Announcement of 65th National Film Awards

The winners of 65th National Film Awards were announced by a 10-member jury headed by renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.

While Vinod Khanna was posthumously given the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema, late actress Sridevi won the Best Actress award for her performance in MOM that released in July last year.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which had turned out to be the biggest hit at the domestic box-office, won the award for Best Popular Film.

Amit Masurkar’s Newton, which was sent as India’s official entry to the Oscars, was named the Best Hindi film. Pankaj Tripathi, who played an endearing character of Assistant Commandant Aatma Singh in the film, got Special Mention award for his performance. Ganesh Acharya has been chosen the Best Choreographer for his work on the song Gori tu latth maar from Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.

Awards for Best Action and Best Special Effects went to Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Here, take a look at full list of winners:

Dada Saheb Phalke AwardVinod Khanna

Best DirectorJayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)

Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a directorSinjar (Pampally)

Best Feature FilmVillage Rockstars (Assamese)

Best Screenplay (Original)Sajeev Pazhoor (Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum)

Best Screenplay (Adapted)Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)

Best Film CriticGiridhar Jha

Special Mention for Film CriticismSunil Mishra of Madhya Pradesh

Special Mention Award:
Marathi Film – Murakhiya;
Odia film: Hello RC; Take Off-
Pankaj Tripathi bags a Special Mention award for Newton;
Malayalam actor Parvathy too gets a special mention

Best Regional FilmLadhakh

Best Marathi FilmKaccha Limbu

Best Malayam FilmThondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Hindi FilmNewton

Best Bengali FilmMayurakshi

Best Assamese FilmIshu

Best Tamil FilmTo Let

Best Telugu filmGazi

Best Gujarati filmDHH

Best Kannada filmHebbettu Ramakka

Best Action DirectionBaahubali 2: The Conclusion

Best choreographyToilet: Ek Prem Katha (Ganesh Acharya for the song Gori tu latth maar)

Best Special EffectsBaahubali 2: The Conclusion

Special Jury AwardNagar Kirtan (Bengali)

Best lyrics for song  Muthu Ratna, for Kannada film March 22

Best Music DirectionA R Rahman for Kaatru Veliyidai

Background scoreA R Rahman for Mom

Best Make Up artistRam Razak for Nagar Kirtan

Best Production DesignSantosh Rajan (Malayalam)

Best EditingReema Das (for an Assamese film)

Best Screenplay Original:  Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Adapted ScreenplayBhayankam, to Jairaj

Best Film playback SingerShasha Tirupati  (Vaan Varuvaan song)

Best Male Playback SingerKJ Yesudas

Best supporting actressDivya Dutta, Irada (Hindi Film)

Best Supporting ActorFahad Faazil

Best ActressSridevi for Mom

Best ActorRiddhi Sen, Nagar Kirtan

Best Film for National IntegrationDhappa (Marathi)

Best Popular FilmBaahubali 2: The Conclusion

Best film on Social IssuesAalorukkam

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Irada

Best Child artistBhanita Das (Village Rockstars)

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