As an avid fan of Indian cinema, you likely tuned in with eager anticipation to the announcement of the winners at the 69th National Film Awards. The awards recognize the best of Indian films from the previous year, honouring both commercial blockbusters as well as artistic masterpieces across numerous regional film industries. This year brought well-deserved accolades for two of the brightest stars lighting up the Hindi film sky, Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal.
The 69th National Film Awards honoured the best films of 2021. Sardar Udham won Best Feature Film in Hindi while Rocketry: The Nambi Effect won the overall Best Film award. Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon shared the Best Actress award for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi respectively. Allu Arjun won Best Actor for Pushpa. Pankaj Tripathi won Best Supporting Actor for Mimi and Pallavi Joshi won Best Supporting Actress for The Kashmir Files. The Kashmir Files also won Best Film on National Integrity. Gangubai Kathiawadi won 5 awards in total. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali said he was happy for all the films and actors who won awards. Overall, the National Film Awards celebrated cinema across India and honoured many talented actors and filmmakers.
Congratulations once again on this well-deserved honour!
As the awards ceremony comes to a close, you reflect on the inspiring work of India’s film industry over the past year. The stories and performances that moved and captivated you demonstrate the immense talent within the country. Winners like Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, who took home top acting honours for their transformative and impactful roles, give you hope for the future of Indian cinema. While the glitz and glamor of the night fade, the imprint these artists have left on your memory remains. Their masterful craft inspires you to support the arts and make your voice heard. You eagerly await next year’s awards with the knowledge that the best of Indian film has yet to come.