National Film Awards: Posthumous honour for Sridevi

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur

Another big victor of the day was 19-year-old Riddhi Sen, who bagged the Best Actor award for the Bengali film Nagarkirtan.

The late Sridevi was on Friday named the Best Actress posthumously for her role as a vengeful mother in the Hindi film Mom.

Jayaraj won best director for "Bhayanakam" and the film also took home the cinematography and adapted screenplay awards. Finally, though, sentimentality prevailed. Her first-ever Filmfare Award for Best Actress was for the Tamil film Meendum Kokila (1982) where her character, Kokila - a housewife whose husband, Subramaniam (Kamal Haasan) falls in love with a film star, Deepa (Kamini) - has for always been considered to be one of the best onscreen portrayals of a Brahmin woman by many critics and film commentators.

The National award for best actor has gone to Riddhi Sen for his stunning performance as a transgender in Kaushil Ganguly's Nagarkirtan.

Rima Das' globally feted "Village Rockstars" won best feature, and awards for editing and location sound.

We congratulate Boney Kapoor, Janvhi and Khushi Kapoor for Sridevi's win! The film's cast also included Ashok Kumar (in a cameo) Bob Christo, Aftab Shivdasani (as a child artiste) and Annu Kapoor. "Baahubali toh aap sab jaante hai (everyone knows Baahubali)", Shekhar Kapoor said while awarding the film for Best Action-Direction. The film also won the Best Make-up award and a Special Jury award.

(On not getting many popular film awards) "Those are all channel awards, yeh desh ka award hai, bahut badi cheez hai".

"Tolet", directed by Chezhiyan won the Best Film in Tamil.

"I just heard about it". I wanted to tell my parents and my wife, but I had no idea if it was true. 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.

"Thondimuthulem Driksashiyum" was selected as the best regional film in Malayalam.

"Mhorkya", a Marathi film, was adjudged the best children's film, while the best Marathi film award went to "Kaccha Limbu". Best Book on Cinema award was given to "Matmagi Manipur-The first Manipuri Feature Film" authored by Bobby Wahengbam.

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