69th National Film Awards 2023: Allu Arjun wins Best Actor; Rocketry takes Best Film and Kadaisi Vivasayi is the Best Tamil Film - FULL WINNERS LIST

69th national film awards 2023 allu arjun wins best actor for pushpa kadaisi vivasayi iravin nizhal - Tamil Movie Cinema News

The 69th National Film Awards were announced during a press conference by the jury at the National Media Center, New Delhi today (August 24). The most prestigious honor celebrating the best talent across Indian cinema, the National Film Awards are "aimed aim at encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical excellence and social relevance", according to the Directorate of Film Festivals of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. A total of 285 entries in the 'Feature' category in 28 languages and 158 entries in the 'Non-Feature' category in 23 languages will be receiving honors at the 69th National Film Awards, with the Baba Saheb Phalke Award to be announced at a later date. 

Among the big names who have been announced for the honors, Telugu superstar Allu Arjun will be bestowed with the Best Actor National Award for Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1, while Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon will be sharing the Best Actress National Award for their performances in Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi, respectively. 

Find below the complete list of winners of the 69th National Film Awards:

Tamil names, who took top honors at the 2023 National Film Awards, are as follows: 

Special Mention in Feature Films category: Late Shri Nallandi - Kadaisi Vivasayi
Best Tamil Film: Kadaisi Vivasayi
Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal (Song 'Maayava Chaayavaa') - Iravin Nizhal
Best Feature Film - Rocketry: The Nambi Effect - R. Madhavan (Hindi)
Special Jury Award: Shershaah - Vishnu Vardhan (Hindi)

Special Mention (Non-Feature): Karuvarai - Srikanth Deva
Best Educational Film (Non-Feature): Sirpigalin Sirpangal, Producer - KKV Media Venture, Director - B. Lenin

National Film Awards winners overall: 

Best Mishing Film - Boomba Ride
Best Assamese Film - Anur
Best Bengali Film - Kalkokkho
Best Hindi Film - Sardar Udham
Best Gujarati Film - Chhello Show (Last Film Show)
Best Kannada Film - 777 Charlie
Best Tamil Film: Kadaisi Vivasayi
Best Maithili Film - Samanantar
Best Marathi Film - Ekda Kay Zala
Best Malayalam Film - Home
Best Actor: Allu Arjun - Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1
Best Actress: Alia Bhatt (Gangubai Kathiawadi) and Kriti Sanon (Mimi)
Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Tripathi - Mimi
Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi - The Kashmir Files
Best Director: Nikhil Mahajan - Godavari
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: RRR
Special Jury Award: Shershaah - Vishnuvardhan
Best Screenplay (Original): Nayattu
Best Screenplay (Adapted): Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Lyrics: Chandrabose - 'Dham Dham Dham' (Konda Polam)
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Vishnu Mohan - Meppadiyan
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration: The Kashmir Files (Hindi)
Best Film on Social Issues: Anunaad - The Resonance
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Aavasavyuham
Best Children’s Film: Gandhi and Co
Best Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad - Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1
Best Background Score: M. M. Keeravani - RRR
Best Cinematography: Avik Mukhopadhayay - Sardar Udham
Best Editing: Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Action Direction: King Soloman - RRR
Best Special Effects: Srinivas Mohan - RRR
Best Choreography: RRR - Prem Rakshith
Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal (Song 'Maayava Chaayavaa') - Iravin Nizhal
Best Male Playback Singer: Kaala Bhairava (Song 'Komuram Bheemudu') - RRR
Best Dialogue Writer: Utkarshini Vashishtha & Prakash Kapadia - Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist): Arun Asok & Sonu K P - Chavittu
Best Audiography (Sound Designer): Aneesh Basu - Jhilli
Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track): Sinoy Joseph - Sardar Udham
Best Costume Designer: Veera Kapur Ee - Sardar Udham
Best Production Design: Dmitrii Malich and Mansi Dhruv Mehta - Sardar Udham
Best Make-up: Preetisheel Singh - Gangubai Kathiawadi


Major winners in Non-Feature Film 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)
Best Book on Cinema: Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal: The Incredibly Melodious Journey by Rajiv Vijayakar
Best Film Critic: Purushothama Charyulu
Best Film Critic (Special Mention): Subramanya Bandoor

Special Mentions in Feature Films category: Jhilli (Aranya Gupta & Bithan Biswas), Home (Indrans) and Anur (Jahanara Begum)