By SM .22 Mar, 2021
NEW DELHI: The 67th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi on Monday. The ceremony felicitated films and artists for the year 2019. The awards were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown last year
The Malayalam-language Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham won Best Film; it also picked up the award for Best Special Effects.
The awards were initially slated for May last year but were delayed due to the pandemic. The awards are given out by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation that comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Kangana Ranaut won her fourth National Award - Best Actress for her work in the films Manikarnika and Panga. The National Award for Best Actor was shared by Manoj Bajpayee for his performance in Bhonsle and Dhanush for Asuran which also won Best Tamil Film.