68th National Film Awards announced;
Madhya Pradesh wins Most Film Friendly State award
Testimony of Ana bags Best Non-Feature Film; Soorarai Pottru wins Best Feature Film
Suriya and Ajay Devgn joint winners of Best Actor Award while Aparrna Balamurali wins Best Actress
Best Female Playback Singer won by Nanchamma for AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum; Rahul Deshpande Best Male Playback Singer
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior grabs Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
Sachidanandan KR wins Best Director award for Malayalam movie AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum
The Jury comprised of eminent film makers and film personalities from across the Indian cine-world.
The awards were announced by Shri Chitrartha Singh, Chairperson, Non-Feature Jury, Shri Anant Vijay, Chairperson, Best Writing on Cinema Jury and Shri Dharam Gulati, Feature Film Jury (Member – Central Panel) in presence of Ms. Neerja Sekhar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Madhya Pradesh wins Most Film Friendly State award while Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh get Special Mention.
‘The Longest Kiss’ by Kishwar Desai wins Best Book on Cinema for the year while Malayalam book ‘MT Anunahvangalude Pusthakam’ and Odia book ‘Kali Paine Kalira Cinema’ win special mention.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur Congratulates the Winners: