national film awards 2023 winners list:The winners of the 69th National Film Awards were announced at the National Media Center in New Delhi on Thursday. The ceremony, which will be held at a future date, honoured the best Indian films produced across languages in the calendar year 2021. Feature and non-feature films certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, were eligible for contention.
The announcement of India’s highly anticipated cinema event – 69th National Film Awards concluded recently and the country is celebrating people who took home this coveted award. Streamed live on social media handles of I&B Ministry and PIB India, NFA’23 saw some of the most exciting films winning big.
Meanwhile, Vicky Kaushal-starrer ‘Sardar Udham’ and Alia Bhatt-led ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ also left a mark with several awards.
Here’s a quick list of complete winners:
Best Feature Film
R Madhavan’s directorial debut ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ (Hindi)
Allu Arjun for ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ (Telugu)
Alia Bhatt – ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ (Hindi)
Kriti Sanon – ‘Mimi’ (Hindi)
Nikhil Mahajan – ‘Godavari’ (The Holy Water) (Marathi)
Best Supporting Actor
Pankaj Tripathi for ‘Mimi’ (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actress
Pallavi Joshi for ‘The Kashmir Files’ (Hindi)
69th National Film Awards 2023: Best Actress
And, it was a tie! The Best Actress award was given to Alia Bhatt for ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and Kriti Sanon for ‘Mimi’.
National Film Awards Winners: Best Actor
The fan-favourite star made it to the top. Allu Arjun, who become the national crush after the release of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, has now won the Best Actor award too for the movie.
National Film Awards 2023: Best Director
Director Nikhil Mahajan was honoured with the Best Direction award for his Marathi movie ‘Godavari’ (The Holy Water). The film is predominantly about a cynical man looking for an escape from the chaos around him.
69th National Film Awards: More Mentions!
While Director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration, Vishnu Mohan got the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director for his Malayalam movie ‘Meppadiyan’.
National Awards 2023 Winners List: Best Feature Film
R Madhavan’s directorial debut – ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’. The film is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who was wrongly accused of espionage and arrested in 1994 on charges of selling sensitive rocket technology secrets to foreign countries.
National Film Awards 2023 Winners List: Best Female Playback Singer
Shreya Ghosal bagged the prestigious award for the song ‘Maayava Chaayavaa’ in the Tamil film ‘Iravin Nizhal’.
National Film Award: Gangubai’s Big Moment!
Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi bags many awards:
- Best Make-up Artist
- Best Actress – Alia Bhatt
- Best Editing – Sanjay Leela Bansali
- Best Screenplay – Sanjay Leela Bansali with Utkarshini Vashishtha, alongside Neflix malayalm film ‘Nayattu’
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Director Vishnu Varadhan’s Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani-starrer ‘Shershaah’ got the special jury award for a feature film. It’s the story of PVC awardee Indian soldier Capt. Vikram Batra, whose bravery and unflinching courage in chasing the Pakistani soldiers out of Indian territory contributed immensely to India finally winning the Kargil War in 1999.
National Film Award Live: ‘RRR’ Wins Big
Kaala Bhairava won the Best Female Playback singer for the Tamil song ‘Komuram Bheemudo’ in ‘RRR’. SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus took home the Wholesome Entertainer Award and several awards.
- Best Music Direction
- Best Stunt Choreographer
- Best Choreographer
- Best Special Effects Creator
69th National Film Awards News: Best Hindi Film – ‘Sardar Udham’
Vicky Kaushal’s biographical historical drama ‘Sardar Udham’ bags the Best Hindi Film award. The movie is directed by Shoojit Sircar and stars Vicky in the titular role of Sardar Udham Singh, a revolutionary freedom fighter from India who is known for assassinating Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, in retaliation for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Besides these, the movie also bagged other awards:
- Costume Designer
- Production Designer
- Best Audiography – to Sinoy Joseph alongside movies ‘Jhilli’ and ‘Chavittu’
- Best Cinematography