National Film Awards 2023: Celebrating Excellence in Cinema

The 69th National Film Awards winners were unveiled on August 24, recognizing outstanding contributions to Indian cinema. Films that underwent censorship between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, were eligible for consideration in this prestigious competition.

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Takes Best Feature Film Award

The esteemed jury of the National Film Awards revealed that the coveted Best Feature Film Award was claimed by Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The movie’s portrayal of real-life events and its exceptional execution garnered this recognition.

Acting Excellence Recognized

Commendable performances by talented actors were duly acknowledged. Allu Arjun’s compelling portrayal in Pushpa: The Rise earned him the title of Best Actor. The Best Actress Award was shared by Alia Bhatt for her role in Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti Sanon for her remarkable performance in Mimi.

Complete List of Winners

Category Film Language
Best Feature Film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Hindi
Best Popular Film RRR Telugu
Best Director Godavari Marathi
Best Actor Allu Arjun Pushpa: The Rise
Best Actress Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon Gangubai Kathiawadi, Mimi
Best Supporting Actor Pankaj Tripathi Mimi
Best Supporting Actress Pallavi Joshi The Kashmir Files
Best Debut Director Meppadiyan Malayalam
Best Film on National Integration The Kashmir Files Hindi
Best Children’s Film Gandhi

The National Film Awards also recognized RRR as the Best Popular Film for providing wholesome entertainment. The Best Director accolade was bestowed upon Godavari for its remarkable contribution to Marathi cinema.

Pankaj Tripathi’s impactful performance in Mimi earned him the award for Best Supporting Actor. The title of Best Supporting Actress was deservedly claimed by Pallavi Joshi for her role in The Kashmir Files.

The prestigious Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director was won by Meppadiyan, a promising debut in Malayalam cinema. The Kashmir Files was honored with the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration, recognizing its significant narrative.

The realm of children’s cinema was celebrated with Gandhi being crowned the Best Children’s Film, showcasing the diversity of themes and stories that resonate with younger audiences.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 69th National Film Awards for their remarkable contributions to Indian cinema!

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