Actress Sridevi has posthumously bagged the Best Actress Award for her spectacular performance in the film, Mom. India's official entry to the Academy Awards a year ago, Amit Masurkar's black comedy Newton, was named the Best Hindi Film.
A few made allegations that since Shekhar Kapur, the chairperson of the central jury panel of the 65th National Film Awards, is close to the Kapoors, Sridevi received the award. Sridevi has been posthumously awarded the Best Actress award for Mom. Vinod Khanna has been given the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
The jury recognised the diversity in Indian cinema by distributing accolades to films belonging to different regional languages. On the other hand, "To Let" directed by Prema Chezhiyan was awarded the Best Tamil film of 2017. A comedy-drama co-written and directed by Amit V. Masurkar stars Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav. I would look at all the actors, talk about them and I would say, "there should be not Sridevi, not Sridevi"!
Actor Taapsee Pannu, who had a special appearance in "Ghazi" said it was "ecstatic" that the film had won the best Telugu film award.
"National awards tell you that there are films that need to be seen". It was also recognised as the best film in Jasari langauge.
"I just heard about it". It is a dream come true.
Fahadh Faasil has bagged the title of the Best supporting actor for his performance as Kallan Prasad in the film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.
Last year, Syam Pushkaran won the award for Best Screenplay (original) for Maheshinte Prathikaram. Marathi Movie "Dhappa" was awarded the Nargis Dutt Award For Best Feature Film On National Integration.
Veteran singer K J Yesudas was recognised as the best male singer for his song "Poy Maranja Kalam" in the Malayalam film "Viswasapoorva M Mansoor", while the best female singer went to Shashaa Tirupati for the song "Vaan" for "Kaatru Veliyidai".