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Newdelhi:7/4/17:The 64th National Film Awards are underway. The best of Indian cinema is being declared today. No odia Film able to select even in Regional category, this year three odia film had participated in the race.That was Luv u Jessica directed by Susant Mani,Mimansha directed by Chakradhar Sahu and Chini directed by Pradip BalSamanat,as per the report the odia director are unable to coup with national level competition.

The Jury members have a tough time selecting the best films;the jury deserve special appreciation, said the director, DFF India. There were 344 feature films in 26 languages from which the awards were chosen this year.

Here’s the list of the awards this year:

Uttar Pradesh is selected ‘ Most Film Friendly State’ Special mention Award to Jharkand

G Dhananjayan selected for Best writing on Films

Best book On cinema goes to Lata Surgatha- a book that narrates the story of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar

Best Music goes to Leeches, Best Short fiction goes to Aba

Best Animation: Hum Chitra Banate Hain

Best Educational Film: The Waterfalls

Best Environment Film: The Tiger Who Crossed the Line 

Best Investigative Film: Placebo

Best Biographical/Historical reconstruction: Zikr Uss Parivash Ka

Best Non-Feature Film: Fireflies in the Abyss

Special Mention (Feature Film): Kadwi Hawa, Mukti Bhavan, Adil Hussain for Mukti Bhavan and Sonam Kapoor for Neerja

Best Tamil Film: Joker

Best Gujarati Film: Wrong Side Raju

Best Marathi Film: Dashakriya

Best Hindi Film: Neerja

Best Bengali Film: Bisarjan

Best Kannada Film: Reservation

Best Malayalam film: Maheshinite Pratikaram

Best Visual Effects: Shivaay

Best Female Playback Singer: Iman Chakraborty

Best Male Playback Singer: Sunder Iyer

Special Jury Mention (acting): Mohanlal (Munthiri Vallikal Thalirkkumbol)

Best Actor: Akshay Kumar for Rustom

Best Children’s Film: Dhanak, Hindi

Best Supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim for Dangal

Best Film On Social Issues: Pink

Best Action Choreography: Peter Hein for Pulimurugan

Best Feature Film: Kasav, Marathi film

Best Director: Rajesh Mapuskar, for Ventilator

Special Mention Award: The Eyes of Darkness

Best Actress: Surabhi

Best Sound Recording: Kaadu Pookkunna Neram

Best Screenplay: Maheshinite Pratikaram

Best Non-feature Film: Malayalam documentary Chembai: My Discovery of a Legend

Best Child Artiste: Adish Praveen and two others



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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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