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Bachchan, Sarika bag best actor, actress awards
New Delhi, August 7
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 – 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 – 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 Krishna Nache
Director: Suman Haripriya
Bengali: Harbart
Director: Suman Mukherjee
Kannada: Thaayi
Director: Baraguru Ramchandrappa
Malayalam: Thanmatra
Director: Blessy 
Marathi: Dombivali  Fast
Director: Nishikant Kamat 
Oriya: Kathantara
Director: Himanshu Khatua 
Punjabi: Baghi
Director: Sukhminder Dhanjal
Tamil: Aadum Kothu
Director: T V Chandran
Telugu: Bommalata – A Bellyful Of Dreams
Director: Prakash Kovelamudi
The much celebrated and versatile actor Amitabh Bachchan has been adjudged as the best actor of 2005 for his sterling performance in the Hindi film ‘Black’ while Sarika has been adjudged as the best actress for her much appreciated role in the English film ‘Parzania’. 

The prestigious talent tags for Bachchan and Sarika have come from distinguished jury of the 53rd National Film Awards-2005.

The much awaited awards were announced here today sans any press conference. Bengali film ‘Kaalpurush- Memories in the mist’ has been adjudged as best feature film. Directed by Budhadeb Dasgupta, the film won the attention of the jury for its rare and lyrical style. 

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Black’ has also won the coveted award for the best feature film in Hindi. 

Similarly, Rahul Dholakia’s film ‘Parzani’ has also bagged the award for best direction. ‘Rang De Basanti’, directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, has been adjudged as the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. It has also won the best audiography and best editing awards. 

The Indira Gandhi award for the best first film of a director has gone to Pradeep Sarkar for ‘Parineeta’. 

Malayalam film ‘Daivanamathil’ has won the Nargis Dutt award for best feature film on national integration.

Naresh Iyer and Shreya Ghoshal bagged awards of best male and female playback singers respectively for ‘Roo Ba Roo’ in ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Apne Aansoo Peene Ke Liye’ in ‘Paheli’. 

Naseeruddin Shah has bagged award of the best supporting actor for his role in `Iqbal' while Urvashi has been awarded as the best supporting actress for her role in the Malayalam film `Achhuvinte Amma'. `Iqbal', produced by Subhash Ghai and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, has been adjudged the best film on social issues.

Anupam Kher has won the special jury award for his outstanding performance in the Hindi film `Maine Gandhi ko Nahin Mara'. 

`Blue Umbrella', directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, has been adjudged as the best children's film. 

Sai Kumar has been adjudged as the best child artist for his role in the Telugu film ‘Bommalata-A bellyful of dreams’.

`Baghi', directed by Sukhminder Dhanjal, has been adjudged as the best feature film in Punjabi. The film graphically delineates the caste divide in modern day Punjab. 

In the non feature film category, `Riding solo to the top of the world' has bagged the award of the best non feature film of the year while `The Whistle Blowers', directed by Umesh Aggarwal and produced by Rajiv Mehrotra, has won the award for the best investigative film. 

Baradwaj Ranjan has won the award for the best film critic of 2005 for his reader friendly reviews on cinema.


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