69th National Film Awards 2023: Major Wins for Rocketry, Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon, and Allu Arjun

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  • The 69th National Film Awards, a prestigious event in Indian cinema, have honoured the brightest talents and remarkable films from 2021, showcasing the industry’s best achievements.
  • Notable names like Rocketry, Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon, and Allu Arjun emerged as big winners, capturing awards for their outstanding performances and contributions to the cinematic landscape.

The complete list of winners at the 69th National Film Awards, unveiled on Thursday, celebrates excellence in Indian cinema for the year 2021. The awards ceremony, set to be held at a later date, will commend outstanding achievements in Indian films across languages from the mentioned year. 

Eligibility was open to feature and non-feature films certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

Here is the comprehensive roll call of winners for the 69th National Film Awards:

  1. Best Feature Film: Rocketry
  2. Best Director: Nikhil Mahajan for Godavari
  3. Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: RRR
  4. Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: The Kashmir Files
  5. Best Actor: Allu Arjun for Pushpa
  6. Best Actress: Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti Sanon for Mimi
  7. Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Tripathi for Mimi
  8. Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi for The Kashmir Files
  9. Best Child Artist: Bhavin Rabari for Chhello Show
  10. Best Original Screenplay: Shahi Kabir for Nayattu
  11. Best Adapted Screenplay: Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Utkarshini Vashishtha for Gangubai Kathiawadi
  12. Best Dialogue Writers: Utkarshini Vashishtha & Prakash Kapadia for Gangubai Kathiawadi
  13. Best Music Director (Songs): Devi Sri Prasad for Pushpa
  14. Best Music Direction (Background Music): MM Keeravaani for RRR
  15. Best Male Playback Singer: Kaala Bhairava for RRR
  16. Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal for Iravin Nizhal
  17. Best Lyrics: Chandrabose for Konda Polam’s Dham Dham Dham
  18. Best Hindi Film: Sardar Udham
  19. Best Kannada Film: 777 Charlie
  20. Best Malayalam Film: Home
  21. Best Gujarati Film: Chhello Show
  22. Best Tamil Film: Kadaisi Vivasayi
  23. Best Telugu Film: Uppena
  24. Best Maithili Film: Samanantar
  25. Best Mishing Film: Boomba Ride
  26. Best Marathi Film: Ekda Kaay Zala
  27. Best Bengali Film: Kalkokkho
  28. Best Assamese Film: Anur
  29. Best Meiteilon Film: Eikhoigi Yum
  30. Best Odia Film: Pratikshya
  31. Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Meppadiyan directed by Vishnu Mohan
  32. Best Film on Social Issues: Anunaad – The Resonance
  33. Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Aavasavyuham
  34. Best Children’s Film: Gandhi and Co
  35. Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist): Arun Asok & Sonu K P for Chavittu
  36. Best Audiography (Sound Designer): Aneesh Basu for Jhilli
  37. Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track): Sinoy Joseph for Sardar Udham
  38. Best Choreography: Prem Rakshith for RRR
  39. Best Cinematography: Avik Mukhopadhayay for Sardar Udham
  40. Best Costume Designer: Veera Kapur Ee for Sardar Udham
  41. Best Special Effects: Srinivas Mohan for RRR
  42. Best Production Design: Dmitrii Malich and Mansi Dhruv Mehta for Sardar Udham
  43. Best Editing: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Gangubai Kathiawadi
  44. Best Make-up: Preetisheel Singh for Gangubai Kathiawadi
  45. Best Stunt Choreography: King Soloman for RRR
  46. Special Jury Award: Vishnuvardhan for Shershaah

Special Mentions:

  1. Late Shri Nallandi for Kadaisi Vivasayi
  2. Aranya Gupta & Bithan Biswas for Jhilli
  3. Indrans for Home
  4. Jahanara Begum for Anur
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