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Prez confers 64th national film awards, Dadasaheb Phalke for K Vishwanath, Akshay gets Best actor

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New Delhi | Wednesday, May 3 2017 IST
President Pranab Mukherjee today conferred the 64th National Film Awards with renowned filmmaker K Vishwanath getting the Dadasaheb Phalke award, the highest award in India in the field of cinema, and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar bagging the Best actor award for his film 'Rustom'.Actress Surabhi Lakshmi won the Best actress award for 'Minnaminungu'.There was a huge accolade for Mr Vishwanath, as he received the Phalke award from the President. Akshay and Surabhi were also greeted with applause as they received their awards from the President.Present on the occasion were Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of state for I and B Rajyavardhan Rathore.The Best Director award was conferred on Rajesh Mapuskar for the film 'Ventilator''Neerja' bagged the award for Best Hindi film. Actress Sonam Kapoor also got a special mention for her performance in the film.Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Pink' won the award for Best Film on Social Issues, while 'Dangal' actress Zaira Wasim bagged the award for Best Supporting Actress for the film.The award for Best Children's Film went to Hindi movie 'Dhanak' while actor Manoj Joshi won the award for Best Supporting Actor. Ajay Devgn's 'Shivaay' won the award for Best Special Effects.Tamil film '24' got Best Production Design award.The award for Best Debut Film of a Director went to 'Deep Chaudari' (Alifa), while 'Sathamanam Bhavathi' won the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.The award for Best Stunt Choreography went to Peter Hein for 'Pulimurugan,' while the award for Best Child Artist was shared by Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam) and Manohara (Railway Children)The Best Male Playback Singer award went to Sundara Iyer for 'Joker,' while that for Best Female Playback Singer went to Iman Chakraborty for 'Praktan'.The award for Best Screenplay (original) went to Syam Pushkaran for 'Maheshinte Prathikaaram', that for Best Screenplay (adapted) went to Sanjay Krishnaji Patel for 'Dashakriya'. The Best Editing award went to Rameshwar S Bhagat for 'Ventilator,' while the award for Best Sound Designer was conferred on Jayadevan for 'Kaadu Pookkunna Neram'.The award for Best Costume Designer was bagged by Sachin for 'Cycle,' while the award for Best Environmental film, including agriculture went to 'The Tiger Who Crossed The Line'.M K Ramakrishna won the Best Make-up Artist award, while the award for Best Music Direction went to Babu Padmanabha for 'Allama' and that for Best Lyrics to Anupam Roy or 'Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho'.The awards for Special Mention went to Hindi films 'Kadvi Hawa' and 'Mukti Bhavan', Assamese film 'Majirathi Keki' and Sonam Kapoor for 'Neerja'.A Special Jury Award was conferred on veteran actor Mohanlal for 'Pulimurugan', 'Janatha Garage' and 'Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol'.In the Best Feature Films in Regional Languages category, 'Madipur' won the award for Best Tulu film, 'Joker' won the award for Best Tamil film, 'Wrong Side Raju' won the Best Gujarati film award, 'Pelli Choopulu' won the award for best Telugu film, 'Dashakriya' for Best Marathi film, 'Bisarjan' for Best Bengali film, 'Maheshinte Prathikaaram' for Best Malayalam film and 'K Sera Sera' won the award for Best Konkani film and 'Reservation' for Best Kannada film.In the non-film category, the award for Best Non-Feature Film went to 'Fireflies in the Abyss', the award for Best Music went to 'Leeches', the award for Best Short fiction went to 'Aba', that for Best Animation went to 'Hum Chitra Banate Hain', the Best Educational Film award was bagged by 'The Waterfalls', the Best Environment Film went to 'The Tiger Who Crossed the Line '.The award for Best Investigative Film was bagged by 'Placebo' and the award for Best Biographical/Historical reconstruction was won by 'Zikr Uss Parivash Ka'.The award for Best book on cinema went to Lata Surgatha- a book that narrates the story of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.G Dhananjayan bagged the award for Best writing on FilmsUttar Pradesh was selected as the 'Most Film Friendly State,' while the Special mention Award went to Jharkand.Over 300 films vied for the honours this year. The process to choose the best from Indian cinema began in mid-March. Filmmaker Priyadarshan was the chairperson of the jury in feature films category, while nationally acclaimed cinematographer and writer Raju Misra was the chairperson in non-feature category.The awards had been announced last month.UNI AR RJ 1955

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