Chaitanya Tamhane's Marathi film Court has been chosen as the Best Feature Film in the National Film Awards for 2014 announced here today while Sanchari Vijay was named Best Actor for Kannada film Nanu Avanalla Avalu and Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut the Best Actress for her role in Hindi film Queen.
Court is a powerful and stark depiction of the mundaneness of judicial procedure revealed brilliantly by the film’s form, forcing people to reflect on the heart-wrenching insensitivity of institutional structures, the citation for the award said.
The Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director has gone to Asha Jaoar Majhe in Bengali, directed by Aditya Vikram Sengupta for the portrayal of routine ordinary life with extraordinary cinematic finesse.
Mary Kom, the Hindi biopic on the Indian Olympic medal-winning boxer of the same name, starring Priyanka Chopra in the title role and directed by Omung Kumar, has been named as the Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment. The film was chosen for its inspiring tale of a woman who becomes a national icon through her determined pursuit of sporting excellence.
The award for Best Film on Social Issues has gone to Chotoder Chobi in Bengali while Jayaraj's Malayalam film Ottaal has been chosen as the Best Film on Environment Conservaton/Preservation.
Tamil Film Kaakkaa Muttai and Elizabeth Ekadashi in Marathi have been chosen for the Best Children's Film award.
Srijit Mukherjee has named for the Best Direction award for Bengali film Chotushkone, for its brilliantly reflexive use of the cinematic idiom through a playful and innovative mise-en-scene that tautens to an unexpected and gripping climax.
Vijay was named Best Actor for his subtle and non-stereotypical playing of a woman trapped in a man’s body, portraying a gamut of emotions as s/he struggles through confusion, rejection and humiliation to finally chart her own course with confidence and dignity.
Ranaut got the Best Actress award for her "endearingly etched out performance that is grounded in contextual specificity and at the same time is disarmingly spontaneous as to appear almost improvisatory".
Bobby Simhaa won the Best Supporting Actor award for Jigarthanda (Tamil), while the Best Supporting Actress award went to Baljinder Kaur for her role in Pagdi The Honour in Haryanavi.
J. Vignesh and Ramesh shared the Best Child Artiste award for their roles as siblings in Tamil film Kaakkaa Muttai.
Sukhwinder Singh won the Best Male Playback Singer award for the song Bismil in Hindi film Haider, while the young Uttara Unnikrishnan won the Best Female Playback Singer award for the song Azhagu in Tamil film Saivam.
Sudeep Chatterjee was chosen for the Best Cinematography Award for Chotushkone.
The following are the other awards:
i) Screenplay Writer (Original): Chotushkone (Bengali) -- Srijit Mukherji
ii) Screenplay Writer (Adapted) : Ottal (Malayalam) -- Joshy Mangalath
iii) Dialogues: Haidar (Hindi) -- Vishal Bhardwaj
i) Location Sound Recordist: Khwada (Marathi) -- Mahaveer Sabbanwal
ii) Sound Designer: Asha Jaoar Majhe (Bengali) -- Anish John
iii) Re-recordist of the final mixed track: Nirbashito (Bengali) -- Anirban Sengupta & Dipankar Chaki
BEST EDITING: Jigarthanda (Tamil) -- Vivek Harshan
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Nachom – IA Kumpasar
(Konkani) -- Aparna Raina
BEST COSTUME DESIGNER: Haider (Hindi) -- Dolly Ahluwalia
BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST: Nanu Avanalla Avalu (Kannada) --
Nangaraju and Raju
BEST MUSIC DIRECTION
a) Songs: Haider (Hindi) -- Vishal Bhardwaj
b) Background Score: Nineteen Eighty Three (Malayalam) --
BEST LYRICS: Saivam (Tamil) (Azhagu) -- NA. Muthukumar
SPECIAL JURY AWARD: Khwada (Marathi) Director: Bhaurao Karhade
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Haider (Hindi) (Bismil) -- Sudesh Adhana
BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION
a) BEST ASSAMESE FILM: Othello -- Producer: Artha Films, Director : Hemanta Kumar Das
b) BEST BENGALI FILM: Nirbashito -- Producer: Kaushik Ganguly Productions, Director: Churni Ganguly
c) BEST HINDI FILM: Queen -- Producer: Phantom Films Pvt. Ltd. & Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Director: Vikas Bahl
d) BEST KANNADA FILM: Harivu -- Producer: Om Studio,
Director: Manjunath S. (Mansore)
e) BEST KONKANI FILM: Nachom – IA Kumpasar -- Producer: Goa Folklore Productions, Director: Bardroy Barretto
f) BEST MALAYALAM FILM: Ain -- Producer: 1: 1: Enternatments, Director: Sidhartha Siva
g) BEST MARATHI FILM: Killa -- Producer: JAR Pictures & M R Film Works, Director: Avinash Arun
h) BEST ODIYA FILM: Aadim Vichar -- Producer: Mohapatra Movie Magic Pvt. Ltd., Director: Sabyasachi Mohapatra
i) BEST PUNJABI FILM: Punjab 1984 -- Producer: White Hill Production India Pvt. Ltd., Director: Anurag Singh
j) BEST TAMIL FILM: Kuttram Kadithal -- Producer: JSK Film Corporation, Director: Bramma.G
k) BEST TELUGU FILM: Chandamama Kathalu -- Producer: Working Dream Production, Director: Praven Sattaru
BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED OTHER THAN SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION
a) BEST HARYANVI FILM: Pagdi The Honour -- Producer: V R Entertainers, Director: Rajeev Bhatia
b) BEST RABHA FILM: Orong -- Producer: Suraj Kr. Duwarah,
Aucto Creation, Director: Suraj Kr. Duwarah
a) Ain (Malayalam) -- Musthafa
b) Nachom – IA Kumpasar (Konkani) -- Palomi Ghosh
c) Killa (Marathi) & Bhootnath Returns (Hindi) -- Parth Bhalerao
BEST NON FEATURE FILM: Tender is the Sight -- Producer: Films Division, Director: Torsha Banerjee
BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR: Goonga Pahalwan
Producer: Drishti Media, Director: Mit Jani, Prateek Gupta & Vivek Chaudhary
BEST ANTHROPOLOGICAL/ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM: Qissa – e – Parsi : The Parsi Story -- Producer: Public Service Broadcasting Trust, Director: Divya Cowasji & Shilpi Gulati
BEST BIOGRAPHICAL/ HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION:
Aamaar Katha : Story of Binodini -- Producer: Films Division,
Director: Tuhinabha Majumdar
BEST ARTS /CULTURAL FILM: Kapila -- Producer: Films Division,
Director: Sanju Surendran
BEST PROMOTIONAL FILM (to cover tourism, exports, crafts, industry etc): Documentation of Clay Image Makers of Kumartuli
Producer: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Director: Ranajit Ray
BEST ENVIRONMENT FILM INCLUDING AGRICULTURE:
I Cannot Give You My Forest -- Producer: Top Quark Films Pvt. Ltd., Director: Nandan Saxena & Kavita Bahl
BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES: Can’t Take This Shit Anymore
-- Director: Vinod Kapri, Producer: Bhagirathi Films & Daughters of Mother India -- Director: Vibha Bakshi, Producer: V2 Film & Design Pvt. Ltd.
BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM: Komal -- Producer: Climb Media India Pvt. Ltd., Director: Prashant Shikare & Behind the Glass Wall -- Producer: Gaahimedia, Director: Aruna Raje Patil
BEST EXPLORATION/ADVENTURE FILM (TO INCLUDE SPORTS): Life Force – India’s Western Ghats -- Producer: Grey Films India Pvt. Ltd., Director: Nallamuthu Subbiah
BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILM: Phum Shang -- Producer: Films Division, Director: Haobam Paban Kumar
BEST ANIMATION FILM: Sound of Joy -- Producer: Aura Cinematics, Director: Sukankan Roy, Animator: Rishi Sanay
SPECIAL JURY AWARD: A Poet, A City & A Footballer
Producer: Films Division, Director: Joshy Joseph
BEST SHORT FICTION FILM: Mitraa, Producer: Athaansh Communications, Director: Ravindra Jadhav
BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUES: Towards the Silver Lining
Producer: Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Director: Bhabani Tamuli
BEST DIRECTION: Aaranyak -- Director: Renu Savant
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Aamaar Katha: Story of Binodini --
Cameraman: Indraneel Lahiri
BEST AUDIOGRAPHY: Tender is the Sight -- Audiographers:
Anindit Roy, Ateesh Chattopadhyay & Ayan Bhattacharya
BEST EDITING: Tigress Blood -- Editor: Andi Campbell Waite
BEST NARRATION/ VOICE OVER: Nitya Kalyani – Oru Mohiniyattam Patham -- Narrator: Ambooty Devi
a) Gunjaa -- Director: Mrinal Dev
b) Seek and Hide -- Director: Manoj Kumar Nitharwal
c) 5 O’Clock Accident -- Director: Ruchir Arun
BEST BOOK ON CINEMA: Silent Cinema (1895-1930) -- Pasupuleti Purnachandra Rao, Publisher: Emesco Books
SPECIAL MENTION: Pride of Tamil Cinema (1931-2013) --
BEST FILM CRITIC: Tanul Thakur