By Jyothi Venkatesh
The 69th National Awards announced on the day India landed on the moon are like cherry on cheese. While the film Rocketry directed by R Madhavan has bagged the award for the Best Feature film, RRR has bagged the Best Popular film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Nikhil Mahajan has bagged the Best Director for the Marathi film Godavari.
Allu Arjun has bagged the award for the Best Actor while Alia Bhatt and Kroiti Sanon have bagged the best Awards for the films Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi respectively. Pallavi Joshi has won the award for the Best Supporting Actress for the film Kashmir Files while Pankaj Tripathi has won the award for the Best Supporting Actor for Mimi. Bhavin Rabari has bagged the award for the Best Child Artist for the Gujarati film The Chello Show while the film Shershah has bagged the Special Jury Award. Sardar Udham has bagged the Best Hindi film award while 777 Charlie has bagged the Kannada Best Film award.
Home has won the Best Malayalam Film award while Kadaisi Vivsayi has bagged the Best Tamil film award and Uppena has been awarded the Best Telugu film award. The Marathi film Ekda Kaay Jhaala has bagged the Best Marathi film award while the Gujarati film Chello Show has bagged the Best Gujarati film award. Kalkokkho has bagged the Best Bengali film while Anur has bagged the Best Bengali film award. Pratikshya has bagged the Best Odia film while Boomba Ride has bagged the Best Mishing film award.
Eikhoigi Yum bagged the Best Meiteilon film award while Vishnu Mohan Meppadiyan (Malayalam) bagged the Best Debut Director for film Malayalam award. The Nargis Dutt Award for the Best Feature Film on National Integration went to The Kashmir Files while The Best Film on Social. The Best Film on Environment/Conservation award went to Aavasvyuham (Malayalam) Issues was bagged by Anunaad-The Resonance. The Best Children’s Film award went to Gandhi & CO. (Gujarati).
Special Mention went to Kadaisi Vivasayi (Late Shri Nallandi) and Jhilli (Aranya Gupta and Bithan Biswas), Home (Indrans) and Anur (Jahanara Begum).Best Male Playback Singer award went to Kaala Bhairava (Komuram Bheemudo /RRR) while Best Female Playback Singer award went to Shreya Ghoshal for Maayava Chaayava /Iravin Nizhal). Best Screenplay-Original went to Shahim Kabir (Nayattu) while Best Screenplay-Adapted went to Sanjay Leela Bhansali &B Utkarshini Vasishta for Gangubai Kathiawadi). The Best Dialogue Writer award went to Utkarshini Vasishta and Prakash Kapadia (Gangubai Kathiawadi. Best Editing award went to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Gangubai Kathiawadi). Best Cinematography award went to Avik Mukhopadhyay for Sardar Udham).
Best Audiography and Best Production Sound Sound Recordist (Location /Sync Sound went to Chavittu (Malayalam) and Jhilli (Discards). Best Sound Designer award went to Aneesh Basu for Sardar Udham while Best Re Recording (Final Mixing) went to Sinoy Joseph for Sardar Udham. Best Music Director (Songs) went to Devi Sri Prasad for Pushpa, Best Music Director (BGM) went to M.M. Keeravani for RRR, Best Lyricist went to Chandrabose for Dham Dham Dham/Konda Polam). Best Production Design-Dmitri Malich andMansi Dhruv Mehta (Sardar Udam ) Best Costume Designer; Veera Kapur Ee (Sardar Udham) Best Make-up Artist- Pratisheel Singh D’Souza (Gangubai Kathiawaddi). Best Special Effects- V. Srinivas Mohan (RRR), Best Choreography –Prem Rakshit (RRR), Best Action Direction Award (Stunt Choreography; King Solomon (RRR)