67th National Film Awards Announced

Mar 22, 2021 NR Team



The 67th National Film Awards were announced on Monday evening in New Delhi, with the honours for films from the year of 2019. Malayalam film ‘Marakkar: Arabikkadilinte Simham’ won Best Feature film, while Manoj Bajpayee, Dhanush and Kangana Ranaut garnered best actor honours.


Director Priyadarshan's Malayalam war epic Marakkar: Arabikkadilinte Simham, that is headlined by Mohanlal, won Best Feature Film. The film is yet to release in theatres, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The best acting honours went to Manoj Bajapayee for Bhonsle, Dhanush for Tamil film Asuran, and Kangana Ranaut for two of her films: Panga and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.


Vijay Sethupathi (Super Deluxe) and Pallavi Joshi (The Tashkent Files) won the supporting actor awards, while director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan was awarded for Bahattar Hoorain.



Here’s the complete list of awards:


Best Actor, Male: Manoj Bajpayee (Bhosle), Dhanush (Asuran)


Best Actor, Female: Kangana Ranaut (Manikarnika, Pangaa)


Best Director: Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan (Bahattar Hoorain)


Best Feature Film: Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham (Malayalam)


Best Supporting Actor, Male: Vijay Sethupathi (Super Deluxe)


Best Supporting Actor, Female: Pallavi Joshi (The Tashkent Files)


Best Child Artist: Naga Vishal


Jury Special Mention (Films): Biriyani (Malayalam), Lata Bhagwan Kare (Marathi), Picasso (Marathi)


Best Original Screenplay: Kaushik Ganguly (Jyeshthoputri)


Best Adapted Screenplay: Gumnami


Best Dialogue: The Tashkent Files (Hindi)


Best Cinematography: Girish Gangadharan (Jallikattu)


Best Editing: Naveen Nooli (Jersey)


Best Music Director: D Imman (Viswasam)


Best Background Score: Jyeshthoputro


Best Audiography: Iewduh (Khasi)


Best Lyrics: Kolambi


Best Female Playback singer: Bardo (Marathi)


Best Male Playback Singer: Kesri, Teri Mitti (Hindi)


Best Choreography: Raju Sundaram


(Maharshi)


Best Special Effects: Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham


Special Jury Award: Oththa Seruppu Size-7 (Tamil)


Best Action: Avane Srimmannarayana


Best Makeup Artist: Helen


Best Costume Design: Marakkar


Best Production Design: Anandi Gopal


Best Sound Design: Resul Pookutty (Oththa Seruppu Size 7)


Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Jersey


Best Film on Social issues: Anandi Gopal


Best Children’s Film: Kastoori (Hindi)


Best Film on Environment Conservation: Water Burial


Best Debut Film of A Director: Mathukutty Xavier (Helen)


Best Malayalam Film: Kalla Nottam


Best Telugu Film: Jersey


Best Kannada Film: Akshi


Best Marathi Film: Bardo


Best Tamil Film: Asuran


Best Hindi Film: Chhichhore


Best Bengali Film: Gumnami


Best Konkani Film: Kaajro


Best Haryanvi Film: Choriyaan Choro se Kam Nai Hoti


Best Assamese Film: Ronuwa Who Never Surrenders


Best Punjabi Film: Rab Da Radio 2


NON FEATURE FILM CATEGORY


Best Direction: Knock Knock Knock (English/Bengali), Sudhanshu Saria


Best Film on Family Values: Oru Pathira Swapnam Pole


Best Narration: Wild Karnataka, Sir David Attenborough


Best Short Fiction Film: Custody (Hindi/English)


Best Investigation Film: Jakkal


Best Animation Film: Radha (Musical)


Best Exploration Film: Wild Karnataka


Best Educational Film: Apples and Oranges


Best Film on Social Issue: Holy Rights and Ladli


Best Biographical Film: Elephants Do Remember (English)


Best Ethnographic Film: Charan-Atva The Essence of Being a Nomad (Gujarati)


Best Debut Non-Feature Film of a Director: Khisa (Marathi)


Best Non-Feature Film: An Engineered Dream (Hindi)


Best Environmental Film: The Stork Saviours


Best Editing: Shut Up Sona, Arjun Gourisaria


Best Audiography: Radha (Musical), Allwin Rego and Sanjay Maurya


Best On-Location Sound Recordist: Rahas (Hindi), Saptarshi Sarkar


Best Cinematography: Sonsi, Savita Singh


Special Jury Award: Small Scale Societies (English)


Best Book on Cinema: A Gandhian Affair: India’s Curious Portrayal of Love in Cinema by Sanjay Suri


Best Film Critic: Sohini Chattopadhyay


Most film friendly state: Sikkim


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