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68th National Film Awards: Full list of winners

The awards are announced by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

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Published: 22nd July 2022
National Awards

The 68th National Awards for films that were submitted to the board in 2020 were announced on Friday. The awards are announced by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Here is the full list of awardees:

Most Film Friendly State:  Madhya Pradesh (Special mention: Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh)

Best Book on Cinema: The Longest Kiss by Kishwar Desai (Special mention: MT Anunahvangalude Pusthakam by Anoop Ramakrishnan, Kali Paine Kalira Cinema by Surya Deo) 

Feature Films

Best Film: Soorarai Pottru

Best Direction: KR Sachidanandan (Ayyappanum Koshiyum)

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Tanhaji : The Unsung Warrior 

Best Debut Film of a Director: Madonne Ashwin (Mandela)

Best Actor: Suriya (Soorarai Pottru) and Ajay Devgn (Tanhaji)

Best Actress: Aparna Balamurali (Soorarai Pottru)

Best Supporting Actor: Biju Menon (Ayyappanum Koshiyum)

Best Supporting Actress: Lakshmipriya Chandramouli (Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum)

Best Music Direction (Songs): Thaman S (Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo)

Best Background Score: GV Prakash (Soorarai Pottru)

Best Female Playback Singer: Nanjiyamma (Ayyappanum Koshiyum)

Best Male Playback Singer: Rahul Deshpande (Mi Vasantrao)

Best Telugu Film: Colour Photo 

Best Malayalam Film: Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam

Best Tamil Film: Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum

Best Kannada Film: Dollu

Best Hindi Film: Toolsidas Junior

Best Bengali Film: Avijatrik (The Wanderlust of Apu)

Best Marathi Film: Goshta Eka Paithanichi (Tale of a Paithani)

Best Haryanvi Film: Dada Lakhmi

Best Dimasa Film: Semkhor

Best Tulu Film: Jeetige

Best Assamese Film: Bridge

Best Action Direction: Rajasekhar, Mafia Sasi and Supreme Sunder (Ayyappanum Koshiyum)

Best Choreography: Sandhya Raju (Natyam)

Special Jury Award: Aimee Baruah (Semkhor), Kavya Prakash (Vaanku), Siddharth Menon (June), Kishore Kadam (GodakaathAvwanchhit), Varun Buddhadev (Toolsidas Junior)

Best Lyrics: Manoj  Muntashir (Saina)

Best Make-up Artist: T V Rambabu (Natyam)

Best Costumes: Nachiket Barve, Mahesh Sherla (Tanhaji :The Unsung Warrior)

Best Production Design: Anees Nadodi (Kappela)

Best Editing: Sreekar Prasad (Sivaranjiniyum Sila Innum Pengalum)

Best Audiography: Location Sound Recordist (for sync sound films only):  Jobin Jayan (Dollu)

Best Audiography: Sound Designer: Anmol Bhave (Mi Vasantrao)

Best Audiography: Re- recordist of the final mixed track: Vishnu Govind & Sree Sankar (Malik)

Best Screenplay (Original): Shalini Usha Nair, Sudha Kongara (Soorarai Pottru)

Best Screenplay (Dialogues): Madonne Ashwin (Mandela)

Best Cinematography: Avijatrik (The Wanderlust of Apu, Bengali)

Best Children's Film: Sumi (Marathi)

Best Film on Environment: Taledanda - Beheading a Life, (Kannada)

Best Film on Social Issues: Funeral (Marathi)

Best Film on National Integration

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

Non-Feature Films

Best Non-Feature Film: Testimony of Ana (Dangi)

Best Voice-over/ Narration: Shobha Tharoor Sreenivasan for Rhapsody of Rains- Monsoons of Kerala (English) 

Best Music Direction: Vishal Bharadwau for 1232 Kms: Marenge Toh Wahin Jaakar (Hindi) 

Best Editing: Anadi Athaley for Borderlands (Bengali, Nepali, Manipuri, Hindi and Punjabi)

Best Audiography: Ajit Singh Rathore for Pearl of the Desert (Rajasthani)

Best Cinematography: Nikhil S Praveen for Shabdikkunna Kalappa (Malayalam)

Best Direction: RV Ramani for Oh That's Bhanu (English, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi)

Best Film on Family Values: Kumkumarchan -- Director: Abhijeet Arvind Dalvi and Producer: Studio Filmy Monks

Best Short Fiction Film: Kachichinthu (Karbi) -- Producer and director: Khanjan Kishore Nath

Special Jury Award: Admitted (Hindi and English)-- Director: Ojaswee Sharma

Best Investigative Film: The Saviour: Brig. Pritam Singh (Punjabi) -- Director: Dr Paramjeet Singh Kattu and Producer: Akal Productions

Best Exploration Film: Wheeling the ball (English and Hindi)-- Director: Mukesh Sharma and Producer: Film Division 

Best Educational Film: Dreaming of Words (Malayalam) Director and Producer: Nandan

Best Film on Social Issues: Justice Delayed but Delivered (Hindi)

Best Environment Film: Manah Aru Manuh (English)

Best Promotional Film: Surmounting Challenges (English)

Best Science and Technology Film: On the Bricks and Season 2 - Bats (English)

Best Arts and Culture Film: Naadada Navaneeta Dr PT Venkateshkumar (Kannada)

Best Biographical Film: Pabung Syam (Manipuri)

Best Ethnographic Film: Mandal Ke Bol (Hindi)

Best Debut Non-Feature Film of a Director: Pariah (Marathi and Hindi)

Earlier in the day, Anurag Thakur, Minister for I&B, stated that he has received the awards report presented by the jury members. The panel includes Vipul Shah, Chair Feature Film Jury, Chitrartha Singh, Chair Non-Feature Jury,  Anant Vijay, Chair Best Writing of Cinema, Anant Vijay, Chair Best Writing of Cinema, and Priyadarshanand, Chair Most Film Friendly State.

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