65th National Film Awards announced

65th National Awards Winners List Sridevi Rajkummar Rao's Newton Vinod Khanna Taapsee Pannu's Ghazi Win Laurels

65th National Awards Winners List Sridevi Rajkummar Rao's Newton Vinod Khanna Taapsee Pannu's Ghazi Win Laurels

Late Sridevi was named as the Best Actress at the 65th National Film Awards. It was selected as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for Oscars 2018, but didn't make it to the final shortlist.

The 65th National Film Awards were announced on Friday.

In an earlier interview to IANS, Sridevi had said she was proud to be a part of a film like "Mom", and the reactions it elicited. In Tollywood, "The Ghazi Attack" directed by Sankalp Reddy won the Best Telugu Film Award, while "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" won three National Awards for Best Action Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Another late actor who was awarded was Vinod Khanna who was announced as the victor of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.

"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.

Actor Riddhi Sen won the Best Actor award for Bengali film Nagarkirtan. Parvathy had also won the Kerala State Film Award for her role as an Indian nurse, who works in Iraq, and is held hostage along with her colleagues by terrorists. Ecstatic by this, the Newton actor says, "I am absolutely delighted". It was also recognised as the best film in Jasari langauge. Akshay is very happy for me", Ganesh Acharya, who won the best choreographer award for "Toilet: "Ek Prem Katha", told PTI.

"I just heard about it". It is a dream come true.

Fahad Fazil won the best supporting actor for the Malayalam film "Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum". It was also recognised as the best Odiya film.

Best male singer was awarded to noted singer Yesudas while best female singer was awarded to Shasha Tirupati for film "Kaatru Veliyidai" directed by Mani Ratnam.

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