An Assamese film Village Rockstars won the Best Film of the Year 2018 award. Bollywood’s popular actress Sridevi who died two months before won the post death award for her performance in film Mom. The jury also awarded late actor Vinod Khanna with Dada Saheb Falke Award.
Malayalam films Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum and Bhayanakam won the South three major awards each. Malayalam actor Parvathy’s performance as a kidnapped nurse in Take-Off fetched her a special mention.
Indian history’s blockbuster film Baahubali: The Conclusion, telugu film won three awards – Best Special Effects, Best Action Direction, and Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
Ghazi attack film won the Best Telugu film award. Director Sankalp reddy said, “I never expected this award. We didn’t make Ghazi with an intention to win the award. As a team, we worked sincerely and tried to give our best for the film. It’s really exciting and the news is still sinking in.”
Based on the political reservation of women, film Hebettu Ranakka won the Best Kannada film award.
AR Rahman won the awards for the Best Music Director for Kaatru Veliyidai and Best Background Score for Mom. His last National Award was also for a Mani Ratnam film — Kannathil Muthamittal in 2003.
65th National Film Awards 2018:
Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna
Best Actress: Sridevi for Mom (Hindi)
Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)
Best Feature Film: Village Rockstars (Assamese)
Best Actor: Ridhhi Sen for Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)
Best Supporting Actor: Fahadh Faasil for Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Malayalam)
Best supporting actress: Divya Dutta for Irada (Hindi)
Best Action Direction: Baahubali 2 (Telugu)
Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya for Toilet Ek Prem Katha
Best Film for National Integration: Dhappa (Marathi)
Best Popular Film: Baahubali 2 (Telugu)
Best Debut Film of a Director: Pampally for Sinjar (Jasari)
Best film on Social Issues: Aalorukkam (Malayalam)
Best Child artist: Bhanita Dasfor Village Rockstars (Assamese)
Best Children’s Film: Mhorkya (Marathi)
Best Cinematography: Nikhil S Praveen for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)
Best Special Effects: Baahubali 2 (Telugu)
Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)
Best Film Critic: Giridhar Jha
Special Mention for Film Criticism: Sunil Mishra of Madhya Pradesh
Hello RC (Odiya)
Take Off (Malayalam)
Pankaj Tripathi for Newton (Hindi)
Malayalam actor Parvathy
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Irada (Hindi)
Best Regional films-
Kaccha Limbu (Marathi)
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Malayalam)
To Let (Tamil)
Hebbettu Ramakka (Kannada)
Hello Arsi (Odiya)
Walking With The Wind (Ladakhi)
Best Lyrics: Muthu Ratna for March 22 (Kannada)
Best Music Direction (Songs): A.R. Rahman for Kaatru Veliyidai (Tamil)
Best Music Direction (Background score): A.R. Rahman for Mom (Hindi)
Best Location Sound Recordist: Mallika Das, Village Rockstar (Assamese)
Best Sound Design: Walking With The Wind (Ladakhi)
Best Female playback Singer– Shasha Tirupati for Vaan Varuvaan from Kaatru Veliyidai (Tamil)
Best Male Playback Singer: Yesudas for Poy Maranja Kalam fromViswasapoorva M Mansoor (Malayalam)
Best Make Up artist- Ram Razak for Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)
Best Production Design: Santosh Rajan for Take off (Malayalam)
Best Editing: Reema Das for Village Rockstar (Assamese)
Best Costume: Gobinda Mandal for Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)
Best Original Screenplay: Sajeev Pazhoor forThondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Malayalam
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jairaj for Bhayankam (Malayalam)
Best Dialogues: Sambit Mohanty for Hello Arsi (Odiya)
Anil Kapoor shared emotional moments for Sridevi after she was given Best actress award for her performance in ‘Mom’.
Anil Kapoor posted, “She might not be among us anymore but her talent, work and memory will live on. Sri was and always will be a shining star in the sky. I know this recognition and this award would mean a lot to her, it surely means a lot to us. So thank you. #NationalFilmAwards”
Earlier, Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi had also issued a joint statement thanking the Indian government and the jury members for the honour.
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