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Aribam Syam's Leipaklei, Manipuri Pony win National Film Award
Source: The Sangai Express / Agencies

New Delhi, March 18 2013: Two films of Aribam Syam Sharma, Leipaklei and Manipuri Pony have won the prestigious National Film award 2012 in different categories.

The 60th National Film Awards for the year 2012 were announced here today at a joint press conference addressed by the Chairpersons of the three juries, Basu Chatterjee for Feature Films, Aruna Raje for Non-Feature films and Swapan Mullick for Best Writing on Cinema.

Leipaklei got the best Manipuri film award while Manipuri Pony got the award in the Exploration/Adventure Films category.

The best feature film category carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh while the Exploration/Adventure award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000 .

In non-feature film category, the award for the Best Film has been conferred to Shepherds of Paradise (Gojri & Urdu) produced and directed by Raja Shabir Khan.



Aribam Syam Sharma and  still from film
Aribam Syam Sharma and still from film


In the category of Best Writing on Cinema section, the book Silent Cinema in India A Pictorial Journey (English) written by BD Garga and published by Harper Collins Publisher India has bagged the top honour, whereas PS Radhakrishnan has been conferred the award for the Best film Critic.

In the Feature Film category, a total of 38 films from 14 languages have been selected for the 60th National Awards.

Chittagong (Hindi) and 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam) have shared the Indira Gandhi award for the Best Debut Film of a Director.

The award for the Best Popular Film for providing wholesome entertainment has been shared by Vicky Donor (Hindi) and Ustad Hotel (Malayalam).

The award for the Best Director has been conferred on Shivaji Lotan Patil for the film Dhag (Marathi).

The award for the Best Actor has been shared by Irrfaan playing the title role in Paan Singh Tomar and Shri Vikram Gokhale for the film Anumati(Marathi) .

The award for the Best Actress has been conferred on Usha Jadhav for her performance in Dhag (Marathi).

The award for the best Supporting Actor has been conferred on Shri Anu Kapur for the film Vicky Donor.

The award for the best supporting Actress has been shared by Dolly Ahluwalia for the film Vicky Donor and Kalpana for the film ThanichallaNjan (Malyalam) .

The Best Child Artist award has been shared by Master Virendra Pratap for Dekh Indian Circus (Hindi) and Master Minon for 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam) .

The award for the Best Male playback singer has been conferred on Shri Shankar Mahadevan for the song Bolo Na from the film Chittagong.

The award for the Best Female Playback singer has been conferred on Ms Aarti Ankalikar-Tikekar for the song Palakein Naa Moon Don from the film Samhita (Marathi).

The award for the best Screen play writer (original) has been conferred on Sujoy Ghosh for the film Kahaani.

The award for best Screen play writer (adapted) has been conferred on Shri Bhavesh Mandalia and Shri Umesh Shukla for the film Oh My God.

The award for the best Dialogue has been conferred on Ms Anjali Menon for the film Ustad Hotel (Malayalam).

The award for the best lyrics has been conferred on Shri Prasoon Joshi for the song Bolo Na from the film Chittagong.

A special jury award has been conferred on Shri Rituparno Ghosh and Shri Nawazuddin Siddiqui for the films Chitrangadha (Bengali), Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dekh Indian circus and Talaash (Hindi).

The award for the best choreography has been conferred on Pt.

Birju Maharaj for the film Vishwaroopam (Tamil) .

In the Non-Feature Film category, Vikrant Pawar has got the Best Director award for the film Kaatal (Marathi).

The Award for the Best Debut Film of a Director has been conferred to Shri Lipika Singh Darai for the film Eka Gachha Eka Manisa Eka Samudra (Odia) .

Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia for the film I Am Micro (English) and Vasudah Joshi for Cancer Katha (English) have been selected for Special Jury Award.

Timbaktu (English) has been awarded as the Best film in the Environmental category and Dreaming Taj Mahal ( Hindi & Urdu) has been conferred the award for the Best Promotional film.


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