Winners of 69th National Film Awards announced: Romi Meitei’s ‘Eikhoigi Yum’ bags Best Meiteilon Film

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Imphal, August 24: The Jury for the 69th National Film Awards announced the winners for the year 2021 today. Allu Arjun was named the Best Actor for the film Pushpa, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon shared the award for Best Actress for the films Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi respectively. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect won the award for Best Feature Film. The Kashmir Files won the Nargis Dun Award for Best Film on National Integration at the 69th National Film Awards.

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Eikhoigi Yum (Our Home), directed by Mayanglambam Romi Meitei and produced by Chingsubam Sheetal bagged the “Best Meiteilon Film” in the Feature Films category of the 69th National Film Awards 2021. It may be mentioned that Mayanglambam Romi Meitei’s 90-minute long Manipuri feature film Eikhoigi Yum (Our Home) had earlier won “Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature in the Indie Meme Film Festival 2023 held from April 12 to 16 at Austin City, USA, the FIPRESCI award for the Best International Film and NETPAC Jury Special Mention Award at the 27th International Film Festival of Kerala 2022, Best Director, Jury Special Mention and Best Cinematography at the 5th Sailadhar Baruah Film Awards 2023 and Best Feature Film at the 14th Manipur State Film Awards 2022. National Film Awards are the most prestigious awards, which are announced annually to honour the best filmmaking talent across the country.

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Ahead of the announcement, the Chairperson and other Jury members called on the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur and presented him with the selections for the Awards. The Minister thanked the Jury for diligently going through the entries and selecting the best for the awards. During the interaction the Minister said “It was a very tough competition between all the films in every category. My congratulations and best wishes are with the winners. Today India is the largest film maker in the world. We have the potential to become the content hub of the world. This is our time. Today our films are being recognised all over the world, be it BAFTA or the Oscars.”

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