SS Rajamouli's "Bahubali: The Beginning" (also spelt as Baahubali), starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubati, has won the Best Feature Film at the 63rd National Film Award (NFA). The team of the film has since been flooded with congratulatory messages from celebs and fans.
The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced the winners of the 63rd National Film Awards 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Monday. The officials tweeted on the Twitter page of MIB India: "#NFA- Best Feature Film: Bahubali, An imaginative film & monumental by its production values &cinematic brilliance. [sic]"
"Bahubali: The Beginning" was awarded the Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal), a certificate and cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakh. The makers of "Bahubali" wrote on its official Twitter page: "#Baahubali has been awarded the Golden Lotus Award, as the Best Feature Film of 2015 at the 63rd #NationalAwards! [sic]"
"Bahubali: The Beginning" has already won several awards at the South Filmfare Awards, IIFA Utsavam and other such events. It has also been screened at the some International film festivals and won accolades there.
Many celebs and fans congratulated the Bahubali team on its most recent win. Here are some of their Twitter comments:
Allari Naresh: #Baahubali makes us proud again by winning the National award for Best Film. Congrats @ssrajamouli sir & team!
Varun Sandesh: A Bigg Bigg Congratulations to the team of #Baahubali for being declared the BestFilm at the #NationalAwards :-) #WellDeserved #ProudMoment
Sai Dharam Tej: A real proud moment for all Telugu people.Congratulations to team Bahubali and team kanche. @IAmVarunTej love you ra
Tamannaah Bhatia: National award for best film @BaahubaliMovie congratulations to our lovely team @ssrajamouli @Shobu_ @RanaDaggubati #Prabhas #Anushka
Harish Shankar S: Congrats to Entire team of ... Baahubali. Thanks alot @ssrajamouli sir for making us Proud :-)
Krish Jagarlamudi: THIS IS AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. CONGRATULATIONS @ssrajamouli @Shobu_ #Prasad.
Gopi Mohan: Congrats to @ssrajamouli @Shobu_ Baahubali Team 1st time a Telugu movie won the #NationalAward in Best Film category
Vennela Kishore: One of those rare Happy Mondays #ProudMoment #NationalAwards #Baahubali #BestFilm
G Sriniwasa Kumar: Feeling proud of #Baahubali Congrats Darling #Prabhas @ssrajamouli garu @RanaDaggubati @Shobu_ Prasad garu & team
Rahul Ravindran: National Awards... Bahubali is declared Best Film! Awesomesauce!