65th National Film Awards

The 65th National Film Awards for year 2017 were announced by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 13 April 2018. Assamese film Village Rockstars won the award in the Best Feature Film category. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion directed by S. S. Rajamouli was selected as the Best Popular film providing wholesome entertainment. Shekhar Kapur was the head of the Jury this edition of awards feature films.

Awards in various categories are as follows

Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna
Best Feature Film: Village Rockstars (Assamese)
Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)
Best Actress: Sridevi for ‘Mom’
Best Actor: Riddhi Sen for ‘Nagar Kirtan’
Best Director: Jayaraj for ‘Bhayanakam’ (Malayalam)
Best Action Direction: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’
Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya for ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’
Best Special Effects: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’
Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)
Best Lyrics: Muthurathinam
Best Music Direction: AR Rahman for ‘Katru Veliyidayi’
Best Make-up Artist: Ram Rajak for ‘Nagar Kirtan’
Best Costume: Gobinda Mandal for ‘Nagar Kirtan’
Best Production Design: Santosh Rajan ‘Take Off’
Best Editing: Rima Das for ‘Village Rockstar’
Best Sound Design: ‘Walking With The Wind’
Best Audiography (Location Sound): Mallika Das, Village Rockstar
Best Location Sound Recording: Mallika Das for ‘Village Rockstar’
Best Screenplay Original: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Best Screenplay Adapted: Bhayanakam
Best Cinematography: Bhayanakam
Best Female Playback Singer: Sashaa Tirupati for ‘Kaatru Veliyidayi’
Best Male Playback Singer: K.J Yesudas for song ‘Poy Maranja Kalam’ from ‘Viswasapoorvam Mansoor’
Best Child Artist: Anita Das for ‘Village Rockstar’
Best Children’s Film: ‘Mhorkya’
Best Film on Environmental Conservation: ‘Irada’
Best Direction: Jayaraj for ‘Bhayanakam’
Best Feature Film on National Integration: Dhappa (Marathi)
Best Debut Film of Director: ‘Sinjar’
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Best Regional Films Special Mention:

Marathi: Mhorkya
Malayalam: Take Off

Best Regional Films:

Hindi: Newton
Ladakh: Walking With The Wind
Lakshadweep: Sinjar
Tulu: Paddayi
Marathi: Kachcha Limboo
Malayalam: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Kannada: Hebbettu Ramakka
Bengali: Mayurakshi
Assamese: Ishu
Telugu: Ghazi
Gujarati: Dhh
Odiya: Hello Arsi

National Film Awards

The National Film Awards are most prominent film award ceremonies in India. It was established in 1954. Since then awarded annually. Winners in different categories of these awards are selected by national panel of Juries appointed by Union Government. These awards are presented by the President of India in the official ceremony.




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