National Film Awards: Posthumous honour for Sridevi

National Film Awards: Posthumous honour for Sridevi

Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director was given to the Jasari language movie "Sinjar" directed by Pampally.

"I didn't know such great films were being made in regional cinema", said Shekhar Kapur as he announced the awards. The Non- Feature Film panel was headed by Shri.

In a moving gesture, late actress Sridevi was named the best actress for her Hindi film "Mom" and also late actor Vinod Khanna was honoured with Dada Saheb Phalke Award.

He is famous for his realistic acting and choice of interesting roles, has been a recipient of the prestigious Kerala State film awards several times.

"As we approach his first death anniversary, it's such a lovely way to celebrate his life and work because, at his core, he wasn't just an actor but also a lifelong film fan!" his son Rahul wrote on Twitter.

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

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Aalorukkam bagged the award for Best Film on Social Issues, and the jury said that the performance of Indrans, who played the lead role in the film, had been considered for the Best Actor award. Announcing special mention awards, he said, "special mention award for Malayalam film Take Off and performance by actress Parvathy". A special mention went to its actor Pankaj Tripathi for his portrayal of a cynical CRPF officer, Atma Singh.

Chairman of the jury, Shekhar Kapoor, lauded Malayalam cinema's standard and quality of acting.

With his last film in India being "Bandit Queen" two decades ago, he said it is time for him to make a film here. The family released an official statement post the announcement of the honour. She would've been so happy today because even though she put a lot of effort into all her characters, Mom was a very special film for her. "Give every filmmaker his or her due and that's what we are doing", he added.

Mainstream blockbuster Baahubali: The Conclusion wrapped up neat, winning the award for the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment, besides being named for special effects and action direction.

Mom received another award, with AR Rahman winning for Best Background Score; Jayaraj was named Best Director for the Malayalam film Bhayanakam; and Ladhakh was named the Best Regional Film.