National Awards

  • Kabir Suman dedicates National Award to people of Bengal 16-04-2014 07:46 PM

    Kolkata: Euphoric after receiving the National Award for scoring the music of Bengali film "Jaatishwar", music composer Kabir Suman Wednesday dedicated the honour to the people of West Bengal. The Srijit Mukherji directed film with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, won four awards including best makeup, best music,...
  • Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards 16-04-2014 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: Tamil family drama "Thanga Meengal", Telugu drama "Na Bangaru Thalli", Kannada film "Prakruthi" and Malayalam drama "24 North Kaatham" were among the southern movies that pocketed 17 awards at the 61st National Awards here Wednesday. The other southern films include "Dharmam" (Tamil), "Kanyaka" (Malayalam), "December 1" (Kannada), "Vallinam"...
  • National Awards: 'Jolly LLB' director Subhash Kapoor elated at double win 16-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Mumbai: Subhash Kapoor's critically acclaimed legal drama 'Jolly LLB', has been named in two categories at the 61st National Film Awards, which were announced here Wednesday. He says he is elated as it came unexpectedly. "Jolly LLB" has been adjudged the best Hindi film, while Saurabh Shukla has been named...
  • Playback singers Rupankar, Bela Shende win National Award 16-04-2014 07:01 PM

    New Delhi: Rupankar and Bela Shende have been adjudged the best male and female playback singer, respectively, for the 61st National Film Awards announced here Wednesday. Rupankar's rendition of "E tumi kemom tumi" for Bengali film "Jaatishwar" and Shende's song "Khura khura" from the Marathi movie "Tuhya Dharma Koncha" have...
  • I wasn't expecting this: Saurabh Shukla on National Award for 'Jolly LLB' 16-04-2014 06:25 PM

    Mumbai: Well-known actor-writer Saurabh Shukla, who played a judge in the light-hearted legal drama "Jolly LLB", says the National Award for his role in the film came as a surprise to him. The 61st National Film Awards were announced here Wednesday and the actor has been named the best supporting...
  • 61st National Awards: 'Ship of Theseus' wins best feature film, Best Actor for Rajkummar Rao, Best Director for Hansal Mehta for 'Shahid' 16-04-2014 04:32 PM

    Director Anand Gandhi's powerful film about a photographer, a Jain monk and a young stock broker told through different segments won Best Feature Film at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013. 'Ship of Theseus', depicting issues of intuitive brilliance, metaphysical belief and intricate morality in a world full of...
  • 61st National Film Awards: Complete list of winners 16-04-2014 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: Here is a list of winners of the prestigious 61st National Film Awards. The ceremony will be held on May 3, 2014. 61st NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR 2013 BEST FEATURE FILM Ship of Theseus Producer: Recyclewala Films Pvt Ltd Director : Anand Gandhi INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST...
  • 'The Good Road' director Gyan Correa wins Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013 18-03-2014 12:59 PM

    Chennai: Gyan Correa, the debutant director of Gujarati movie 'The Good Road', has been selected for the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013. The film was selected from 20 nominations across many languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu and Kannada, a press release from the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation...
  • Dedicate Padma Shri honour to my family: Vidya Balan 26-01-2014 07:22 AM

    New Delhi: Named for the Padma Shri Saturday, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan found herself "running out of words" to describe her "gratitude". The National award winning talent, who is "overwhelmed", has dedicated the fourth highest civilian award to her family. "I'm thrilled. I'm overjoyed. I'm overwhelmed. I'm honoured. I'm humbled.....!...
  • Rajesh Jala: Meet a filmmaker whose art is shaped up by conflicts 11-11-2013 07:01 AM

    New Delhi: Rajesh Jala is one of those filmmakers who have refused to compromise on their style and content. The National Award winning filmmaker is known for making films such as 'Floating Lamp of the Shadow Valley', 'At the Stairs', 'Children of the Pyre' and '23 Winters'. He speaks at...
  • India's Oscar entry 'The Good Road': 10 unknown facts 21-09-2013 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: Debut feature filmmaker Gyan Correa's 'The Good Road' will represent India at the Oscars this year. The film was picked by a committee appointed by the Film Federation of India (FFI), which was led by celebrated Bengali filmmaker Gautam Ghose. Here is a list of 10 unknown facts...
  • Meet a goat named Shah Rukh in 'Bakrapur' 19-09-2013 11:06 AM

    Chennai: National award winning filmmaker Janaki Vishwanathan's first Hindi film 'Bakrapur' has an unusual protagonist in the movie, a goat named Shah Rukh but she has brushed off any reference to the Bollywood superstar. "It has nothing to do with Shah Rukh Khan. You see people have a tendency to...
  • I detest gimmicks like item mumbers in films: Jahnu Barua 17-07-2013 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: Multiple National Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua detests gimmicks as they make him feel uncomfortable. He prefers making movies in the Assamese language as he is not compelled to include elements like item numbers in his craft, which he feels are a reflection of a filmmaker's weakness. Barua has...
  • Rituparno Ghosh: An excellent celluloid painter 30-05-2013 02:06 PM

    Kolkata: Credited for ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema by his trailblazing films like 'Unishe April' and 'Dahan', director-turned-actor Rituparno Ghosh was known for glorifying women besides exploring the touchy subject of same sex relationships. As someone who had a different take on sexuality, life, filmmaking and equally...
  • Movies are good or bad and rest is all about packaging: Salim Ahamed 06-05-2013 06:31 PM

    Salim Ahamed's critically acclaimed debut feature 'Adaminte Makan Abu' picked up four national awards in 2011 and was India's official entry into the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars that year. Screened at every major international film festivals, it went on to win accolades from the national and international...
  • 'Celluloid Man' review: Make the time for it 03-05-2013 11:33 PM

    Director: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur We celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, yet we're little aware of the man who painstakingly restored Dadasaheb Phalke's work as well as several other silent pictures and talkies, and then built our country's moving pictures archive, one film can at a time. The documentary 'Celluloid...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: The amazing story of 'Celluloid Man' 03-05-2013 11:36 AM

    In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director - Alfred Hitchcock. With due respect to Alfred Hitchcock's ideas, I dare say that here is a documentary which is far more relevant and heavier in content than most of the feature films where god is...
  • Celluloid Man: Watch the trailer of National Award winning docu film 16-04-2013 02:14 PM

    New Delhi: After winning two National Awards, the first trailer of the documentary film is out. Directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, 'Celluloid Man' explores the life and work of the guardian of Indian cinema P.K. Nair. ...
  • Have the National Film Awards lost their sheen? 18-03-2013 11:56 PM

    An interesting mix of films were chosen as winners for the 60th National Film Awards. ...