64th National Film Awards: Neerja wins best Hindi film award; Akshay wins best actor award for Rustom


Amar Ashok Jajoo | Apr 7, 2017 14:09

The 64th National Film Awards were announced on Friday at the National Media Centre, New Delhi. Here's the complete list of the winners at the awards.

The 64th National film awards were announced today at the National Media Centre, New Delhi. While Neerja starring Sonam Kapoor has bagged the best Hindi feature film award, actor Akshay Kumar was declared as the best actor for the movie Rustom. The best actress award went to actress Surabhi Lakshmi for Minnaminunge. In addition to this, Mohan Agashe’s Kasav was adjudged as the best film, Amitabh Bachchan’s Pink was adjudged as the best film on social causes and Rajesh Mapuskar was adjudged as the best director.

The jury of the 64th National Film Awards was headed by director Priyadarshan in the feature films category and by renonwed cinematographer Raju Misra in the non-feature category. In all, the jury considered 344 films in 26 languages for the awards.

Here’s the complete list of the of the winners at the 64th National Film Awards:

Best actor: Akshay Kumar for Rustom
Best actress: Surabhi CM for Minnaminunge
Best director: Rajesh Mapuskar for Ventilator
Best film on social issues: Pink

Best Children’s Film: Dhanak (Hindi)

Best Feature Film: Kasav (Marathi film)

Best Hindi film: Neerja

Best Tulu film: Madipur
Best Tamil film: Joker

Best Gujarati film: Wrong Side Raju
Best Telugu film: Pelli Chupulu
Best Marathi film: Dashakriya
Best Bengali film: Bisarjan’
Best Malayalam film: Maheshinte Prathikaram
Best Konkini film: Ke Sara Sara
Best Kannada film: Reservation
Best supporting actor: Manoj Joshi for Dashkriya
Best supporting actress: Zaira Wasim for Dangal

Best child Artist: Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children)

Best environmental film: The Tiger who crossed the line
Best educational film: The Waterfalls

Best investigative film: Placebo

Best non-feature film: Fireflies in the Abyss

Special mention award: The Eyes of Darkness

Special mention (feature film): Kadwi Hawa, Mukti Bhavan, Adil Hussain for Mukti Bhavan and Sonam Kapoor for Neerja

Best VFX: Shivaay

Best popular film: Sathamanam Bhavathi
Best stunt choreography: Peter Hein for Pulimurugan

Best music: Leeches

Best male playback singer: Sundar Iyer
Best female playback singer: Iman Chakraborty
Best screenplay (original): Syam Pushkaran for Maheshinte Prathikaram
Best screenplay (adapted): Sanjay Krishnaji Patel for Dashakriya
Best sound editing and mixing: Rameshwar for Ventilator
Best sound designer: Jayadevan for Kaadu Pookunna Neram
Best production design: 24 (Tamil)
Best costume designer: Sachin

Best make-up artist: MK Ramakrishna
Best music direction: Babu Padmanabha
Special Jury award: Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol

Best book on cinema: Lata Surgatha for her book on legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar

Best animation: Hum Chitra Banate Hain

Best short fiction: Aba

Best biographical/historical reconstruction: Zikr Uss Parivash Ka

Best non-feature film: Chembai: My Discovery of a Legend (Malayalam)

Best writing in films: G Dhananjayan

Indira Gandhi Award for debut director: Khalifa (Bengali)