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PAAN SINGH TOMAR & VICKY DONOR bag National Film Awards
March 18, 2013 04:49:01 PM IST By IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
The prestigious 60th National Film Awards for the year 2012 were announced by chairpersons of three juries - Basu Chatterjee for Feature Films, Aruna Raje for Non-Feature Films and Swapan Mullick for Best Writing on Cinema.
VICKY DONOR and PAAN SINGH TOMAR
The award for the best feature film has been conferred to PAAN SINGH TOMAR (Hindi) produced by UTV Software communications Ltd. and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.
In non-feature film category, the award for the Best Film has been conferred to SHEPHERDS OF PARADISE (Gojri & Urdu) produced and directed by Raja Shabir Khan.
In the category of Best Writing on Cinema section, the book Silent Cinema in India - A Pictorial Journey (English) written by B.D. Garga and published by Harper Collins Publisher India has bagged the top honour, whereas P.S. Radhakrishnan has been conferred the award for the Best Film Critic.
In the Feature Film category, a total of 38 films from 14 languages have been selected for the 60th National Awards.
CHITTAGONG (Hindi) and 101 CHODIYANGAL (Malayalam) have shared the Indira Gandhi award for the Best Debut Film of a Director.
The award for the Best Popular Film for providing wholesome entertainment has been shared by VICKY DONOR (Hindi) and USTAD HOTEL (Malayalam).
The award for the Best Director has been conferred on Shivaji Lotan Patil for the film DHAG (Marathi).
The award for the Best Actor has been shared by Irrfaan Khan playing the title role in PAAN SINGH TOMAR and Vikram Gokhale for the film ANUMATI (Marathi).
The award for the Best Actress has been conferred on Usha Jadhav for her performance in DHAG (Marathi).
The award for the Best Supporting Actor has been conferred on Anu Kapur for the film VICKY DONOR
The award for the Best Supporting Actress has been shared by Dolly Ahluwalia for the film VICKY DONOR and Kalpana for the film THANICHALLA NJAN (Malyalam).