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The 58th National Film Awards Ceremony was held in New Delhi on Saturday. The awards were presented by President Pratibha Patil at Vigyan Bhawan.

The award ceremony was hosted by actors Mahie Gill and Rajat Kapoor.

Regional films outshone Hindi films at the awards. Tamil films bagged fourteen awards while Malayalam films won six national awards including Adaminte Makan Abu which won the Best Feature Film.

‘We have rich and varied cultural heritage which provides significant base of telling the world the stories of India. This year, regional cinema seems to have taken maximum share of these awards and a large number of films are being made with new directors, which is an encouraging trend,’ Patil said at the award ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Ambika Soni said that the Government had moved forward in setting up the National Film »

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