New Delhi, October 18, 2023 – The prestigious National Film Awards 2023 ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi on October 17, with President Droupadi Murmu conferring honors upon the illustrious winners from the world of Indian cinema.
The event was a star-studded affair, with notable figures from the film industry gracing the occasion. Among the standout winners were Allu Arjun, Alia Bhatt, and Kriti Sanon, who received accolades for their remarkable contributions to Indian cinema.
Allu Arjun, celebrated for his charismatic role in ‘Pushpa: The Rise,’ secured the Best Actor award, showcasing his exceptional acting skills.
Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon shared the limelight, both receiving the Best Actress award for their outstanding performances in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and ‘Mimi,’ respectively.
The National Film Award for Best Feature Film went to R Madhavan’s ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect,’ a biographical drama that captivated audiences with its compelling narrative.
In the category of Best Popular Film: Providing Wholesome Entertainment, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘RRR‘ claimed the top spot.
Pankaj Tripathi and Pallavi Joshi were honored as the best supporting actors for their exceptional roles in ‘Mimi’ and ‘The Kashmir Files,’ respectively.
The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, recognizing a lifetime of outstanding contributions to Indian cinema, was bestowed upon the legendary Waheeda Rehman for her stellar career and indelible impact on the film industry.
National Film Awards 2023 included
- Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: ‘Meppadiyan’ (Malayalam)
- Nargis Dutt Award For Best Film on National Integration: ‘The Kashmir Files’ (Hindi)
- Best Children’s Film: ‘Gandhi & Co’ (Gujarati)
- Best Child Artist: Bhavin Rabari, ‘Chhello Show’ (Gujurati)
- Best Music Direction (Songs): ‘Pushpa: The Rise’
- Best Music Director (Background Score): MM Keeravani for ‘RRR’
- Best Male Playback Singer: Kaala Bhairava for ‘Komuram Bheemudo’ from ‘RRR’ (Telugu)
- Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal for ‘Maayava Chaayavaa’ from ‘Iravin Nizhal’ (Tamil)
- Best Lyrics: ‘Konda Polam’ (Telugu)
- Best Production Design: ‘Sardar Udham’ (Hindi)
- Best Audiography: ‘Chavittu’ (Malayalam), ‘Jhilli’ (Bengali), and ‘Sardar Udham’ (Hindi)
- Best Cinematography: ‘Sardar Udham’ (Hindi)
- Best Costume Design: ‘Sardar Udham’ (Hindi)
- Best Editing: ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ (Hindi)
- Best Make-up: ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ (Hindi)
- Best Screenplay: ‘Nayattu’ (Malayalam)
- Best Screenplay Writer (Adapted): ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ (Hindi)
- Best Dialogue: ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ (Hindi)
- Best Stunt Choreography: ‘RRR’
- Special Jury Award: ‘Shershaah’
- Best Mishing Film: ‘Boomba Ride’
Awards in various regional languages were also presented, showcasing the diverse and rich tapestry of Indian cinema. The National Film Awards 2023 highlighted the exceptional talent and dedication of the country’s film industry, recognizing those who have made extraordinary contributions to the world of cinema.