55th National Film Awards
for 2007 were announced today. As per recommendations of the Jury, Kanchivaram (Tamil) was announced the Best
Feature Film. Kanchivaram actor Sh.Prakash Raj was declared the
Best Actor for his sensible multi-layered portrayal of a weaver. Chak De India (Hindi) was adjudged the Best Popular Film
Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Taare Zameen Par was adjudged the Best Film on Family
Welfare. Taare Zameen
Par also got award for Best Male Playback Singer and for Best Lyrics. Ms. Umashree was
declared the Best Actress for her role in Kannada Film Gulabi
Talkies was also declared the Best Feature film in Kannada. Master Sharad Goekar was adjudged the Best Child Artist for his role in
Marathi Feature Film Tingya. Sh.Adoor Gopalakrishnan won the award for Best Direction for the
Malayalam feature film Naalu Pennungal. The
film also won the Best Editing Award for Sh. B.Ajith Kumar. The Children’s Film Society, India produced Hindi Film Foto was adjudged the Best Chilren’s
Film. The Jury for the Feature Film was
headed by Ms. Sai Paranjpye.
Thirteen other members of the Jury were involved in judging the 92 entries for
feature film categories for the 55th National Film Awards.
Dies Last in War was adjudged the Best Non-Feature Film. Sh. Jayaraj will be given the Award for Best Director for his Malayalam Non-Feature
Film Vellapokathil. The Satyajit Ray Film
and Television Institute, Kolkata produced Bengali
film Lal Juto
by Director Shweta Merchant was the best first non-feature film of
a director. Films Division produced
Hindi Film Antardhwani by Dr. Jabbar Patel was awarded under the best Biographical/Historical
Reconstruction/compilation film. Ninety
three entries for non-feature film section were viewed by six member jury
headed by Sh. Ashoke Vishwanathan.
Jury on Best Writing on Cinema headed by Ms. Namita Gokhale viewed 27 entries to declare From Raj To Swaraj : The Non-Fiction Film in India, the Best Book on
Cinema. The Best Critic Award was given to Sh. V.K.Joseph for his intellectual and aesthetic integrity in
writing about regional, national and world cinema. Eighteen entries were received for Best Film
details of all awards are available on PIB website http://pib.nic.in.