Renowned as a pinnacle of distinction and prestige in the Indian film industry, the National Film Awards stand tall as a coveted celebration of cinematic excellence. Anchored in New Delhi, this illustrious event witnesses the august presence of the President of India, who bestows the honors upon the deserving awardees. The awards persevered through a two-year hiatus due to the encumbering grip of the Covid-19 pandemic. Emerging from the shadows, the 68th National Film Awards, a tribute to the cinematic endeavors of 2020, materialized last year. And now, on the evening of August 24, the stage was set in New Delhi for the grand revelation of the 69th National Film Awards.
A towering luminary in this cinematic constellation is Shoojit Sircar's masterpiece, "Sardar Udham." The resplendent aura of the 69th National Film Awards shines brightly upon it, bestowing the film with an array of accolades.
The film has won 5 awards under these categories:
- Best Hindi Film: Sardar Udham
- Best Cinematography: Avik Mukhopadhayay
- Best Costume Designer: Veera Kapur Ee
- Best Production Design: Dmitri Malich & Mansi Dhruv Mehta
- Best Audiography: Re-Recording (Final Mixing): Sinoy Joseph
The epic tale stars the brilliant Vicky Kaushal in the lead.ALSO READ: Shoojit Sircar expresses regret at missing National Film Awards; lauds 'Sardar Udham' Team's achievements
The very essence of 'Sardar Udham' weaves a compelling narrative. Hailing from the realm of 2021, this biographical historical drama unfurls under the discerning guidance of Shoojit Sircar, brought to life through the synergies of Rising Sun Films and Kino Works. The creative tapestry is skillfully woven by Shubhendu Bhattacharya and Ritesh Shah, with Bhattacharya's narrative rooted in meticulous research and Shah's dialogues adorning the cinematic canvas. Vicky is supported by the likes of Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Amol Parashar, Banita Sandhu, and Kirsty Averton.
The anticipation surrounding the announcement of the 2023 National Film Award winners reached its crescendo at the stroke of 5 p.m. today. Enthusiasts and connoisseurs of the cinematic arts witnessed this grand reveal through various channels, including the official social media handles of PIB India and I&B Ministry.ALSO READ: Sidharth Malhotra's Yodha to Ajay Devgn's Singham Again: Upcoming Hindi films about the Defence forces