Kangana Ranaut, 28, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, got a belated present by winning her career’s second National award in the movie about a girl who goes on a foreign honeymoon alone after being ditched by her fiance just before marriage.
She had won her first National award, as best supporting actress, for “Fashion” in 2010.
The Vikas Bahl-directed coming-of-age film was also named the best Hindi feature film.
Vijay was declared the best actor for his poignant portrayal of a woman trapped in a man’s body in Kannada film ‘Nanu Avanalla Avalu’ (I am not a he, but she).
‘Court’, which focuses on the flaws in the Indian judicial system, has been winning critical acclaim nationally and
internationally. The award is expected to give a major boost to the movie ahead of its theatrical release on April 17.
Shahid Kapoor-starrer ‘Haider’, a Kashmir-set modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, won five honours. Its
helmer Vishal Bhardwaj was named the best music director but lost out the best director award to Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherji (‘Chotushkone’).
Bhardwaj was also named for best dialogues in the movie while Sukhwinder Singh clinched the best male playback singer for the song ‘Bismil’. Its other two wins were in the categories of choreography and costume design.
For the complete list of winners, click here.
The National Awards will be handed out by President Pranab Mukherjee on May 3 in New Delhi.
(With PTI Inputs)
62nd National Film Awards
Best Feature Film: COURT
The multi-lingual film in Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati & English depicts flaws in the judicial process and reflects the insensitivity of institutional structures. The movie, which has been winning critical acclaim globally, is set to hit theatres on April 17.
Best direction: Srijit Mukherji for Bengali film Chotushkone. The film also won best cinematography and best screenplay. “I dedicate the award to Ritu da (Rituparno Ghosh) and to the rest of the team who was involved in it. Ritu da was a part and parcel of the team who made Chotushkone”
Vijay for Kannada film Nanu Avanalla Avalu in which he played the role of a woman trapped in a man’s body
Kangana Ranaut for Hindi film Queen
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bobby Simhaa for Jigarthanda (Tamil) in which he played the role of a dreaded Mafia don
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Baljinder Kaur for Haryanvi film Pagdi The Honour. She played the role of gritty rustic woman who struggles as wife and mother to keep her family intact in a society obsessed with patriarchal honour.
BEST CHILD ARTIST
Shared by J Vignesh & Ramesh for Tamil film Kaakkaa Muttai where they played the role of siblings living in a slum
Best popular film for providing wholesome entertainment
Mary Kom (Hindi) starring Priyanka Chopra, based on the life of boxing champion M C Mary Kom
Indira Gandhi Award for best debut film of a director
Asha Jaoar Majhe (Bengali) directed by Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Best children’s film
Shared by Tamil film Kaakkaa Muttai & Marathi film Elizabeth Ekadashi
BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES
Chotoder Chobi (Bengali)
BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/ PRESERVATION
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Khwada (Marathi) The film depicts the harsh realities of a nomadic shepherd community in search of stability.