Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Medicine | By Melba Vasquez

National awards are out, Sridevi wins best actress for 'Mom'

National awards are out, Sridevi wins best actress for 'Mom'

Director Shekhar Kapur, who headed the feature film jury of this year's National Film Awards, says Hindi film industry needs to pull up its socks.

The jury this year was led by Shekhar Kapur, and also included Imtiaz Hussain, Tripurari Sharma, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, and Rajesh Mapuskar, alongside actress Gauthami, among others.

Assamese film Village Rockstars won big at the 65th National Film Awards
Assamese film Village Rockstars won big at the 65th National Film Awards

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

From Bollywood to regional films, the 65th National Film Awards doffed its hat to the best films in India. The film also won awards for costume, make-up, and a special jury award.

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It thus came as a setback when Sridevi won the National Award for "Mom" but wasn't there to receive it.

Journalist Girdhar Jha won the best critic award, while Sunil Mishra received a special mention for best writing on cinema.

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Ranchi: A film on the life and work of tribal ideologue, the late Ram Dayal Munda, by the Ranchi film-maker duo of Biju Toppo and Meghnath has been adjudged the best film in the biographical/historical reconstruction category of the national awards. "We also take this opportunity to thank all our friends, her fans who have been sending us congratulatory messages". Sen also featured in the 2016 Oscar-nominated film Lion, besides doing small roles in Kahaani and Parched. "I dedicate this award to them", said Jayaraj, who won his second National Award for direction. I didn't even know I was in contention. Did not expect so much when I was writing the film, but in so many ways it has made us all proud. After 10 days, I was thinking the whole of last night, it's time to make a film in India. Apart from bagging best actress award, Sridevi starrer Mom also won best background score which was given by Academy Award victor AR Rahman. "It's a very special moment for all of us", they said in a statement. The standard of Hindi films was just not good enough.

Among those awarded were Rajkummar Rao's movie "Newton" as best Hindi film and Sridevi as the best actress for "Mom".

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Veteran Hindi film actor Shri Vinod Khanna was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema.

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