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National Film Awards 2011: Winners: ADAMINTE MAKAN ABU, AADUKALAM, Dhanush

Salim Kumar, Adaminte Makan Abu

Adaminte Makan Abu, Aadukalam, Dhanush, and the other winners of the 2011 National Film Awards have been announced. The 58th Annual National Film Awards, administered by the India’s Directorate of Film Festivals, is “the most prominent film award ceremony in India. Established in 1954, it is administrated by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973. Every year, a national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entry, and the award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India gives away the awards. This is followed by the inauguration of the National Film Festival, where the award-winning films are screened for the public. Declared for films produced in the previous year across the country, they hold the distinction of awarding merit to the best of Indian cinema overall, as well as presenting awards for the best films in each region and language of the country. Due to the national scale of the National Film Awards, it is considered to be the equivalent of the American Academy Awards.” The full listing of the 2011 National Film Awards winners is below.

BEST FEATURE FILM
Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam), Producer: Salim Ahamed, Director: Salim Ahamed

INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR
Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi), Director: Rajesh Pinjani

AWARD FOR BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT
Dabangg (Hindi), Director: Abhinav Singh Kashyap

NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION
Moner Manush (Bengali), Director: Goutam Ghose

BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES
Champions (Marathi), Director: Ramesh More

BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/PRESERVATION
Bettada Jeeva (Kannada), Director: P Sheshadri

BEST CHILDREN’S FILM
Hejjegalu (Kannada), Director: PR Ramadas Naidu

BEST DIRECTION
Vetrimaran for Aadukalam (Tamil)

BEST ACTOR
Dhanush for Aadukalam (Tamil) and Salim Kumar for Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam)

BEST ACTRESS
Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar for Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi) and Saranya Ponvannan for Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J Thambi Ramaiah for Mynaa (Tamil)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sukumari for Namma Gramam (Tamil)

BEST CHILD ARTIST
Harsh Mayar for I am Kalam (Hindi), Shantanu Ranganekar and Machindra Gadkar for Champions (Marathi) and Vivek Chabukswar for Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi)

BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER
Suresh Wadkar for Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi)

BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER
Rekha Bhardwaj for Ishqiya (Hindi)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Madhu Ambat for Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam)

BEST SCREENPLAY: (Original)
Vetrimaran for Aadukalam (Tamil)

BEST SCREENPLAY: (Adapted)
Anant Mahadevan and Sanjay Pawar for Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi)

BEST SCREENPLAY: (Dialogues)
Sanjay Pawar for Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi)

BEST AUDIOGRAPHY
Kaamod Kharade (Location Sound Recordist) for Ishqiya (Hindi)

BEST AUDIOGRAPHY
Subhadeep Sengupta (Sound Designer) for Chitrasutram (Malayalam)

BEST AUDIOGRAPHY
Debajit Changmai (Re-recordist of the final mixed track) for Ishqiya (Hindi)

BEST EDITING
TE Kishore for Aadukalam (Tamil)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Sabu Cyril for Enthiran (Tamil)

BEST COSTUME DESIGNER
Indrans Jayan for Namma Gramam (Tamil)

BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST
Vikram Gaikwad for Moner Manush (Bengali)

BEST MUSIC DIRECTION (Songs)
Vishal Bhardwaj for Ishqiya (Hindi)

BEST MUSIC DIRECTION (Background Score)
Issak Thomas Kottakapally for Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam)

BEST LYRICS
Vairamuthu for Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil)

SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi), Producer: Bindiya and Sachin Khanolkar, Director: Anant Narayan Mahadevan

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
V Srinivas M Mohan for Enthiran (Tamil)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Dinesh Kumar for Aadukalam (Tamil)

BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION

BEST ASSAMESE FILM
Jetuka Patar Dare, Producer: Md. Noorul Sultan, Director: Jadumoni Dutta Rajat Kamal

BEST BENGALI FILM
Ami Aadu, Producer: New Theatres Pvt. Ltd, Director: Sonmath Gupta Rajat Kamal

BEST HINDI FILM
Do Dooni Char, Producer: Arindam Chaudhuri, Director: Habib Faisal

BEST KANNADA FILM
Puttakkana Highway, Producer: Shylaja Nag and Prakash Raj, Director: B Suresha

BEST MALAYALAM FILM
Veettilekkulla Vazhi, Producer: BC Joshi, Director: Dr Biju

BEST MARATHI FILM
Mala Aai Vhhaychay, Producer: Samruddhi Porey, Director: Samruddhi Porey

BEST TAMIL FILM
Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru, Producer: Shibu Isaac, Director: Seenu Ramasamy

BEST ENGLISH FILM
Memories in March, Producer: Shrikant Mohta, Director: Sanjoy Nag

SPECIAL MENTION
Bettada Jeeva (Kannada), the late Dr. Shivaram Karanth
Aadukalam (Tamil), VIS Jayaraman

NON-FEATURE FILMS

BEST NON-FEATURE FILM
Germ (Hindi), Director: Snehal R Nair

BEST DEBUT NON-FEATURE FILM OF A DIRECTOR
Pistulya (Marathi & Telugu), Director: Nagraj Manjule

BEST ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM
Songs of Mashangva (Tangkhul, Manipuri & English), Director: Oinam Doren

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL FILM
Nilamadhaba (English), Director: Dilip Patnaik

BEST ARTS AND CULTURE FILM
Leaving Home (English & Hindi), Director: Jaideep Varma

BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FILM
Heart to Heart (Manipuri & English), Director: Bachaspatimayum Sunzu

BEST PROMOTIONAL FILM
Ek Ropa Dhan (Hindi), Director: Biju Toppo and Meghnath Bhattacharjee

BEST ENVIRONMENT FILM
Iron is Hot (English), Director: Biju Toppo and Meghnath Bhattacharjee

BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES
Understanding Trafficking (Bengali, Hindi & English), Director: Ananya Chakraborti

BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM
Advaitham (Telugu), Director: Pradeep Maadugula

BEST FILM ON SPORTS
Boxing Ladies (Hindi), Director: Anusha Nandakumar

BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILM
A Pestering Journey (Malayalam, Punjabi, Hindi, English & Tulu), Director: KR Manoj

SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein (Hindi), Director: Shabnam Virmani

SHORT FICTION FILM
Kal 15 August Dukan Band Rahegi (Hindi)
Director: Prateek Vats

BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUES
Love in India (Bengali & English), Director: Kaushik Mukherjee

BEST DIRECTION
Shyam Raat Seher (Hindi & Engish), Director: Arunima Sharma

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Shyam Raat Seher (Hindi & English), Cameraman: Murali G

BEST AUDIOGRAPHY
Harikumar Madhavan Nair (Re-recordist – final mixed track) for A Pestering Journey (Malayalam, Punjabi, Hindi English and Tulu)

BEST EDITING
Tinni Mitra for Germ (Hindi)

BEST NARRATION: (for Writing the Narration)
Nilanjan Bhattacharya for Johar: Welcome to Our World (Hindi and English)

SPECIAL MENTION
Ottayal (One Woman Alone) (Malayalam), Director: Shiny Jacob Benjamin
The Zeliangrongs (Manipuri & English), Director: Ronel Haobam
Pistulya (Marathi & Telugu), Child Artist: Suraj Pawar

BEST WRITING ON CINEMA

BEST BOOK ON CINEMA
From Rajahs and Yogis to Gandhi and Beyond: Images of India in International Films of the Twentieth Century (English), Vijaya Mulay
Special Mention: Cinema Bhojpuri (English), Avijit Ghosh
Special Mention: Thiraicheelai (Tamil), Oviyar Jeeva

BEST FILM CRITIC
Joshy Joseph (English)
N Manu Chakravarthy (Kannada & English)

Source: Chinokino

 

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