Indian movies come in a nutshell full
of all-time best entertainment factors for us to relax and enjoy. Fitting into
all our moods, the vast pool of Indian movies vary into different types and genre
for all kind of audience. These movies inculcate continuous churn of the captivating, entertaining and enticing library one could sit back and relish.
Rewarding these movies endorses and acknowledges the entertainment industry to
come up with better creativity and an exceeding sense of imagination to
continue the legacy of the feast the audience enjoys.
National Film Awards ceremony was
celebrated at Shastri Bhawan to honour best films of 2018. The juries appointed
by Directorate of Film Festivals in India included Rahul Rawaii (Jury head),
Non-feature film jury head AS Kanal and jury head for the best writing Utpal
Bhojpuri who submitted their report of final recommendations in distinctive
categories to the Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javedkar. The
winners in the list have gone a long way to outstrip the combative nominees
through their versatile acting and mad screenplay.
Every year the awards are announced in
April, However, this year awards were postponed till May due to the general
elections. Prakash Javedkar gave a statement to media, “They made a lot of efforts for the last two months. I
am very sure that they would have picked the best films, the best directors.
They will announce that at the press conference today. This is 66th year of
film awards and they have become a prestigious institute.”
non-feature films that are certified by the Central Board of Film Certification
were eligible for the award categories.
Although dubbed, revised or copied versions of a film are ineligible for
this process. The following list of 66th National Film Awards
winners is something you cannot miss out on.
1. Best non-feature film
Son-Rise – Vibha Bakshi
Son-Rise was filmed in Haryana is one of the most patriarchal states bordering India’s capital, New Delhi. This movie follows epidemic rampant female foeticide giving the region the title of ‘The land of Daughter Killers.’ Highlighting the struggle of women’s right and gender injustice in the area; this non-feature film exposes the issue of imbalance in sex-ratio and the dark corners of the male-dominated arena.
The Secret Life of Frogs – Ajay & Vijay
This the film was premiered on Animal Planet on 1st May. Ajay & Vijay
have documented the Indian frog species detailing their fascinating behaviours
of some lesser-known species. This 40 min film shows a monsoon frog that is
seen only during the monsoon season that dances and seduces its mate.
Aditya Dhar won the National Award for his directorial debut feature film Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019). This movie has been widely applauded by the audience throughout the country. He is also a lyricist and a singer.
Best Feature Film
– Abhishek Shah
This Gujarati film goes back to 1975 following patriarchal mandates of a small village in Rann of Kutch. They go to fetch water every day in the morning and their life is bound by the rules of men.
Khuranna won this award for his impeccable performance in the movie Andhadhun
directed by Sriram Raghavan. The story revolves around a blind piano player who
becomes a part of a murder scene. The budget of This film was decided to be Rupees 32
Cr. while it grossed over Rupees 442 Cr.
Vicky Kaushal is one of the talented actors Bollywood has ever produced. He received popularity after getting featured in Aditya Dhar’s movie Uri: The Surgical Strike. The movie followed Major Vihaan Singh Shergill of the Indian Army on the retaliation of 2016 Uri attack.
Best Supporting Actor
Swanand Kirkire – Chumbak – The lottery
Swanand Kirkire is a veteran artist both in Indian television and Hindi Films. He received this award for Indian Marathi movie in which the plot revolves around the friendship of a restaurant worker boy and a middle-aged mentally ill man.
Sikri – Badhai Ho
Surekha Sikri got her immense recognition and appreciation from viewers and critics for the movie Badhai Ho directed by Amit Sharma.
Best Action Direction
KGF Chapter 1 is an Indian Kannada language period action film written and directed by Prashanth Neel. The story follows Rocky who is born into poverty in the 1960s. He arrives in Bombay to find power and wealth. The film’s set was filmed in a location of Kolar Gold Fields. This movie performed well commercially and collected Rs.76 Cr within 4 days of its release.
song Ghoomar in Padmaavat is sung by Shreya Ghoshal and choreographed by Kruti
Best Film for National Integration
10. Best Cinematography