her winning streak, Vidya Balan has once again won the award for the best actress for her role in the film ‘Dirty Picture‘ in the 59th National Film Awards for 2011.

The best feature film award went to ‘Deool‘, produced by Abhijeet Gholap and directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni, and ‘Byari‘ (Byari language), produced by TH Althaf Hussain and directed by Suveeram.

‘Deool‘ also won awards for best actor for Girish Kulkarni who also won the award for dialogue.

The top award carries Swarna Kamal and cash prize of Rs 250,000.

In Non-feature film category, the top honour of best film went to ‘And We Play On‘ (Hindi & English), directed and produced by Pramod Purswane. The award carries Swarna Kamal and Cash prize of Rs 150,000.

In Best Writing on Cinema category, the Swarna Kamal went to the book titled ‘RD Burman - The Man, The Music‘ written by Anirudha Bhattacharjee and Balaji Vittal, published by Harper Collins India, while Manoj Barpujari from Assam was awarded Best Film Critic.

The winners were announced by chairpersons of the jury: Rohini Hatthangady for feature films, filmmaker Ramesh Sharma for non-feature films jury, and the veteran filmmaker and author Vijaya Mulay for the best writing on Cinema. The awards will be given to the winners in a ceremony on 3 May.

Earlier, the Jury Chairpersons submitted their report to Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, who said the efforts of the juries enabled the awards to achieve new heights in terms of enhanced participation in different categories and the prestige associated with such awards.

In Feature Film category, five films have won three awards each. These Films are ‘The Dirty Picture‘, ‘Bal Gandharva‘ (Marathi), ‘Anhe Ghorey Da Daan‘ (Punjabi), ‘Deool‘ and ‘Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na‘ (Bengali). Six films have won two awards each: ‘Chillar Party‘, ‘Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai‘ (Tamil), ‘Aaranya Kandam‘ (Tamil), ‘Phijigee Mani‘ (Manipuri), ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara‘ and ‘Game‘ (Hindi).

Vidya Balan has already received the Best Actress award at Filmfare, Screen, Stardust and Zee Cine awards for her portrayal, which Hatthangady described as ‘brave and effortless performance portraying the rise and fall of a B grade actress‘.

The Award for Best Direction has gone to ‘Anhe Gohrey Daan‘ directed by Gurvinder Singh.

The film ‘Chillar Party‘ bagged the Best children‘s film award. Its artistes Irfan Khan, Sanath Menon, Rohan Grover, Naman Jain, Aarav Khanna, Vishesh Tiwari, Chinmai Chandranshuh, Vedant Desai and Divji Handa, along with Partho Gupte of ‘Stanley ka Dabba‘, jointly won the best Child Artiste award.

The Indira Gandhi Award for the Best Debut film of a Director was won by the Tamil film ‘Aaranya Kandam‘, directed by Kamararaja Thiagarajan. The film also got the best editing award for Praveen KL. ‘Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai‘ (Tamil) won the award for the best film offering Wholesome Entertainment.

‘I Am‘ by Onir, a compilation of four stories on identity, won the National award for the best Hindi film and the best lyrics award for Amitabh Bhattacharya. Anand Bhate won the Best male playback singer Award in the Marathi film ‘Bala Gandharva‘, while the best female Playback singer award went to Roopa Ganguly in the Bengali film ‘Abosheyshey‘.

The Best Supporting Actor award went to Appu Kutty for ‘Azhagar Samiyin Kuthirai‘ (Tamil), and the best actress toLeishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi for the Manipuri film ‘Phijigee Mani‘.

The Award for Best Cinematography went to cameraman Satya Rai Nagpaul for the Punjabi film ‘Anhe Ghorey Da Daan‘. The Best Music Direction Award was won by Neel Daat for the songs in the Bengali film ‘Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na‘ which also got the best Bengali Film award. This film also got a Special Jury Mention for Anjan Dutta.

The Hindi film ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara‘ won two awards: choreography for the song ‘Senorita‘ by Bosco-Caesar; and best audiography to Baylon Fonseca.

‘The Dirty Picture‘ and ‘Bal Gandharva‘ shared two other awards: best make-up for Vijram Gaekwad for both films; and costume design for Niharika Khan in ‘The Dirty Picture‘ and Neeta Lulla for ‘Bal Gandharva‘.

The best Special Effects award expectedly went to ‘RA.One‘ while the Best Screenplay award went to Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari, Vijay Maurya, and Rajesh Bajaj for ‘Chillar Party‘.

In the Non-Feature film category, three films have won two awards each. The Film ‘Tiger Dynasty‘ has won the Best Environmental Film and Best Cinematography awards. Awards for Best Direction and Best Editing weld to the film ‘There is Something in the Air‘, while ‘Panchakki‘ has been awarded Best Short Fiction and Best Music Direction.

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