NEW DELHI, March 28 - Kothanodi has been awarded the best Assamese film and honoured with Rajat Kamal Award.
Produced by Anurupa Hazarika and directed by Bhaskar Hazarika, the film has been awarded for its stylish, poetic film inter-weaving four folk stories, evoking the terrifying undercurrents of the human mind as depicted in folk mythology.
The Rajat Kamal Award carries Rs 1,00,000 each to the producer and director.
The 63rd National Film Awards too was announced today. Actor Amitabh Bachchan will get the Best Actor Award for his role in the movie Piku. Kangana Ranaut has been selected for the Best Actress Award for her role in the movie Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has won the Best Director Award for his movie Bajirao Mastani.
Announcing the awards, Chairman of the Central Jury Ramesh Sippy said, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been adjudged as the Best Popular Film for Wholesome Entertainment. The Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film for National Integration has gone to Punjabi film Nanak Shah Fakir.
In the regional language category, Dau Huduni Methai has been awarded the Best Bodo Film. The film has been produced by Shankarlal Goenka and directed by Manju Borah. The film has been awarded for an honest attempt to document the dilemma of the common man, helplessly victimised during the times of insurgency in the North East.
The Head Hunter has been awarded the best Wancho film in the category of best feature film in each of the language specified other than schedule VIII of the Constitution. The film produced by Splash Films Private Limited was directed by Nilanjan Datta. The film was awarded for its cinematic contemplation on the lives of the Wancho tribe, regarding the balance required in modernising tribal environment, while intruding and displacing their lifestyle.
In the non-feature film category, the Best Investigative Film went to Tezpur 1962, which has been produced by Films Division and directed by Samujjal Kashyap.