Saturday, September 15, 2007

53rd National Film Award Winners

After a delay of over two years, the 53rd National Film Awards were finally presented at the Vigyan Bhavan in the capital on Friday in a ceremony officiated by President of India Pratibha Patil.

And the winner of the evening was Rang De Basanti.

The film not only won the Best Popular Film award but also took home awards for Best Audiography, Best Editing and Best Male Playback Singer award.

Filmmaker Rakesh Omprakash and producer Ronnie Screwvala were both present to receive the honors.

Here's a list of winners:

Dadasaheb Phalke Award - Shyam Benegal
Indira Gandhi Award - Pradeep Sarkar for Parineeta
Nargis Dutt Award - Daivanamathil (Malayalam)
Best Child Artist Award - Sai Kumar for Bommalata - A Bellyful Of Dreams (Telugu)
Best Actor - Amitabh Bachchan for Black
Best Actress - Sarika for Parzania
Best Film - Kaalpurush - Memories In The Mist (Bengali)
Best Popular Film - Rang De Basanti
Best Film on social issues - Iqbal
Best Children's Film - Blue Umbrella
Best Director - Rahul Dholakia for Parzania

Best Male Playback Singer - Naresh Iyer (Roo Ba Roo - Rang De Basanti)
Best Female Playback Singer - Shreya Ghoshal (Apne Aansoo Peene Ke Liye - Paheli)

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