69th National Film Awards : Shreya Ghoshal shines, ‘Shershaah’ and ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ clinch top honors

The 69th National Film Awards, a prestigious event that honors the remarkable achievements of the Indian film industry, was unveiled during an eagerly awaited press conference at the National Media Center in New Delhi. The esteemed Jury members presented the much-anticipated list of awardees across feature, non-feature, and best script categories to Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur. The awards, held in recognition of outstanding contributions to cinema, showcased the diverse talent that spans the nation.



Among the illustrious winners was the versatile artist Shreya Ghoshal, who clinched the title of Best Female Playback Singer for her soul-stirring rendition of the song ‘Mayava Chayava’ from the movie ‘Iravin Nizhal’. Her extraordinary vocal prowess and emotive delivery continue to captivate nationwide audiences.

The film ‘Shershaah’ secured the Special Jury Award, a testament to its captivating narrative, powerful performances, and impactful storytelling. This recognition reaffirms the film’s ability to profoundly connect with audiences, transcending traditional cinema’s boundaries.

Another notable victor was ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’, which triumphed in the Best Feature Film category. The film’s dedication to portraying the remarkable life of Nambi Narayanan, a former Indian scientist and aerospace engineer, has resonated deeply with audiences, highlighting the importance of celebrating real-life heroes and their extraordinary journeys.

A staggering total of 280 films, spanning 28 languages, were submitted for consideration in the 2021 awards, highlighting the profound cultural diversity and artistic richness of Indian cinema. The event comprised 31 categories in the feature film segment, 24 categories in non-feature films, and 3 categories in scriptwriting for cinema.