Complete list of winners and history of national awards here


67th National Film Awards 2021 were distributed on October 25, 2021 by Vice President M Venkaiyanaidu in New Delhi. Among the winners were Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee and Dhanush in the Best Actor category. You can watch the full awards ceremony below and see the tweets shared by various people regarding the NNational awards 2021.

The rewards were announced on March 22, 2021, in New Delhi. Actor and legend, Rajnikant also received the Dadasahib Phalke Prize for his contribution to Indian cinema. Find out all about the awards, their recipients, and the history of the awards here.

Before going any further, check out Minister Anurag Thakur’s tweet about the National Film Awards

67th National Film Awards: list of laureates

The National Film Awards celebrate the excellence of Indian cinema every year. The ceremony could not take place last year due to the COVID 19 pandemic that took place this year. The awards were announced by N Chandra, the chairman of the central panel and the press conference was attended by various jury members such as Arun Chaddha, chairman of the state most cinema-friendly jury Shaji N. Karun, and chairman of the jury for best film writing. Saibal Chatterjee.

Here is the list of all the winners

Category Winner
Original screenplay Jyeshthoputri
Adapted scenario Gumnaami
Dialogue Writer Tashkent Files (Hindi)
Best photography Jallikkettu (malayalam)
Best Female Reading Singer Bardo (marathi)
Best Male Playback Singer Kesri, Teri Mitti (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actress The Tashkent Files, Pallavi Joshi
Best Supporting Actor Super Deluxe, Vijaya Sethupathi
Best actress Kangana Ranaut (Manikarnika, Panga)
Best actor Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle and Dhanush for Asuran
Best achievement Bahattar Hoorain
Best Children’s Film Kastoori (Hindi)
Best Film on Environmental Conservation Water burial
Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Director’s Feature Hélène (Malayalam)
Best feature film Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham (Malaysia)
Song Viswasam (Tamil)
Musical direction Jyeshthoputro
Makeup artist Helen
Best production design Anandi Gopal
Best Editing Jersey (Telugu)
Better audiography Lewduh (Khasi)
Best Tulu Film Pingara
Best Paniya Film Kenjira
Best Mishing Movie Anu Ruwad
Best khasi film Lewduh
Best Haryanvi Film Chhoriyan Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti
Best Chattisgarhi Film Bhulan the labyrinth
Best Telugu Film Jersey
Best Tamil Film Asuran
Best Punjabi Film Rab Da Radio 2
Best Odiya Film Sala Budhar Badla and Kalira Atita
Best Manipuri Film Eigi Kona
Best Malayalam Film Kalla Nottam
Best Marathi Film Bardo
Best Konkani Film Kaajro
Best Kannada Film Akshi
Best Hindi Film Chhichhore
Best Bengali Film Gumnaami
Best Assamese Film Ronuwa – Who never surrenders
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Better narration Wild Karnataka, Sir David Attenborough
Best Editing Shut up Sona, Arjun Gourisaria
Better audiography Radha (Music), Allwin Rego and Sanjay Maurya
Best sound recorder on site Rahas (Hindi), Saptarshi Sarkar
Best photography Sonsi, Savita Singh
Best achievement Toc Toc Toc (English / Bengali), Sudhanshu Saria
Best Film on Family Values Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole (Malayalam)
Best Fictional Short Film Guard (Hindi / English)
Special Jury Prize Small-scale companies (English)
Best animated film Radha (Music)
Best Investigative Film Jakkal
Best Exploration Film Wild Karnataka (English)
Best Educational Film: Apples and oranges (English)
Best Film on Social Issues Sacred Rights (Hindi) and Ladli (Hindi)
Best Environmental Film The Saviors of Storks (Hindi)
Best promotional film The Shower (Hindi)
Best Film on Art and Culture Shrikshetra-Ru-Sahijata (Odia)
Best Biographical Film Elephants Remember (English)
Best ethnographic film Charan- Atva The essence of being a nomad (Gujarati)
Best First Non-Feature Film by a Director Khisa (Marathi)
Best non-feature film A dream conceived (Hindi)

This is the end of a long wait for Manoj Bajpayee after the Certificate of Merit in 2003 for Pinjar while the second victory for Dhanush after Aadukalam in 2011. It is the fourth National Prize for Kangana Ranaut. While the film Sushant Singh Rajput-Starrer, Chhichore won the award for best Hindi film. Sikkim was honored to be the film’s best friend state. The prize for the best book on cinema went to A Gandhian Affair: India ‘Curious Portrait of Love in Cinema by Sanjay Suri.

National Film Awards: History

The National Film Awards were first awarded in 1954. The Indian government wanted to honor the excellence of Indian cinema nationwide. It was in 1973 that the Directorate of Film Festivals began administering the ceremony as well as other major events in the country.

The National Film Awards are presented and categorized into three sections: Feature Films, Feature Films and Best Writings About Cinema. The jury is appointed by the Directorate of Film Festivals in India without any government influence on the awards.

In addition, a list of rules is presented each year in a regulatory document called the National Film Prize Rules.

The awards aim to encourage the making of films of aesthetic and technical excellence. Films are also encouraged to have social relevance, which can help understanding and appreciation of cultures from different parts of the country in cinematic form. Films made in the country must respect the unity and integrity of the nation.

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