New Delhi | M. Jayachandran has won the National Film Award for Best music director for the song “Kaathirunnu Kaathirunnu…” for creating haunting melody in the romantic movie ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’.
Gourav Menon was adjudged the best child actor for his acting in ‘Ben’.
Jayasurya won special jury mention for his roles in Su Su Sudhi Valmikam and Lukkaa Chuppi.
Pathemari, directed by Salim Ahmed, is the best Malayalam film. With Mammootty in the lead role, it features the life of Pallikkal Narayanan, who migrated to the Middle-East in the early 1960s, when the Kerala Gulf boom was just beginning.
Best Sanskrit film award went to Priyamanasam, directed by Vinod Mankara.
Nirnayakam, directed by V.K. Prakash, is the best film in the social welfare category.
Amma, directed by Neelan, received special mention in documentary films section.
Aliyar won special mention as best narrator for the documentary on Chemanchery Kunijraman nair.
The 63rd National Film Awards were announced here on Monday.
Amitabh Bachchan bagged the best actor award for Piku.
Kangana Ranaut was named best actress for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
Bahubali, an imaginative film with cinematic brilliance, won the best feature film award.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan was named best popular film.
83 films, including 10 Malayalam films, were screened in the final round in the feature films section, Jury chairman Ramesh Sippy said at a news conference.
Gujarat was selected as the best film-friendly state, while Kerala received special mention as film-friendly state.
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