Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s last theatrical release Chhichhore was named the Best Hindi Feature Film at the 67th National Film Awards today.
Marakkar Lion of the Arabian Sea got the Best Feature Film Award.
Meanwhile, actress Kangana Ranaut added another National Film Award to her kitty. Actors Manoj Bajpayee and Dhanush were announced as the Best Actors today.
Here are more details.
Ranaut was awarded for ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi,’ ‘Panga’
Notably, Ranaut’s performances in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Panga helped her bag the honor. Separately, Bajpayee and Dhanush got the award for their acts in Bhosle Asuran respectively.
The award for Best Singer went to B Praak for Teri Mitti from the Akshay Kumar-starrer Kesari.
The song, which talks about patriotism, hit the one billion views mark on YouTube earlier this month.
Sikkim was named the most-film friendly state
The award for the most film-friendly state went to Sikkim.
A Gandhian Affair: India’s Curious Portrayal of Love in Cinema by Sanjay Suri was selected as the Best Book on Cinema. The National Award Book (Special Mentions) was conferred to The Man who Watches Cinema by Ashok Rahane.
Sohini Chattopadhyaya was named the Best Film Critic.
Sir David Attenborough was awarded as well
The Best Voice-over/Narration in Non-Feature Films went to Sir David Attenborough for Wild Karnataka.
The 67th Film Awards were scheduled to take place in May 2020 but had to be delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The honors are given by the Directorate of Film Festivals, which comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.