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Rocketry Triumphs as Best Feature Film at 69th National Film Awards

In a stunning victory, 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' clinches Best Film title, while Allu Arjun, Alia Bhatt, and Kriti Sanon earn top acting honours at the 69th National Film Awards

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Rocketry Triumphs as Best Feature Film at 69th National Film Awards

The 69th National Film Awards were unveiled on Thursday through a press conference held at the National Media Centre in Delhi. The film “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” secured the coveted title of Best Film, while “Sardar Udham” earned recognition as the Best Hindi Film. Among the top honours, the Best Actor and Actress awards were clinched by Allu Arjun, Alia Bhatt, and Kriti Sanon.

In the previous year, it was Ajay Devgn and Suriya who had clinched the Best Actor accolade for their outstanding performances in “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior” and “Soororai Pottru,” respectively. Notably, Suriya’s co-star, Aparna Balamurali, had also been honoured with the Best Actress award. Additionally, “Soororai Pottru” had triumphed in the category of Best Feature Film.

Karan Johar took to his Instagram Stories to share a still and poster from “Shershaah,” adorned with the tricolour emojis. His production company, Dharma Productions, expressed their gratitude and respect as “Shershaah” was bestowed with the Special Jury Award in the Feature Films category at the 69th National Film Awards. They extended heartfelt thanks to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and their cherished audience for the unwavering affection.

Pankaj Tripathi, acclaimed for his role in Laxman Utekar’s “Mimi,” clinched the title of Best Supporting Actor. In a reflective moment, he expressed, “This period is unfortunately marked by sorrow and mourning for me. Had Babuji been present, he would have been overjoyed for my achievement. When I initially received a mention about the National Award, he was immensely proud and delighted. This National Award is a tribute to him and his indomitable spirit. The person I am today is a result of his influence. While words fail me during this time of loss, I find solace in my happiness and gratitude towards the team. Kriti, too, has secured the Best Actress award, and my hearty congratulations to her.”

Kangana Ranaut has congratulated all the winners of the National Film Awards. Taking her instagram handle the actress wrote, “Congratulations to all #nationalawards2023. It is such an art carnival that brings all the artists across the country together. It’s truly magical to know and to get introduced to so much important work that’s happening across all languages.

She also added, “All of you who are disappointed that my film Thalaivii didn’t win any… please know I am eternally grateful for whatever Krishna gave and didn’t give me and all of you who really love and appreciate me must appreciate my perspective as well … Art is subjective and I truly believe that the jury did their best …. I wish everyone the best Hare Krishna C2 V.”

Here’s the full winners list:

Feature Film Category

Best Mishing Film- Boomba Ride

Best Assamese Film- Anur

Best Bengali Film- Kalkkoho

Best Hindi Film- Sardar Udham

Best Kannada Film- 777 Charlie

Best Gujarati Film- Chello Show

Best Maithili Film- Samanantar

Best Marathi Film- Ekda Kay Zala

Best Malayalam Film- Home

Special Jury Award- Shershaah

Best Child Artist- Bhavin Rabari, Chhello Show

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director- Meppadiyan, Vishnu Mohan

Best Film on Social Issues- Anunaad-The Resonance

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation- Aavasavyuham

Best Children’s Film- Gandhi and Co

Best Screenplay (Original)- Shahi Kabir, Nayattu

Best Screenplay (Adapted)- Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Utkarshini Vashishtha, Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Dialogue Writer- Utkarshini Vashishtha & Prakash Kapadia, Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Music Director (Songs)- Devi Sri Prasad, Pushpa

Best Music Direction (Background Music)- MM Keeravaani, RRR

Best Editing- Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Supporting Actress- Pallavi Joshi for The Kashmir Files

Best Supporting Actor- Pankaj Tripathi for Mimi

Best Actress- Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi, Kriti Sanon for Mimi

Best Actor – Allu Arjun for Pushpa: The Rise

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – RRR

Best Feature Film – Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

Non-Feature Films category

Best Music Direction – Ishaan Divecha (Succulent)

Best Editing – Abhro Banerjee (If Memory Serves Me Right)

Best Production Sound Recordist (Location/Sync Sound) – Suruchi Sharma (Meen Raag)

Best Audiography (Re-recordist) – Unni Krishnan (Ek Tha Gaon)

Best Cinematography – Bittu Rawat (Paatal-Tee)

Best Direction – Bakul Matiyani (Smile Please)

Best Film On Family Values – Chand Saanse

Best Short Fiction Film – Daal Bhat (Gujarati)

Special Jury – Rekha (Marathi Film)

Best Animation Film – Kandittundu (Malayalam)

Best Investigative Film – Looking For Challan (English)

Best Exploration/Adventurous Film – Ayushman (English, Kannada)

Best Film Critic: Purushothama Charyulu

Best Film Critic (Special Mention): Subramanya Bandoor


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