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New Delhi: The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, has sent his heartfelt congratulations to the winners of this year’s 69th National Film Awards for their outstanding achievements in the Indian film industry. When the legendary Waheeda Rehman Ji was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award, Shri Modi made sure to send his warmest greetings.

The Prime Minister posted a statement on Twitter expressing national pride in the outstanding achievements of the individuals whose work was honored at the Academy Awards.

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“Congratulations to all those honoured with the 69th National Film Awards. Each awardee has made exemplary contributions to Indian cinema. I would also like to specially congratulate Waheeda Rehman Ji on being honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award.”

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The 69th National Film Awards are a celebration of the extraordinary abilities that have enriched Indian film for decades. All of the honorees have made significant contributions to American film and should be celebrated for their achievements.

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The Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed upon Waheeda Rehman Ji is a suitable recognition of her ongoing impact and exceptional body of work in Indian film. She has earned the highest respect and adoration from her peers and admirers alike for her everlasting devotion and artistic talent in her field.

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The 69th National Film Awards celebrate the achievements of India’s film industry’s luminaries while also highlighting the industry’s ongoing commitment to artistic integrity and professional excellence.

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The 69th National Film Awards for 2023 have celebrated the exceptional talent and creativity within the Indian film industry, recognizing outstanding achievements across a wide range of categories. Here is the complete list of winners:

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69th National Film Awards

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Feature Films:

  • Best Feature Film: “Rocketry”
  • Best Director: Nikhil Mahajan for “Godavari”
  • Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: “RRR”
  • Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration: “The Kashmir Files”
  • Best Actor: Allu Arjun for “Pushpa”
  • Best Actress: Alia Bhatt for “Gangubai Kathiawadi” and Kriti Sanon for “Mimi”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Tripathi for “Mimi”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi for “The Kashmir Files”
  • Best Child Artist: Bhavin Rabari for “Chhello Show”
  • Best Screenplay (Original): Shahi Kabir for “Nayattu”
  • Best Screenplay (Adapted): Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Utkarshini Vashishtha for “Gangubai Kathiawadi”
  • Best Dialogue Writer: Utkarshini Vashishtha and Prakash Kapadia for “Gangubai Kathiawadi”
  • Best Music Director (Songs): Devi Sri Prasad for “Pushpa”
  • Best Music Direction (Background Music): MM Keeravaani for “RRR”
  • Best Male Playback Singer: Kaala Bhairava for “RRR”
  • Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal for “Iravin Nizhal”
  • Best Lyrics: Chandrabose for “Konda Polam’s Dham Dham Dham”
  • Best Hindi Film: “Sardar Udham”
  • Best Kannada Film: “777 Charlie”
  • Best Malayalam Film: “Home”
  • Best Gujarati Film: “Chhello Show”
  • Best Tamil Film: “Kadaisi Vivasayi”
  • Best Telugu Film: “Uppena”
  • Best Maithili Film: “Samanantar”
  • Best Mishing Film: “Boomba Ride”
  • Best Marathi Film: “Ekda Kaay Zala”
  • Best Bengali Film: “Kalkokkho”
  • Best Assamese Film: “Anur”
  • Best Meiteilon Film: “Eikhoigi Yum”
  • Best Odia Film: “Pratikshya”

Non-Feature Films:

  • Best Non-feature Film: “Ek Tha Gaon”
  • Best Direction (Non-feature Film): Bakul Matiyani for “Smile Please”
  • Best Debut Non-Feature Film of a Director: “Paanchika” by Ankit Kothari
  • Best Anthropological Film: “Fire on Edge”
  • Best Biographical Film: “Rukhu Matir Dukhu Majhi” and “Beyond Blast”
  • Best Arts Films: “T.N. Krishnan Bow Strings to Divine”
  • Best Science & Technology Films: “Ethos of Darkness”
  • Best Promotional Film: “Endangered Heritage ‘Warli Art’”
  • Best Environment Film: “Aavasavyuham”
  • Best Film on Social Issues: “Anunaad – The Resonance”
  • Best Investigative Film: “Looking For Challan”
  • Best Exploration Film: “Ayushman”
  • Best Educational Film: “Sirpigalin Sirpangal”
  • Best Short Fiction Film: “Dal Bhat”
  • Best Animation Film: “Kandittundu”
  • Best Film on Family Values: “Chand Saanse”
  • Best Cinematography (Non-feature Film): Bittu Rawat for “Pataal”
  • Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the Final Mixed Track) (Non-feature Film): Unni Krishnan for “Ek Tha Gaon”
  • Best Production Sound Recordist (Location/Sync Sound) (Non-feature Film): Suruchi Sharma for “Meen Raag”
  • Best Editing (Non-feature Film): Abhro Banerjee for “If Memory Serves Me Right”
  • Best Music Direction (Non-feature Film): Ishaan Divecha for “Succelent”
  • Best Narration/Voice Over (Non-feature Film): Kulada Kumar Bhattacharjee for “Hathibondhu”
  • Special Mention (Non-feature Film): Late Shri Nallandi for “Kadaisi Vivasayi,” Aranya Gupta & Bithan Biswas for “Jhilli,” Indrans for “Home,” Jahanara Begum for “Anur”
  • Special Jury Award (Non-feature Film): Shekhar Bapu Rankhambe for “Rekha”

Other Awards:

  • 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

The 69th National Film Awards have showcased the immense talent and diversity of the Indian film industry, honoring the exceptional contributions and achievements of both feature and non-feature films, as well as acknowledging the work of film critics.

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