68th National Film Awards Announcement: Best Actor Award to Ajay Devgn and Surya, Best Hindi Film ‘Tulsidas Junior’; Not even a single Gujarati feature film this year

 The 68th National Film Awards were announced by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. This year the best actor award has been given to Ajay Devgn and Surya. The film ‘Surrai Pottaru’ has received the award for Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Actress. Even this year, not a single Gujarati film won the Best Gujarati Film Award. Last year too there was not a single Gujarati feature film. It is worth mentioning that last year late Sushant Singh Rajput’s film ‘Chichhore’ was given the best movie, Kangana Ranaut the best actress and Manoj Bajpayee and South star Dhanush the National Award for the best actor.

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68th National Film Awards Winner List

  • Most Film Friendly State: Madhya Pradesh
  • Best Book on Cinema: The Longest Kiss (Kishwar Desai)
  • Best Critic: No Winner This Year

Non-Feature Film Category

  • Best Narration : Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan, Film (Rhapsody of Rain: Monsoon of Kerala)
  • Best Editing : Borderlands
  • Best Audiography : Pearl of the Desert
  • Best On Location Sound
  • Recordist: Magagan Jungle Best Film on Social Issue : Justice Delighted But Delivered, Three Sisters
  • Best Educational Film: Dreaming for Words Best Promotional Film: Surmounting Challenges Best Arts and Culture Film: Girish Kasarvalli Best Debut Non Feature Film of the Director
  • Parih (Marathi-Hindi) : Best Debut Non Feature Film: Vishre Iyer (Paraya) Best Cinematography: Nikhil S Praveen

Feature Film Category

  • Best Popular Film: Tanhaji
  • Best Hindi Film: Tulsi Das Jr.
  • Special Mention Award: June (Marathi)
  • Best Costume: Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
  • Best Cinematography: Avijatrik (The Wanderlust of Apu, Bengali)
  • Best Makeup Artist: TV Rambabu (Natyam, Tamil)
  • Best Production Design : Anees Nadodi (A cappella, Malayalam)
  • Best Stunt: Ayyappanum Koshiyum
  • Best Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir (Saina)
  • Best Choreography: Natyam (Tamil)
  • Best Editing: Srikar Prasad
  • Best Audiography: Dollu (Jobin Jayan), Mi Vasantharao (Anmol Bhave)
  • Best Screenplay: Surrai Pottaru
  • Best Female Playback Singer: Nanchamma
  • Best Male Playback Singer: Rahul Deshpande
  • Best Supporting Actress: Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli (Tamil Film: Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum.)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Biju Menon (Malayalam Film: Ayyappanum Koshiyum)
  • Best Actor: Ajay Devgn (Tanhaji), Surya (Surarai Pottru)
  • Best Actress: Anupama Bachalamurli (Surarai Pottru)
  • Best Direction : Sidhananda KR (Malayalam Film: Ayyappanum Koshiyum)
  • Best Feature Film: Surrai Pottaru
  • Best Children’s Film: Sumi (Marathi)
  • Best Film on Environment Conversation: Manah Aru Manuh (Assam)
  • Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Mandela (Tamil Film)

Best Child Artist: Anish Mangesh Gosavi, Sumi (Tak-Tak, Marathi film), Akanksha Pingle, Divyesh Indulkar (Sumi, Marathi film)

Vipul Shah led the 10 member jury. Other members included cinematographers Dharam Gulati, GS Bhaskar, actors Srilekha Mukherjee, A Karthikaraja, VN Aditya, VG Thampi, Sanjeev Rattan, S Thangadurai and Nishikandha.

68th National Film Awards were presented in five categories

  • Dada Saheb Phalke Award: To be announced later.
  • Feature Film Section: 28 categories
  • Non-Feature Film Section: 22 categories
  • Best Writing Section: 1 Category
  • Most Film Friendly State

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