NATIONAL AWARDS

  • 62nd National Film Awards: 'Haider' shines in healthy mix of Hindi, regional cinema Yesterday

    New Delhi: The jury of the 62nd National Film Awards on Tuesday announced a balanced list of winners from the Hindi and regional movie worlds, with Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' taking away a bouquet of five awards. Talents from Tamil and Bengali movies have been rightfully lauded too. 'Haider' - a modern-day...
  • We have got more than what we expected: Vishal Bhardwaj on National Awards Yesterday

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is overwhelmed that his film 'Haider', which completed his Shakespearean trilogy, was named for the National Awards on Tuesday. He says the honours have exceeded the team's expectations. "We have got more than what we expected. We have got five awards and I am overwhelmed," Bhardwaj told...
  • 'Queen' bags National Award for best Hindi film 2 days ago

    New Delhi: 'Queen', the story of a girl's self-discovery, was cited as the best Hindi film at the 62nd National Film Awards announced here on Tuesday. The film narrates a story of an inspirational girl-next-door who embarks on her honeymoon alone after her prospective husband backs off. Actress Kangana Ranaut, who...
  • Arjun Rampal on award shows: It's a money making business; National Award is the only non-commercial event January 29, 2015

    Mumbai: With the season of award shows on, actor Arjun Rampal says such functions are money making businesses except the National Award. "I think it's a money making business. National award is the only award which is not a commercial event and it's the only award function which has got any...
  • Sony World Photography Awards launch hunt to uncover India's best photographer November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world's most prestigious photography competitions, together with Sony Asia Pacific, launches a competition to discover India's best photographer. India National Award is open to photographers of all abilities from India. Entries are free via worldphoto website and photographers can enter any...
  • India needs high quality governance, says Arun Jaitley August 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Observing that India needs to learn from international best practices in governance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called the corporate sector to utilise opportunities that beckon India's economy. Addressing a function here where he presented the 13th ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance to Companies and Company...
  • 'Filmistaan' continues to be 'rock steady' June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Nitin Kakkar's National Award winning film "Filmistaan" has managed to generate better business on the fourth day since its release than it did on its opening day. The film, which released June 6, minted almost Rs.55 lakh Monday. "Filmistaan" that explores IndiaPakistan relationship with comic elements had collected Rs.51 lakh...
  • National award winner arrested for molestation in Delhi May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A national award winner and Guinness Records holder in dance was on Sunday arrested for molesting his wife's female student, police said. Syed Sallauddin Pasha, a dancer and choreographer, was arrested from his home at Madhu Vihar area in east Delhi, after a complaint was filed by the woman...
  • Rajkummar Rao: I've been flooded with film offers after I won the National Award May 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Rajkummar Rao has been receiving lot of film offers after bagging the national award. Recently, Rajkummar was named for the National Film Award for the best actor for 'Shahid'. Directed by Hansal Mehta, 'Shahid' is a biographical film on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid...
  • 'Yellow' producer Riteish Deshmukh dedicates first National Award to his father Vilasrao Deshmukh May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Actorproducer Riteish Deshmukh is elated about receiving his first National Award for his second production venture 'Yellow' and he has dedicated it to his late father Vilasrao Deshmukh.Riteish's second Marathi venture 'Yellow' won the Special Jury and Special Mention awards at the 61st National Film Awards. He received...
  • Gulzar gets overwhelmed as he accepts Dadasaheb Phalke Award; thanks his 'gurus' Bimal Roy, SD Burman May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Clad in his trademark white kurta pyjama, Gulzar turned towards the audience to take a bow before he approached the stage to receive the Swarna Kamal, Rs.1 million and a shawl, conferred upon him by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Vigyan Bhavan here. Veteran lyricist Gulzar received the Dadasaheb...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee honours cinematic talent at 61st National Awards May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday honoured cinematic talent from around the country at the 61st National Film Awards ceremony here. Veteran lyricist Gulzar was present to receive the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. As many as 41 Awards were given away in the nonfeature film category;...
  • National Awardwinning actor Rajkummar Rao says 'City Lights' has been the most challenging film of his career May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: National Awardwinning actor Rajkummar Rao looked comfortable in the scorching Delhi heat on Friday, as he walked into the plush conference room at the Le Meridian on Raisina Road. Dressed in brown chinos, orange loafers and a sheer whiteandpaleblue blazer, Rao's smile was warm, and his walk brisk. In...
  • We have our films in the UAE, Australia and UK, but we need a stronger presence in the US: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The footprint of the over $2 billion Indian cinema industry is rapidly growing overseas, says National Awardwinning filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. He stresses that while nontraditional markets are vital, the US, powered by a threemillion strong Indian diaspora, remains the biggest international market for Indian moviemakers. "America is an...
  • Kabir Suman dedicates National Award to people of Bengal April 16, 2014

    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, best...
  • Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards April 16, 2014

    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" (Tamil),...
  • National Awards: 'Jolly LLB' director Subhash Kapoor elated at double win April 16, 2014

    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 the...
  • Playback singers Rupankar, Bela Shende win National Award April 16, 2014

    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 been...
  • I wasn't expecting this: Saurabh Shukla on National Award for 'Jolly LLB' April 16, 2014

    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 actor...
  • 61st National Awards: 'Ship of Theseus' wins best feature film, Best Actor for Rajkummar Rao, Best Director for Hansal Mehta for 'Shahid' April 16, 2014

    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 April 16, 2014

    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 DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR:...
  • 'The Good Road' director Gyan Correa wins Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013 March 18, 2014

    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 said...
  • Dedicate Padma Shri honour to my family: Vidya Balan January 26, 2014

    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.....! I'm...
  • Rajesh Jala: Meet a filmmaker whose art is shaped up by conflicts November 11, 2013

    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 September 21, 2013

    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' September 19, 2013

    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 name...
  • I detest gimmicks like item mumbers in films: Jahnu Barua July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Multiple National Awardwinning 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 made...
  • Rituparno Ghosh: An excellent celluloid painter May 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Credited for ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema by his trailblazing films like 'Unishe April' and 'Dahan', directorturnedactor 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 adaptive...