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65th National Film Awards: Late Sridevi, Newton, Baahubali honoured with National Awards

65th National Film Awards are announced. Late actors Sridevi and Vinod Khanna and films like ‘Newton’ and ‘Baahubali’ honoured with National Film Awards

Late actress Sridevi in Mom, a file photo of Vinod Khanna
Late actress Sridevi in Mom, a file photo of Vinod Khanna
The 65th National Film Awards were announced today, Friday, April 13 in New Delhi. The jury, headed by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, included 10 members: screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla, Kannada director P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ranjit Das, Rajesh Mapuskar, Tripurari Sharma and Rumi Jaffrey. The official ceremony for the National Film Awards will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, as President Ram Nath Kovind will present the winners with the prestigious National Awards.

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Mom

Late actress Sridevi is conferred with the National Award for the best actress for her film ‘Mom’ posthumously while popular musician AR Rahman has bagged two National Awards – Best Music Direction for ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’ (Tamil) and Best Background Score for ‘Mom’. Late actor Vinod Khanna is conferred with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award.

Here’s the list of winners of the 65th National Film Awards:

Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Best Actress: Sridevi, ‘Mom’

Best Actor: Ridhhi Sen, ‘Nagar Kirtan’ (Bengali)

Best Supporting Actress: Divya Dutta, ‘Irada’

Best Supporting Actor: Fahad Faazil, ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ (Malayalam)

Best Child Artiste: Bhanita Das, ‘Village Rockstars’ (Assamese)

Best Feature Film: ‘Village Rockstars’

Best Popular Film: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Best Children’s Film: ‘Mhorkya’ (Marathi)

Special Jury: ‘Nagar Kirtan’

Best Director: Jayaraj, ‘Bhayanakam’ (Malayalam)

Best Action Direction: Abbas Ali Moghul, ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Best Music Direction: AR Rahman, ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’ (Tamil)

Best Background Score: AR Rahman, ‘Mom’

Best Lyrics: Muthu Ratna, ‘March 22’ (Kannada)

Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya for ‘Gori Tu Latth Maar’ from ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’

Best Female Playback Singer: Shasha Tirupati for ‘Vaan Varuvaan’ from ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’

Best Male Playback Singer: Yesudas for ‘Poyi Maranja Kaalam’ from ‘Viswasapoorvam Mansoor’ (Malayalam)

Best Make-up Artist: Ram Razak, ‘Nagar Kirtan’

Best Production Design: Santosh Rajan, ‘Take-Off’ (Malayalam)

Best Original Screenplay: Sajeev Pazhoor, ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’

Best Adapted Screenplay: Jayaraj, ‘Bhayanakam’

Best Dialogues: Sambit Mohanty, ‘Hello Arsi’ (Odia)

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