"I didn't know such great films were being made in regional cinema," said Shekhar Kapur as he announced the awards. Hindi cinema cannot compete with them, he said. Announcing special mention awards, he said, “special mention award for Malayalam film Take Off and performance by actress Parvathy.”
Pankaj Tripathi gets special mention for his performance in Newton.
Best Marathi film: Kaccha Limbu
Best Malayalam film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum. Spectacular performances, and screenplay, said Shekhar Kapur on the film.
Best Hindi film: Newton.