New Delhi, March 8: Celebrating the perfection in Indian cinema, Government on Wednesday announced the 59th National Film Awards. Bolloywood actress, Vidya Balan won the Best Actress award for the film The Dirty Picture and the Best Actor award went to Girish Kulkarni for Marathi film Deool.
This years National Award could be an alarm for the Bollywood, largest number of movie making industry in the world, as the quality of the movie prodcuced came under question as non of the box office hits except The Dirty Picture made it to the list.
The Best Feature Film award went to two movies, one is Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni directed Marathi film Deool and other Byari ( Byari language) directed by Suveeram. The award carries Swarna Kamal and cash prize of Rs 250,000.
In non-feature film category the Best Film award went to And We Play On (Hindi & English) directed by Pramod Purswane. The awards carries Swarna Kamal and Cash prize of Rs 150,000.
In best writing on cinema category the Swarna Kamal award went to the book titled R D Burman – The Man, The Music written by Anirudha Bhattacharjee & Balaji Vittal, published by Harper Collins India. Manoj Barpujari from Assam bagged the Best Film Critic award.
Broadly National Film Award for 2011 was mostly a non-bollywood affair as, five films won three awards each, including The Dirty Picture, Balgandharva (Marathi), Anhe Ghorey Da Daan (Punjabi), Deool (Marathi) & Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na (Bengali).
Six films have won two awards each. These are Chillar Party (Hindi), Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai (Tamil), Aaranyakandam (Tamil), Phijigee Mani (Manipuri), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (Hindi) & Game (Hindi).
Tamil movie Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai won the award for Wholesome Entertainment, Chillar Party (Hindi) won Best Children Film, Best Director to Gurvinder Singh for Punjabi film Anhe Ghorey Da Daan, Best Singer to Anand Bhate (Male) for Marathi film Balgandharva and Roopa Ganguly (Female) for the Bengali film Abosheyshey. Kumararaja Thiagarajan has won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut film of a Director.