National Awards: Amitabh, Kangana Win Laurels

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New Delhi: The 63rd National Film Awards were announced on Monday with honours going to Amitabh Bachchan for the Shoojit Sircar-directed-Piku and Kangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the best director award for Bajirao Mastani, while S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali bagged the best picture award.

Here are the other winners:

– Best Tamil Film goes to Visaranai  The film also bagged the awards in Best Editing and Best Supporting Actor (Samuthirakani) categories.

Best Sanskrit Film goes to Priyamanasam

Best Hindi Film goes to Dum Lagake Haisha

Best Background score goes to Ilayarajaa for Thara Thappatai. This is Ilayarajaa’s fifth national award.

Special Jury Award goes to Kalki Koechlin for playing a girl with cerebral palsy in Margarita With A Straw

Best Song: “Kaathirunnu” by Jayachandran in Ennu Ninte Moideen

Best Choreography Award goes to Remo D’Souza for Bajirao Mastani

Special Mention for Ritika Singh for her role in Irudhi Suttru 

Best popular film goes to Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Salman Khan

– Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Director goes to Neeraj Ghaywan for Masaan

– Best Film on Social Issues is Nirnayakam

Best Telugu film goes to Kanche

Best Kannada film to Thithi

Best Malayalam film to Pathemaari starring Mamooty

– Best Supporting Actress to Tanvi Azmi for Bajirao Mastani

Best Screenplay Writer (Original) to Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) and Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)

– Best Screenplay – Dialogues to Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) and Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)