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National Film Awards: Sushant Singh’s Chichchore, Dhanush, Manoj Bajpayee, Kangana Among Winners

admin   March 22, 2021

It’s celebration time for the winner of the 67th National Film Awards (for best films from the year of 2019) organised by Directorate of Film Festivals, which comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The Best Actor honour has been shared by Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle (Hindi) and Dhanush for Asuran (Tamil).

Chhichhore, starring Sushant Singh Rajput who died by suicide last year, has been adjudged as Best Hindi Film. Kangana Ranaut bagged her fourth National Award – Best Actress for the movies Manikarnika and Panga.

Malayalam movie Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham won Best Film and also the award for Best Special Effects.

Vijay Sethupathi won Best Supporting Actor for Tamil film Super Deluxe and Pallavi Joshi was awarded Best Supporting Actress for The Tashkent Files.

Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan won Best Director for Bahattar Hoorain. Sikkim has been declared the most film-friendly state. Jallikattu, the Oscar entry from India this year, won Best Cinematography.

Gumnaami, based on the life of Netaji Subhash Bose, won Best Bengali Film and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The National Awards, given out by the Directorate of Film Festivals every year, were not announced last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here goes the full list of winners:

Best Feature Film: Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham (Malayalam)

Best Direction: Bahattar Hoorain

Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut (Manikarnika, Panga)

Best Actor: Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle and Dhanush for Asuran

Best Supporting Actress: The Tashkent Files, Pallavi Joshi

Best Supporting Actor: Super Deluxe, Vijaya Sethupathi

Best Children Film: Kastoori (Hindi)

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of Director: Helen (Malayalam)

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 Telugu Film: Jersey

Best Tamil Film: Asuran 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

Best Marathi Film: Bardo

Best Konkani Film: Kaajro

Best Kannada Film: Akshi

Best Hindi Film: Chhichhore

Best Bengali Film: Gumnaami

Best Assamese Film: Ronuwa- Who Never Surrender

Best Stunt: Avane Srimannarayana (Kannada)

Best Choreography: Maharshi (Telugu)

Best Special Effects: Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham (Malayalam)

Special Jury Award: Oththa Seruppu Size-7 (Tamil)

Best Lyrics: Kolaambi (Malayalam)

Best Music Direction Songs: Viswasam (Tamil)

Music Direction: Jyeshthoputro

Best Make-Up Artist: Helen

Best Production Design: Anandi Gopal

Best Editing: Jersey (Telugu)

Best Audiography: lewduh (Khasi)

Best Screenplay Original Screenplay: Jyeshthoputri

Best Adapted Screenplay: Gumnaami

Best Dialogue Writer: The Tashkent Files (Hindi)

Best Cinematography: Jallikattu (Malayalam)

Best Female Playback Singer: Bardo (Marathi)

Best Male PLayback Singer: Kesri, Teri Mitti (Hindi)

Best Film on Environment Conservation: Water Burial

Most Film-Friendly State: Sikkim

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

Special mention- Cinema Paharana Manus written by Ashok Rane and Kannada Cinema: Jagathika Cinema Vikasa-Prerane Prabhava written by PR Ramadasa Naidu)

Best Film Critic: Sohini Chattopadhyay

NON FEATURE FILM CATEGORY

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)


Countdown Starts For Commercial Carnival

admin   August 31, 2019

Here are some of the Indian commercial and mainstream films getting ready for release in the next three months

Dream Girl directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa

DREAM GIRL

Dream Girl is a Hindi romantic comedy drama film starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha. The film is directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa and is co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under their banner Balaji Motion Pictures

War directed by Siddharth Anand

WAR

War is a Hindi action thriller film directed by Siddharth Anand and starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in lead roles, with Vaani Kapoor portraying the female lead and Ashutosh Rana, Anupriya Goenka, and Dipannita Sharma appearing in supporting roles. Produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films, the film follows a man who and his guru have a face-off when they get pitted against each other.

The Zoya Factor directed by Abhishek Sharma

THE ZOYA FACTOR

The Zoya Factor is a Hindi romantic drama film, starring Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan. It is directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Pooja Shetty Deora. The film is a light adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s 2008 novel The Zoya Factor, and follows the story of a girl, Zoya Solanki, who becomes a lucky charm for the Indian Cricket team during the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

RRR director S S Rajamouli

RRR

After the big success of Baahubali series, director S S Rajamouli is busy with RRR, which has Ramcharan and NTR Junior in lead roles. The film produced by DVV Entertainment is reportedly being made on an estimated budget of Rs 300 crore. Music is by M M Keeravani, cinematography by K K Senthil Kumar and editing by A Sreekar Prasad.

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy directed by Surender Reddy

SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a Telugu historical war film directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan, starring the latter’s father and megastar Chiranjeevi in the lead. The story is based on the life of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapati Babu, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, and Brahmaji in key roles.

Dabangg 3 directed by Prabhu Deva

DABANGG 3

Dabangg 3 is a Hindi action film directed by Prabhu Deva, and produced by Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan under their respective banners of Salman Khan Films and Arbaaz Khan Productions] The film is a sequel to the 2012 film Dabangg 2 and the third installment of Dabangg film series. The film features Salman Khan[3], Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan and Mahie Gill reprising their roles from the previous film, while Sudeep plays the antagonist.

Darbar directed by A R Murugadoss

DARBAR

For the first time, superstar Rajinikanth and ace director A R Murugadoss have joined forces for Darbar, produced by Lyca. A police story set in Mumbai, the film has Nayanthara, Yogi Babu and Nivetha Thomas among others in key roles. Music for the flick is by Anirudh Ravichander.

Bigil directed by Atlee

BIGIL

After Theri and Mersal, Vijay and director Atlee have come together once again for Bigil. The sports-based Tamil thriller, as it is tipped to be, is being bankrolled by AGS Entertainment. Nayanthara is the leading lady of the flick, which will have musical score by Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman.

Laal Kaptaan directed by Navdeep Singh

LAAL KAPTAAN

Laal Kaptaan is a Hindi epic action drama film written and directed by Navdeep Singh. The film is produced by Eros International and Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions. Starring Saif Ali Khan, it revolves around two warring brothers out for revenge.

Indian 2 directed by Shankar

INDIAN 2

Indian 2 is a sequel to the 1996 super hit Tamil film Indian from the same Kamal Haasan-Shankar combo. The second part boats of a huge star cast including, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Rakul Preet, Aishwarya Rajesh etc. The film is being bankrolled by Lyca.