67th National Film Awards
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu honored the winners of the 67th National Film Awards at Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan on Monday. The award function also witnessed the presence of Super Star Rajinikanth who was conferred with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award, which is also considered as the highest award in the Indian Cinema.
Best Hindi Film went to Chhichhore, starring the late Sushant Singh Rajput. B Praak got the National Award for the Best Male Playback Singer for the patriotic song Teri Mitti from his war-drama Kesari. Dhanush and Manoj Bajpayee won in the ‘Best Actor’ category for their work in the Tamil movie Asuran and the Hindi film Bhonsle, respectively. Kangana Ranaut was adjudged the ‘Best Actress’ for her performances in Panga and Manikarnika. The Best Feature Film went to Priyadarshan’s Malayalam period epic Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea.
Although the winners were announced on March 22 this year, due to the pandemic, the ceremony was held on 25th of October 2021 following all the covid protocols.
Established in 1954, the National Film Awards is one of the most prestigious and much looked-forward-to events in the country. The Hon’ble President of India presents the awards culminating in showcasing of award-winning films for the public. The National Film Awards are given in three sections: Feature Films, Non-Feature Films, and Best Writing in Cinema.