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Kangana Ranaut won the Best Actress award for her outstanding performance in ‘Queen’ at the 62nd National Film Awards where Bollywood movies ‘Haider’ and ‘Mary Kom’ bagged key honours while Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘Court’ was named the Best Feature Film.
Kangana had won her first National award as best supporting actress, for her movie “Fashion” (2010). The Queen actress turned 28 yesterday with her Birthday and got a belated birthday present by winning her career’s second National award for Queen, which is a story of a girl who goes on a foreign honeymoon alone after being ditched by her fiancé just before marriage.
The Vikas Bahl-directed coming-of-age film “Queen” was also named the Best Hindi feature film.
Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘Court’ won the Best Feature Film. The movie focuses on the flaws in the Indian judicial system, has been winning critical acclaim nationally and internationally. The award is expected to give a major boost to the movie ahead of its theatrical release on April 17, 2015.
Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Haider’, a Kashmir-set modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, won five honours at the 62nd National Awards.
Its helmer Vishal Bhardwaj was named the Best Music Director but lost out the best director award to Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherji (‘Chotushkone’).
Bhardwaj was also named for best dialogues in the movie while Sukhwinder Singh clinched the best male playback singer for the song ‘Bismil’. Its other two wins were in the categories of choreography and costume design.
Priyanka Chopra-led biopic ‘Mary Kom’ won the Best popular film providing wholesome entertainment.
‘Chotushkone’, a film about four directors’ attempt to make four short stories, won two more awards — best cinematography and screenplay (original).