National Film Awards: Vicky Kaushal Shines; Ayushmann, 'Andhadhun' Win Big; Guj Film 'Hellaro' Is Year's Best
Cheers To The Winners!
Top winners of the awards that honour the Indian film industry marvels included films like 'Padmaavat', 'Andhadhun' and 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'.
Another notable fact about this year's awards is that the Best Actor award was shared by two.
Here's a round-up of who won what at this year's National Film Awards.
Best Hindi Film
The film also took home an award in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.
Meet The Best Actors
'Uri: The Surgical Strike'
Kaushal bagged the Best Actor award for the film which he shared with 'Andhadhun' actor Ayushmann Khurrana.
Best Supporting Actress
The Amit Sharma directorial also won the Award for a Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
Meet The Best Actress
Suresh plays the role of Savitri, an admired South Indian actress who goes through a series of tragic incidents in her life. When she fails to cope with them all and lands in depression, she resorts to alcohol.
The R. Balki directorial also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles. The film is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, who introduced low-cost sanitary napkins.
Meet The Best Director
Besides being a director, Dhar is also a writer and lyricist popular for films like 'Kabul Express', 'Tezz' and 'Aakrosh'.
In an interview to the Times of India, Dhar said that the award has come to him after 15 years of failures, rejections and hard work. While thanking the team of 'Uri', Dhar said that his award is dedicated to the brave soldiers of the Indian army.
Bhansali took home the award for Best Music Director. Jyothi D Tommaar and Kruti Mahesh Madya turned winners in the Best Choreography category for the song 'Ghoomar'.
Singer Arijit Singh won the award for Best Playback Singer (Male) for this film.
Win Of Kutch
Bengali, Marathi & More
1. 'Ek Je Chhilo Raja' - Best Bengali Film
2. 'Bhonga' - Best Marathi Film
3. 'Nathicharami' - Best Kannada Film
4. 'Ma’ama' - Best Garo film
Tamil, Telugu & More
Priya Krishnaswamy's film 'Baaram' took home the award for Best Tamil Film. Other entertainment marvels from different parts of the country that received the national award were:
1. Dinesh Yadav's 'Turtle' for Best Rajasthani Film
2. Zakariya Mohammed's 'Sudani from Nigeria' for Best Malayalam Film
3. Rima Das's 'Bulbul Can Sing' for Best Assamese film
For full coverage of the winners: 66th National Awards announced: Ayushmann, Vicky share Best Actor prize; 'Andhadhun' is best Hindi film