Posthumous Best Actress National Award for Sridevi

Posthumous Best Actress National Award for Sridevi

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.

Unfortunately, it has been two months since Sridevi passed away and "Mom" was her last film as an actress. Apart from Shekhar Kapur, the jury panel consists of 10 members including Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit's film, Parinda's screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla and Kannada director P Sheshadri. Divya Dutta won best supporting actress for "Irada", which also won best film on environment.

It was the day for Malayalam films as at the 65th National Film Awards, the mollywood cinema has won awards in many categories.

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Arun Kuppuswamy's "Monday", won the "Special Jury Award" for a very simple and surreal representation of the mechanical and mundane. The film also saw Nawazuddin Siddique and Akshay Khanna sharing frames with her.

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"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 and undermined gamut of regional cinema in India.

In an interview to IANS, Sridevi had said she was proud to be a part of a film which brought about social consciousness.

On the other hand, the Kapoor family issued a joint statement, "She was not just a Super Actor but a Super Wife and a Super Mom".

Elated with the news about Ghazi winning the Best Telugu film. Malayalam actress Asha Sarath was the top choice for best actress. However, Mom was the last film of Sridevi. The Jury Chairpersons of the 65th National Film Awards had submitted its report to the Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Smt.

Movies in the languages other than those specified in the VIII Schedule of the constitution in the feature Film categories were also awarded.

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