The 65th edition of National Film Awards took place on 13th of April 2018 where Bahubali 2 and Rajkumar Rao led Newton were among the big hit, late actress Sridevi was awarded best actress award for her movie MOM and Vinod Khanna who died last year has been honoured with India’s highest film honour DadaSaheb Phalke Award.
National Film Awards
Last year Malayalam Film Industry won big, bringing titles like Best Actress to Surabhi Laxmi after many years. Akshay Kumar was criticised for being awarded the Best Actor for his movie Rustom in the name of Favouritism. This year the jury was also headed by Mollywood director Priyadarshan. Let’s have a look at the highlights of this year’s National Film Awards which will be given to the winners respectively on May 3.
The jury head Shekhar Kapoor announced the results on Friday after handing over the recommendations to Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani. The jury panel features 10 members including Parinda screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla and Kannada director P Sheshadri. Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ranjit Das, Rajesh Mapuskar, Tripurari Sharma and Rumi Jaffrey.
DadaSaheb Phalke Award – Vinod Khanna
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Film Debut Director – Pampally (Sinjar)
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film for National Integration – Dhappa.
Best Film on Social Issues – Aalorukkam
Best Child Film Award – Mhorkya
Best Film on Environment Conservation – Irada
Best Popular Film for Wholesome Entertainment – Bahubali The Conclusion (Telegu)
Artists That Won Awards
Best Actress Award – Sridevi (MOM)
Best Supporting Actor – Fahad Fazil for Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Best Supporting Actress – Divya Dutta for Irada.
Best Director Award – Jayaraj (Bhayanakam)
Best Actor Award – Ridhi Sen (Nagarkirtan)
Best Male Playback Singer: Yesudas
Best Child Artist – Anita Das (The Village Rockstar)
Best Screenplay (Original) – Thondimuthalum Driksaakshiyum
Best Screenplay (Adapted) – Bhayanakam
Best Cinematography – Bhayankam
Best Female Playback Singer – Waang by Sasha Tirupathi (Kaatru Veliyidai)
Best Sound Design – Walking With The Wind (Ladakhi Film)
Best Location Sound Recordist – The Village Rockstar
Best Music Director – Kaatru Veliyidai by Mani Ratnam
Best Song – Kaatru Veliyidai (AR Rahman)
Best Background Score – MOM (AR Rahman)
Best Makeup Artist – Ram Rajak
Best Costume – Govinda Mandal for Nagar Kirtan
Best Production Design- Take Off (Malayalam) Santosh Raman
Best Editing – Village Rockstar (Assamese) – Reema Das
Best VFX – Baahubali 2
Special Jury Award – Nagar Kirtan
Best Lyrics – March 22 (Kannada film) song – Muhuratna
Best Action Direction – Baahubali 2
Best Telegu Film – Ghazi
Best Gujarati Film – DHH
Best Choreography: Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (Gori Tu Latth Maar) by Ganesh Acharya
Best Tamil Film – To Let
Best Bengali Film – Mayurakshi
Best Hindi Film – NEWTON, directed by Amit Masurkar, star cast – Rajkummar Rao
Best Kannada Film – Hebbettu Ramakka
Best Oriya film – Hello Aarsi
Best Film in Jasari- Sinjar
Special Mention Awards
Marathi Film- Morkhya
Oriya Film- Hello Mirror
Parvathy, Take Off
Pankaj Tripathi, Newton
Shekhar Kapur is announcing the awards for Best Feature Films category
Best Critic On Cinema Award goes to Giridhar Jha, Special Mention to Sunil Mishra
Best Short Film Fiction- Maiyat
Best Film On Family Values- Happy Birthday
Best Direction- Pravash Ch Nivandan, Nagraj Manule
Best Cinematography- Eye Test, Don
Best Investigative Film- 1984 When The Sun Did Not Rise
Best Animation Film- Fish Curry, Maachar Jhol
Special Jury Award: The Old Man, Monday
Best Adventure Film – Ladakh Chale Rickshaw Waale.
Non-Feature Films – Best Educational Film The Girls We Were and The Women We Are.
Click here to check out these winners from the Oscars 2018.