New Delhi [India], Oct 25 (ANI): The 67th National Film Awards organized by the Film Festivals Directorate, a division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, were presented on Monday at the Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.
The winners of the prestigious 2019 Cinema Outstanding Achievement Awards were announced in March. The ceremony was supposed to take place last year but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The winners were chosen by the jury from a pool of 461 films in the feature films category and 220 films in the short films category.
The latest film by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, “Chhichhore” won the Best Hindi Film Award while Kangana Ranaut received the Best Actress award for her films “Panga” and “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi “.
The national award for best actor was shared between Manoj Bajpayee for ‘Bhonsle’ and Dhanush for ‘Asuran’. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s war epic, “Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea”, which has yet to hit theaters, won the award for best feature film. Here is the complete list of the winners of the 67th National Film Awards.
Feature Film Award Best Feature Film: “Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea” (Malayalam) Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut for “Panga” (Hindi) and “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” (Hindi) Best Actress in a Second role: Pallavi Joshi for ‘The Tashkent Files’ (Hindi) Best Supporting Actor: Vijay Sethupathi for ‘Super Deluxe’ (Tamil) Best Director: Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan for ‘Bahattar Hoorain’ (Hindi) Best First Film a director: Mathukutty Xavier for ‘Helen’ (Malayalam) Best child artist: Naga Vishal for ‘KD’ (Tamil) Best action director: ‘Avane Srimannarayana’ (Kannada), Vikram Mor Best choreography: ‘Maharishi’ (Telugu), Raju Sundaram Best Special Effects: ‘Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea’ (Malayalam), Siddharth Priyadarshan Special Jury Prize: ‘Oththa Seruppu Size 7’ (Tamil), Radhakrishnan Parthiban Best Lyrics: Prabha Varma for ‘Kolaambi’ (Malayalam) Best Direction : D. I mman for ‘Viswasam’ (Tamil) Best background Music: Prabuddha Banerjee for ‘Jyeshthoputro’ (Bengali) Best makeup artist: Ranji th for ‘Helen’ (Malayalam) Best costumes: Sujith Sudhakaran and V. Sai for ‘Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea ‘(Malayalam) Best set:’ Anandi Gopal ‘(Marathi), Sunil Nigwekar and Nilesh Wagh Best audiography (Location) Sound engineer:’ Iewduh ‘(Khasi), Debajit GayanBest Audiography (Re-recordist of final mix track) : ‘Oththa Seruppu Size 7’ (Tamil), Resul PokuttyBest Screenplay (Original): ‘Jyeshthoputro’ (Bengali), Kaushik GangulyBest Screenplay (adapted): ‘Gumnaami’ (Bengali), Srijit Mukherji Best Screenplay (Dialogue Writer): ‘Les Tashkent ‘files (Hindi), Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri Best photography:’ Jallikattu ‘(Malayalam), Gireesh Gangadharan Best editing:), Navin Nooli Best children’s film:’ Kastoori ‘(Hindi) Best environmental conservation film:’ Water Burial ‘(Monpa) Best film on the qu Social Estions: ‘Anandi Gopal’ (Marathi) Best National Integration Film: ‘Tajmahal’ (Marathi)) Best Popular Film Providing Healthy Entertainment: ‘Maharishi’ (Telugu) Best Femal e Play Singer: Savani Ravindra for ” Bardo Â»(Marathi) Kalla Nottam’Best Tamil movie: ‘Asuran’Best Paniya movie:’ Kenjira’Best mishing movie: ‘Anu Ruwad’Best khasi movie:’ Iewduh’Best Chattisgarhi movie: ‘Bhulan the Maze haanvi: ‘Chhoriyan Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti’ Best Tulu Movie: ‘Pingara’ Best Punjabi Movie: ‘Rab Da Radio 2’ Best Odia Movie: Kalira Atita and Sala Budhar Badla (shared) Best Manipur Movie: Eigi Kona Best Marathi Movie: Bardo Best Konkani Movie : KaajroBest Kannada Film: AkshiBest Bengali Film: GumnaamiBest Assamese Film: Ronuwa – Who Never SurrenderSpecial Mentions: Biriyani (Malayalam), Jonaki Porua (Assamese), Lata Bhagwan Kare (Marathi) and Picasso (Marathi) Non-v Feature Awards oix off / narration: Sir David Attenborough for ‘Wild Karnataka’ (English) Best Musical Direction: Bishakhjyoti for ‘Kranti Darshi Guruji – Ahead of Times’ (Hindi) Best Editing: Arjun Gourisaria for ‘Shut Up Sona’ (Hindi / English) Best Audiography: ‘Radha’ (Musical), Allwin Rego and Sanjay Maurya Best Sound Engineer on Site: ‘Rahas’ (Hindi), Saptarshi Sarkar Best Photography: Savita Singh for’ Sonsi ‘(Hindi) Best Director: Sudhanshu Saria for’ Knock Knock Knock ‘(English / Bengali) Best Family Values ââFilm:’ Oru Paathira Swapnam Pole ‘(Malayalam) Best Fictional Short Film:’ Custody ‘(Hindi / English) Special Jury Prize:’ Small Scale Societies’ (English ) Best animated film: ‘Radha’ (musical) Best investigative film: ‘Jakkal’ (Marathi) Best exploration film: ‘Wild Karnataka’ (English) Best educational film: ‘Apples and Oranges’ (English) Best Film on Social Issues: ‘Holy Rights’ (Hindi ) and ‘Ladli’ (Hindi) Best Environmental Film: ‘The Stork Saviors’ (Hindi) Best Promotional Film: ‘The Shower’ (Hindi) Best Arts and Culture Film: ‘Shrikshetra-Ru-Sahijata’ (Odia) Best Biography: ‘Elephants Do Remember’ (English) Best Ethnographic Film: ‘Charan-Atva The Essence of Being a Nomad’ (Gujarati) Best First Non-Feature by a Director: ‘Raj Pritam More for Khisa ‘(Marathi) Best non-feature film:’ An Engineered Dream ‘(Hindi) Other awards Most favorable film state: Sikkim Best film book: “A Gandhian Affair: India’s Curious Portrait of Love in Cinema”, by Sanjay SuriBest Critic Film: Sohini Chattopadhyay The awards, which were presented to the winners by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, were originally scheduled to take place in May of last year but had to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (ANI)