"Chak De India" dug honors the "Bollywood Oscars" win nods for best film, director and actor for his look at how issues of religion, class and gender play in the national sports.
The film tells the story of a Muslim captain of the Indian team field hockey leaving the game after being falsely accused of launching a World Cup match against Pakistan.
After the disappearance of seven years, he returned to coach the Indian women of the team, leading them to a victory of the World Cup of their own.
The script won a screenwriter Jaideep Sahni award for best story, while Shimit Amin took best director and star Shah Rukh Khan best actor.
The film was among a series of films presented at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), which was separated from the splashy musicals that made famous Bollywood, for the fight against the tougher issues in formats with a more comprehensive.
Vivek Oberoi, who picked up a gong for best performance in a negative role for "Shootout at Lokhandwala, said he believes that the trend in India was to produce films that could attract an international audience.
Oberoi said filmmakers focus on "more comprehensive concepts and ideas that go beyond the borders of India because the viewers and the public have reached beyond the borders of India."
Despite the emphasis on non-musicals produced in large numbers dance stole the spotlight.
Dia Mirza donned a black halter top for a racy performance to promote his upcoming action thriller "Acid Factory," while Oberoi and co-star Shriya Saran shone silver for a hip-hop eavesdropping on their performance thriller "Mission Istaanbul."
Akshay Kumar donned a coat tigre as it flew over the scene to the rear of the hall on a skateboard, gliding along a wire, while turbaned dancers walked on the islands of singing.
From placing on the world market is a key element of the IIFA awards, which were held in cities from London to South Africa Sun City, in the hope of attracting new audiences.
The Indian film industry is valued at 2.2 billion dollars last year, just a fraction of what Hollywood earns in a year. But that is expected to nearly double by 2012, with ticket sales overseas plays a key role.
The ceremony was broadcast live to 600 million viewers, but few of them were actually in Thailand because the show was not on local television.
But hundreds of fans were watching their favorite artists marched to a distinctive green carpet as they arrived at the end of the evening gala on Sunday.
But some of the biggest stars of the night were excluded, including clan Bachchan, India the first family of cinema.
Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, who has dazzled fans in a full length, STRAPS goldfish satin robe, and her husband Abhishek Bachchan lost their lead roles in "guru" - the rags to riches story of an Indian business magnate.
Another hot celebrity couple, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, has picked up prices as the best new players for their respective shares in "Saawariya" and "Om Shanti Om."
Padukone's film "Om Shanti Om," a plot that involves a reincarnated alive, has swept most prices techniques.