The 69th National Film Awards took place at the National Media Centre in New Delhi on Thursday afternoon, with prizes for films censored in 2021. The event was organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s Directorate of Film Festivals, with filmmakers Ketan Mehta and Vasanth S Sai, along with poet and journalist Yatindra Mishra, as the jury chairpersons.
The awards ceremony featured several big winners, including Best Movie as Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Best Actor (Male) Allu Arjun for Pushpa (The Rise Part I), Best Actor (Female) Kriti Sanon for Mimi (Hindi), and Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi (Hindi). Nikhil Mahajan won the National Film Award for Best Director for the Marathi movie Godavari. Pankaj Tripathi and Pallavi Joshi were the best-supporting actors for Mimi and The Kashmir Files.
Allu Arjun, Alia Bhatt, and Kriti Sanon achieved massive in the 69th National Film Awards
Taking home the National Award for Best Movie was The Nambi Effect. The Best Actress prize went to Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon for the Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi. Telugu actor Allu Arjun won best actor for the Telugu film Pushpa: The Rise (Part I).
69th National Film Awards
At the National Media Centre in New Delhi on Thursday afternoon, the 69th National Film Awards took place, including prizes for films censored in 2021. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s Directorate of Film Festivals, representing the Indian government, organized the event.
The Jury chairpersons of the event
The filmmakers Ketan Mehta and Vasanth S Sai, with the poet and journalist Yatindra Mishra, will serve as this year’s jury chairpersons for various categories.
Filmmaker Ketan Mehta, the head of the 11-member jury, disclosed the National Awards for 2021.
Some Big awards of the night
# Rocketry: The Nambi Effect took the National Award for Best Movie.
# For their respective roles in Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon shared the Best Actress award.
# The Telugu movie Pushpa: The Rise (Part I) won best actor for Telugu superstar Allu Arjun.
# Nikhil Mahajan won the National Film Award for Best Director for the Marathi movie Godavari.
# The best supporting actor for Mimi was Pankaj Tripathi.
# The best-supporting actress for The Kashmir Files went to Pallavi Joshi.
# The Telugu version of the multilingual movie RRR won the prize for best widely watched film offering family-friendly entertainment.
Complete winners list
The list of 69th National Film Awards winners appears below:
Best Movie: Rocketry- The Nambi Effect (Hindi)
Best Actor (Male):Allu Arjun for Pushpa (The Rise Part I) (Telugu)
Best Actor (Female): Kriti Sanon for Mimi (Hindi) and Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi (Hindi)
Best Director: Nikhil Mahajan, Godavari (Marathi)
Indira Gandhi Award for Debut in Direction-
Best Movie : Meppadiyan
Nargis Dutt Award-
Best Movie on National Integration: The Kashmir Files (Hindi)
Award for the Best Entertainment-Providing Popular Film: RRR (Telugu)
Best Supporting Actor (Male): Pankaj Tripathi, Mimi (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actor (Female): Pallavi Joshi, The Kashmir Files (Hindi)
Award on Social Issue-
Best Movie: Anunaad: The Resonance (Assamese)
Award for Children’s Movie-
Best Movie: Gandhi&Co. (Gujarati)
Award about preserving or conserving the environment-
Best Movie: Aavasavyuham (Malayalam)
Best Child Artist: Bhavin Rabari, Last Film Show (Gujarati)
Best Cinematography: Sardar Udham (Hindi)
Best Action Direction Award: RRR
Award for Playback Singer-
Best Male Singer: Kaala Khairava, RRR (Telugu)
Best Female Singer: Iravin Nizhal & Shreya Ghoshal
Best Screenplay: Gangubai Kathiawadi (Hindi) and Nayattu (The Hunt) (Malayalam)
Best Choreography: RRR
Best Editing: Gangubai Kathiawadi (Hindi)
Best Cinematography: Sardar Udham (Hindi)
Best Music Direction: RRR (Telugu) and Pushpa (The Rise Part I)
Special Jury Award: Shershaah
Best Audiography: Jhilli (Discards) (Bengali) and Chavittu (Malayalam)
Best Special Effects: RRR
Best Lyrics: Konda Polam (Telugu)
Best Costume Designer: Sardar Udham (Hindi)
Best Make-up Artist: Gangubai Kathiawadi
Each language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution’s Best Feature Film category
Hindi- Best Movie: Sardar Udham
Telugu- Best Movie: Uppena (Wave)
Assamese- Best Movie: Anur
Malayalam- Best Movie: Home
Bengali-Best Movie: Kalkokkho – House of Time
Tamil- Best Movie: Kadaisi Vivasayi (The Last Farmer)
Marathi- Best Movie: Ekda Kay Zala
Odia- Best Movie: Pratikshya (The Wait)
Gujarati- Best Movie: Last Film Show (Chhello Show)
Meiteilon- Best Movie: Eikhoigi Yum (Our Home)
Kannada- Best Movie: Charlie
Maithili- Best Movie: Samanantar (The Parallel)