New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan won the best actor award for playing a hypochondriac father in 'Piku', while Kangana Ranaut scored her second consecutive best actress honour at the 63rd National Film Awards, where Hindi
films won in major categories barring the top prize that went to 'Baahubali'.
This is 73-year-old Bachchan's fourth National award. He previously won the honour in 1990 for 'Agneepath', for 'Black' in 2005 and for 'Paa' 2009.
Ranaut, 28, won the award for her role in romantic comedy drama 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' for her endearing dual turn as Tanu, a troublesome wife and Haryanvi sportsperson Datto. It is her third trophy at the National Awards, having earlier won best supporting actress for 'Fashion' and best actress 'Queen' last year.
The first part of SS Rajamouli's magnum opus 'Baahubali' was announced as a surprise best feature film winner, even as last year's much appreciated 'Masaan' had to contend itself with just a best debut director award for Neeraj Ghaywan.
Sharat Katariya's debut 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', a '90s set drama in Haridwar about the romance between a mismatched couple, was named the best Hindi film.
Sweeping historical romance 'Bajirao Mastani' helped its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali win the best director honour. Salman Khan-starrer cross-border drama 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' was named best popular film providing wholesome entertainment.
Best adapted screenplay honour went to Vishal Bhardwaj for real-life inspired crime drama 'Talvar', while the best original screenplay and dialouge was shared between Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) and Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
Here's the complete list of winners:
Best Film: Baahubali
Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bajirao Mastani)
Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan (Piku)
Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
Best Hindi Film: Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film Of A Director: Neeraj Ghaywan (Masaan)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Best Choreography: Remo D’Souza (Deewani Mastani song in Bajirao Mastani)
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: Nanak Shah Fakir
Best Malayalam Film: Pathemari
Best Film on Social Issue: Niranayakam
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal
Best Children’s Film: Duronto
Best Tamil Film: Visaaranai
Best Telugu Film: Kanche
Best Sanskrit Film: Priyamanasam
Best Kannada Film: Thithi
Best Punjabi Film: Chauthi Koot
Best Konkani Film: Enemy
Best Assamese Film: Kothanodi
Best Haryanvi Film: Satrangi
Best Khasi Film: Onaatah
Best Manipuri Film: Eibusu Yaohanbiyu
Best Mizo Film: Kima’s Lode Beyond the Class
Best Odia Film: Pahada Ra Luha
Special Mention: Ritika Singh for the film Irudhi Suttru...