Wednesday, September 9, 2009

South Indian cinema takes away the top awards in the 55th National Film Awards

On September 8, 2009, the result of the 55th National Awards for the year 2007 were announced and South Indian Cinema went away with the top four honors including best feature film, best actor, best director, and best actress awards. Kanchivaram, a movie directed by Priyadarshan, won the Best Feature Film award. For his performance in the movie, Prakash Raj took away the Best Actor Award. Adoor Gopalakrishnan won the Best Director Award for his Malayalam movie, Nallu Pennungal. Umashree won the Best Actress Award for her performance in Kannada movie, Global Talkies.

One India reports:

While Bollywood failed to bag the top four honours, it did quite make up in the other categories. Leading the pack was Anil Kapoor's maiden production Gandhi My Father which bagged three awards for Best Screenplay (Feroz Abbas Khan), Best Supporting Actor (Darshan Jariwala) and even won the Special Jury award. Even Aamir Khan's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par was not one to be left behind. The film won awards for Shankar Mahadevan (Best Male Playback Singer) and Prasoon Joshi (Best Lyrics) for the soul-stirring song 'Maa', besides also bagging the Best Film on Family Welfare award.

Shahrukh Khan’s Chake De India won award for Best Film providing Overall Entertainment and Om Shanti Om won the award for Best Art Direction. Shefali Shah won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in The Last Lear which was directed by famous Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh.

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