President Draupadi Murmu presents the National Film Awards in New Delhi
President Draupadi Murmu presented the 68th National Film Awards on 30 September 2022 in New Delhi.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2020 was presented to the famous actress Asha Parekh.
The best Feature Film award was given to Tamil film 'Soorarai Pottru'.
All the notable awards are as follows-
Best Feature Film - 'Soorarai Pottru'
Best Actor (shared) - Suriya for 'Soorarai Pottru' Ajay Devgn for 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior'
Best Actress - Aparna Balamurali for 'Soorarai Pottru'
Best Popular Film - Providing Wholesome Entertainment 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior'
Best Director (posthumous award) - KR Sachidanandan, better known as Sachy, for 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum'
Best Supporting Actor Award - Biju Menon for 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum'
Best Supporting Actress - Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli for 'Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum' (Tamil)
Best Screenplay - Shalini Usha Nair and Sudha Kongara for 'Soorarai Pottru'
Best Music Direction (Background Score) - GV Prakash Kumar for 'Soorarai Pottru'
Best Action Direction (Stunt Choreography) - 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum'
Best Playback Female Singer - Nanchamma for 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum'
Best Playback Singer Male - Rahul Deshpande for 'Mi Vasantrao' (Marathi)
Best Editing - Sreekar Prasad for 'Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum'
Best Hindi Film - 'Toolsidas Junior'
Best Music Direction (Songs) - Thaman S for 'Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo' (Telugu)
Best Lyrics - Manoj Muntashir for 'Saina' (Hindi)
Best Make-up Artist - TV Rambabu for 'Natyam' (Telugu)
Best Choreography - Sandhya Raju for 'Natyam'
Indira Gandhi Award - Best Debut Film of a Director Madonne Ashwin for 'Mandela' (Tamil)
Best Dialogue Writer - Madonne Ashwin for 'Mandela'
Best Cinematography - Supratim Bhol for 'Avijatrik' (Bengali)
Most Film-Friendly State - Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh
Best Book on Cinema - Kishwar Desai for 'The Longest Kiss'
About National Film Awards
It was established in 1954.
This Awards is one of the most prestigious and much looked-forward-to events in the country.
Awards are given in three categories - Feature, Non-Features and Best Writing on Cinema.
The winners of the awards are decided by a jury consisting of eminent persons in the fields of cinema, other allied arts and humanities.
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