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President Pratibha Patil honoured eminent film personalities with the 55th National Film Awards on October 21. The awards were given to the films released in the year 2007. The South Indian film industry dominated these awards.
Dec 13, 2010 16:11 IST
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President Pratibha Patil honoured eminent film personalities with the 55th National Film Awards on October 21.The awards were given to the films released in the year 2007.The South Indian film industry dominated these awards. The main awardees were-

Best Film: Kanchivaram (Tamil)

Best Direction: Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Naalu Pennungal (Malayalam)

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Chak De India (Hindi)

Best Children's Film: Foto (Hindi)

Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director: Shanker Raman, Frozen

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration: Dharm (Hindi)

Best Film on Family Welfare: Taare Zameen Par (Hindi)

Best Actor: Prakash Raj, Kanchivaram

Best Actress: Umashree, Gulabi Talkies (Kannada)

Best Supporting Actor: Darshan Jariwala, Gandhi My Father (Hindi)

Best Supporting Actress: Shefali Shah, The Last Lear (English)

Best Child Artist: Sharad Goekar, Tingya (Marathi)

Best Music Direction: Ouseppachan, Ore Kadal (Malayalam)

Best Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi, Taare Zameen Par

Best Male Playback Singer: Shankar Mahadevan, Taare Zameen Par

Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal

Best Choreography: Saroj Khan, Jab We Met (Hindi)

Best Cinematography: Shanker Raman, Frozen Hindi/Ladakhi)

Best Screenplay: Feroz Abbas Khan, Gandhi My Father

Best Art Direction: Sabu Cyril, Om Shanti Om (Hindi)

Best Make-up Artist: Pattanam Rasheed, Paradesi (Malayalam)

Best Costume Design: Ruma Sengupta, Krishnakanter Will (Bengali)