The winners of the 63rd National Film Awards are being honoured at a grand function in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 3. The event is being live streamed on the official YouTube channel of Doordarshan.
The Directorate of Film Festivals announced the winners of the National Film Awards during a press meet held in New Delhi on March 23. SS Rajamouli's blocbuster movie "Baahubali – The Beginning" has won the Best Film award, while Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut bagged the Best Actor awards for their performances in "Piku" and "Tanu Weds Manu Returns," respectively.
7:50 p.m.: The 63rd National Film Awards distribution ceremony has come to an end.
7:36 p.m.: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee addresses the audience.
7:32 p.m.: Arun Jaitley, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, addresses the award winners and other guests at the event.
7:30 p.m.: President of India presents the Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Manoj Kumar.
7:20 p.m.: SS Rajamouli receives the National Award for the movie "Baahubali - The Beginning" (Best Film) and Sanjay Leela Bhansali wins Best Director award for "Bajirao Mastani."
7:15 p.m.: Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the Best Actor award for his performance in "Piku." This is his fourth National Best Actor Award.
Kangana Ranaut receives her third Best Actress Award this year from President Pranab Mukherjee.
10-year-old Gaurav Menon receives the Best Child Artist for his performance in the Malayalam movie "Ben." He has been awarded with Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000.
7:08 p.m.: Remo D'souza (choreographer), V. Srinivas Mohan (special effect), Kalki Kochlin (special jury), Varun Grover (lyrics), Ilaiyaraaja (Background Score), M Jayachandran (music direction), Preetisheel G Singh and Clover Wootton (make-up artists), Payal Saluja (costume designer) and many others bag the National Awards.
7:02 p.m.: Monali Thakur entertains the audience by singing the award winning song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" from the Bollywood movie "Dum Laga Ke Haisha."
6:55 p.m.: Honourable President gives awards to the best regional languages movies of 2015.
6:52 p.m: Malayalam actor Jayasurya receives Special Mention for his performances in the films "Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam" and "Lukka Chuppi." Ritika Singh and Rinku Rajguru are also honoured with special mention.
6:50 p.m.: Distribution for newly instituted Film Friendly State Award - Deepa Nair and Navneeth Kumar receive representing Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, respectively.
6:44 p.m.: Ramesh Sippy, the jury chairman of 63rd National Film Awards, speaks about his experience in selecting the winners.
6:40 p.m.: The Indian Classical vocalist Mahesh Kale, who bagged the 63rd National Film Best Singer (male) Award, performs during the event.
6:20 p.m.: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee hands over Rajat Kamal to the winners of the prestigious National Award under non-feature film category.
6:00 p.m.: All the guests and awardees have arrived at the venue.
Here is the complete winners' list of 63rd National Film Awards:
Best Film: Baahubali – The Beginning
Best Special Effects: Baahubali – The Beginning
Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani
Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan – Piku
Best Supporting Actress: Tanvi Azmi – Bajirao Mastani
Best Supporting Actor: Samuthirakani – Visaranai
Best Child Artist: Gaurav Menon – Ben
Best Children's Film: Duronto
Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment: Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Best Film on Social Issues - Nirnnayakam
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal
Best Editing Award: Lt. TE Kishore – Visaranai
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film Of A Director: Neeraj Ghaywan – Masaan
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film On National Integration - Nanak Shah Fakir
Best Music Direction: M Jayachandran – Kaathirunnu Kaathirunnu – Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Background Score: Ilaiyaraaja – Thaarai Thappattai
Best Female Playback Singer: Monali Thakur – Moh Moh Ke Dhaage – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Singer (Male): Mahesh Kale – Katyar Kaljat Ghusili
Best Makeup: Nanak Shah Fakir team
Best Jury Award: Kalki Koechlin – Margarita, with a Straw
Best Lyricists: Varun Grover – Moh Moh Ke Dhaage – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Choreography: Remo D'Souza – Deewani Mastani – Bajirao Mastani
Best Cinematography -Sudeep Chaterjee – Bajirao Mastani
Best Screenplay Writer (Original): Juhi Chaturvedi – Piku and Himanshu Sharm – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Best Screenplay Dialogues: Juhi Chaturvedi – Piku and Himanshu Sharma – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Special Mention: Ritika Singh – Irudhi Suttru (Saala Khadoos)
Special Mention: Jayasurya – Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam and Lukka Chuppi
Special Mention: Rinku Rajguru – Sairat
Best Film Friendly State Award: Gujarat
Best Film Friendly State Award: Special mention to Uttar Pradesh and Kerala
Best Assamese Film: Kothanodi
Best Bengali Film: Shankhachil
Best Hindi Film: Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Kannada Film: Thithi
Best Konkani Film: Enemy
Best Malayalam Film: Pathemari
Best Marathi Film: Ringan
Best Odiya Film: Pahada Ra Luha
Best Tamil Film: Visaaranai
Best Mizo Film: Kima's Lode Beyond The Class
Best Sanskrit Film: Priyamanasam
Best Maithili Film: Mithila Makhaan
Best Telugu Film: Kanche
Best Manipuri Film: Eibusu Yaohanbiyu
Best Wancho Film: The Head Hunter
Best Bodo Film: Dau Huduni Methai
Best Haryanvi Film: Satrangi
Best Khasi Film: Onaatah
Best Non Feature Film: Amdavad Ma Famous
Best Art Cultural Film: A Far Afternoon - A Painted Saga
Best Biographical: Life in a Metaphor
Best Short Fiction Film: Aushad
Best Animation Award: Fisherwoman and Tuktuk
Best Social Film Award: Autodriver