Kangana, Dhanush, Manoj Bajpayee wins big at 67th National Film Awards

NewsBharati    22-Mar-2021
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New Delhi, March 22: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has finally announced the 67th National Films Awards 2019 on Monday in a press conference in New Delhi. The ceremony felicitated films and artists for the year 2019.
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This year a total of 461 feature films had been selected for the awards. The awards were initially scheduled in May last year however they were delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards are given out by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation that comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Best Actor, Actress
According to the announcement, Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee, Dhanush has bagged the award of Best Actress and, Best Actor Award. Actress Kangna has won the National Award in the Best Actress category for her films Panga and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Meanwhile, Manoj Bajpayee and Dhanush have won the Best Actor Award for their films Bhonsle and Asuran.
Best Supporting Actor, Actress
Vijay Sethupathi won Best Supporting Actor for Super Deluxe and Pallavi Joshi was awarded Best Supporting Actress for The Tashkent Files. Reacting to the news, Pallavi Joshi said, "When I heard Vivek's name in best dialogues for The Taskent Files, I screamed in excitement, and then came to my name, I wasn't expecting it, but this is such a great honor. Very proud of the film, of Vivek, and it has been a fulfilling journey getting back on screen, this is like the biggest validation."

Best film
Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's movie, Chhichhore won the award for the Best Hindi Film. While Jersey won for best Telugu film and Asuran won for best Tamil film. Srijit Mukherjee's Gumnami named won the best Bengali film award. Moreover, the Malayalam film Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham (Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea) won the National Film Award for the best feature film.

Best Direction
Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan bagged the best direction award for his direction in the Bahattar Hoorain movie. The best debut film of a director award goes to Mathukutty Xavier for the film Helen.
Here is the list of the awards:-

Special Mention: Biryani (Malayalam), Jonaki Porua (Assamese), Lata Bhagwan Kare (Marathi), Picasso (Marathi)
Best Tulu Film: Pingara
Best Paniya Film: Kenjira
Best Mishing Film: Anu Ruwad
Best Khasi Film: Lewduh
Best Haryanvi Film: Chhoriyan Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti
Best Chattisgarhi Film: Bhulan The Maze
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
Original Screenplay: Jyeshthoputri
Adapted Screenplay: Gumnaami
Dialogue Writer: The Tashkent Files (Hindi)
Best Cinematography: Jallikkettu (Malayalam)
Best Book on Cinema: A Gandhian Affair: India's Curious Portrayal of Love in Cinema by Sanjay Suri
Best Female Playback Singer: Bardo (Marathi)
Best Male Playback Singer: Kesri, Teri Mitti (Hindi)
Best Narration: Wild Karnataka, Sir David Attenborough
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
Best Direction: Knock Knock Knock (English/Bengali), Sudhanshu Saria
Best Film on Family Values: Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole (Malayalam)
Best Short Fiction Film: Custody (Hindi/English)
Special Jury Award: Small Scale Societies (English)
Best Animation Film: Radha (Musical)
Best Investigative Film: Jakkal
Best Exploration Film: Wild Karnataka (English)
Best Education Film: Apples and Oranges (English)
Best Film on Social Issues: Holy Rights (Hindi) and Ladli (Hindi)
Best Environment Film: The Stork Saviours (Hindi)
Best Promotional Film: The Shower (Hindi)
Best Art and Culture Film: Shrikshetra-Ru-Sahijata (Odia)
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).