Nat Awards: Vinod Khanna, Sridevi recognised posthumously, 'Village Rockstars' is best film

Alicia Farmer
April 14, 2018

The standard of performances... some of the Hindi films can not compete with them, not at the state they are in.

"We are overjoyed to know that the jury has conferred the Best Actor Award to Sridevi for her performance in 'Mom.' It's a very special moment for all of us", they said.

Aalorukkam bagged the award for Best Film on Social Issues, and the jury said that the performance of Indrans, who played the lead role in the film, had been considered for the Best Actor award. Ganesh Acharya has won the award for Best Choreography for the song Goli Tu Lath maar in Toilet Ek Prem Katha. I am overwhelmed. After a 100 odd films, this is my first National Award and I am going to treasure this moment.

The 65th National Film Awards were announced here on Friday. Headed by director Shekhar Kapur, the jury members include screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, Kannada director P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla, Tripurari Sharma, Ranjit Das, Rumi Jaffrey, lyricist Mehboob and Rajesh Mapuskar.

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"Rima Das" "Village Rockstars", about the spirit of poor but fun-loving children, also won the Best Editing honour for the filmmaker. Special Jury Award in the Non-Feature category was given to "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings And Monday", directed by Prateek Vats and produced by Films Division.

Oscar winning music composer A R Rahman bagged two awards for best music direction in Tamil film "Kaatru Veliyidai" and best background music score for 'Mom'. In 2013, he won the State award for Best Actor for the films Artist. I am now going to call Pankaj Tripathi, he has got special mention for the film. Our team has applied for four categories like best actor, best film, best lyrics and best dialogue. The Awards are administered by the government's Directorate of Film Festivals. The film was also recognised for original screenplay and best Malayalam film. Marathi Movie "Dhappa" was awarded the Nargis Dutt Award For Best Feature Film On National Integration.

The winners" list has a good mix of Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali and Assamese films."Who knows where is Jasari spoken? I liked every film he featured in.

Giridhar Jha was named the best film critic and Sunil Mishra from Madhya Pradesh received a special mention for film criticism.

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