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03-07-2012, 11:28 PM #1
National Award: Playlist of award winning film trailerRegional actors and filmmakers swept the top honours, including best feature film, best direction and best actor titles, at the 59th National Film Awards announced here Wednesday. But Bollywood didn't fail to mark its presence, as Vidya Balan was named the best actress for her bold role in "The Dirty Picture".
The best feature film award was shared by Marathi film "Deool" and Kannada movie "Byari", while the winner of the best direction award was Gurvinder Singh for his Punjabi film "Anhe Ghorey Da Daan" -- the film also won the best cinematography title.
Marathi actor Girish Kulkarni was adjudged the best actor for his role as a good-hearted simpleton in "Deool".
The best supporting actor and actress awards were given to Appu Kutty for Tamil film "Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai" and Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi for Manipuri film "Phijigee Mani", respectively.
Awards in the music category also went to regional films.
The best playback singer (male) title was awarded to Anand Bhate for "Balgandharva" and Roopa Ganguly won the same award in the female category for the Bengali film "Abosheyshey".
Composer Neel Dutt won the best songs award for Bengali rock musical "Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na", which won a special jury award. Mayookh Bhaumik bagged the background score honour for Bengali film "Laptop".
"We weren't disappointed with the quality of Hindi films. It's just that there are other languages too in our country, and other languages have very good filmmakers and films too," said Rohini Hattangady, chairperson of feature film jury for the 59th National Film Awards.
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