Bala wins directing award for 'Naan Kadavul'
MUMBAI — Helmer Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Bengali-language “Antaheen” bagged the top film award at the Indian National Film Awards Saturday.
The film also picked up kudos for cinematography, female singer and lyrics.
The jury said that the film won “for a lyrical blend of technical devices in the right proportion to depict shifting human relationships in an urban scenario.”
Bala won the direction award for Tamil-language “Naan Kadavul,” which also won a prize for makeup.
Priyanka Chopra took the actress honor for Hindi-language “Fashion” and Kangana Ranaut won supporting actress for the same film.
Upendra Limaye won actor for Marathi-language “Jogva,” male singer for Hariharan and music direction for Ajay and Atul.
Arjun Rampal won supporting actor for “Rock On” and Shams Patel won child actor for “Thanks Maa.”
Marathi-language “Gandha” won awards for screenplay for writer/director Sachin Kundalkar and sound.
Actress-turned-director Nandita Das’ “Firaaq” won editing and art direction, while costume design and choreography went to “Jodha Akbar.”