was named the best film in the Telugu language. The film also saw Kamal Kannan bagging the award for Best Special Effects, while Shiva Shankar Master bagged the National Award for Best Choreographer.
The awards were announced in 3 categories - Best Feature Film Category (under the Chairpersonship of Ramesh Sippy), Non-Feature Film Category (under the Chairpersonship of Mike Pandey) and Best Writing On Cinema (under the Chairpersonship of Samik Bandhopadhyay).
Under the Feature Film Category, 136 eligible entries were distributed among 5 Regional Juries. The selection process returned to a 2-tier system of selection. The Chairperson for the Northern Region was Sushma Seth; for the Western Region, MS Sathyu; for Southâ€“I Region T S Nagabharna; for the Eastern Region, B Lenin; and for the South-II Region, Pinaki Choudhry.
Malayalam film 'Kutty Srank' bagged the National Award for Best Film, while Amitabh Bachchan bagged the award for best acting for Paa
Paa also saw actress Arundhati Nag bagging the Best Supporting Actress award.
was declared the most popular film providing wholesome entertainment.
Shyam Benegal's Well Done Abba
bagged the Best Film On Social Issues, while Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi 6
won the award for Best Film On National Integration.
The following are the rest of the awards:
: Malayalam film 'Kutty Srank'
: Amitabh Bachchan for 'Paa'
: Ananya Chatterjee for 'Abohoman'
: Rituparno Ghosh
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
: '3 Idiots'
Best Supporting Actress
: Arundhati Nag for 'Paa'
Best Supporting Actor
: Farooque Shaikh for 'Lahore'
: Amit Trivedi for 'Dev D
: Swanand Kirkire â€“ 'Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh
' ('3 Idiots')
Best Feature Film (Marathi)
Best Feature Film (Hindi)
Best Feature Film (Bengali)
Best Special Effects
: Kamal Kannan for 'Magadheera'
: Shiva Shankar Master for 'Magadheera'
Best Playback Singer (Male)
: Rupam Islam for 'Mahanagar'
Best Playback Singer (Female)
: Nilanjana Sarkar for 'Housefull
Special Jury Award
: Editor Sreekar Prasad
Nargis Dutt Award For Best Film With Social Message
: 'Delhi 6']