65th National Film Awards

The jury headed by Director Shekhar Kapoor announced the 65th National Film awards which held at PIB Conference Room, Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi.The chairpersons of the three juries (Feature, Non-feature and Writing) for the 65th National Film Awards announced the awards for the different categories.

The list of awards are :

  • Dada Saheb Phalke Award : Vinod Khanna
  • Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)
  • Special Mention Awards: Murakhiya (Marathi Film )
    • Hello RC (Odia film)
    • Take Off (Malayalam film)
    • Pankaj Tripathi (for Newton)
    • Malayalam actor Parvathy (for Take Off)
  • Best Regional Film: Ladhakh
  • Best Marathi Film: Kaccha Limbu
  • Best Malayam Film: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
  • Best Hindi Film: Newton
  • Best Bengali Film: Mayurakshi
  • Best Assamese Film: Ishu
  • Best Tamil Film: To Let
  • Best Telugu Film: Gazi
  • Best Gujarati Film: DHH
  • Best Action Direction: Baahubali 2
  • Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya(Toilet Ek Prem Katha)
  • Best Film Critic: Giridhar Jha
  • Special Mention for Film Criticism: Sunil Mishra of Madhya Pradesh
  • Best Special Effects: Baahubali 2
  •  Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan(Bengali)
  • Best lyrics: Muthu Ratna (March 22)
  • Best Music Direction: A R Rahman (Kaatru Veliyidai)
  • Background score: AR Rahman(Mom)
  • Best Make Up artist: Ram Razak (Nagar Kirtan)
  • Best Production Design: Santosh Rajan (Malayalam)
  • Best editing: Reema Das (for an Assamese film)
  • Best Screenplay Original: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Bhayankam
  • Best Film playback Singer: Shasha Tirupati (Vaan Varuvaan song)
  • Best Male Playback Singer: Yesudas (Poy Maranja Kalam)
  • Best supporting actress: Divya Dutta(Irada)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Fahad Faazil(Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum)
  • Best Actress: Sridevi (Mom)
  • Best Actor: Ridhhi Sen(Nagar Kirtan)
  • Best Film for National Integration: Dhappa (Marathi)
  • Best Assamese Film: Village Rockstar
  • Best Popular Film: Baahubali 2

The award ceremony for the 65th National Film Awards will be held on May 3, 2018. The National Film Awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind.