66th National Film Awards: Ayushmann Khuranna, Vicky Kaushal share best actor honor; Aditya Dhar bags best director

The 66th National Film Awards for the year 2019 has been announced and this is one of the most awaited ceremonies for the film fans across the country.


The movie that features Ayushmann Khuranna and Radhika Apte has won the best film award during the 66th National Film Awards Ceremonial that was announced today.

The movie Uri: The Surgical Strike, which was directed by Aditya Dhar has grabbed four awards, which includes the best actor, the best sound design, best background music and the best direction. This has been a major achievement for the movie from the 2019 National Film Awards.


Bollywood actors Ayushmann Kurranna and Vicky Kaushal have shared the award for the best actor and this honor was for their performance in Andhadhun and Uri: The Surgical Strike.

The movie Andhadhun is directed by Sriram and it also won the award for the best Hindi film at the Indian film festival of Melbourne (IFFM). The movie stars Tabu, Ayshmann Kurrana, Anil Dhawan and Radhika Apte and is regarded as a murder drama that has a series of mysterious events that occurs in the life of a pianist who is blind. He accidentally gets embroiled in the murder of a past film actor and this really makes a twist in the movie.


Padmaavat bagged three honors at the 66th National Film Awards. The film pocketed Best Music Direction, Choreography and Male Playback Singer honor in 2019.

Jury head Rahul Rawail, non-feature movie jury head AS Kanal, panel head for the best writing Utpal Borjpuari were also present during the declaration of National Film Awards 2019.


The National Film Awards are one of the most prominent awards in India and are given mainly to 31 different categories. The 66th National Film Awards were to be held in April, but had to be changed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry post the Lok Sabha election 2019. Even though the award winners are announced in the month of April, the Award distribution ceremony takes place on the 3rd of May every year.


Here’s the complete list of winners:


Feature Films Category

• Best Hindi Film: Andhadhun

• Best Rajasthani Film: Turtle

• Best Panchanga Film: In The Land Of Poisonous Women

• Best Garo Film: Anna

• Best Marathi Film: Bhonga

• Best Tamil Film: Baram

• Best Urdu Film: Hamid

• Best Bengali Film: Ek Je Chhilo Raja

• Best Malayalam Film: Sudani From Nigeria

• Best Telugu Film: Mahanati

• Best Kannada Film: Nathicharami

• Best Konkani Film: Amori

• Best Assamese Film: Bulbul Can Sing

• Best Punjabi Film: Harjeeta

• Best Gujarati Film: Reva

• Best Choreography: Padmaavat, Ghoomar

• Best Special Effects: Awe, KGF

• Best Music Direction: Sanjay Leela Bhasali, Padmaavat

• Best Background Music award: Uri

• Best Makeup Artist: Ranjith for Awe

• Best Costume Designer: Mahanati, Rajshree Patnaik, Varun Shah and Archana Rao

• Best Action: KGF

• Best Lyrics: Manjutha for Nathicharami

• Best Production Design: Kammara Sambhavam

• Best Editing: Nathicharami

• Best Location Sound: Tendlya

• Best Sound Design: Uri

• Best Mixed Track: Rangasthalam

• Best Original Screenplay: Chi Arjun La Sow

• Best Adapted Screenplay: Andhadhun

• Best Dialogue: Tarikh

• Best Cinematography: Ulu

• Best Children’s Film: Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale, Kasaragodu

• Best Film on Environment Conservation: Paani

• Nargis Dutt Award for National Integration: Ondanya Eradalu

• Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Badhaai Ho

• Jury Awards: Kedara (Bengali)

• Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Sudhakar Reddy Yakanthi for Naal

• Best Female Playback singer: Bindu Mani for Mayavi Manave from Nathicharami

• Best Male Playback Singer: Arijit Singh for Binte Dil from Padmaavat

• Best Film on Social Issues: Pad Man

• Best Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri for Badhaai Ho

• Best Supporting Actor: Swanand Kirkire for Chumbak

• Best Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana, Andhadhun, and Vicky Kaushal, Uri

• Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati

• Best Direction: Aditya Dhar for Uri

• Best Feature Film: Helaru (Gujarati)

• Special mention of the actors for their performance: Sruthi Hariharan, Chandrachud Rai, Josy Joseph, Savitri

Non-feature Films Category

• Best Film on Family Values: Chalo Jeetey Hai

• Best Short Fiction Film: Kasab

• Social Justice Film: Why Me, Ekant

• Best Investigation Film: Amoli

• Best Sports Film: Swimming Through The Darkness

• Best Educational Film: Sarlabh Virala

• Best Film on Social Issue: Talate Kunji

• Best Environmental Film: The World’s Most Famous Tiger

• Best Promotional Film: Rediscovering Jahannum

• Best Film on Science and Technology: GD Naidu: The Edison of India

• Best Arts and Cultural Film: Munkar

• Best Debut non-feature film of a Director: Feluda

• Best Non-Feature Film: Sunrise, The Secret Life of Frogs

• Most film-friendly state: Uttarakhand

• Best book on cinema: Malayalam Book Mano Prarthana Pulley; In A Cult Of Their Own gets Special Mention

• Best Film Critic: Blase Johnny (Malayalam), Ananth Vijay (Hindi)

• Most film-friendly state: Uttarakhand

• Best book on cinema: Malayalam Book Mano Prarthana Pulley; In A Cult Of Their Own gets Special Mention

• Best Film Critic: Blase Johnny (Malayalam), Ananth Vijay (Hindi)

by Ricky Tandon | Fri, Aug 09 - 10:44 PM

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