South Indian films shine at the 64th National Awards; Pellichoopulu and Joker get Best Feature Film Award

The most prestigious National Awards were announced and South Indian films dominated the list

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64th National Awards

64th National Awards

The 64th National Awards were announced by the Directorate of Film Festivals today and South Indian Film fraternity is one happy unit after looking at the list. Pellichoopulu received the Best Feature Film in the Telugu category while Joker received the prestigious award in Tamil category. Peter Heins received the award in Best Stunt Choreography for Pulimurugan and Suriya-Vikram Kumar’s 24 received for Best Production Design. Congratulations to all the winners!

List of the 64th National Award Winners:

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)

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)

Bisarjan (Bengali)

Maheshinte Prathikaaram (Malayalam)

K Sera Sera (Konkani)

Reservation (Kannada)

Neerja (Hindi)

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