69th National Film Awards 2023 Live Updates

69th National Film Awards 2023 Live Updates: Alia Bhatt-Kriti Sanon share Best Actress award, Allu Arjun is best actor; Rocketry bags Best Film.

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69th National Film Awards: Kollywood fans disappointed as Tamil movies fail to bag more awards.

The 69th National Film Awards, a celebration of excellence in Indian cinema, took place with great fervor.

The awards ceremony, held at 5 pm on a Thursday, was filled with excitement and anticipation.

This article will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the key highlights and winners of the prestigious event.

69th National Film Awards 2023: Allu Arjun Shines as the Best Actor

Allu Arjun emerged as the Best Actor for his remarkable performance in the film “Pushpa.” His portrayal of a complex character in a gripping narrative earned him this well-deserved accolade.

The audience was captivated by his impeccable acting skills and on-screen presence.

69th National Film Awards 2023
69th National Film Awards 2023

Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon Share the Best Actress Award

In a delightful twist, the Best Actress award was shared by two talented actresses, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon.

Alia Bhatt’s portrayal of the iconic Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti Sanon’s endearing performance in “Mimi” both left a lasting impression, leading to this rare tie.

“Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” Wins Best Feature Film

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” soared to new heights by clinching the award for Best Feature Film. This film, with its compelling narrative and stellar performances, left an indelible mark on the audience and the jury alike.

“The Kashmir Files” Receives the Nargis Dutt Award

The Kashmir Files” was honored with the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration. This powerful and thought-provoking film shed light on a significant chapter in India’s history.

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Sardar Udham Sweeps Awards: 69th National Film Awards News: Best Hindi Film – ‘Sardar Udham’

Sardar Udham, a biographical historical drama directed by Shoojit Sircar, enjoyed a triumphant run at the 69th National Film Awards 2023.

Apart from being named the Best Hindi Film, it also bagged awards for Best Cinematography (Avik Mukhopadhyay), Best Audiography (Sinoy Joseph), Best Production Design (Dmitrii Malich and Mansi Dhruv Mehta), and Best Costume Design (Veera Kapur Ee).

Vicky Kaushal’s biographical historical drama ‘Sardar Udham‘ bags the Best Hindi Film award.

The movie is directed by Shoojit Sircar and stars Vicky in the titular role of Sardar Udham Singh, a revolutionary freedom fighter from India who is known for assassinating Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, in retaliation for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Besides these, the movie also bagged other awards:

  • Costume Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Best Audiography – to Sinoy Joseph alongside movies ‘Jhilli’ and ‘Chavittu’
  • Best Cinematography

A Glance at the History of National Film Awards

The National Film Awards have a rich history dating back to 1954 when they were known as the ‘State Awards.’ Initially, they recognized the best films in different regional languages.

It wasn’t until 1967 that awards for actors and technicians working on films were introduced.

The first Best Actress award went to Nargis for her role in “Raat Aur Din,” while Uttam Kumar was honored as the Best Actor for “Antony Firingee” and “Chiriyakhana” in the same year.

Previous Year’s Highlights

At the 68th National Film Awards, the Tamil film “Soorarai Pottru” achieved significant recognition, winning in five categories, including Best Feature Film and Best Actor for Suriya.

Aparna Balamurali won the Best Actress award, and G V Prakash Kumar received Best Music Direction (Score) for his outstanding work on the film.

National Film Awards 2023: Notable Supporting Actors

Pallavi Joshi, who featured in “The Kashmir Files,” and Pankaj Tripathi, from “Mimi,” were named Best Supporting Actors, acknowledging their vital contributions to their respective films.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Editing Excellence

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, known for his creative prowess, won the Best Editor award for “Gangubai Kathiawadi,” a film he directed himself.

This recognition reaffirms his mastery of the art of filmmaking.

Devi Sri Prasad’s Musical Brilliance

Devi Sri Prasad’s exceptional musical talent was recognized with the Best Music Director award for “Pushpa,” a film starring Allu Arjun in the lead role. His mesmerizing compositions added depth and emotion to the film.

RRR Triumphs in Technical Categories : National Film Award Live: ‘RRR’ Wins Big

SS Rajamouli’s epic historical film “RRR” secured National Awards for Best Action Direction, Choreography, and Special Effects. The film’s grandeur and technical finesse left a lasting impact on the jury.

Kaala Bhairava won the Best Female Playback singer for the Tamil song ‘Komuram Bheemudo‘ in ‘RRR‘. SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus took home the Wholesome Entertainer Award and several awards.

  • Best Music Direction
  • Best Stunt Choreographer
  • Best Choreographer
  • Best Special Effects Creator

Regional Excellence

The National Film Awards also celebrate regional cinema. In various categories, films from different states were acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to Indian cinema. Some notable winners include “Sardar Udham” for Best Hindi Film, “777 Charlie” for Best Kannada Film, and “Home” for Best Malayalam Film.

Special Mentions

In the Feature Films category, special mentions were given to noteworthy films and performances. “Kadaisi Vivasayi,” “Jhilli,” “Home,” and “Anur” were among the films that received special recognition for their artistic merit.

Non-Feature Film Awards

The 69th National Film Awards 2023 also recognized excellence in Non-Feature Films. “Ek Tha Gaon” was awarded Best Non-Feature Film, while Bakual Matiyani received the Best Director award for “Smile Please.” These films, in various ways, explored the diverse tapestry of Indian life and culture.

The Grandeur of Indian Cinema

The 69th National Film Awards 2023 saw a staggering 280 feature films in 28 languages and 158 non-feature films in 23 languages submitted for consideration. This reflects the incredible diversity and vibrancy of Indian cinema.

The Spirit of the National Film Awards

The National Film Awards serve a dual purpose: to encourage the production of films of artistic and technical excellence with social relevance and to promote unity and integrity by appreciating different cultures and communities across India.

These awards, presented by the President of India, hold a special place in the hearts of filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts alike.

What Lies Ahead

As the curtains fall on the 69th National Film Awards 2023, the anticipation for the next year’s event begins. With the bar set high, filmmakers are already striving to create cinematic masterpieces that will capture the imagination of both the jury and the audience.

69th National Film Awards 2023 Live Updates: Sardar Udham wins Best Hindi film, Chhelo Show is best Gujarati film

Best Mishing Film – Boomba Ride

Best Assamese Film – Anur

Best Bengali Film – Kalkokkho

Best Hindi Film – Sardar Udham

Best Gujarati Film – Last Film Show

Best Kannada Film – 777 Charlie

Best Maithili Film – Samanantar

Best Marathi Film – Ekda Kay Zala

Best Malayalam Film – Home

National Film Awards 2023 Live Updates: Special Mentions in Feature Films category

Kadaisi Vivasayi – Late Shri Nallandi

Jhilli – Aranya Gupta & Bithan Biswas 

Home – Indrans

Anur – Jahanara Begum

National Film Awards 2023 Live Updates: Major winners in Non-Feature Film category

The announcement of the winners of the 69th National Film Awards is currently underway. These are the major awards in the Non-Feature Films category.

Best Non-Feature Film – Ek Tha Gaon (Garhwali & Hindi)

Best Director – Bakual Matiyani for the film Smile Please (Hindi)

Best Film on Family Values – Chand Saanse (Hindi)

Best Cinematographer – Bittu Rawat for the film Pataal Tee (Bhotiya)

Best Investigative Film – Looking For Challan (English)

Best Educational Film – Sirpigalin Sipangal (Tamil)

Best Film on Social Issues – Mithu Di (English), Three Two One (Marathi & Hindi)

Best Environmental Films – Munnam Valavu (Malayalam)

69th National Film Awards 2023: Karan Johar’s message

Karan Johar took to social media to celebrate Shershah’s win. “What an absolute honour! Extending my deepest gratitude to @mib_india & to the esteemed @official.anuragthakur for recognising our film #Shershaah worthy of the prestigious National Award,” he noted.

“You will so rarely find all the right people at the right time – come together with their buzzing creative energies and passion to create something special…that turns into something EXTRAORDINARY! Shershaah was that for us. Thank you for giving us your unabashed love. Yeh dil maange more,” he wrote.

FAQs: National Film Awards 2023

Who won the Best Actor award at the 69th National Film Awards?

Allu Arjun was named the Best Actor for “Pushpa.”

Who shared the Best Actress award at the 69th National Film Awards?

Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon shared the award for Best Actress.

Which film won the Best Feature Film award?

“Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” received the award for Best Feature Film.

What is the history of the National Film Awards?

The awards were first given out in 1954 and were known as the ‘State Awards.’ Actor and technician awards were introduced in 1967.

How many films were considered for the 69th National Film Awards?

A total of 280 feature films in 28 languages and 158 non-feature films in 23 languages were considered for the awards.

In conclusion, the 69th National Film Awards showcased the best of Indian cinema, celebrating the talent and creativity that enriches our film industry. As we eagerly await the next edition, let’s continue to support and appreciate the magic of cinema.