The most prestigious film award ceremonies of the country, the 62nd edition of National Film Awards have been announced in New Delhi. The jury comprised of Bharathiraja and Kamal Swaroop. The National Film Awards are presented by the Directorate of Film Festivals under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The following were the chairpersons of the three juries.
- P. Bharathiraja a legend in Tamil cinema and National Film Award winner.
- Kamal Swarup
- Govind Kumar (Madhan)
The National Awards are meant for promoting the quality of good cinema in the country. The following categories of the award have been conferred on following recipients:
- Best Feature Film : Court (Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati & English)
- Best Popular Film for Providing Wholesome Entertainment : Mary Kom
- Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director : Asha for Jaoar Majhe
- Best Direction : Srijit Mukherji for Chotushkone (Bengali)
- Best Actress : Kangana Ranaut for Queen
- Best Actor : Vijay for Nanu Avanalla Avalu (Kannada)
- Best Supporting Actor : Bobby Simhaa for Jigarthanda (Tamil)
- Best Supporting Actress : Baljinder Kaur for Pagdi The Honour (Haryanavi)
- Best Male Playback Singer : Sukhwinder Singh, for Bismil, Haider
- Best Female Playback Singer : Saivam (Tamil) and Uttara Unnikrishanan (Song : Azhagu)
- Best Costume Designer : Haider (Hindi) Dolly Ahluwalia
- Best Music Direction Songs : Haider
- Best Music Direction Background Score : Nineteen Eighty Three (Malayalam)
- Best Choreography : Sudesh Bismil, Haider
- Best Assamese Film : Othello
- Best Bengali Film : Nirbashito
- Best Hindi Film :Queen
- Best Rabha Film : Orong
- Best Haryanvi Film : Pagdi The Honour
- Best Punjabi Film : Punjab 1984
- Best Tamil Film : Kuttram Kadithal
- Best Telugu Film : Chandamama Kathalu
- Best Malayalam Film : Ain
- Best Marathi Film : Killa
- Best Odiya Film : Aadim Vichar
- Best Kannada Film : Harivu
- Best Konkani Film : Nachom – IA Kumpasar
- Special Mention : Killa (Marathi)
- Best Film on Environment Consevation/Preservation : Ottaal (Malayalam)
- Best Educational Film : Komal & Behind the Glass Wall
- Best Exploration/ Adventure Film : Life Force – India’s Western Ghats
- Best Investigative Film : Phum Shang
- Best Animation Film : Sound of Joy
- Best Short Fiction Film : Mitraa
- Best Film Critic : Tanul Thakur
Summary of Complete list of 62nd National Film Award 2014:
The 62nd National Film Award has awarded the Kannada actor Vijay with Best Actor for ‘Nanu Avanalla Avalu’ (Kannada).
Kangana Ranaut has been conferred her second National Film Award. She received the award for Best supporting actress in 2008 film ‘Fashion’. The 62nd National Film Awards have given Kangana Ranaut the Best Actress Award for her performance in “Queen” .
Chaitanya Tamhane’s Marathi film ‘Court‘ has been named for the Best Feature Film category.
Priyanka Chopra-starrer film ‘Mary Kom‘ has won the Best Popular Film award for providing wholesome entertainment.
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