Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie on an athlete-turned-dacoit, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, was named the best feature film at the 60th national film awards. (Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie on an athlete-turned-dacoit, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, was named the best feature film at the 60th national film awards.)
Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie on an athlete-turned-dacoit, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, was named the best feature film at the 60th national film awards.
(Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie on an athlete-turned-dacoit, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, was named the best feature film at the 60th national film awards.)

National Film Awards: ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, ‘Vicky Donor’ big winners

Irrfan Khan shares best actor award with Vikram Gokhale; Usha Jadhav named best actress

Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film on an athlete-turned-dacoit, Paan Singh Tomar, was named the best film at the 60th national film awards for 2012.

Actor Irrfan Khan shared the award for best actor for his performance in the film with Vikram Gokhale for Anumati (Marathi). Usha Jadhav was named best actress for her role in the Marathi film Dhag(Marathi).

Shivaji Lotan Patil was named best director for Dhag.

The award for the best supporting actress was shared by Dolly Ahluwalia for the film Vicky Donor and Kalpana for the film Thanichalla Njan (Malayalam).

The award for the best supporting actor went to Annu Kapoor for the film Vicky Donor.

Shankar Mahadevan was chosen as the best male playback singer for the song Bolo Na from the film Chittagong (Hindi), for which Prasoon Joshi was adjudged best lyricist as well.The award for the best female playback singer went to Aarti Ankalikar-Tikekar for the song Palakein Naa Moon Don from the film Samhita (Marathi).

The award for the best popular film for providing wholesome entertainment was shared by Vicky Donor (Hindi), directed by Shoojit Sircar and Ustad Hotel (Malayalam), directed by Anwar Rasheed.

Sujoy Ghosh won the national award for the best original screen play for the film Kahaani (Hindi). Anjali Menon picked up the award for best dialogues for Ustad Hotel.

Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh won a special jury award for Chitrangadha while actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was awarded for his performance in the Hindi films Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dekh Indian Circus and Talaash. Actress Parineeti Chopra and late Malayalam actor Thilakan also received a special mention for their roles in Ishaqzaade (Hindi) and Ustad Hotel respectively.

The award for the best choreography was conferred on Pandit Birju Maharaj for Kamal Hassan’s Vishwaroopam (Tamil).

Following is a list of winners in leading categories

Best Feature Film: Paan Singh Tomar by Tigmanshu Dhulia

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a director: Chittagong (Hindi) by Bedabrata Pain and 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam) by Siddhartha Siva

Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment: Vicky Donor (Hindi) and Ustad Hotel (Malayalam)

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: Thanichalla Njan (Malayalam)

Best Film on Social Issues: Spirit (Malayalam)

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Black Forest (Malayalam)

Best Children’s Film: Dekh Indian Circus (Hindi)

Best Animation Film: Delhi Safari (Hindi)

Best Direction: Shivaji Lotan Patil for Dhag (Marathi)

Best Actor: Irrfan for Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi) and Vikram Gokhale for Anumati (Marathi)

Best Actress: Usha Jadhav for Dhag (Marathi)

Best Supporting Actor: Annu Kapoor for Vicky Donor (Hindi)

Best Supporting Actress: Dolly Ahluwalia for Vicky Donor (Hindi) and Kalpana for Thanichalla Njan (Malayalam)

Best Child Artist: Virendra Pratap for Dekh Indian Circus (Hindi) and Minon for 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam)

Best Male Playback Singer: Shankar Mahadevan for the song ‘Bolo Na’ in Chittagong (Hindi)

Best Female Playback Singer: Aarti Anklekar Tikekar for the song ‘Palakein Naa Moondon’ in Samhita (Marathi)

Best Cinematography: Sudheer Palsane and Prasad Film Laboratory, Chennai for KO : YAD (Mising)

Best Screenplay Writer (Original): Sujoy Ghosh for Kahaani (Hindi)

Best Screenplay Writer (Adapted): Bhavesh Mandalia and Umesh Shukla for OMG - Oh My God! (Hindi)

Best Dialogue: Anjali Menon for Ustad Hotel (Malayalam)

Best Editing: Namrata Rao for Kahaani (Hindi)

Best Production Design: Vishwaroopam (Tamil)

Best Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi for ‘Bolo Na’ in Chittagong (Hindi)

Special Jury Award: Rituparno Ghosh for Chitrangada (Bengali) and Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dekh Indian Circus, Talaash (Hindi)

Best Choreography: Pandit Birju Maharaj for Vishwaroopam (Tamil)

Best Special Effects: Eega (Telugu). Reuters

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