63rd National Film Awards Winner List


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This year, Hindi Cinema surprisingly dominates the National award list, yet amidst the happiness, I did find myself shocked with some winners who shouldn’t have been included in the list.

Below are the winners:


Best Film: Baahubali

Best popular film providing wholesome entertainment – Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali- Bajirao Mastani

Best actor in a leading role (Male): Amitabh Bachchan – Piku

Best actor in a leading role (Female): Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Return

Best Book on Films: Rajasekhara Samgra  Charitra

Best Children Film: Duronto


Best Adapted Screenplay: Vishal Bhardwaj – Talvar

Best Original Screenplay/Dialogues: Juhi Chaturvedi – Piku, Himanshu Sharma – Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Best Debut Director: Neeraj Ghaywan- Masaan


Best Actor in a supporting role (Male): Samuthirakani – Visaaranai

Best Actor in a supporting role (Female): Tanvi Azmi – Bajirao Mastani

Best Actress (Special Mention): Ritika Singh – Irudhi Suttru (Tamil)

Best Jury Award: Kalki Koechlin – Margarita with a Straw (Hindi)

Special Jury Award: Jayasurya – Su ..Su.. Sudhi Vatmeekham (Malayalam)

Best Child Actor: Gaurav Menon – Ben


Best Music: Jayachandran – Ennu Ninte Moideen

Best Lyrics: Varun Grover – Moh moh ke dhaage (Dum Laga ke Haisha)

Best Playback singer (Female): Monali Thakur – Moh moh ke dhaage – (Dum Lagake Haisha)

Best playback singer (Male): Mahesh kale – (Katyar Kaljit Ghusali)

Best Background Score: Illayaraja – Tharai Thappattai

Best Editing: Late Kishore TE – Visaaranai

Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee – Bajirao Mastani

Best Choreography: Remo D’Souza – Deewani Mastani (Bajirao Mastani)

Best VFX – Baahubali

Best Costume Designer: Nanak Shah Fakir 

Best Make-up Artist:  Nanak Shah Fakir 


Best Marathi Feature Film: Ringan

Best Bengali Feature Film: Shankhachil

Best Hindi Feature Film: Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Best Tamil Feature  Film: Visarannai

Best Malayalam Feature Film: Pathemari

Best Kannada Feature Film: Thithi

Best Sanskrit Film: Priyamanasam

Best Punjabi Film: Chauthi Koot

Best Konkani Film: Enemy

Best Telugu Feature Film: Kanche

Best Assamese Feature Film: Kothanodi

Best Odiya Feature Film: Pahada Ra Luha

Best Haryanvi Feature Film: Satrangi

Best Khasi Feature Film: Onaatah

Best Manipuri Feature Film: Eibusu Yaohanbiyu

Best Mizo Feature Film: Kima’s Lode Beyond the Class

Best Film on Social Issues – Nirnayakam (Malayalam)

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Valiya Chirakulla Pakshika

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: Nanak Shah Fakir