Must-Watch National Award-Winning Films Available for Streaming on OTT

Check out a curated selection of films that earned top honours at the 69th National Film Awards. From inspiring biopics to heartwarming narratives, these movies offer captivating storytelling and exceptional performances.

Highlights

  • Rocketry, The Nambi Effect: A Tribute to Unsung Heroes.
  • Uppena: Challenging Social Biases Through Love.
  • Chhello Show: A Child's Cinematic Journey.

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Must-Watch National Award-Winning Films Available for Streaming on OTT
The 69th National Film Awards were announced by the Directorate of Film Festivals, and the list of nominated films included both expected and unexpected titles. Adding fuel to the fire, Tollywood ignited the country with films like "RRR" and "Pushpa," and a Telugu actor secured the prize in the Best Actor category for the first time in the awards' 69-year history.

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If you're curious about what sets these films apart and distinguishes them from the numerous releases each year, give them a try. We've curated a selection of National Award-winning films for you to enjoy this week on OTT platforms.

Here is a list of the OTT streaming options for the National Award-winning films:

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

"Rocketry: The Nambi Effect" will be remembered by millions not only for its acting but also for Nambi Narayanan's motivational story. The film pays tribute to the brilliant ISRO scientist and serves as a poignant reminder to acknowledge other unsung heroes. R. Madhavan, who directed and starred in the film, received widespread acclaim for his exceptional performance. We believe "Rocketry" truly deserves the praise and admiration it has garnered since winning the National Award for Best Feature Film.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Uppena

Directed by Buchi Babu Sana, "Uppena" revolves around a young couple of lovers who must overcome social biases such as casteism. With praise from both audiences and reviewers, the film became a box office success, generating significant revenue. The movie's music, composed by renowned music director Devi Sri Prasad, deeply resonated with viewers. At the 69th National Film Awards, "Uppena," starring Panja Vaishnav Tej and Krithi Shetty, won the Best Feature Film in Telugu award.

OTT Platform: Netflix

Chhello Show

Pan Nalin's coming-of-age drama "Chhello Show," also known as "The Last Film Show," is set in Gujarat. This highly acclaimed film has been chosen to represent India at the 2023 Oscars. The story follows a 9-year-old child who develops a love for filmmaking after spending the summer watching films from a projection booth in Chalala, a village in Saurashtra. Bhavin Rabari plays the lead role, with Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Raval, and other actors in supporting roles. The Gujarati film received the National Award for Best Film.

OTT Platform: Netflix

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Home

"Home" portrays a parent's realization of the negative impacts of technology as they try to connect with their tech-savvy children. Indrans, Sreenath Bhasi, Naslen K. Gafoor, Deepa Thomas, and other actors appear in the film. Rojin Thomas' movie received acclaim for its realistic plot, heartfelt performances, and straightforward script. The National Film Awards recognized "Home" as the Best Malayalam Film.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Kadaisi Vivasayi

Directed by M. Manikandan, the Tamil film "Kadaisi Vivasayi" translates to "The Last Farmer." The film revolves around an 80-year-old farmer who holds onto his land while other farmers in his hamlet sell theirs. Vijay Sethupathi and Yogi Babu, along with Nallandi, play pivotal roles. "Kadaisi Vivasayi" received the National Award for Best Tamil Film.

OTT Platform: SonyLIV

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Sardar Udham

Based on the life of Indian freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh, who avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919 by killing Michael O'Dwyer, "Sardar Udham" features Vicky Kaushal in the titular role. The film secured five honors, including Best Feature Film in Hindi, Best Cinematography, Best Audiography, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Indulge in the world of captivating stories, exceptional performances, and thought-provoking narratives. Happy Watching!

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