MUMBAI: The 53rd National Film Awards have named Amitabh Bachchan and Sarika as best actor and actress for their performances in Black and Parzania respectively.
Kaalpurush â€“ Memories in the Mist (Bengali) directed by Budhadeb Dasgupta has been declared the Best Feature Film. The Award carries a Swarna Kamal and Rs 50,000 each for the producer and director of the film.
The Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment went to Rang De Basanti directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra.
The Nargis Dutt Award for the Best Feature Film on National Integration was awarded to Daivanamathil (Malayalam), directed by Jayaraj.
Parineeta directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra bagged the Indira Gandhi Award for the Best First Film of a director. The Award for the best film on social issues went to Iqbal directed by Nagesh Kukunoor.
The award for the best direction was bagged by Rahul Dholakia for Parzania.
The Award for the Best Child Artist went to Sai Kumar for his performance in Telugu film Bommalata â€“ A Bellyful of Dreams. The Award for the Best Male Playback Singer went to Naresh Iyer in Rang De Basanti and the Best Female Playback singer award to Shreya Ghoshal for her song in Paheli.
The Best Non-Feature Film is Riding Solo To The Top Of The World (English), directed by Gaurav A Jani. The Best Film Critic Award was given to Baradwaj Rangan.
Black directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali was adjudged the best feature film in Hindi. The best adjudged films in different Indian languages are:
Assamese: Kadam Tole
Director: Suman Haripriya
Director: Suman Mukherjee
Director: Baraguru Ramchandrappa
Marathi: Dombivali Fast
Director: Nishikant Kamat
Director: Himanshu Khatua
Director: Sukhminder Dhanjal
Tamil: Aadum Kothu
Director: T V Chandran
Telugu: Bommalata â€“ A Bellyful Of Dreams
Director: Prakash Kovelamudi