67th National Film Awards: Rajinikanth conferred with prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award; VIDEO

Superstar Rajinikanth has received Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema.

Updated on Oct 25, 2021 06:19 PM IST  |  392.4K
Rajinikanth Dadasaheb Phalke Award
67th National Film Awards: Rajinikanth conferred with prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award; Wife Latha attends
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The 67th National Film Awards are being held in New Delhi and superstar Rajinikanth was conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Asha Bhosle, Mohanlal, were among others who were nominated along with superstar Rajinikanth for this prestigious award. Ahead of the big event, Rajinikanth also shared a few candid moments with Kangana Ranaut and Dhanush. 

For the unversed, the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards should have been held last year but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event got postponed and so were the 67th National Film Awards. Rajinikanth arrived at the event today in New Delhi with his wife Latha Rajinikanth. Superstar's daughter Aishwarya was also present at the awards ceremony with actor-husband Dhanush who won the Best Actor award for Asuran and the film also won the Best Film award in Tamil. 

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In his speech after receiving the award, Rajinikanth remembered his mentor and guru K Balachander. "I'm extremely happy to receive this and thank the government for it. I dedicate by the award to my mentor guru, Balachander sir."

Sound designer Resul Pookutty, who has won a couple of awards shared a photo of him looking regal in white ahead of the 67th National Film Awards.  

Here is the list of some big wins from the South Indian film industry: 

Feature Film Awards

Best Feature Film: Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam)

Best Actor (shared): Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle (Hindi), and Dhanush for Asuran (Tamil)

Best Supporting Actor: Vijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe (Tamil)

Best Debut Film of a Director: Mathukutty Xavier for Helen (Malayalam)

Best Child Artist: Naga Vishal for KD (Tamil)

Best Action Direction: Avane Srimannarayana (Kannada), Vikram Mor

Best Choreography: Maharishi (Telugu), Raju Sundaram

Best Special Effects: Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam), Siddharth Priyadarshan

Special Jury Award: Oththa Seruppu Size 7 (Tamil), Radhakrishnan Parthiban

Best Lyrics: Prabha Varma for Kolaambi (Malayalam)

Best Music Direction: D. Imman for Viswasam (Tamil)

Best Make-up Artist: Ranjith for Helen (Malayalam)

Best Costumes: Sujith Sudhakaran and V. Sai for Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam)

Best Audiography (Re-recordist of final mixed track): Oththa Seruppu Size 7 (Tamil), Resul Pookutty

Best Cinematography: Jallikattu (Malayalam), Gireesh Gangadharan

Best Editing: Jersey (Telugu), Navin Nooli

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Maharishi (Telugu)

Best Films in Each Language:

Best Hindi Film: Chhichhore

Best Telugu Film: Jersey

Best Malayalam Film: Kalla Nottam

Best Tamil Film: Asuran

Best Tulu Film: Pingara

Best Kannada Film: Akshi

Special Mentions: Biriyani (Malayalam), Jonaki Porua (Assamese), Lata Bhagwan Kare (Marathi), and Picasso (Marathi)

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