69Th National Film Award 2021

The Jury for the 69th National Film Awards announced the winners for the year 2021. The Jury comprised of eminent filmmakers and film personalities from across the Indian cine-world. The awards were announced by Sh. Ketan Mehta, Chairperson, Feature Films Jury, Sh. Vasanth S Sai, Chairperson, Non-feature Films Jury, Sh. Yatindra Mishra, Best Writing on Cinema Jury in the presence of Ms. Neerja Sekhar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The Best Feature Film award has been given to Rocketry: The Nambi Effect and the Best Non-Feature Film has been bagged by Ek Tha Gaon directed by Srishti Lakhera. The Kashmir Files has been awarded the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration, while RRR has bagged the Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Allu Arjun has won the award for Best Actor for his stellar performance in the movie Pushpa (The Rise Part I) while Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon have become joint winners of the Best Actress Award for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi respectively.

69th National Film Awards 2021

Award for Best Film Critic: Purushothama Charyulu (Language: Telegu).

Best Non-Feature Film: Ek Tha Gaon (Producer & Director: Srishti Lakhera).

Best Debut Non-feature Film of a Director: Paanchika (Producer: Shreya Kapadiya, Director: Ankit Kothari)

Best Anthropological Film: Fire on Edge (Producer: Risen North East. Non-Govt. Organization, Director: Pranab Jyoti Deka)

Best Biographical Film/ Historical Reconstruction/ Compilation Film:

  • Rukhu Matir Dukhu Majhi: (Producer & Director: Somnath Mondal)
  • Beyond Blast: (Producer: Luwang Apokpa Mamikon, Director: Saikhom Ratan).

Best Art Film: T. N. Krishnan Bow Strings to Divine (Producer: NFDC, Director: V. Packirisamy).

Best Science & Technology Film: Ethos of Darkness (Producer: Sri Ganesh Productions, Director: Avijit Banerjee).

Best Promotional Film(to cover tourism, exports, crafts, industry, etc.): Endangered Heritage 'Warli Art', (Producer: Baba Cinemas, Director: Hemant Verma).

Best Environment Film including Agriculture: Munnam Valavu (Producer: Sree Gokulam Movies, Director: R S Pradeep).

Best Film on Social Issues:

  • Mithu Di: (Producer & Director: Asim Kumar Sinha).
  • Three Two One: (Producer: FTII, Director: Himanshu Prajapati).

Best Educational Film: Sirpigalin Sirpangal (Producer: KKV Media Venture).

Best Exploration/ Adventure Film(to include sports): Ayushman (Producer: Mathew Varghese, Dinesh Rajkumar N, Naveen Francis, Director: Jacob Varghese).

Best Investigative Film: Looking For Challan (Producer: IGNCA, Director: Bappa Ray).

Best Animation Film: Kandittundu (Producer: Studio Eeksaurus Productions Pvt. Ltd, Director: Adithi Krishnadas).

Special Jury Award: Rekha (Director: Shekhar Bapu Rankhambe).

Best Short Fiction Film: Dal Bhat (Producer & Director: Nemil Shah)

Best Film on Family value: Chand Saanse (Producer: Chandrakant Kulkarni, Director: Pratima Joshi )

Best Direction: Smile Please (Director: Bakul Matiyani).

Best Cinematography: Pataal Tee (Cinematographer: Bittu Rawat).

Best Audiography: Ek Tha Gaon (Re-recordist (final mixed track): Unni Krishnan).

Best Production Sound Recordist: Meen Raag (Production Sound Recordist: Suruchi Sharma).

Best Editing: If Memory Serves Me Right (Editor: Abhro Banerjee).

Best Music Direction: Succelent (Music Director: Ishaan Divecha).

Best Feature Film: Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (Hindi), Producer: Rocketry Entertainment LLP, Director: R Madhavan.

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Meppadiyan (Person above mentioned)(Malayalam), Producer: Unni Mukundan Films Private Ltd., Director: Vishnu Mohan

Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: RRR (Telugu), Producer: DVV Entertainments LLP, Director: S S Rajamouli.

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: The Kashmir Files(Hindi), Producer: Zee Studios Limited, Director: Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri.

Best Film on Social Issues: Anunaad-The Resonance (Assamese), Producer: Assam State Film Corporation Ltd., Director: Reema Borah.

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Aavasavyuham (Malayalam), Producer: Krishand Films, Director: Krishand

Best Children's Film: Gandhi & Co.(Gujarati), Producer: MD Media Corp, Director: Manish Saini.

Best Direction: Godavari (The Holy Water) (Marathi), Director: Nikhil Mahajan.

Best Actor: Pushpa (The Rise Part I)(Telugu), Lead Actor: Allu Arjun.

Best Actress:

  • Gangubai Kathiawadi (Hindi), Lead Actress: Alia Bhatt
  • Mimi (Hindi), Lead Actress: Kriti Sanon.

Best Supporting Actress: The Kashmir Files (Hindi), Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi.

Best Child Artist: Last Film Show (Chhello Show)(Gujarati), Child Artist: Bhavin Rabari.

Best Male Playback Singer: RRR (Telugu), Singer: Kaala Bhairava (Song: Komuram Bheemudo).

Best Female Playback Singer: Iravin Nizhal (Shadow of the Night)(Tamil), Singer: Shreya Ghoshal (Song: Maayava Chaayavaa).

Best Cinematography: Sardar Udham (Hindi), Cameraman: Avik Mukhopadhayay.

Best Editing: Gangubai Kathiawadi (Hindi), Editor: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Best Production Design: Sardar Udham (Hindi), Production Designer: Dmitrii Malich & Mansi Dhruv Mehta.

Best Costume Designer: Sardar Udham (Hindi), Costume Designer: Veera Kapur Ee.

Best Make-up Artist: Gangubai Kathiawadi (Hindi)

Best Music Direction:

  • Pushpa (The Rise Part I)(Telugu), Music Director (Songs): Devi Sri Prasad
  • RRR (Telugu), Music Director (Background Score): M.M. Keeravaani

Best Lyrics: Konda Polam (Telugu), Lyricist: Chandrabose (Song: Dham Dham Dham)

Special Jury Award: Shershaah (Director: Vishnu Varadhan).

Best Special Effects: RRR (Telugu), Special Effects Creator: V Srinivas Mohan.

Best Choreography: RRR (Telugu), Choreographer: Prem Rakshith.

Best Action Direction Award (Stunt Choreography): RRR (Telugu), Stunt Choreographer: King Soloman.

Best Assamese Film: Anur (Eyes on the Sunshine), Producer: Gopendra Mohan Das, Director: Monjul Baruah

Best Bengali Film: Kalkokkho - House of Time, Producer: Aurora Film Corporation Pvt. Ltd, Director: Rajdeep Paul & Sarmistha Maiti.

Best Hindi Film: Sardar Udham (Hindi), Producer: Kino Works LLP, Director: Sujit Sircar.

Best Gujarati Film: Last Film Show (Chhello Show), Producer: Jugaad Motion Pictures, Director: Pan Nalin.

Best Kannada Film: 777 Charlie, Producer: Parmvah Studios Pvt. Ltd, Director: Kiranraj K.

Best Maithili Film: Samanantar (The Parallel), Producer: Anirati Films, Director: Niraj Kumar Mishra.

Best Marathi Film: Ekda Kay Zala, Producer: Gajavadana Showbox LLP, Director: Saleel Shrinivas Kulkarni.

Best Malayalam Film: Home, Producer: Friday Film House Pvt. Ltd., Director: Rojin. P. Thomas

Best Meiteilon Film: Eikhoigi Yum (Our Home), Producer: Chingsubam Sheetal, Director: Mayanglambam Romi Meitei.

Best Odia Film: Pratikshya (The Wait), Producer: Amiya Patnaik Productions, Director: Anupam Patnaik.

Best Tamil Film: Kadaisi Vivasayi (The Last Farmer), Producer: Tribal Arts, Director: M. Manikandan.

Best Telugu Film: Uppena (Wave), Producer: Mythri Movie Makers, Director: Sana Buchibabu.

Best Mishing Film: Boomba Ride, Producer: Quarter Moon Productions, Director: Biswajit Bora.

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