NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

  • 'Tamanna' would be a commercial success today, would have got the right audience: Pooja Bhatt September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Pooja Bhatt, who started her filmmaking career with films like 'Zakhm', says if she had made her National Award-winning film 'Tamanna' today, it would have proved to be a money-spinner as well. 'Tamanna' was awarded the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues in 1996. Pooja had...
  • Cinema a vehicle of influence, persuasion for youth: President May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Urging filmmakers to play a "catalytic" role in presenting and propagating values such as patriotism and respect for women, President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said cinema was a strong medium to influence the youth and that creating "meaningful and socially relevant" was vital. Mukherjee, in his address at the 61st...
  • President honours winners at the 61st National Film Award function May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday presented the National Film Awards for 2013 at a ceremony in Delhi. 80 awards in both nonfeature and feature film category including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award to lyricist Gulzar were handed out. The awards included the best film for Anand Gandhi's 'Ship...
  • Post National Film Awards win, team 'Jolly LLB' now excited about 'Guddu Rangeela' April 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The fact that 'Jolly LLB' has won two National Film Awards has left its team - Fox Star Studios and director Subhash Kapoor upbeat about treating the audience to their next project 'Guddu Rangeela'. 'Jolly LLB' was Wednesday declared the best Hindi film, while actor Saurabh Shukla was named the...
  • 61st National Film Awards: Has the jury selected the deserving films? April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: When the winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday evening, I was quite sure that there will be quite a few rants on my Twitter timeline for the jury had ignored some extremely deserving work last year. Knowing the nature of most armchair critics (we all...
  • I'm overwhelmed and extremely happy: Hansal Mehta on winning National Award for 'Shahid' April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Hansal Mehta, who was named the best director for 'Shahid' in the 61st National Film Awards announced here Wednesday, says it is an acknowledgment of the hard work and honesty that he has put in to make the biopic. Rajkummar Rao, who plays the title role in the film,...
  • National Film Awards: And the winners are April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Winners of the prestigious 61st National Film Awards and their names would be revealed by by the Directorate of Film Festivals today. As reports suggest several regional films like 'Adbhutha Cine Rangam', 'Amma Neeku Vandanam', 'Oo Malli, Parampara, Pranaya Veedhilo...Porade Prince', 'The Clue and Yugmali? are also in...
  • National Awards: Anurag Kashyap ends boycott, says issue resolved May 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The controversy surrounding 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and the National Film Awards has been resolved. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry will invite the two sound engineers whose names were left out from the awards list earlier, to the presentation ceremony on Friday evening. The controversy started when sound engineers Alok...
  • National Film Awards: Anurag Kashyap to boycott ceremony May 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur' won the National Film Award for best sound recording, but he will boycott felicitating ceremony on Thursday evening. This comes after two of his awardwinning sound team members were not invited for the presentation ceremony. Sound engineers Alok De, Sinoy Joseph and Shreejesh...
  • Govt cancels dinner for award winners over Sarabjit's death May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The I&B Ministry on Thursday cancelled a dinner to be hosted here in honour of the National Film Award Winners following the death of Sarabjit Singh as a mark of respect to him. In view of the anguish felt by the entire nation on the tragic and painful death...
  • My journey has been tough but immensely enjoyable: Sujoy Ghosh March 26, 2013

    Director Sujoy Ghosh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on winning the award for Best Screenplay writer (original) at the 60th National Film Awards for the film 'Kahaani'. Q. Which football team do you support? Asked by: appyfizzz A. Yo Appy I don't play footie. Q. How has the journey been? Asked by:...
  • Future of small budget films is very bright in India: Annu Kapoor March 25, 2013

    Actor Annu Kapoor joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on winning the award for Best Supporting Actor at the 60th National Film Awards for his film 'Vicky Donor'. Q. Kapoor saab Adaab! Congratulations. Asked by: Yaseen A. Shukriya. Q. Which is your next movie? Asked...
  • If I get a graceful role in Hollywood, I'll do it: Nawazuddin Siddiqui March 20, 2013

    Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on winning the National Film Awards' Special Jury Award. Q. Have you been to original Wasseypur locality in Dhanbad. Asked by: kamaal A. Yes, I was there 15 days before we started shooting for the movie. ...
  • National Film Award was unexpected: Nawazuddin Siddiqui March 19, 2013

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui bagged the Special Jury National Award for his work in the three films - 'Kahaani', 'Talaash' and 'Gangs Of Wasseypur'. ...
  • 60th National Film Awards: The winners March 19, 2013

    The 60th National Film Awards were announced in the capital on Monday. ...
  • Winning National Award feels fantastic: Irrfan Khan March 19, 2013

    Actor Irrfan Khan received the Best Actor honour for 'Paan Singh Tomar' at the 60th National Film Awards. ...
  • National award for 'Vicky Donor' was a big surprise: Shoojit Sircar March 19, 2013

    Director Shoojit Sircar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the success of 'Vicky Donor' at the 60th National Film Awards. Q. How has the success of 'Vicky Donor' changed things for you in the industry? Now with the national award, things would only look up? Is it any...
  • Watch: National Award winning film 'Inshallah, Kashmir' March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ashvin Kumar's 'Inshallah, Kashmir' has won the award for Best Investigative Film at the 60th National Film Awards. The director has made the film available for everyone on YouTube. You can watch the entire film free of cost on YouTube. Earlier, in an interview given to PTI, Kumar...
  • Why 'Barfi!' was snubbed at the National Awards March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The love story between a hearing and speech impaired boy and an autistic girl melt the hearts of the audiences but was heavily snubbed at the National Film Awards on Monday. Despite winning accolades at almost all other award functions, 'Barfi' failed to score even a single win...
  • Have the National Film Awards lost their sheen? March 18, 2013

    An interesting mix of films were chosen as winners for the 60th National Film Awards. Talented actor Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor award for his role in Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar'. The award was shared with veteran actor Vikram Gokhale who won it for his role in Marathi...
  • National Film Awards: Victory for Bollywood's new wave filmmakers March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar', that narrates the gritty story of a national athlete forced to live the life of an out-law, was announced the best picture at the 60th National Film awards as its lead protagonist Irrfan Khan shared the best actor trophy with Vikram Gokhale for...
  • 'Barfi' was unfairly overlooked at the National Awards: Rajeev Masand March 18, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the National Film Awards. Q. Have the National Film Awards lost their relevance? Asked by: Ayush A. On the contrary, I think this year they've proved they're just as relevant and on-the-ball...
  • 60th National Film Awards: The winners playlist March 18, 2013

    An interesting mix of films were chosen as winners for the 60th National Film Awards. Talented actor Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor award for his role in Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar'. The award was shared with veteran actor Vikram Gokhale who won it for his role in Marathi...
  • I credit 'Vicky Donor' team for National Awards: John Abraham March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Little did anyone know that a story about a sperm donor could become a hit at the box office and find critical acclaim too. But John Abraham's debut production 'Vicky Donor', starring a debutant, pulled it off and that too with three National Awards. "I am very happy that...
  • Namrata Rao overjoyed at winning National Award for 'Kahaani' March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Namrata Rao is very overwhelmed to win the National Award for the best editor for 'Kahaani'. "I am very glad. It is very overwhelming. This is for the first time I have ever got a National Award. It is a great feeling I can't put in words. All I...
  • 60th National Film Awards: Irrfan, Vicky Donor big winners March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor award for his performance in 'Paan Singh Tomar' at the 60th National Film Awards. The film, directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia won the Best film award as well. Irrfan shared the award with actor Vikram Gokhale who won it for his role in Marathi...
  • Soumitra: What have I done to deserve accolades? May 28, 2012

    Kolkata: In another recognition of his contribution to the world of films, drama and poetry, this year's Dadasaheb Phalke recipient Soumitra Chatterjee was felicitated by a leading business group. Stating that he was overwhelmed by the ecstatic response of the people in the wake of his receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke,...
  • 59th National Film Awards: 'The Dirty Picture' bags 3 May 4, 2012

    Dressed in a pink saree, Vidya Balan accepted the Best Actress National Film Award for her daring Silk act in 'The Dirty Picture'. ...
  • Hope this is first of many: Vidya on National Film Award May 4, 2012

    'The Dirty Picture' might have been deemed too dirty for television viewing but it has won Vidya Balan the Best Actress National Film Award. ...