India honored its film talents on Monday at the 67th National Film Awards, covering multiple languages and states in various film industries.
South Indian superstar Rajinikanth, 70, received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the county’s highest honor in cinema, named after the man who made India’s first film in 1913.
Rajinikanth’s son-in-law Dhanush shared the Best Actor award with Bollywood star Manoj Bajpayee, at the event held in New Delhi and chaired by Indian Vice President Mr. Venkaiah Naidu.
Dhanush was recognized for his role in the Tamil film Asuran, while Bajpayee won the Hindi Film Award Bhonsle.
Bollywood’s Kangana Ranaut was named best actress for both of her films Panga and Manikarnika: the queen of Jhansi, while Pallavi Joshi won the award for Best Supporting Actress for The Tashkent files and South Indian star Vijay Sethupathi was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Super De Luxe.
Scroll through the gallery above for photos from the event.
Bollywood coming of age movie Chhichhore, which starred the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, was also named best Hindi film.
The talents recognized were for films released in 2019, the event having been canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The list of recipients was announced in March of this year.
“I sincerely thank the central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conferring on me [the] Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honor in the Indian film industry, “Rajinikanth tweeted in April when his name was revealed as this year’s winner.” I thank my bus driver and friend Raj Bahadur who discovered my talent for ‘actor and encouraged me, my brother Sathyanarayana Rao Gaekwad who sacrificed a lot while we struggled in poverty to make me an actor, my guru K Balachander for creating’ the Rajinikanth ‘. “
A bus driver turned actor, the star, who shoots mostly Tamil films, is one of Asia’s highest paid actors.
Although there are a number of film awards in India, the National Film Awards are considered to be the most prestigious and competitive, as the winners are chosen from the many language-based Indian film industries. Bollywood, for example, is an umbrella term for films made in Hindi by the Mumbai film industry.
Complete list of the winners of India’s 67th National Film Awards:
Best Feature Film: Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (malayalam)
Best actor (shared): Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle (hindi) and Dhanush for Asuran (Tamil)
Best actress: Kangana Ranaut for Panga (Hindi) and Manikarnika: the queen of Jhansi (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi for The Tashkent files (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actor: Vijay Sethupathi for Super De Luxe (Tamil)
Best director: Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan for Bahattar Hoorain (Hindi)
Best Director’s First Feature: Mathukutty Xavier for Helen (malayalam)
Best Child Artist: Naga Vishal for KD (Tamil)
Better direction of action: Vikram Mor for Avane Srimannarayana (Kannada)
Best choreography: Raju Sundaram for Maharishi (Telugu)
Best special effects: Siddharth Priyadarshan for Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (malayalam)
Special Jury Prize: Radhakrishnan Parthiban for Oththa Seruppu Size 7 (Tamil)
Best lyrics: Prabha Varma for Kolaambi (malayalam)
Best musical direction: D Imman for Viswasam (Tamil)
Best background music: Prabuddha Banerjee for Jyeshthoputro (Bengali)
Best makeup artist: Ranjith for Helen (malayalam)
Best Costumes: Sujith Sudhakaran and V Sai for Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (malayalam)
Best production design: Sunil Nigwekar and Nilesh Wagh for Anandi Gopal (marathi)
Better audiography (local sound recording): Debajit Gayan for Iewduh (Khasi)
Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track): Resul Pokutty for Oththa Seruppu Size 7 (Tamil)
Best Screenplay (Original): Kaushik Ganguly for Jyeshthoputro (Bengali)
Best scenario (adapted): Srijit Mukherji for Gumnaami (Bengali),
Best Screenplay (Dialogue Writer): Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri for The Tashkent files (Hindi)
Best photography: Gireesh Gangadharan for Jallikattu (malayalam)
Best Editing: Navin Nooli for Jersey (Telugu)
Best Children’s Film: Kastoori (Hindi)
Best Film on Environmental Conservation: Water burial (My pa)
Best Film on Social Issues: Anandi Gopal (marathi)
Best film on national integration: Taj mahal (marathi)
Best Popular Film Providing Healthy Entertainment: Maharishi (Telugu)
Best Reading Singer: Savani Ravindra for Bardo (marathi)
Best Male Playback Singer: B Praak for Kesari (Hindi)
Best movies in each language:
Best Hindi Film: Chhichhore
Best Telugu film: Jersey
Best Malayalam Film: Kalla Nottam
Best Tamil Film: Asuran
Best Paniya Film: Kenjira
Best Mishing Movie: Anu ruwad
Best khasi film: Iewduh
Best Chattisgarhi Film: Bhulan the labyrinth
Best Haryanvi Film: Chhorriyan Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti
Best Tulu Film: Pingara
Best Punjabi Film: Rab Da Radio 2
Best Odia Film: Kalira Atita and Sala Budhar Badla (share)
Best Manipur Film: Eigi Kona
Best Marathi Film: Bardo
Best Konkani Film: Kaajro
Best Kannada Film: Akshi
Best Bengali Film: Gumnaami
Best Assamese Film: Ronuwa – Who never surrenders
Updated: October 25, 2021 11:27