National film awards 2016
» Best actress award: Surabhi for Malayalam film Minnaminungu
» Best actor award: Akshay Kumar for Rustom (Hindi)
» Special jury mention (acting): Mohanlal (Munthiri Vallikal Thalirkkumbol, Janatha Garage, Pulimurugan)
» Best child artiste: Adish Praveen for Kunju Daivam (Malayalam), shares the honor with two others
» Jury introduces special category for action direction & the award, goes to Peter Hein for Mohanlal-starrer Pulimurugan
» Best sound recording: Jayadevan Chakkadeth for Kaadu Pookkunna Neram
» Best original screenplay: Syam Pushkaran for Maheshinte Prathikaaram
» Best Malayalam film: Maheshinte Prathikaaram
» Best supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim for Dangal
» Best Supporting Actor: Manoj Joshi for Dashakriya (Marathi)
» Best Direction: Ventilator (Marathi)
» Best Director: Rajesh Mapuskar
» Best Feature Film: Kasaav (Marathi)
» 4 films get jury's special mention
» Special jury mention: Malayalam documentary 'Chembai: My Discovery of a Legend'
» Most film-friendly state: Uttar Pradesh; special mention for Jharkhand
» Best writing on Films: G.Dhananjayan
» 344 films from 26 languages considered for the awards
» National film awards 2016 will be held on May 3
» Acclaimed Malayalam director Priyadarshan is the jury chairman of the 64th National Film Awards
New Delhi: Surabhi Lakshmi was declared the Best Actress for her performance in Minnaminugu during the 64th National Film Awards, which were announced here on Friday.
I can't believe this, never expected a National Award: Surabhi Lakshmi
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar won the Best Actor Award for his portrayal of a patriotic naval officer in Rustom, while Marathi movie Kasaav about depression was declared the best feature film.
Mollywood made big gains as the awards were announced with Mohanlal getting a special jury mention for his performance in Munthiri Vallikal Thalirkkumbol, Janatha Garage and Pulimurugan.
"Extremely happy to be chosen for the award," Mohanlal told reporters.
This is an appreciation for Malayalam cinema: Mohanlal on getting special jury mention | Video
Dileesh Pothan's directorial debut Maheshinte Prathikaaram was adjudged the best Malayalam film. Syam Pushkaran won the best original screenplay for this Fahadh Faasil-starrer. Jayadevan Chakkadeth won the Best Sound Recording award for Kaadu Pookkunna Neram.
Adish Praveen of Kunju Daivam won the Best Child Artiste award and he shared the honor with two others.
Malayalam movies that made it to the final round were Ottayal Paatha, Pinneyum, Maheshinte Prathikaaram. Kerala state best actor Vinayakan, who wooed audience and critics with his portrayal of Ganga in Kammattipadam, missed out on the top honor.
Director R.S. Vimal was part of the regional jury that picked movies from Malayalam and Tamil. Acclaimed Malayalam director Priyadarshan is the jury chairman of the 64th National Film Awards.
Glory for Bollywood too
The awards, which were spread out in different languages, saw Bollywood movies like Pink, Neerja and Dangal score in key categories.
Rustom, a court room drama directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, is loosely based on the 1959 Nanavati murder case.
Akshay, 49, took to Twitter to express his gratitude over his surprise win.
The actor said Sonam Kapoor, who received a special mention for her role in Neerja, was shooting with him and it was a double celebration for them on the sets of Padman.
Neerja, directed by Ram Madhvani, was named the best Hindi film. It is the 1986 hijacking incident during which flight attendant Neerja Bhanot was killed by terrorists while saving passengers.
Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Pink, a women-centric court room drama, won the award for best film on social issues.
Producer Shoojit Sircar dedicated the award to his team and Bachchan, saying it would not have been possible to make the female-centric drama without the actor's support.
Dhanak was named the best children's film, while Telugu movie Sathamanam Bhavathi was chosen as the popular film.
Marathi cinema was a big winner at the awards with Kasaav winning the top award.
"Kasaav got the best film award which is a great thing but another point of happiness is that the film deals with the theme of depression. The award definitely gives a boost to Marathi cinema," co-director Sunil Sukthankar told PTI.
Besides Kasaav, Rajesh Mapuskar won the best director award for his film Ventilator. The movie has been produced by actress Priyanka Chopra and her mother Madhu.
Ventilator also won the best editing and the best final mixed track award. The best adapted screenplay went to Dashakriya, which was also chosen as the best Marathi film, while its actor Manoj Joshi was named as the best supporting actor.
Kashmiri actress Zaira Wasim won the best supporting actress award for her performance as a young Geeta Phogat in the Aamir Khan-led wrestling drama Dangal.
Ajay Devgn's Shivaay won the best special effects.
Nargis Dutt award for best feature film award on national integration went to Assamese film Dikchow Banat Palaax, while the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment went to Telugu film Sathmanam Bhavathi.
(With inputs from PTI)