NEW DELHI: President Droupadi Murmu will confer the 69th National Film Awards at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today.
The winners, whose names were announced earlier in September, will be honored by the President of India, Droupadi Murmu.
The film “Home,” directed by Rojin Thomas, won the National Award for Best Malayalam film at the 69th National Film Awards in India. “Home” has been receiving critical acclaim for its complex portrayal of relationships and emotions. It tells the story of a father who tries to connect and bond with his children through a smartphone. Actor Indrans received the Special Jury Award for his performance.
The National Awards are running a year behind schedule because of pandemic-related delays. Among the winners are actors Allu Arjun, who won the Best Actor award for the film “Pushpa: The Rise,” Alia Bhatt, and Kriti Sanon, who shared the award for Best Actress for their films, “Gangubai Kathiawadi” and “Mimi,” respectively.
“Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” won the award for Best Feature Film.
“The Kashmir Files” won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration at the 69th National Film Awards.