10 National Award Winning Films Like Padman, Haider And More, Now Available On Zee5

The National Awards for films holds the highest respect among all the other awards, here are a few of Hindi cinema gems that have won the award.

These are the films that you must not miss

A still of Pukaar, Padman and Uri (Source: Online Portal)
A still of Pukaar, Padman and Uri (Source: Online Portal)

As much as box office collections are important for a film, so are the awards and accolades. The National Awards for films holds the highest respect among all the other awards and some of these films have won the prestigious award. These are the films that are a must-watch, not just for film buffs but for all. So while you are home in order to stay safe from the coronavirus that seems to be spreading rapidly, Zee5 library brings you some National Award-winning films, some stellar performances, and storylines that will stay with you. Watch out for these classics only on Zee5.

1. Padman

This thought-provoking film based on true events is an extremely relevant and important film. Starring, Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and Radhika Apte, this film revolves around Lakshmikant Chauhan played by Akshay Kumar, and his attempt to make a machine that can make affordable and clean sanitary napkins. This masterpiece by R. Balki has won the National Award for the best film on social issues. Padman is an entertaining, relevant and important film.

2. URI: The Surgical Strike

This thrilling film is based on the surgical strikes that took place in 2016, this coup by Aditya Dhar not only broke box office but gave us ravishing performances by Vicky Kaushal, Mohit Raina, and Kriti Kulhari. The story revolves around Major Vihaan Singh Shergill of the Indian Army, who leads a furtive operation against a group of militants who attacked a base in Uri, Kashmir, in 2016 and killed many soldiers. This film has won four National Awards, with Aditya Dhar who debuted as a director bagging the best director award, and Vicky Kaushal winning the award for the best actor. The film also won the best sound and the best music director award.

3. Haider

Vishal Bharadwaj skillfully churns the Shakespeare trilogy and adapts Hamlet and gives us this gem, Haider.  This unabashed story based on the socio-political scenario of Kashmir is priceless. The narrative is about Haider who must avenge his father’s death by killing his uncle who marries his mother. This film has won five National Awards and is one of the best performances by Shahid Kapoor. This film has won the best screenplay, the best music direction, the best choreography, the best costumes, and the best male playback singer. It’s no surprise that this is one of the top-rated films of all time, on socio-politics.

4. Mom

Mom is a pivotal film that will send chills down your spine, the story is about Devki, a biology teacher, who seeks help from DK, a private detective, and vows to get revenge after her stepdaughter’s rapists are acquitted by the court. This movie was the last film of the legendary actress Sridevi. This movie has won two National Awards, Best Actress by Sridevi and best background score by AR Rehman, If you are looking to watch something meaningful, don’t miss this amazing film.

5. Shwaas

Shwaas is an extraordinary Marathi film by Sandeep Sawant. It revolves around a young boy who is suffering from retinoblastoma, retinal cancer, and can only survive after losing his eyesight. So, his grandfather endeavors to show him that life is beautiful in every form. Shwaas has won two National Awards. It bagged the best feature film and Ashwin Chitale who delivered an amazing performance won the best child actor. Watch out for this gem. It will make you shed a tear but it’s worth it.

6. Kanchivaram

This film by Priyadarshan is a beautiful film that revolves around Vengadam who promises to his newborn daughter that he will drape her in a silk sari on her wedding day. But he goes through various problems in the process. This film is breezy, well-intended and beautiful. This film has won two National Awards, one for the best feature film and one for the best actor won by Prakash Raj. This Tamil gem which is dubbed in Hindi is one of the most enriching movie watching experiences Watch Kanchivaram only on Zee5.

7. Pukar

This action-packed Rajkumar Santoshi film revolves around Major Jaidev who saves a politician from the clutches of a dreaded terrorist. However, the terrorist joins hands with his childhood friend Anjali to ruin his life. This movie starring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit is not only an immensely popular film but Anil Kapoor has won a National Award for his performance in Pukar. If you are looking for wholesome entertainment, add this to your list.

8. Anumati

Anumati is a Marathi film that is based on, Ratnakar, an old man, who is devastated when he discovers that his wife is ill. He helplessly goes through a series of trials and tribulations in order to save his dying wife. Anumati directed by Gajendra Ahire displays a husband’s vulnerability and emotions of all the characters are in full raw display. Vikram Gokhale who plays Ratnakar has won a National Award for his performance in this beautiful film.

9. Rustom

Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar), an honourable officer of the Indian Navy shoots his friend, Vikram (Arjan Bajwa), to death after discovering that his wife, Cynthia (Ileana D’Cruz), had an affair with the rich businessman. The Commander surrenders himself to the Police immediately and admits to having killed Vikram but pleads ‘not guilty’ in court. Is he convicted or acquitted? This film based on true events is an extremely well-made film. Akshay Kumar has won the National Award for Rustom,

10. Traffic Signal

Several people do odd jobs at the traffic signal to make ends meet. However, they get caught up in a chain of events that threatens the very source of their livelihood. This film made by Madhur Bhandarkar is the apt description of the slum life, with its dark underbelly of crime and child exploitation.  This movie is an important watch and Madhur Bhandarkar has won a National Award for this film. Watch out for amazing performances by Kunal Khemu, Konkana Sen and Ranvir Shorey.

Watch all these films only on Zee5.