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Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar', a real-life story of athlete-turned-dacoit, was announced the best picture at the 60th National Film awards on Monday while its lead Irrfan shared the best actor trophy with Vikram Gokhale for Marathi film 'Anumati'.
Usha Jadhav was named the best actress for her portrayal of a rustic housewife in Marathi film 'Dhag', whose filmmaker Shivaji Lotan Patil was declared the best director.
Bollywood films shared the spotlight with Malayalam and Marathi cinema in the key categories at the awards this year.
Bedabrata Pain's debut Hindi film 'Chittagong', about Chittagong uprising, shared Indira Gandhi award for best debut film with Siddhartha Siva's Malayalam film '101 Chodiyangal'.
Hindi 'Vicky Donor', John Abraham produced film on sperm donation, was named the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. Its actors Annu Kapoor and Dolly Ahluwalia won in the supporting categories. Ahluwalia shared supporting actress credit with Kalpana for Malayalam film 'Thanichalla Njan'.
Director Sujoy Ghosh was declared the best original screenplay writer for his Vidya Balan starrer 'Kahaani' while another Hindi film 'Oh My God' won the best adapted screenplay for Bhavesh Mandalia and Umesh Shukhla.
'Kahaani' was also named the best edited film (Namrata Rao) of the year.
'Bolo Na' from 'Chittagong' won the best lyrics for Prasoon Joshi and best male playback singer for Shankar Mahadevan. Aarti Anklekar Tikekar was named the best female playback singer for 'Palakein Naa Moondoon from Marathi film 'Samhita'.
'Ustad Hotel' was also recognised for best dialogue for Anjali Menon.
'Thanichalla Njan', apart from its supporting actress win, was also named in the Nargis Dutt award for best feature film on national integration category.
Malayalam film 'Spirit', which deals with the topic of alcoholism, was named as the best film on social issues.
Another Malayalam film 'Black Forest' was declared the best film on environment conservation/preservation.
Hindi film 'Dekh Indian Circus' was best children's film and its lead Virendra Pratap shared the best child actor honour with '101 Chodiyangal'. Nikhil Advani directed 'Delhi Safari' was named the best animation film.
Kamal Haasan's controversial film 'Vishawaroopam' won best production design and best choreography for Pandit Birju Maharaj.
Poornima Ramaswamy was named best costume designer for Tamil film 'Paradesi' while Raja won the best make-up artist award for Tamil movie 'Vazakkuenn 18/9'.
Bollywood dominated in the special jury award with Aamir Khan starrer 'Talaash', 'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Kahaani' and Dekh Indian Circus' being named in the category with Bengali film 'Chitrangada'.
Best cinematography honour went to 'Ko:YAD', a film in Mising language.
Best audiography award was shared by Malayalam film 'Annayum Rassoolum', 'Shabdo' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur'.
Malayalam film 'Kaliyachan' and Marathi film 'Samhita' shared the best music direction award. Telugu film 'Eega' was named in the best special effects category.
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