June 13, 2024

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South Indian Films Dominate 69th National Film Awards

The 69th National Film Awards were announced on Friday, 25 August 2023, and the South Indian films made a big splash. Telugu superstar Allu Arjun won the Best Actor award for his performance in the action film Pushpa: The Rise, while Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon shared the Best Actress award for their respective performances in Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi.

The Telugu film Uppena also won several awards, including Best Film (Critic), Best Director (Sukumar), and Best Music Director (Devi Sri Prasad). The action-adventure film RRR won Best Special Effects, Best Choreography, and Best Action Direction (Stunt Choreography). And the heartwarming film 777 Charlie won Best Child Artist (Aadi Pinisetty) and Best Editing.

Here is the full list of South Indian winners at the 69th National Film Awards:

  • Best Film (Critic): Uppena (Telugu)
  • Best Director: Sukumar (Uppena)
  • Best Actor: Allu Arjun (Pushpa: The Rise)
  • Best Actress: Alia Bhatt (Gangubai Kathiawadi) and Kriti Sanon (Mimi)
  • Best Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad (Uppena)
  • Best Male Playback Singer: Kaala Bhairava (Maayava Chaayavaa from RRR)
  • Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal (Konda Polam)
  • Best Child Artist: Aadi Pinisetty (777 Charlie)
  • Best Editing: Kodanda Rami Reddy (777 Charlie)
  • Best Special Effects: V Srinivas Mohan (RRR)
  • Best Choreography: Prem Rakshith (RRR)
  • Best Action Direction (Stunt Choreography): King Solomon (RRR)

The 69th National Film Awards were presented by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. The awards are given to films in various Indian languages, and they are considered to be one of the highest honors in Indian cinema.

The awards were a major success for the South Indian film industry, which has been producing some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films in recent years. The awards are a testament to the talent and creativity of the South Indian film industry, and they are sure to inspire even more great films in the years to come.