58th National Film Awards Stills

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Dhanush 58th National Award

Bollywood remained low-key as southern movies took away the lion’s share of awards at the 58th National Film Awards ceremony, where Tamil movie ‘Aadukalam’ walked away with the award in six top categories.

The awards were distributed by the President of India, Pratibha Patil in a function held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. on September 9.

Veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander, was the cynosure of all eyes as he came to accept the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.

He said it is never too late to get an award. “I feel happy. I’m asked whether the award has come late, and I don’t think it’s ever late to get an award. Whenever it comes, it is an honour. I am inspired to do more films,”, said the director.

Actor Dhanush and Salim Kumar were awarded with Best Actor award (
Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000) for Aadukalam (Tamil) and Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam) respectively.

Dhanush got this award for the raw, nuanced portrayal of a cocky young man who learns lessons about life the hard way.

BEST ACTRESS:

Saranya Ponvannan for Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil) and Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar for Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi) (Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000)

Saranya Ponvannan was awarded for her acting as a fiercely combative single mother who shields her son to the point of sacrifice.

List of Winners:

BEST DIRECTION:

Vetrimaran for Aadukalam (Tamil)
Swarna Kamal and Rs 2,50,000
For a gritty tale of love, jealousy and betrayal in the midst of bloodsport and violence, in the manner of realistic cinema.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

J Thambi Ramaiah for Mynaa (Tamil)
Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000
For a heart-warming performance as a policeman who discovers his humanity in the process of capturing an escaped fugitive.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Sukumari for Namma Gramam
Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000
For a sensitive portrayal of an aged widow who challenges orthodoxy when restrictions are placed upon her widowed granddaughter.

BEST SCREENPLAY:

(Original): Vetrimaran for Aadukalam (Tamil)
Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000
For its kaleidoscopic variety that uses realism, tradition and contemporaneity, soaked in local flavour on an infinite canvas.

BEST EDITING:

TE Kishore for Aadukalam (Tamil)
Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000
For the subliminal impact created by the use of montage so as to bring to the fore thematic concerns of the narrative in a holistic manner.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

Sabu Cyril for Enthiran (Tamil)
Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000
For the style and finesse realised in the creation of a set design that is coherent with the futuristic visual style of the narrative.

BEST LYRICS:

Vairamuthu for Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil)
Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000
For giving a meaningful expression to the narrative through contextual amplification of the emotion.

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS:

V Srinivas M Mohan for Enthiran (Tamil)
Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000
For bringing of age a spectrum of visual special effects in Indian cinema and creating a space for the practitioners of this art form on the global map.

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:

Dinesh Kumar for Aadukalam (Tamil)
Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000
For the native charm and innovative design in the art of choreography that creates an effervescent energy in the spectator.

BEST TAMIL FILM:

Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru
Director: Seenu Ramasamy
Rajat Kamal and Rs 1,00,000
Each For an emotive articulation of the combative spirit of a mother for whom her son’s happiness is paramount.

SPECIAL MENTION:

Aadukalam (Tamil)
VIS Jayaraman
Certificate only
With a face carved out of teak and leather, the patriarch of a cock-fighting clan stands like a colossus, even when he feels his power and authority ebbing through his fingers.

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  1. U stop ur non-sense…technologically we are superior that north india…tamilnadu,karantaka and andra are more developed than any north indian state… more cultured and civilised…u know that…? 

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