Allu Arjun, Kriti Sanon, R.Madhavan, Shreya Ghosal Receive National Film Awards
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – The 69th National Film Awards in the national capital on October 17 saw a confluence of generations and sartorial styles as President Droupadi Murmu honored headline-making actors, and film talent from across the country.
The National Award for Best Hindi Film was given to the biographical historical drama film ‘Sardar Udham’ (2021). It was received by the film’s director Shoojit Sircar. The movie stars Vicky Kaushal in the titular role.
‘Sardar Udham’ also bagged awards for Best Cinematography (Avik Mukhopadhyay), Best Production Design, Best Costume Designer and Best Audiography.
Kriti Sanon bagged the award for Best Actress for her performance in ‘Mimi’. The actress looked gorgeous in a cream and multi-hued saree with a golden border. She tied her hair in a bun and opted for a neutral makeup look.
Tollywood star Allu Arjun bagged the honor of Best Actor for ‘Pushpa: The Rise’. He wore a traditional white outfit. The movie has also received the award for Best Music Direction, which was given to Devi Sri Prasad.
R. Madhavan’s directorial debut ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ bagged the award for Best Feature Film.
S.S. Rajamouli’s blockbuster ‘RRR’ was conferred the award for ‘Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. The movie also won the award for ‘Best Music Direction’, which went to M.M. Keeravaani. The epic action-drama film ‘RRR’ also got awards for Best Special Effects, Best Choreography, and Best Action Direction Award (Stunt Choreography).
The award for Best Editing was given to acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. The film also bagged the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Make-up Artist.
Shreya Ghoshal bagged the award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song ‘Maayava Chaayavaa’ from the Tamil movie ‘Iravin Nizhal’. And Kaala Bhairava picked up the award for the Best Male Playback Singer for the song ‘Komuram Bheemudo’ from the movie ‘RRR’, the Telugu version.
The Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration was given to ‘The Kashmir Files’ directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri. Pallavi Joshi bagged the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘The Kashmir Files; Pankaj Tripathi received the award for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Mimi’.
The award for Best Child Artist was given to Bhavin Rabari for his performance in the Gujarati film, ‘Chello Show’.
The Special Jury Award went to the Sidharth Malhotra starrer ‘Shershaah’. Director Vishnu Varadhan received the honor.