According to sources, the battle for Best Actress is heating up as Alia Bhatt and Kangana Ranaut contend for the honour. Alia Bhatt’s stunning performance in “Gangubai Kathiawadi” has established her as a strong candidate, while Kangana Ranaut’s performance in “Thalaivi” has bolstered her chances.
This year’s National Awards symbolise a major fight between regional cinema and Bollywood glamour, with Malayalam films competing for the coveted accolades. Malayalam films like Nayattu, Minnal Murali, and Meppadiyan are set to challenge their Hindi counterparts’ dominance. According to industry sources, the Malayalam film Nayattu might be a watershed moment for well-known actor Joju George, positioning him as a serious contender for Best Actor.
“Rocketry: The Nambi Effect,” directed by R. Madhavan, is a strong contender in a number of categories, including Best Actor. The musical field should not be overlooked, with master Keeravani anticipated to win Best Music Direction for his captivating compositions in the critically acclaimed film “RRR,” directed by SS Rajamouli. Meanwhile, “Minnal Murali,” directed by Basil Joseph, has the potential to win multiple awards, thus elevating Malayalam cinema’s prestige.
A Thrilling Story About Nayattu, a riveting 2021 Indian political survival thriller directed, co-produced, and written by Shahi Kabir, stands up as a strong contender. The film, which was released on April 8, 2021, gained critical acclaim for its superb direction and outstanding performances by the performers, particularly Joju George’s captivating acting. Kunchako Boban, Joju George, and Nimisha Sajayan have significant roles in Nayattu, with Jaffar Idukki, Anil Nedumangad, and Hakkim Shajahan providing assistance.
The gripping plot of Nayattu revolves around three police officers who unwittingly become pawns in the hands of unscrupulous politicians during a heated election season. They are on the run, evading arrest and confronted with the delicate balance of power and justice. The film’s significance originates from its portrayal of the battle for integrity in the midst of a sophisticated network of political manipulation.
As the National Film Awards ceremony approaches, the film industry and viewers alike are eager to discover who will emerge victorious in this battle of technique and storytelling prowess.