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63rd National Film Awards: The complete list of winners

The 63rd National Awards Ceremony finally came to an end with well-deserving names winning the prestigious honour.

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Updated:March 28, 2016, 6:17 PM IST
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The 63rd National Awards Ceremony finally came to an end with well-deserving names winning the prestigious honour. While Baahubali bagged the the Best Film award, superstar Amitabh Bachchan was given the Best Actor award for his role in Piku. And actress Kangana Ranaut who wowed fans with her dual role in Tanu Weds Manu Returns won the National Award for the third time.

Here's the complete list of winners:(Click on the column headers to sort)

CategoryAwardAwardeeCitation
Feature FilmsBest Feature Film Baahubali An imaginative film and monumental by its production values and cinematic brilliance in creating a fantasy world on screen.
Feature FilmsIndira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director Neeraj Ghaywan for MasaanFor his perceptive approach to filmmaking in handling a layered story of people caught up changing social and moral values.
Feature FilmsBest Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Bajrangi BhaijaanTackling an important social issue in the simple heart-warming and entertaining format.
Feature FilmsNargis Dutt Award For Best Feature Film On National Integration Nanak Shah FakirThe saga on the life of the great spiritual master advocating the values of peace and harmony.
Feature FilmsBest Film On Social Issues NirnayakamFor tackling a relevant and unaddressed issue of curtailing freedom of movement for the common man due to hartals and processions.
Feature FilmsBest Film On Environment Conservation/PreservationValiya Chirakulla PakshikalA dramatically disturbing exposition of the ill effects of pesticides in North Kerala.
Feature FilmsBest Children's Film DurontoStory of a child prodigy on his undying spirit to achieve the impossible.
Feature FilmsBest DirectionSanjay Leela Bansali for Bajirao MastaniFor the masterful handling of all aspects of the medium of cinema to weave a tragic love story within a grand historic drama.
Feature FilmsBest Actor Amitabh Bachchan for PikuA delightful, delectable performance of a man who finally lets himself go, at the age of seventy.
Feature FilmsBest Actress Kangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu ReturnsFor her dynamic portrayal of two contrast characters, laced with mirth and charm.
Feature FilmsBest Supporting ActorSamuthirakani for VisaaranaiFor the minimalistic yet stark and moving performance as a cop, caught in a moral dilemma.
Feature FilmsBest Supporting ActressTanvi Azmi for Bajirao MastaniFor her powerful portrayal of a royal widow caught in the vortex of love for her son and commitment to the clan.
Feature FilmsBest Child Artist Gaurav Menon for BenAn outstanding performance on a wide spectrum of emotions, of a boy going through great turmoil.
Feature FilmsBest Male Playback Singer Mahesh Kale for Katyar Kalijat GhusliA consummate performance in the best of Hindustani musical traditions.
Feature FilmsBest Female Playback SingerMonali Thakur for the song Moh Moh Ke Dhage from Dum Laga Ke HaisaA delightful and soulful rendition of a song of love.
Feature FilmsBest Cinematography Sudeep Chaterjee for Bajirao MastaniFor bringing about an outstanding visual dynamics, depicting the grand interiors of palaces and vast landscapes with an artistic interplay of light & shadows.
Feature FilmsBest Screenplay - Screenplay Writer (Original)Juhi Chaturvedi for PikuFor effortless movement of the plot structure, and natural repartees which happens in a delightful love/ hate relationship of a father and daughter.
Feature FilmsBest Screenplay - Screenplay Writer (Original)Himanshu Sharma for Tanu Weds Manu ReturnsThe writer's interpretation of love story set in a small town, becomes populated with interesting characters and their dialogues and dialects.
Feature FilmsBest Screenplay - Screenplay Writer (Adapted)Vishal Bhardwaj For TalvarThe dramatic structure devised by this writer effectively mirrors the tragedy of a family when their daughter is found murdered.
Feature FilmsBest Screenplay - DialoguesJuhi Chaturvedi for PikuFor effortless movement of the plot structure, and natural repartees which happens in a delightful love/ hate relationship of a father and daughter.
Feature FilmsBest Screenplay - DialoguesHimanshu Sharma For Tanu Weds Manu ReturnsThe writer's interpretation of love story set in a small town, becomes populated with interesting characters and their dialogues and dialects.
Feature FilmsBest Audiography - Location Sound RecordistSanjay Kurian For TalwarFor capturing the natural voices, with all its nuances predominantly of characters undergoing great stress.
Feature FilmsBest Audiography - Sound DesignerBiswadeep Chatterjee For Bajirao MastaniCreating a rich aural tapestry, evoking the romantic moods and heroic tension
Feature FilmsBest Audiography - Re-recordist of the final mixed track Justin Gose For Bajirao MastaniPerfect blend of the ambiences ranging from royal palace interiors to war fronts.
Feature FilmsBest EditingLate Kishore TE for VisaaranaiMaintaining the momentum and edginess of the plot progression of police interrogation, with innovative editing techniques.
Feature FilmsBest Production DesignShriram Iyengar, Saloni Dhatrak And Sujeet Sawant for Bajirao MastaniFor the inventive use of spaces, props and set decoration to provide a dramatic setting for a grand historical spectacle.
Feature FilmsBest Costume DesignerPayal Saluja For Nanak Shah FakirAn imaginative use of colours, design and textures to recreate costumes for a host of characters, of an era, from different cultures and continents.
Feature FilmsBest Make-Up ArtistPreetisheel G Singh And Clover Wootton for Nanak Shah FakirCreating detailed appearances, and meticulous 'ageing' technique to a wide range of historic characters.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Music Direction - SongsM Jayachandran for the song Kaathirun Nu Kaathirunnu from Thaarai ThappattaiCreating a haunting melodic composition, that resonates the tragic love story
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Music Direction - Background scoreIlaiyaraaja for Thaarai ThappattaiFor effectively using folk musical instruments and melodies, to give a harmonic layer of meaning to the world of the characters.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest LyricsVarun Grover For The Song Moh Moh Ke Dhage From Dum Laga Ke HaisaFor the fresh simple array of metaphors, in the form of a song, expressing love.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionSpecial Jury AwardKalki Kochlin for Margarita With StrawFor the realistic performance as a young woman afflicted with cerebral palsy.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest ChoreographyRemo D'Souza for the song Deewani Mastani from Bajirao MastaniFor creating enchanting moves that expresses anguish of love, defying social barriers, resonating the core theme of the film.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Special EffectV Srinivas Mohan for BaahubaliFor creating breath-taking special effects which bring out the emotional and dramatic upheavals of the story.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Assamese FilmKothanodiA stylised, poetic film inter- weaving four folk stories, evoking the terrifying undercurrents of human mind as depicted in folk mythology.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Bengali FilmShankhachilAn evocative story that highlights the theme of suffering humanity, divided by national borders.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Hindi FilmDum Laga Ke HaishaA sweet and resonant film set in Haridwar and challenges the middle class prejudices in choosing a bride.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Kannada FilmThithiA striking and realistically charming portrayal of life in a village, told in the idiom of comedy and surrealism.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Konkani FilmEnemyA powerful film about a soldier's plight, caught up in the legal entanglement trying to safeguard his property.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Malayalam FilmPathemariArtistically narrated saga of two generations of Malayali workers who migrated to the gulf for livelihood, told through the poignant story of one man.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Marathi FilmRinganA heart rending survival story of a father-son duo, who decide to fight and live rather than end their lives, in the background of farmer suicides in Maharashtra.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Odiya FilmPahada Ra LuhaChronicles 25 years of the life of innocent tribals of Odisha.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Punjabi FilmChauthi KootEffectively captures the sense of fear psychosis and tension during the times of insurgency in Punjab.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Tamil FilmVisaaranaiA gripping drama about the atrocities thrust on by the police on innocent citizens, based on a true story.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Telugu FilmKancheBarriers of caste and conventions breaks down as this romantic period drama unveils it magic.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Sanskrit FilmPriyamanasamAn artistic and culturally vibrant portrayal of the mind of a poet during the time he creates his masterpiece Nalacharitam.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Maithili FilmMithila MakhaanA back-to- the-roots story told with great sincerity, about a courageous youthful rescue effort, happening in Bihar.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Mizo FilmKima's Lode Beyond The ClassAn adventurous coming-of-age story of a boy, set in the pristine environments of Mizoram.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Manipuri FilmEibusu YaohanbiyuA moving film about the victory of a differently-abled boy's attempt to join a football team.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified Other Than In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Wancho FilmThe Head HunterA cinematic contemplation on the lives of the Wancho tribe, regarding the balance required in modernising tribal environment, while intruding and displacing their lifestyles.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified Other Than In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Haryanvi FilmSatrangiThe film earnestly tries to address the social issue of neglect of the girl child in the state of Haryana and the eventual empowering of the girl.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified Other Than In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Khasi FilmOnaatahA sensitive portrayal of a rape victim in the course of her revival, in the healing background of the tribal setting.
Best Feature Film In Each Of The Language Specified Other Than In The Schedule VIII Of The ConstitutionBest Bodo FilmDau Huduni MethaiAn honest attempt to document the dilemma of the common man, helplessly victimised during the times of insurgency in the north east.
Special MentionSairatRinku RajguruFor her effective portrayal of a lively girl who defies societal norms but ultimately has to face the wrath of her family.
Special MentionSu Su Sudhi Vathmeekam & Lukka ChuppiJayasuryaFor his inventive and heartfelt performance in varied roles.
Special MentionIrudhi SuttruRitika SinghFor her gutsy performance of a boxer in the making.
Non Feature FilmsBest Non Feature FilmAmdavad Ma FamousThe kites soar high bringing alive the colours of the land.
Non Feature FilmsBest Debut Film Of A DirectorNishantroy Bombarde for DaaravthaA stepping stone towards reinventing the age old shackles of society.
Non Feature FilmsBest Anthropological / Ethnographic FilmAoleangWatering the roots to hold onto the ethos and history of the land and its people.
Non Feature FilmsBest Biographical/ Historical ReconstructionLife in Metaphors: A Portrait of Girish KasaravalliPhilosophical images of life and beyond.
Non Feature FilmsBest Arts /Cultural FilmA Far Afternoon - A Painted SagaBreathing life into the canvas to articulate and assimilate.
Non Feature FilmsBest Arts /Cultural Film Yazhpanam ThedchanamoCrossing over the boundaries to resurrect the art of Tavil.
Non Feature FilmsBest Promotional Film (To Cover Tourism, Exports, Crafts, Industry Etc)Weaves of MaheshwarWeaves of Maheshwar
Non Feature FilmsBest Environment Film Including AgricultureThe Man who Dwarfed the MountainsAn urge to embrace for a better habitat.
Non Feature FilmsBest Environment Film Including AgricultureGod On The EdgeRediscovering the distances between man and the wild.
Non Feature FilmsBest Film On Social IssuesAuto DriverKick-starting a courageous drive.
Non Feature FilmsBest Educational FilmPaywatA walk through on a winning path.
Non Feature FilmsBest Exploration/Adventure Film (To Include Sports)Dribbling with their FutureSporting determination against an uphill journey
Non Feature FilmsBest Investigative Film Tezpur 1962Lost in the mist of time - an attempt to trace the untold…
Non Feature FilmsBest Animation FilmFisherwoman and TukTukTo dream a dream through lines and strokes.
Non Feature FilmsSpecial Jury AwardIn Search of Fading CanvasFading colours of the twilight of an era.
Non Feature FilmsBest Short Fiction FilmAushadh
Non Feature FilmsBest Film On Family ValuesBest Friends ForeverReclaiming strained chords.
Non Feature FilmsBest DirectionChristo Tomy for KamukiA sensitive portrayal of a young woman's determination to uphold her dignity against odds.
Non Feature FilmsBest CinematographyAmartya Bhattacharyya for Benaras - The UnexploredPoetry
Non Feature FilmsBest AudiographyMoumita Roy for Edpa KanaSoulful sound amidst silence - differences made audible
Non Feature FilmsBest EditingParvin Angre and Sridhar Rangayan for Breaking FreeAn orchestrated cuts and curves to depict the hardship of the oppressed.
Non Feature FilmsBest MusicAravind - Shankar for A Far Afternoon- A Painted SagaHarmony of notes enhancing the brush strokes breathing life through the canvas.
Non Feature FilmsBest Narration/Voice Over Harish Bhimani for Mala Laj Watat NahaiThe rich baritone of the narrative underlines the plight of the under privileged.
Non Feature FilmsBest Narration/Voice Over Aliyaar for Arangile Nithya Vismayam Guru Chemancherry KunhiramanThe rich history of voice artistry enhancing the narrative of a living legend.
Non Feature FilmsSpecial MentionThe ChameleonThe twists and turns of a distorted mind.
Non Feature FilmsSpecial MentionAmmaThe rich tapestry of an era of struggle seen through the eyes of the protagonist.
Non Feature FilmsSpecial MentionSyaahiConglomeration of sense and sensibilities depicted through the innocence of a young mind.
Best Writing on Cinema Best Book on CinemaDr Rajakumar Samagra Charithre by Doddahulluru RukkojiDoddahulluru Rukkoji's work is an encyclopaedic study into the life and career of one of India's greatest screen legends Dr Rajkumar. The 15 year research behind the writing of this double volume makes it a valuable resource for scholars, students and cinephiles of today and tomorrow.
Best Writing on Cinema Best Book on Cinema - Special MentionForgotten Masters of Hindi Cinema by Satish Chopra Satish Chopra's book is an anecdotal and affectionate insight that brings to life the early maestros of Hindi film music. Written from the perspective of a lifelong music lover, its effervescence engages and makes one fall in love with the classics again.
Best Writing on Cinema Best Film CriticMeghachandra KongbamMeghachandra Kongbom interprets the world of Indian cinema for his readers in Manipuri. His lucid understanding and love for cinema makes him the ideal "Film Whisperer" in Manipur, where access to Indian films is often limited.

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