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National Film Awards 2012 Winners


New Delhi, 7 March 2012: Deool (Marathi)  produced by Abhijeet Gholap & directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni  and Byari ( Byari language) produced  by T.H. Althaf Hussain & directed by Suveeran has been declared as the best feature film in the 59th National Film  Awards 2012. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan became the best actress for her role in the movie 'The Dirty Picture' and Girish Kulkarni won the best actor award for film Deool (Marathi).

  In Feature Film category, five films have won three awards each. These Films are  The  Dirty Picture (Hindi), Balgandharva (Marathi), Anhe Ghorey Da Daan (Punjabi), Deool (Marathi)  & Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na (Bengali).  Six films have won two awards each.  These are Chillar Party (Hindi),  Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai (Tamil), Aaranyakandam (Tamil), Phijigee Mani (Manipuri) , Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (Hindi) & Game (Hindi).

Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai (Tamil) won the award for Wholesome Entertainment, Chillar Party (Hindi) won Best Children Film, Best Director to  Gurvinder Singh for Punjabi  film Anhe Ghorey Da Daan , Best Singer to Anand Bhate (Male)  for Marathi film Balgandharva and Roopa Ganguly (Female) for the Bengali film Abosheyshey .  Kumararaja Thiagarajan has won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut film of a Director.

Other notable award winners are as follows

Best Supporting Actor: Appu Kutty
Best Choreography: Bosco-Caeser for Senorita from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
National Award: Special jury award for Anjan Dutta
Best Editing: Praveen KL For Aranyaa Kandam
Best Special Effects: RA.One
Best Make Up: Vijram Gaekwad for The Dirty Picture and Bal Gandharva
Best Costume Designer: Niharika Khan for The Dirty Picture and Neeta Lulla for Bal Gandharva
Best Female Playback Singer: Rupa Ganguly
Best Male Playback Singer: Anand Bhate for Bal Gandharva
Special Mention: Director Shari (Adi Madhyantam-Malayalam Film) and Mallika for Byari Film
Best Debut Film by a director: Aranya Kaandam (Tamil)
Best Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya (I Am)
Best Child Artiste: Partho Gupte (Stanley Ka Dabba) / Cast of Chillar Party
Best Male Playback Singer: Mohit Chauhan (Rockstar)
Best Screenplay Original: Vikal Behl/Nitesh Tiwari ( Chillar Party)
Best Sound Design: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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