08 April, 2017
Today morning, the 64th National Film Awards were announced and Akshay Kumar was awarded the National Award for Best Actor for his spectacular performance in "Rustom". Akshay (49) took to Twitter to express his gratitude over his surprise win.
"24" pocketed awards for Best Production Design for Amit Ray and Subratra Chakraborty, Best Cinematography for Tirru and Best Visual Effects. A panel led by Telugu film director Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi declared Uttar Pradesh as the victor of the inaugural award, and Jharkhand got a special mention.
"Ventilator" also won the best editing and best final mixed track awards. It was before that of his rivals - Shah Rukh Khan (Fan), Salman Khan (Sultan) and Aamir Khan (Dangal) - who haven't won Best Actor yet.
Kashmiri actress Zaira Wasim won the best supporting actress award for her performance as a young Geeta Phogat in the Aamir Khan-led wrestling drama "Dangal".
"Kasaav" (Turtle), a Marathi film directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar was chosen as the best film as regional language cinema overshadowed Bollywood in most of the award categories.More news: Chinese plan for a 'new' economic zone fuels frenzy
I am very greatful to director Nagabharna for allowing me complete creative freedom in my first project as composer. Bapu Padmanabha won composer for "Allama".
The Special Jury Award in the Feature category was given to Mohanlal for his mastery in dealing with characters of various shades with unparallel acting brilliance.
The best child artist award was shared by Adish Praveen, Nur Islam and Samiul Alam; and K Manohara for the films "Kunju Daivam" (Malayalam); "Sahaj Pather Gappo; (Bengali); and 'Railway Children" (Kannada) respectively. "But I'd say a film isn't about a single person and is a complete team effort". Interestingly, all movies produced by Khoday have bagged one or the other national award. The best lyrics awards went to Vairamuthu and Anupama Roy for the song Entha Pakkam in "Dharma Durai" (Tamil) and "Tumi Jaake Bhalo Basho" in "Praktan" (Bengali) respectively. He bagged some popular awards too for his act.
Thanking everyone for his big win, the "Khiladi" actor said that he feels "humbled by this honour". The best adapted screenplay went to.
Hindi films "Kadvi Hawa" and "Mukthi Bhawan" received special mentions.