Winners of the 69th National Film Awards Unveiled: A Glance at the Honored Achievements

Recognition of Excellence in Indian Cinema for the Year 2021

New Delhi’s National Media Center was abuzz with excitement as the winners of the 69th National Film Awards were revealed on Thursday. The forthcoming ceremony, yet to be scheduled, will pay tribute to the finest creations in Indian cinema from diverse languages that graced the screens during the eventful year of 2021. Films, both feature and non-feature, that received certification from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, were in contention for these prestigious accolades.

The roster of the 69th National Film Awards victors unfolds as follows:

  • Best Feature Film: “Rocketry”
  • Best Director: Nikhil Mahajan for “Godavari”
  • Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: “RRR”
  • Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: “The Kashmir Files”
  • Best Actor: Allu Arjun for “Pushpa”
  • Best Actress: Alia Bhatt for “Gangubai Kathiawadi” and Kriti Sanon for “Mimi”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Tripathi for “Mimi”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi for “The Kashmir Files”
  • Best Child Artist: Bhavin Rabari for “Chhello Show”
  • Best Screenplay (Original): Shahi Kabir for “Nayattu”
  • Best Screenplay (Adapted): Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Utkarshini Vashishtha for “Gangubai Kathiawadi”
  • Best Dialogue Writer: Utkarshini Vashishtha & Prakash Kapadia for “Gangubai Kathiawadi”
  • Best Music Director (Songs): Devi Sri Prasad for “Pushpa”
  • Best Music Direction (Background Music): MM Keeravaani for “RRR”
  • Best Male Playback Singer: Kaala Bhairava for “RRR”
  • Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal for “Iravin Nizhal”
  • Best Lyrics: Chandrabose for “Konda Polam’s Dham Dham Dham”
  • Best Hindi Film: Sardar Udham
    Best Kannada Film: 777 Charlie
    Best Malayalam Film: Home
    Best Gujurati Film: Chhello Show
    Best Tamil Film: Kadaisi Vivasayi
    Best Telugu Film: Uppena
    Best Maithili Film: Samanantar
    Best Mishing Film: Boomba Ride
    Best Marathi Film: Ekda Kaay Zala
    Best Bengali Film: Kalkokkho
    Best Assamese Film: Anur
    Best Meiteilon Film: Eikhoigi Yum
    Best Odiya Film: Pratikshya
    Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Meppadiyan, Vishnu Mohan
    Best Film on Social Issues: Anunaad – The Resonance
    Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Aavasavyuham
    Best Children’s Film: Gandhi and Co
    Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist): Arun Asok & Sonu K P, Chavittu
    Best Audiography (Sound Designer): Aneesh Basu, Jhilli
    Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track): Sinoy Joseph, Sardar Udham
    Best Choreography: Prem Rakshith, RRR
    Best Cinematography: Avik Mukhopadhayay, Sardar Udham
    Best Costume Designer: Veera Kapur Ee, Sardar Udham
    Best Special Effects: Srinivas Mohan, RRR
    Best Production Design: Dmitrii Malich and Mansi Dhruv Mehta, Sardar Udham
    Best Editing: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi
    Best Make-up: Preetisheel Singh, Gangubai Kathiawadi
    Best Stunt Choreography: King Soloman, RRR
    Special Jury Award: Shershaah, Vishnuvardhan
    Special Mention: 1. Late Shri Nallandi, Kadaisi Vivasayi 2. Aranya Gupta & Bithan Biswas, Jhilli 3. Indrans, Home 4. Jahanara Begum, Anur

The 69th National Film Awards ceremony is set to be an event of celebration and recognition for the remarkable contributions made by the Indian film industry in the year 2021.

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