'Aadukalam' takes director, original screenplay

LONDON — Malayalam-language “Adaminte Makan Abu” has won the feature film award at India’s National Film Awards, the country’s ministry of information and broadcasting announced Thursday.

The awards are the highest that India confers.

“Adaminte” also won cinematography for Madhu Ambat and score for Issak Thomas Kottakapally, and the actor kudo for Salim Kumar, shared with Dhanush for Tamil-language “Aadukalam.”

Vetri Maaran won director and original screenplay for “Aadukalam” and T.E. Kishore editing for the same film.

Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar for Marathi-language “Baboo Band Bajaa” and Saranya Ponvannan for Tamil-language “Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru” shared the best actess award.

J. Thambi Ramaiah won supporting actor and Sukumari supporting actress for “Mynaa” and “Namma Gramam” respectively, both Tamil-language.

Subhadeep Sengupta won sound design for Malayalam-language “Chitrasutram” and Sabu Cyril production design for Tamil-language “Endhiran.”

Marathi-language “Mee Sindhutai Sapkal” won the special jury award, and adapted screenplay for Anant Mahadevan and Sanjay Pawar.

“Dabangg,” the highest Bollywood grosser of 2010, won the award for popular film.

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