The 69th National Film Awards were announced by Chairperson of the Feature Film Jury Ketan Mehta on 24 August in New Delhi.
69th National Film Awards:
- Best Feature Film: “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” directed by R. Madhavan.
- Best Actor: Allu Arjun for “Pushpa: The Rise.”
- Best Actress: Alia Bhatt for “Gangubai Kathiawadi” and Kriti Sanon for “Mimi.”
- Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi for “Kashmir Files.”
- Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Tripathi for “Mimi.”
- Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: “RRR.”
- Best Film on National Integration (Nargis Dutt Award): “The Kashmir Files” directed by Vivek Agnihotri.
- Best Non-Feature Film: “Ek Tha Gaon” directed by Srishti Lakhera.
- Best Direction: Nikhil Mahajan for the Marathi film “Godavari.”
- Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal for the song “Mayava Chayava” from “Iravin Nizhal.”
- Best Male Playback Singer: Kaala Bhairava for the song “Komuram Bheemudo” from “RRR.”
- Best Lyrics: Chandrabose for the Telugu film “Konda Palam.”
- Best Choreography: Prem Rakshith for “RRR.”
- Best Music Direction: Devi Sri Prasad for “Pushpa: The Rise” and M.M. Keeravaani for “RRR.”
- Best Hindi Film: “Sardar Udham Singh” directed by Shoojit Sircar.
- Other Awards for “Sardar Udham Singh”: Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design.
- Best Child Artist: Bhavin Rabari for the Gujarati film “Chhello Show.”
- Best Direction (Non-Feature Film): Bakul Matiyani for “Smile Please.”
- Total Submissions: 280 films from 28 languages were submitted for the awards in the year 2021.
Q.: What film was awarded the “Best Feature Film” at the 69th National Film Awards?
a) Gangubai Kathiawadi
b) Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
c) Pushpa: The Rise
Ans : b) Rocketry: The Nambi Effect