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Saif, Tara win National awards

July 13, 2005 11:49 IST
Last Updated: July 13, 2005 18:29 IST


Saif Ali Khan won the Best Actor award and Kannada actress Tara was judged Best Actress at the annual National Film Awards.

Saif won the award for last year's hit, Hum Tum, directed by Kunal Kohli.

Tara bagged the award for Haseena. Directed by four-time National Award winner Girish Kasaravalli, Haseena also bagged the Best Film on Family Welfare award.

Buddhadeb Dasgupta won the Best Director award for his Bengali film, Swapner Din, starring Prasenjit Chatterjee and Rimii Sen.

Madhur Bhandarkar's critically acclaimed film Page 3, starring Konkona Sen-Sharma, bagged the Best Film award.

Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara shared the Most Popular Film award with Cheran's Tamil film, Autograph.

The Nargis Dutt Award for National Integration went to Shyam Benegal's Bose: The Forgotten Hero.

The Supporting Actor award was given to 92-year-old Haradhan Banerjee for the Bengali film, Krantikar.

The Supporting Actress award went to Sheela for the Malayalam film, Akale. Akale also bagged the Best Feature Film in Malayalam award.

The Best Male Playback singer award went to Udit Narayan for his song, Yeh tara in Swades.

The Best Female Playback award went to Chitra for Autograph.

Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades also won Mahesh Aney the Best Cinematographer's award.

Rituparno Ghosh's Raincoat won the Best Feature Film in Hindi award, while and Shonali Bose's Amu won the Best Feature Film in English award.


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Sub: National Awards

Congratulations to Saif and Madhur for getting the awards! Thanks to stupidity of the judges. May more and more undeserved work be recognized year of ...


Posted by Ram Charan





Sub: national award

i think the choice of the commitee fr the best actor was nt right..sharukh should got the award fr the powerful performance he'd done in ...


Posted by oscar





Sub: What a pity!!my countrymen

Seems that film jury has turned into nothing but a bunch of puppets. Saif winning national award for his chocolate performance, which cant be even ...


Posted by Renji





Sub: Page 3 was released in Jan 2005

When I read the news item that Page 3 had won National Award I was really surprised. I suppose the awards were for films released ...


Posted by Meha Mathur





Sub: not right

Hi everyone I think it is national awards not popular awards.They should awards to films like swades,lakshaya,black. I think shahrukh khan deserves the award for ...


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