Jul 22 2022
National Film Awards is the most honorable achievement in Indian film industry.
The winners of the 68th National Awards were announced on Friday afternoon in New Delhi. The prestigious awards are regulated by the Government of India’s Directorate of Film Festivals.
Earlier today, a 10-member jury led by Vipul Shah submitted list of awards ti Anurag Thakur Information and Broadcasting Minister announced this evening.
The jury members also include cinematographer Dharam Gulati, National Award-winning Bengali actor Sreelekha Mukherjee, cinematographer GS Bhaskar, SICA President A. Karthikraaja, VN Aditya, Viji Thampi, Sanjeev Rattan, S Thangadurai and Nishigandha.
Here the list of winners.
Best Feature Film: Soorarai Pottru (Tamil); Producer: 2D Entertainment Pvt.Ltd; Director: Sudha Kongara.
Best Actor: Soorarai Pottru (Tamil); Actor: Suriya and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (Hindi); Actor: Ajay Devgn.
Best Actress: Soorarai Pottru (Tamil); Actress: Aparrna Balamurali.
Best Direction: Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam); Director: Sachy.
Best Supporting Actor: Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam); Supporting Actor: Biju Menon.
Best Supporting Actress: Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum (Tamil); Supporting Actress: Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli.
Best Children’s Film: Sumi (Marathi); Producer: Harshall Kamat Entertainment; Director: Amol Vasant Gole.
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Taledanda (Beheading a Life)(Kannada) Producer: Krupanidhi Kreations; Director: Praveen Krupakar.
Best Film on Social Issues (Themes such as prohibition,women and child empowerment,social evils like dowry, drug abuse, empowerment of differently-abled people, tribal and indigeneous people etc.): Funeral (Marathi); Producer: Before After Entertainment; Director: Vivek Dubey.
Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Tanhaji :The Unsung Warrior (Hindi); Producer: Ajay Devgn Films; Director: Om Raut.
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Mandela (Tamil) ; Producer: YNOT Studios; Director: Madonne Ashwin.
Best Screenplay: Soorarai Pottru (Tamil) Screenplay writer (original): Shalini Usha Nair & Sudha Kongara.
Best Dialogue writer: Mandela (Tamil); Dialogue Writer: Madonne Ashwin.
Best Cinematography: Avijatrik (The Wanderlust of Apu) (Bengali); Cameraman: Supratim Bhol.
Best Female Playback Singer: Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam); Singer: Nanjiyamma.
Best Male Playback Singer: Mi Vasantrao (I Am Vasantrao) (Marathi); Singer: Rahul Deshpande.
Best Child Artist: Tak-Tak (Marathi); Child Artist: Anish Mangesh Gosavi; Sumi (Marathi); Child Artist : Akanksha Pingle & Divyesh Indulkar.
Best Telugu Film: Colour Photo.
Best Tamil Film: Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum.
Best Malayalam Film: Thinkalazcha Nishchayam.
Best Marathi Film: Gostha Eka Paithanichi.
Best Kannada Film: Dollu.
Best Hindi Film: Toolsidas Junior.
Best Bengali Film: Avijatrik.
Best Assamese Film: Bridge.
Best Tulu Film: Jeetige.
Best Dimasa Film: Semkhor.
Best Haryanvi Film: Dada Lakhmi.
Best Action Direction Award: Ayyappanum Koshiyum – Rajasekhar, Mafia Sasi and Supreme Sunder.
Best Choreography: Sandhya Raju, for Natyam (Telugu)
Best Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir, for Saina (Hindi)
Best Music Direction: Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (Telugu) – (Songs): Thaman S.
Best Background Score: Soorarai Pottru (Tamil) – GV Prakash Kumar.
Best Make-up Artist: Natyam (Dance)(Telugu); Make-up Artist: TV Rambabu.
Best Costume Designer: Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior(Hindi); Costume Designer: Nachiket Barve & Mahesh Sherla.
Best Production Design: Kappela (Chapel) (Malayalam); Production Designer: Anees Nadodi
Best Editing: Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum (Tamil); Editor: Sreekar Prasad.
Best Audiography: Dollu (Kannada); Location Sound Recordist (for sync sound films only): Jobin Jayan
Mi Vasantrao (I Am Vasantrao) (Marathi); Sound Designer: Anmol Bhave
Malik (Malayalam); Re- recordist of the final mixed track: Vishnu Govind & Sree Sankar
Special mentions: Semkhor (Dimasa), Vaanku (Malayalam), June (Marathi), Avwanchhit (Marathi) and Godakaath (Marathi), and Toolsidas Junior (Hindi)
Non-feature Film Awards:
Best Voice-over/ Narration: Shobha Tharoor Sreenivasan, Rhapsody of Rains – Monsoons of Kerala (English)
Best Music Direction: Vishal Bhardwaj for 1232 Kms: Marenge Toh Wahin Jaakar
Best Editing: Anadi Athaley for Borderlands
Best On-Location Sound Recordist: Sandip Bhati & Pradeep Lekhwar, Jadui Jangal for Magical Forest
Best Audiography: Ajit Singh Rathore, Pearl of the Desert (Rajasthani)
Best Cinematography: Nikhil S Praveen for Shabdikkunna Kalappa
Best Direction: Oh That’s Bhanu (English, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi)
Best Film on Family Values: Kumkumarchan (Worship of the Goddess) (Marathi)
Best Short Fiction Film: Kachichinithu
Special Jury Award: Admitted (Hindi and English) Director: Ojaswee Sharma
Best Investigative Film: The Saviour: Brig. Pritam Singh (Punjabi)
Best Exploration/Adventure Film: Wheeling the Ball (English and Hindi)
Best Educational Film: Dreaming of Words (Malayalam)
Best Film on Social Issues: Justice Delayed but Delivered
Best Film on Social Issues: Three Sisters (Bengali)
Best Environment Film: Manah Aru Manuh (Manas and People) (Assamese)
Best Promotional Film: Surmounting Challenges (English)
Best Science and Technology Films: On the brink season 2- Bats (English)
Best Arts and Culture Film: Naadada Navaneeta DR PT Venkateshkumar
Best Biographical Film: Pabung Syam (Manipuri)
Best Ethnographic Film: Mandal ke Bol (Hindi)
Best Debut Non-Feature Film of a Director: Pariah (Marathi and Hindi)
Best Non-Feature Film: Testimony of Ana
Best book on cinema: The longest kiss, by Kishwar Desai
Best book on cinema (Special Mention): MIT Anubhavangalude Pusthakam, Kali Paine Kalira Cinema
Most film friendly state: Madhya Pradesh.
SICA wishes all award winners all over the country, and also it’s executive Committee Wide Angle Ravishankaran DOP of Sivaranjanium Sila Pengalam which won Best Tamil feature, best editing and Supporting Actress.