New Delhi, April 16 (IANS)
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” has been named the best film in the wholesome entertainment category at the 61st National Film Awards here.
Starring Farhan Akhtar in the lead role, the film not only won critics’ appreciation but the audience loved it too, making it a huge box office success.
Seasoned Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah criticised “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” as a fake film. However, audiences lapped the film and the story of former athlete Milkha Singh aka Flying Sikh did a whopping business of over Rs.100 crore.
Bollywood film “Jolly LLB” was named the best Hindi film, while director Nishtha Jain’s “Gulabi Gang” was adjudged the best film on social issues for the 61st National Film Awards here.
“Gulabi Gang” is recognised for its powerful depiction of a crusader taking viewers deeper into the continuing struggles of the rural Indian women.