67th National Film Awards: Manoj and Dhanush Best Actors

After a delay of close to one year due to the ongoing pandemic, winners of 67th National Film Awards were announced on March 22. Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Chhichhore was awarded Best Hindi Film

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After a delay of close to one year due to the ongoing pandemic, the winners of 67th National Film Awards were announced on Monday, March 22. Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Chhichhore was awarded Best Hindi Film.

Manoj Bajpayee and Dhanush won the Best Actor Award for their films Bhonsle and Asuran, respectively. Kangana Ranaut won the National Award in the Best Actress category for her films Panga and Manikarnika. Marakkar Lion of the Arabian Sea bagged the Best Feature Film award.

Let’s have a look at other major awards in feature films category:

Best Editing film -- Jersey (Telugu), Best Screenplay Adapted -- Gumnami, Best Cinematography -- Jallikattu, Best Male Playback Singer -- B Praak, Best Supporting Actress -- Pallavi Joshi, Best Supporting Actor -- Vijay Sethupathi.

The list of awards in non-feature films category:

Best Film on Family Values: Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole

Best Short Fiction Film: Custody

Special Jury Award: Small scale Societies

Best Animation Film: Radha

Best Investigation Film: Jakkal

Best Exploration Film: Wild Karnataka

Best Educational Film: Apples and Oranges

Best Film on Social Issue: Holy Rights and Ladli


Best Environmental Film: The Stork Saviours

Best Promotional Film: The Shower

Best Arts and Cultural Film: Shrikshetra Ru-Sahijita

Best Biographical Film : Elephants Do Remember

Best Debut non-feature film of a Director: Khisa

Best Non-Feature Film: An Engineered Dream

Best Narration: Wild Karnataka (David attenbrogh)

Best Audiography: Radha (Musical)

Best Editing: Shut Up Sona

Best on Location Sound Recordist: Rahas, Saptarishi Sarkar

Best Cinematography: Sonsi, Savita Singh

Best Direction: Knock Knock Knock Sudhansu Saria

Best Film Critic: Sohini Chattopadhyay

Most Film-friendly State: Sikkim

Best Book on Cinema: A Gandhian Affair: India’ Curious Portrayal of Love in cinema by Sanjay Suri

The awards are given out by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation that comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The awards are presented by the President of India traditionally. However, for the 66th National Film Awards, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu did the honours, while the President Ram Nath Kovind hosted the high tea for the winners.

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