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68th National Film Awards Winners List Is Here, Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru Shines

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68th National Film Awards Winners List Is Here, Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru Shines

Awards and recognitions play an important role in a person’s success because they not only make a person feel happy but also inspire and motivate him to perform better in the future. The actors, directors, technicians, musicians, etc. from the Indian film industry also work very hard for making their movies successful on the box-office and they feel elated when they are praised and awarded for their efforts.

Many TV channels and organizations give awards related to movies but the most important award for an actor is The National Film Awards. These awards were started in the year 1954 and are managed by the Government of India’s Directorate of Film Festivals. Unfortunately, these prestigious awards were not hosted for the last two years because of COVID-19 but it won’t be the case this time as results of the 68th National Film Awards have been announced by the I&B Ministry. The jury consisted of 10 members led by Vipul Shah and they had to judge 300 feature films and 150 non-feature films in different categories.

The 68th National Film Awards have honored movies from 2020 and there is a tie for the Best Actor Award as Ajay Devgn has won it for his movie “Tanhaji-The Unsung Warrior” and Suriya has won it for “Soorarai Pottru”.

In fact “Soorarai Pottru” has made it very big in the National Film Awards as it has won five awards in total – Best Film Award, Best Actress Award to Aparrna Balamurali, Best Original Screenplay and Best Music Direction for GV Prakash Kumar.

The Best Director Award has gone to Sachy for his movie “Ayyappanum Koshiyum” and Biju Menon has won the Best Supporting Actor while Nanchamma has won the Best Female Playback Singer for the same movie. Ajay Devgn’s “Tanhaji-The Unsung Warrior” has also won the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment as well.

Here is the complete list of awards:

Best Actor: Suriya for Soorarai Pottru and Ajay Devgn for Tanhaji

Best Actress: Aparna Balamurali, Soorarai Pottru

Best Director: Sachy, Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Tanhaji

Best Feature Film: Soorarai Pottru

Best Supporting Actor: Biju Menon, Ayyappanum Koshiyam

Best Supporting Actress: Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, Sivaranjaniyum Innam Sila Pengallum

Best Music Direction (Songs): Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Thaman S

Best Screenplay: Soorarai Pottru, Shalini Usha Nair and Sudha Kongara

Best Screenplay (Dialogue Writer): Madonne Ashwin, Mandela

Best Music Direction (Background Music): Soorarai Pottru, GV Prakash

Best Lyrics: Saina, Manoj Muntashir

Best Male Playback Singer: Rahul Deshpande for Mi Vasantrao

Best Female Playback Singer: Nanchamma, Ayyappanum Koshiyam

Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track): Vishnu Govind and Sree Sankar for Malik

Best Audiography (Sound Designer): Anmol Bhave, Mi Vasantrao

Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist): Jobin Jayan, Dollu

Best Cinematography: Avijatrik, Supratim Bhol

Best Editing: Sreekar Prasad, Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum

Best Production Design: Anees Nadodi, Kappela

Best Costume Design: Nachiket Barve and Mahesh Sherla, Tanhaji

Best Make-up: TV Rambabu, Natyam

Best Choreography: Sandhya Raju, Natyam

Best Stunt Choreography: Rajasekhar, Mafia Sasi and Supreme Sunder, Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Special Mention: Aimee Baruah for Semkhor, Vaanku, June, Kishore Kadam for Avwanchhit & Godakaath, and Varun Buddhadev for Toolsidas Junior

Best Hindi Film: Toolsidas Junior

Best Telugu Film: Colour Photo

Best Tamil Film: Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum

Best Malayalam Film: Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam

Best Marathi Film: Goshta Eka Paithanichi

Best Haryanvi Film: Dada Lakhmi

Best Bengali Film: Avijatrik

Best Kannada Film: Dollu

Best Dimasa Film: Semkhor

Best Tulu Film: Jeetige

Best Assamese Film: The Bridge

Best Children’s Film: Sumi

Best Child Artist: Anish Mangesh Gosavi for Tak-Tak

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Mandela

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Talendanda

Best Film on Social Issue: Funeral

Non-feature Films-

Best Non-feature Film: Testimony of Anna

Best Short Fiction Film: Kachichinithu

Best Promotional Film: Surmounting Challenges

Best Film on Family Values: Kukumarchan

Best Exploration Film: Wheeling The Ball

Best Educational Film: Dreaming of Words

Best Science and Technology Film: On the Brink Season 2 – Bats

Best Environment Film: Manah Aru Manuh

Best Film on Social Issues: Justice Delayed But Delivered and Three Sisters

Best Investigative Film: The Saviour: Brig. Pritam Singh

Best Biographical Film: Pabung Syam

Best Arts and Culture Film: Naadada Navaneeta DR PT Venkateshkumar

Best Ethnographic Film: Mandal ke Bol

Best Debut Non-feature Film of a Director: Pariah

Best Direction: Oh That’s Bhanu, RV Ramani

Best Music Direction: 1232 kms: Marenge Toh Wahin Jaakar, Vishal Bhardwaj

Best Editing: Borderlands, Anadi Athaley

Best Audiography: Pearl of the Desert, Ajit Singh Rathore

Best Cinematography: Shabdikkunna Kalappa, Nikhil S Praveen

Best Narration Voiceover: Rhapsody of Rains – Monsoons of Kerala, Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

Best On Location Sound: Jadui Jangal, Sandip Bhati and Pradeep Lekhwar

Special Jury Award: Admitted, Ojaswee Sharma

Best Book on Cinema: The Longest Kiss by Kishwar Desai

Best Book on Cinema (Special Mention): MT Anunahvangalude Pusthakam, Anoop Ramakrishnan and Kali Paine Kalira Cinema by Surya Deo

Most Film Friendly State: Madhya Pradesh

Best Film Critic: No winner this year

Congratulations to all the winners!

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