64th National Awards: Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Neerja’ wins Best Hindi Feature Film

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64th National Awards: Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Neerja’ wins Best Hindi Feature Film

 

 

The much-awaited winners’ list of the 64th National Awards was announced on Friday morning. Sonam Kapoor-starrer ‘Neerja’, which was directed by Ram Madhvani, was declared as the Best Hindi Feature Film.

Neerja is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical thriller film directed by Ram Madhvani and written by Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh. It was produced by Atul Kasbekar’s company, Bling Unplugged, alongside Vijay Singh’s Fox Star Studios. The film features Sonam Kapoor as the title character, with Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku and Shekhar Ravjiani in supporting roles.

However, regional films gave tough competition to Bollywood with Kaasav (Marathi) winning the Best Feature Film award. The other regional films that bagged awards were Reservation (Kannada), Dashakriya(Marathi), Joker (Tamil) and Bisarjan (Bengali).

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.

Here is the list of 64th National Film Award winner:

Feature Films Awards

Best Actor – Akshay Kumar (Rustom)
Best Actress – Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu)
Best Director – Rajesh Mapuskar (Ventilator)
Best Film on Social Issues – ‘Pink’
Best Supporting Actor – Manoj Joshi (Dashkriya)
Best Supporting Actress – Zaira Wasim (Dangal)
Best Debut Film of a Director – Deep Chaudari (Alifa)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – ‘Sathamanam Bhavathi’
Best Stunt Choreography – Peter Hein (Pulimurugan)
Best Children’s Film – ‘Dhanak’ (Hindi)
Best Child Artist – Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children)
Best Male Playback Singer – Sundara Iyer (Joker)
Best Female Playback Singer – Iman Chakraborty (Praktan)
Best Screenplay (original) – Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaaram)
Best Screenplay (adapted) – Sanjay Krishnaji Patel (Dashakriya)
Best Editing – Rameshwar S. Bhagat (Ventilator)
Best Special Effect Award: ‘Shivaay’
Sound Designer – Jayadevan (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)
Best Production Design – 24
Best Costume Designer – Sachin (Marathi film)
Best Environmental film including agriculture – The Tiger Who Crossed The Line
Best Make-up Artist – MK Ramakrishna
Best Music Direction – Babu Padmanabha (Allama)
Best VFX award: Shivaay
Special Mention

Kadvi Hawa (Hindi)
Mukthi Bhavan (Hindi)
Majirathi Keki (Assamese)
Neerja – Sonam Kapoor

Special Jury Award for Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol

Best Feature Films in Regional Languages

Madipur (Tulu)
Joker (Tamil)
Wrong Side Raju (Gujarati)
Pelli Choopulu (Telugu)
Dashakriya (Marathi)

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