65th National Film Awards (2018): List of Winners

The 65th National Film Awards for Indian Cinema of 2017 have been announced earlier today.The awards will be distributed in early May this year. Given below is the list of winners-

Best Feature Film: ‘Village Rockstars’ (Assamese)

Best Director: Jayaraj  for ‘Bhayanakam’ (Malayalam)

Best Actor: Riddhi Sen for ‘Nagarkirtan’ (Bengali)

Best Actress: Sridevi for ‘Mom’

Best Supporting Actor: Fahadh Faasil for ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum‘ (Malayalam)

Best Supporting Actress: Divya Dutta for ‘Irada’

Best Cinematography: Nikhil S. Praveen for ‘Bhayanakam’ (Malayalam)  

Best Assamese Film: ‘Ishu’

Best Bengali Film: ‘Mayurakshi’

Best Hindi Film:Newton

Best Gujarati Film: ‘Dhh’

Best Jasari Film: ‘Sinjar’

Best Tamil Film: ‘To-let’

Best Ladakhi Film: ‘Walking with the Wind’

Best Malayalam Film: ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’

Best Marathi Film:  ‘Kaccha Limboo’

Best Kannada Film: ‘Hebbetu Ramakka’

Best Telugu Film: ‘Ghazi’

Best Tulu Film: ‘Paddayi’

Best Film Critic: Giridhar Jha, Sunil Mishra (Special Mention)

Best Book Award: Bobby Wahengbam for ‘Matmagi Manipur-The First Manipuri Film’

Best Lyrics: J.M.Prahlad for ‘Mutthu Rathna’ from ‘March 22’ (Kannada) 

Best Music Direction: A.R.Rahman for ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’ (Tamil-songs) & ‘Mom’ (BGM)

Best Costume: Gobinda Mandal for ‘Nagarkirtan’ (Bengali)

Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya for ‘Gori Tu Latth Maar’ from ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’

Special Jury Award: Nagarkirtan (Bengali)

Best Audiography: Mallika Das for ‘Village Rockstars'(Assamese)-On Location Sound Recordist, Sanal George for ‘Walking with the Wind’ (Ladakhi)- Sound Designer and  Justin A.Jose for ‘Walking with the Wind’ -Re-recordist of final mixed track

Best Editing: Rima Das for ‘Village Rockstars’ (Assamese)

Best Production Design: Santhosh Raman for ‘Take Off’ (Malayalam)

Best Make-Up Artist: Ram Rajjak for ‘Nagarkirtan’ (Bengali)

Best Special Effects: R.C.Kamalakannan for ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Best Screenplay (Original):
 Sajeev Pazhoor for ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ (Malayalam)

Best Adapted Screenplay writer: Jayaraj for ‘Bhayanakam’ (Malayalam) 

Best Dialogue: Sambit Mohanty for ‘Hello Arsi’ (Odia) 

Best Female Playback Singer: Shashaa Tirupati for ‘Vaan’ from ‘Kaatru Veliyidai‘ (Tamil)

Best Male Playback Singer: K.J.Yesudas for ‘Poy Maranja Kaalam’ from ‘Vishwasapoorvam Mansoor’ (Malayalam)

Best Child Artist: Bhanita Das for ‘Village Rockstars’

Best Children’s Film: ‘Mhorkya’ (Marathi)

Indira Gandhi award for debut film director:  Pampally for ‘Sinjar’ (Jasari)

Best Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment : ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Best Film on Social Issues: ‘Aalorukkam’ (Malayalam)

Best Film on Environment Preservation/Conservation: ‘Irada’

Best Film on National Integration: ‘Dhappa’ (Marathi)

Best Action Direction/Stunt Choreography: King Solomon, Lee Whittaker and Kecha Khamphakdee for ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Special Mention: Pankaj Tripathi for ‘Newton’, Parvathy for ‘Take Off’ (Malayalam), Prakruti Mishra for ‘Hello Arsi’ (Odia), Yasharaj Karhade for ‘Mhorkya’ (Marathi)

(For more details about the awards including a complete list of Non-Feature film category check here)

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