65th National Film Awards: Sridevi wins Best Actress award, Jayaraj wins Best Director award, Assamese film Village Rockstars is Best Film

Published: 13th April 2018 04:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2018 07:53 PM  

The 65th National Film Awards honoured invaluable contributions to Indian cinema for the year 2017 today. The chairpersons of three juries (Feature, Non-feature and Writing) announced the awards in the various categories Officials said that the awards will be given to the respective winners on May 3.
Late Vinod Khanna has been honoured with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award. The actor is best remembered for his performances in Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh , Khoon Pasina among many others. He started his career as a main villain in Mere Apne and later went on to deliver many hit movies. He is one of the few Hindi actors who began by playing villains and moved on to play the hero.
Jayaraj: Ace Malayalam film-maker Jayaraj has won the national award for the Best Director for his period drama Bhayanakam. His other notable films include Desadanam, Kaliyattam, Karunam, Veeram. (Youtube Screengrab)
Village Rockstars: Directed by Rima Das, the Assamese movie has won the award for the Best Feature Film. A 10 year old girl living in a remote village in Assam fights against stereotypes and poverty to pursue her dream of owning a guitar and forming a rock band. (Youtube Screengrab)
Newton: Amit Masurkar's 'Newton' won the Best Hindi Film honour and actor Pankaj Tripathi, who was part of it, won a Special Mention for his performance at the 65th National Film Awards. Produced by Manish Mundra and starring Rajkummar Rao, the film revolves around a young government clerk, who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town. It portrays how the ideological struggle puts him in an awkward situation. (Youtube Screengrab)
Nagar Kirtan : Kaushik Ganguly's Bengali movie 'Nagar Kirtan' has won Special Jury Award. The story of the film revolves around same-sex love as Bengali actors Ritwick and Riddhi essay the central characters. (Youtube Screengrab)
Bahubali -The Conclusion: S S Rajamouli's blockbuster movie Bahubali- The Conclusion has won the award for Best Action Direction and also for Best Special Effects. The film has broken all Indian box office records and is the highest grossing Indian film of all time. (Youtube Screengrab)
Ganesh Acharya: Toilet: Ek Prem Katha's song 'Gori Tu Lath Mar' choreographed by Ganesh Acharya has won the Best Choreography Award. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the movie has grossed more than 100 crores in 2017. Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar have played the lead roles in this satirical comedy, highlighting the importance of toilets in the country. (Youtube Screengrab)
Bhayanakam: Directed by ace film-maker Jayaraj, Bhayanakam is also the recipient for the Best Cinematography at the 65th National Film Awards. Renji Panicker has played the central role while Asha Sharath has played the female lead in the film. The film is based on a chapter in the epic novel 'Kayar'. (Youtube Screengrab)
A R Rahman: The ace music director and composer AR Rahman has won the award for the Best Music Direction for the Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidai. Subsequently, he also won the award for the Best Background Score for the movie Mom. (Youtube Screengrab)
Anita Das: The award for the Best Child Artist was given to the star of the 'Village Rockstars', Anita Das. She brilliantly played the role of a 10 year old girl from a remote village in Assam who aspires to become a musician. (Youtube Screengrab)
Sridevi: Late actress Sridevi has been named the best actress in the 65th National Film Awards for her spectacular role as a mother in the film 'Mom' which was released last year. The late superstar starred in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films and is regarded as India's biggest female superstar. (Youtube Screengrab)
Riddhi Sen: The young and talented actor Riddhi has won the best actor award for his role in the film 'Nagar Kirtan'. The actor is well known for his works in films like Kahani, Lion and Feluda. (Image Courtesy Facebook)
Fahadh Faasil: Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil was awarded the Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 'Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum'.
Divya Dutta: She started her Bollywood Journey in 1994 with Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna. Today she has won a National Award for Best Supporting Actress for essaying the role of a minister in 'Irada'. The movie, which also features Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi, also bagged the Best Environment Film Award. (Image Courtesy Twitter @divyadutta25)
Shashaa Tirupati: The 'Humma Song' hitmaker Shashaa Tirupati has bagged the Best Female Playback Singer award. She has won the award for her song 'Vaan Varuvaan' in the Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidayi. (Image Courtesy Facebook)
K J Yesudas: Veteran classical singer Yesudas has won the award for Best Playback Male Singer. He has bagged the award for his song 'Poemaranyakalam' in the film 'Viswasapoorvam Mansoor'. This is the eight time he has won the National Award.
The Fish Curry: A 28 years old man named Lalit decides to reveal his sexuality to someone he is really close. He seeks acceptance and cooks a special dish; a Bengali style fish curry 'Maacher Jhol'. The movie is directed by Abhishek Verma and has won the award for Best Animation Film. (Youtube Screengrab)
Tokri - The Basket: Another recipient of the award for Best Animation Film 'Tokri: The Basket' is a story about poverty. A little girl weaves baskets so that she can sell them and support her family. The animation is directed by Suresh Eriyat. (Youtube Screengrab)
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