Baahubali Wins at the 63 National Film Awards


Every year since 1954, the Directorate of Film Festivals has awarded feature films from all over India for their cinematic excellence. The films are awarded at a national, as well as regional levels. The National Film Awards ceremony is expected to be held on May, 2016.

It seems the end hasn’t come yet for Baahubali mania. Hysteria surfaced again with the announcement of the 63rd National awards. Yes! Baahubali emerged as a winner in the race and bagged the coveted honour of the Best National Film. No Telugu film so far has won, in spite of Tollywood topping the list of number of films produced each year. Made at an estimated cost of Rs 120 Cr, it is believed to have raked in revenues of nearly Rs 600 Cr. The epic movie set in the mythical ‘Mahismathi’ kingdom in India, was dubbed in many languages. Wow factor being, every audience across India and abroad loved the film big time. The movie features Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannah and Anushka Shetty in lead roles. Ace filmmaker S.S.Rajamouli donned the director cap and M.M.Keeravani scored music. Baahubali-the beginning is followed by much awaited sequel which is on sets now and is slated to be released early next year. Wait for it! It’s got to be L-E-G-E-N-D-A-R-Y!

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Film: Baahubali
Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bajirao Mastani)
Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan (Piku)
Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
Best Hindi Film: Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film Of A Director: Neeraj Ghaywan (Masaan)

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Best Choreography: Remo D’Souza (Deewani Mastani song in Bajirao Mastani)
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: Nanak Shah Fakir
Best Malayalam Film: Pathemari
Best Film on Social Issue: Niranayakam
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal
Best Children’s Film: Duronto
Best Tamil Film: Visaaranai
Best Telugu Film: Kanche
Best Sanskrit Film: Priyamanasam
Best Kannada Film: Thithi
Best Punjabi Film: Chauthi Koot
Best Konkani Film: Enemy

Best Assamese Film: Kothanodi
Best Haryanvi Film: Satrangi
Best Khasi Film: Onaatah
Best Manipuri Film: Eibusu Yaohanbiyu
Best Mizo Film: Kima’s Lode Beyond the Class
Best Odiya Film: Pahada Ra Luha
Special Mention: Ritika Singh for the film Irudhi Suttru

Special Jury Award: Kalki Koechlin (Margarita with a Straw)