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National Film Awards: Vicky Kaushal Shines; Ayushmann, 'Andhadhun' Win Big; Guj Film 'Hellaro' Is Year's Best

Cheers To The Winners!
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Cheers To The Winners!

After a three-month delay due to the model code of conduct that was in force during the General Elections, the 66th National Film Awards were announced on Friday. Following much deliberation, the juries presented the list of winners to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Top winners of the awards that honour the Indian film industry marvels included films like 'Padmaavat', 'Andhadhun' and 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'.

Another notable fact about this year's awards is that the Best Actor award was shared by two.

Here's a round-up of who won what at this year's National Film Awards.

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Best Hindi Film
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Best Hindi Film

Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte-starrer 'Andhadhun' bagged the award for Best Hindi Film. The Indian crime-thriller is directed by Sriram Raghavan was a box-office success running to packed houses.

The film also took home an award in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.

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Meet The Best Actors
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Meet The Best Actors

This year's National Award For Best Actor was shared by two B-town celebs who put up a remarkable performance. Actor Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khurrana shared the award for their work in the films 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' and 'Andhadhun'.

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'Uri: The Surgical Strike'
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'Uri: The Surgical Strike'

Vicky Kaushal-starrer 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' took home three awards, and shared one. The Aditya Dhar directorial bagged the award for Best Director, Best Background Music and Best Sound Design.

Kaushal bagged the Best Actor award for the film which he shared with 'Andhadhun' actor Ayushmann Khurrana.

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Best Supporting Actress
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Best Supporting Actress

Actress Surekha Sikri bagged the award for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the film 'Badhaai Ho'.

The Amit Sharma directorial also won the Award for a Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

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Meet The Best Actress
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Meet The Best Actress

Actress Keerthi Suresh was given the National Award for best actress for the film 'Mahanati'.

Suresh plays the role of Savitri, an admired South Indian actress who goes through a series of tragic incidents in her life. When she fails to cope with them all and lands in depression, she resorts to alcohol.

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'Padman'
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'Padman'

Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Padman' won the National Award for Best Film on a social cause.

The R. Balki directorial also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles. The film is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, who introduced low-cost sanitary napkins.

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Meet The Best Director
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Meet The Best Director

Aditya Dhar took home the National Award for Best Director this year. The 36-year-old was feted for the film 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'.

Besides being a director, Dhar is also a writer and lyricist popular for films like 'Kabul Express', 'Tezz' and 'Aakrosh'.

In an interview to the Times of India, Dhar said that the award has come to him after 15 years of failures, rejections and hard work. While thanking the team of 'Uri', Dhar said that his award is dedicated to the brave soldiers of the Indian army.

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'Padmaavat' Shines
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'Padmaavat' Shines

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film 'Padmaavat' shone as the National Film Awards were announced. The film that starred Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles, was recognised in the choreography and music direction categories.

Bhansali took home the award for Best Music Director. Jyothi D Tommaar and Kruti Mahesh Madya turned winners in the Best Choreography category for the song 'Ghoomar'.

Singer Arijit Singh won the award for Best Playback Singer (Male) for this film.

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Win Of Kutch
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Win Of Kutch

Gujarati film 'Hellaro' took home the National Award for Best Feature Film this year. The Abhishek Shah directorial is based on the life of Kutchi women.

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Bengali, Marathi & More
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Bengali, Marathi & More

Other entertainment marvels that took home the National award this year were:

1. 'Ek Je Chhilo Raja' - Best Bengali Film
2. 'Bhonga' - Best Marathi Film
3. 'Nathicharami' - Best Kannada Film
4. 'Ma’ama' - Best Garo film

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Tamil, Telugu & More
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Tamil, Telugu & More

From the Telugu industry, Dulquer Salmaan and Keerthi Suresh-starrer 'Mahanati' bagged the award for Best Telugu Film.

Priya Krishnaswamy's film 'Baaram' took home the award for Best Tamil Film. Other entertainment marvels from different parts of the country that received the national award were:

1. Dinesh Yadav's 'Turtle' for Best Rajasthani Film
2. Zakariya Mohammed's 'Sudani from Nigeria' for Best Malayalam Film
3. Rima Das's 'Bulbul Can Sing' for Best Assamese film

For full coverage of the winners: 66th National Awards announced: Ayushmann, Vicky share Best Actor prize; 'Andhadhun' is best Hindi film

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