Friday,31 October 2014  
07 September 2009
  Ministry of Information & Broadcasting  
 
55TH NATIONAL FILM AWARDS ANNOUNCED

KANCHIVARAM (TAMIL)GETS THE AWARDS FOR- BEST FEATURE FILM AND BEST ACTOR

AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR 31 CATEGORIES FOR FEATURE FILMS, 22CATEGORIES OF NON-FEATURE FILMS AND 2 CATEGORIES OF WRITING ON CINEMA

 
  16:32 IST  
 
 

 

            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.  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.

 

            Hope 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.

 

            The 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 Critics Category. 

 

The details of all awards are available on PIB website http://pib.nic.in.

 

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55th National Film Awards for the year 2007

55th National Film Awards