The National Awards for films, which were started as an annual incentive by the Government of India , for the making of artistic, competent and meaningful films have come a long way, to cover the entire national spectrum of Indian Cinema, to judge merit by the highest possible yardstick and to become the most coveted and prestigious awards in the country.

63rd National Film Awards

63rd National Film Award Winners:

Best actress: Kangana Ranaut for ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’
Best actor: Amitabh Bachchan for ‘Piku’
Best Film: ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’
Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for ‘Bajirao Mastani’
Best popular film providing wholesome entertainment: ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’
Best Film Friendly State Award: Gujarat (special mention to UP and Kerala)
Best Bodo film: Dau Huduni Methai
Best Khasi film: Onaatah
Best Haryanvi film: Satrangi
Best Wancho film: The Head Hunter
Best Manipuri film: Eibusu Yaohanbiyu
Best Mizo film: Kima’s lode Beyond The Class
Best Maithili film: Mithila Makhaan
Best Sanskrit film: Priyamanasam
Best Telugu film: Kanche
Best Tamil film: Visaaranai
Best Punjabi film: Chauthi Koot
Best Odiya film: Pahada Ra Luha
Best Marathi film: Ringan
Best Malyalam film: Pathemari
Best Konkani film: Enemy
Best Kannada film: Thithi
Best Hindi film: Dum laga K Haisha
Best Bengali film: Shankhachil
Best Assamese film: Kothanodi
Best Choreography: Remo S’Souza (Deewani Mastani in Bajirao Mastani)
Best Background score: Ilaiyaaraja (Thaarai Thappattai)
Best Music direction: M Jayachandran (Kaathirunnu Kaathirunnu in Ennu Ninte Moideen)
Best Costume Designer and Make-up Artist: Nanak Shah Fakir
Best Editing: Late Kishore TE (Visaaranai)
Best Dialogues: Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) and Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
Best Screenplay Writer (Original): Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) and Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chaterjee (Bajirao Mastani)
Best Female Playback Singer: Monali Thakur (Moh Moh Ke Dhage)
Best Supporting Actress: Tanvi Azmi (Bajirao Mastani)
Best Supporting Actor: Samuthirakani (Visaaranai)
Special Mention: Rinku Rajguru (Sairat)
Special Mention: Jayasurya (Su Su Sudi Vathmeekam & Lukka Chuppi)
Special Mention: Ritika Singh (Irudhi Suttru)
Best Children’s Film: Duronto
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Valiya ChiraKulla Pakshikal
Best Film on Social Issues: Nirnayakam
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: Nanak Shah Fakir
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Neeraj Ghaywan (Masaan)

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