67th National Film Awards: Kangana Ranaut, Dhanush win top honors; View full list of winners

Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajinikanth, Dhanush. Photo via PTI and AFP.

Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajinikanth, Dhanush. Photo via PTI and AFP.

The 67th National Film Awards presentation ceremony took place today, 25 October. The award ceremony was held at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi. Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu presented the awards to the winners of the year 2021.

The award winners included Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee, Dhanush and Rajinikanth. Ranaut won the Best Actress award for her films Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi and Panga. Bajpayee then won the Best Actor award for his role in the regional film Asuran for his performances in Bhonsle and Dhanush. Rajinikanth was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema.

Here is the full list of winners:

Feature Film Awards:

Best Actor (Shared)Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle (Hindi) and Dhanush for Asuran (Tamil)

best ActressKangana Ranaut for Panga (Hindi) and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (Hindi)

best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi for The Tashkent Files (Hindi)

Best Supporting ActorVijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe (Tamil)

best feature film: Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam)

Screengrab from the official trailer of Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea. photo credit: youtube

best director: Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan for Bhattar Hurain (Hindi)

Best Debut Film of a DirectorMathukutty Xavier for Helen (Malayalam)

best child artist: Naga Vishal for KD (Tamil)

best action direction: Avane Srimannarayana (Kannada), Vikram Mori

best choreography: Maharishi (Telugu), Raju Sundaram

best special effects: Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam), Siddhartha Priyadarshan

special jury award: Ottha Seruppu Size 7 (Tamil), Radhakrishnan Parthiban

best song: Prabha Varma for Kolambi (Malayalam)

Best Music Direction: D. Imman for Viswasam (Tamil)

best background music: Prabuddha Banerjee for Jyesthoputro (Bengali)

best dressFor : Sujit Sudhakaran and V. Sai Marakkar: Lions of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam)

best makeup artist: Ranjith for Helen (Malayalam)

best production design: Anandi Gopal (Marathi), Sunil Nigvekar and Nilesh Wagh

best audiography (Location Sound Recordist): Evduh (Khasi), Debjit Gayano

best audiography (Re-recordist of final mixed track): Otha Seruppu Size 7 (Tamil), Resul Pookutty

Best Screenplay (Original): Jyesthoputra (Bengali), Kaushik Ganguly

Best Screenplay (Adapted): Gumnami (Bengali), Srijit Mukherjee

Best Screenplay (Dialogue Writer): The Tashkent Files (Hindi), Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri

best cinematography: Jallikattu (Malayalam), Girish Gangadharani

best editing: Jersey (Telugu), Naveen Nulik

Kasturi’s official poster. photo credit: imdb

best children’s film: Kasturi (Hindi)

Best Film on Environmental Protection: Water Burial (Monpa)

Best film on social issues: Anandi Gopal (Marathi)

Best Film on National IntegrationTaj Mahal (Marathi)

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Maharishi (Telugu)

Best Female Playback Singer: Savani Ravindra for Bardo (Marathi)

Best Male Playback Singer:B Prak for Kesari (Hindi)

Best movies in each language:

best hindi film: Chhichhore

best telugu moviejersey

best malayalam film: Kalla Nottam

best tamil film: Asurni

best paniya movie: kenjira

best mishing movie: Anu Ruwadi

best khasi film: luduh

best chhattisgarhi film: forget the mezzo

best haryanvi movie: girls are not less than the ends

best tulu film: Pingaras

Shringrab from the official trailer of Rab Da Radio 2. Photo Credit: YouTube

best punjabi film: rub da radio 2

Best Oriya Film: Kalira Atita and Saala Budhar Badla (Shared)

best manipuri film:eggy corner

best marathi film: bardo

best konkani film: kajro

best kannada filmrenewable

best bengali filmoblivion

best Assamese film: ronuva – one who never surrenders

Special mention: Biryani (Malayalam), Jonaki Porua (Assamese), Lata Bhagwan Kare (Marathi) and Picasso (Marathi)

Non Feature Film Award:

Best Voice-over / Narration: Sir David Attenborough Wild for Karnataka (English)

Best Music Direction: Bishakhajyoti for the revolution seer Guruji – Ahead of Time (Hindi)

best editing: Arjun Gourisaria for Shut Up Sona (Hindi/English)

best audiography: Radha (Music), Allwyn Rego and Sanjay Maurya

Best On-Location Sound Recordist: Rahas (Hindi), Saptarishi Sarkar

best cinematographyFor Savita Singh Sonsi (Hindi)

Best Direction: Sudhanshu Sariya for Knock Knock Knock (English / Bengali)

Best Film on Family Values: Oru Pathira Swapnam Pol (Malayalam)

Screengrab from the Custody trailer.

best short fiction film: Custody (Hindi/English)

special jury award: Small Scale Societies (English)

best animation film: Radha (Music)

best investigative film: Jakkal (Marathi)

Best Exploration Film: Junglee Karnataka (English)

Best Educational Film: Apples and Oranges (English)

Best film on social issues: Holy Right (Hindi) and Ladli (Hindi)

best environmental film: The Stork Saviors (Hindi)

best promotional film: Shower (Hindi)

Best Arts & Culture Film: Srikshetra-ru-sahajta (Oriya)

best biographical film: Elephants Remember (English)

best ethnographic film: Charan-Atva Essence of Being Nomadic (Gujarati)

Best Debut Non-Feature Film by a Director: Raj Pritam More for Khisa (Marathi)

Best Non-Feature Film: An Engineer Sapna (Hindi)

Other Awards:

Most Film Friendly States: Sikkim

best book on cinema: A Gandhian Affair: India’s Curious Portrait of Love in Cinema by Sanjay Suri

Special mention: Cinema Paharana Manus by Ashok Rane and Kannada Cinema: Jagtika Cinema Development-Inspire Influence Written by PR Ramadas Naidu

best film critic: Sohini Chattopadhyay

The National Awards were scheduled to take place in March 2021 but got delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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