The 65th National Film Awards 2017 were announced today by the Chairpersons of the juries on Feature Films, Best Writing on Cinema and members of Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Non-Feature films. The Feature Film Central panel was headed by Shri Shekhar Kapur, an eminent filmmaker known for his works in Hindi cinema and international cinema. The Non- Feature Film panel was headed by Shri. Nakul Kamte and the Best Cinema on Writing jury by Shri.Anant Vijay. The National Film Awards would be presented by Hon’ble President of India on May 3rd, 2018. The Jury Chairpersons of the 65th National Film Awards had submitted its report to the Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani on 12.04.2018.Veteran Hindi film actor Shri Vinod Khanna was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema. Some of the other prominent winners in various categories for this year National Film Awards included Assamese movie ‘Village Rockstars’ in Best Feature Film category and ‘Baahubali – The Conclusion’ in the Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment category. Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director was given to the Jasari language movie ‘Sinjar’ directed by Pampally. Marathi Movie ‘Dhappa’ was awarded the Nargis Dutt Award For Best Feature Film On National Integration. Jayaraj was awarded the Best Direction in the Feature Film category for the movie ‘Bhayanakam’ and Nagraj Manjule won the award for the Best Direction in the Non Feature Film Category. Riddhi Sen and Sridevi got the award for the Best Actor (movie- Nagarkirtan) and Best Actress award (movie- Mom) respectively . Malayalam Movie ‘Aaalorukkam’, directed by V.C.Abhilash was awarded the Best Film on Social Issues. ‘Water Baby’ directed by Pia Shah, won the Best Debut Film of a Director in the Non Feature Film category.
Movies in the languages other than those specified in the VIII Schedule of the constitution in the feature Film categories were also awarded. The award for the Best Jasari Film was given to ‘Sinjar’, Best Tulu Film to ‘Paddayi’ and the Best Ladakhi Film to ‘Walking With The Wind’.Best Film Critic award was given to Giridhar Jha for his writings covering vast horizon of Hindi cinema with authenticity and originality. Special Mention Award was given to the Sunil Mishra for his articles on cinema. Best Book on Cinema award was given to ‘Matmagi Manipur-The first Manipuri Feature Film’ authored by Bobby Wahengbam.Special Jury Award in the Feature category was given to the movie ‘Nagarkirtan’ directed by Kaushik Ganguly and produced by Sani Ghose Ray. Special Jury Award in the Non-Feature category was given to ‘A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings And Monday’, directed by Prateek Vats and produced by Films Division. The best Children’s film was given to the Marathi Movie Mhorkya, directed by Amar Bharat Deokar. A.R Rahman was awarded the Best Music Direction award for the movie ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’.
65th National Film Awards for 2017
FEATURE FILMS: BEST FEATURE FILM- Village Rockstars Language: Assamese, INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR Sinjar Language: Jasari, BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT Baahubali – The Conclusion Language: Telug, NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION Dhappa Language: Marathi, BEST FILM ONSOCIAL ISSUES AALORUKKAM Language: Malayalam, BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/ PRESERVATION IRADA Language: Hindi, BEST CHILDREN’S FILM MHORKYA Language: Marathi, BEST DIRECTION BHAYANAKAM Language: Malayalam, BEST ACTOR NAGARKIRTAN Language: Bengali, BEST ACTRESS MOM Language: Hindi, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Language:Malayalam, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IRADA Language: Hindi, BEST CHILD ARTIST Village Rockstars Language: Assamese, BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER VISWASAPOORVAM MANSOOR Language: Malayalam, BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER Kaatru Veliyidai Language: Tamil, BEST CINEMATOGRAPH Y BHAYANAKAM Language: Malayalam, BEST SCREENPLAY Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, i) Screenplay Writer (Original): ii) Screenplay Writer (Adapted) : iii) Dialogues : Language: Malayalam BHAYANAKAM Language: Malayalam HELLO ARSI Language:Odia, BEST AUDIOGRAPHY i) Location Sound Recordist ii) Sound Designer iii) Re-recordist of the final mixed track Village Rockstars Walking With The Wind Language: Ladakhi Walking With The Wind, BEST EDITING Village Rockstars, BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Take Off Language: Malayalam, BEST COSTUME DESIGNER NAGARKIRTAN, BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST NAGARKIRTAN, BEST MUSIC DIRECTION a) Songs b) Background Music Kaatru Veliyidai MOM, BEST LYRICS March 22, SPECIAL JURY AWARD- NAGARKIRTAN, BBEST SPECIAL EFFECTS Baahubali – 2, BEST CHOREOGRAPHY- TOILET EK PREM KATHA, BEST ACTION DIRECTION AWARD -Baahubali-2, SPECIAL MENTION- Newton, SPECIAL MENTION -Take Of, SPECIAL MENTION- Hello Arsi, SPECIAL MENTION –Mhorkya, BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION: BEST ASSAMESE FILM- ISHU, BEST BENGALI FILM MAYURAKSHI, BEST HINDI FILM -Newton, BEST KANNADA FILM -HEBBETTU RAMAKKA, BEST MALAYALAM FILM -THONDIMUTH ALUM DRIKSAKSHIY UM, BEST MARATHI FILM- KACHCHA LIMBU, BEST ODIYA FILM- Hello Arsi, BEST TAMIL FILM -To Let, BEST TELUGU FILM- Ghazi, BEST GUJARATI FILM- Dhh, BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED OTHER THAN SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION: BEST TULU FILM- Paddayi, BEST JASARI FILM –SINJAR, BEST LADAKHI FILM- Walking With The Wind, NON-FEATURE FILMS: BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR -Water Baby, BEST ANTHROPOLOGICAL/ ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM Name, Place, Animal, Thing And Slave Genesis, BEST BIOGRAPHICAL/ HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION- Naachi se Baanchi And Sword of Liberty, BEST ARTS /CULTURAL FILM Girija, BEST PROMOTIONAL FILM (to cover tourism, exports, crafts, industry etc) Poetry on Fabric : Chendari Nama, BEST ENVIRONMENT FILM INCLUDING AGRICULTURE The Pangti Story, BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES- I am Bonnie And Veil Done, BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM -The Little Girl We Were and the Women We Are, BEST EXPLORATION/ ADVENTURE FILM (TO INCLUDE SPORTS)- Ladakh Chale Richawala, BEST INVESTIGATIVEFilm- 1984, When the sun didn’t rise, BEST ANIMATION FILM -The Fish Curry And The Basket, SPECIAL JURY AWARD- A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings And Monday, BEST SHORT FICTION FILM- Mayat, BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUES- Happy Birthday, BEST DIRECTION- Pavasacha Nibandha, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY- Eye Test And Dawn, BEST AUDIOGRAPHY- Pavasacha Nibandha, Best On location Sound Recordist- The Unreserved, BEST EDITING Mrityubhoj -The Death Feast, BEST MUSIC- Shored of Liberty, BEST NARRATION/ VOICE OVER- The Lion of Laddak, SPECIAL MENTION –Rebirth, Cake Story ,Afternoon. Report of Jury on Best Writing on Cinema: Best Book on Cinema-Matmagi Manipur-The first Manipuri Feature Film, Best Critic on Cinema-Mr. Giridhar Jha, Special Mention-Mr. Sunil Mishra