National Film Awards 2023 Is Live! Check Out The Winners!

Recently, the 69th National Film Awards 2023 was announced by the jury via live press conference. These prestigious awards are every person’s dream in the Indian film industry. These are, to date, the most genuine and non-showy awards. Presented by the President of India, getting this award is a matter of pride nonetheless. Let us have a look at some of the winners of the National Film Awards 2023.

Also read: Best National Award-Winning Movies Of 2023 That You Can Watch On OTT

1. Best Actor Award: Allu Arjun won this for Pushpa: The Rise

Allu Arjun’s character Pushpa Raj garnered a lot of fame and his dialogues became an internet sensation. He is the first Telugu actor to win this award.

2. Best Actress Award: Alia Bhatt won this for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti Sanon for Mimi

Alia Bhatt’s character Gangubai was appreciated a lot by the critics as well as the public. Her voice modulation for this role was incredible. A deserving win.

Kriti Sanon’s Mimi touched upon a sensitive issue like surrogacy without propagating false information and still keeping the tone of the movie light. This had to have good execution by actors and Kriti justified the role.

3. Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Tripathi for Mimi

This man is truly versatile. Pankaj Tripathi’s role as a driver who somehow became a middleman in surrogacy is not too overbearing. The subtlety and innocence of the character is what people loved.

4. Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi for The Kashmir Files

It is difficult to play a negative character because unknowingly people will shower you with hate. Pallavi Joshi aced the character of the propagandist professor which made people hate that character but love Joshi’s acting.

5. Best Feature Film: Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

This was R. Madhavan’s directorial debut and he did a great job as both actor and director. A movie about a scientist caught up in espionage with several controversies around, Rocketry manages to tell the tale with ease.

6. Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: RRR

Set in the British period, this movie talks about two fictional revolutionaries. This is an entertainer as it has everything from action to drama to emotions to comedy to great songs!

7. Best Editing: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Gangubai Kathiawadi

Gangubai Kathiawadi was shot and edited brilliantly. The change of hues from blue depicts sadness to yellow and brighter tones to show how Gangu was maybe settled in life as a piece of art.

8. Best Music Direction (Background Music): MM Keeravaani for RRR

He won the Oscars for Naatu Naatu song in RRR. Need I say more?

9. Best Screenplay (Adapted): Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Utkarshini Vashishtha for Gangubai Kathiawadi

As Gangubai Kathiawadi is adapted from the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai written by S. Hussain Zaidi, the movie captures the essence of the book completely.

10. Best Dialogue Writer: Utkarshini Vashishtha and Prakash Kapadia for Gangubai Kathiawadi

Being a movie about a brothel owner, the dialogues were crass but not uncomfortable in any way. Emotional yet powerful dialogues made the movie a hit.

11. Best Music Director (Songs): Devi Sri Prasad for Pushpa

The music from Pushpa: The Rise was famous all over India. Songs like Saami Saami, Oo Antava, and Srivalli became a hit for being energetic and refreshing.

12. Best Child Artist: Bhavin Rabari for Chhello Show

The movie was about a boy was is fascinated by the filmy world. Bhavin was the central character in the movie and despite being just 10 years old, he did a great job.

13. Special Jury Award: Shershaah

A highly appreciated and one of the most loved movies in the last year was Shershaah. The way it explored the life and time of Captain Vikram Batra is truly amazing.

14. Best Hindi Film: Sardar Udham

Sardar Udham talked about the reasons why Udham Singh assassinated O’Dwyer but more importantly, the movie threw light on the Jallian wala Bagh tragedy and depicted the gruesome act of British terror flawlessly.

15. Best Children’s Film: Gandhi and Co

A feel-good movie about two young boys who look up to adults who follow Gandhi’s teachings. They try to emulate these in them and what follows is the funny tale of two mischievous children.

16. Best Film on National Integration: The Kashmir Files

The Kashmir Files shows the real-life incidents and sufferings of Kashmiri Hindus in the 1990 Kashmir Genocide. The movie is gut-wrenching and an eye-opener to the atrocities taking place in Kashmir Valley.

Some of the films that won Best Film in regional language like Best Mishing Film was Boomba Ride, Best Assamese Film was won by Anur, Kalkkoho won Best Bengali Film, Best Gujarati Film was won by Chello Show, Best Malayalam Film was won by Home and Ekda Kay Zala won the Best Marathi Film.

These were just some of the awards from the National Film Awards 2023. There are many other special categories and many amazing movies that won that. Winning this award is a big deal for anyone working in the film industry. These awards motivate people to make better films every year.

We congratulate all the winners of the National Film Awards 2023!

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