65th National Film Awards: 'Baahubali 2' and 'Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum' bag top honours

Henrietta Brewer
April 13, 2018

Sridevi has been named best actress at the 65th National Film Awards, almost two months after her death. The 65th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi today.

The best film has been given to an Assamese film, Rima Das's Village Rockstars, while the best director has gone to Jayaraj for the Malayalm film Bhayanakam.

Parvathy won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 2018 for her performance in "Take Off" that released previous year.

Apart from Sridevi, even Vinod Khanna was given an award posthumously.

"The point of these awards is that you go back and watch these films", Kapur said before announcing the winners, referring to the often unrecognised potential of regional cinema in India. Apart from being considered the ultimate recognition for films, the awards also hold the distinction of recognising merit across the country and especially in regional cinema.

Thondimuthalam Driksakshiyum won the Best Malayalam Film Award and the award for the Best Screenplay (Sanjeev Pazhoor). In 2013, he won the State award for Best actor for the films Artist and North 24 Kaatham.

Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy winning composer A.R. Rahman won music awards for "Kaatru Veliyidai" and "Mom". Ecstatic by this, the Newton actor says, "I am absolutely delighted".

Elated with the news about Ghazi winning the Best Telugu film.

Ganesh Acharya won the choreography award for the Hindi film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha". "I just heard about it is it true?" I would like to thank Akshay Kumar, the director and the producer. In 2011, he won the award for Best Supporting Actor category. Tolet, directed by Chezhiyan won the Best Film in Tamil.

Malayalam movie Aalorukam won the award for the best film on social issues, while Hindi detective thriller Irada emerged as the best film on environment conservation.

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