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

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The film also won the Best Make-up award and a Special Jury award.

The 65 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.

Riddhi Sen was recognised as the best actor for Kaushik Ganguly's Bengali film "Nagarkirtan", which bagged awards in multiple categories - best costume, makeup and special jury. He is the second person after Prithviraj Kapoor to be named for the honour. She cared for daughters around the world who needed a voice and understood the story best because our daughters, Janhvi and Khushi, were her life.

Sridevi, whose filmography spanned 50 years and 300 films in languages such as Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, was recognised for her role of an angry mother seeking justice for her daughter in the rape revenge drama "Mom". "It's her first, so many things come to mind, I wish she was here".

Thanking the jury for awarding "Newton", Masurkar said in a statement: "I hope this award and the film's commercial success creates a bigger space for relevant political cinema". It is a very happy moment for us, and a proud moment for our Tulu Nadu.

"The actor in me feels alive again and grateful that there is appreciation pouring in".

Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy winning composer A.R. Rahman won music awards for "Kaatru Veliyidai" and "Mom".

"LAKSHWADWEEP to Ladakh - the 65th National Film Award winners" list encompassed cinematic gems from the length and breadth of India, with an Assamese film "Village Rockstars" walking away with the Best Feature Film title after almost three decades. A 10-member panel announced the winners of the 65th National Film Awards. You watch any Hindi film, if you watch two Aamir Khan films one after the other, you will know that both are Aamir Khan. Responding to the news, Tripathi, who played a cynical CRPF officer, Aatma Singh, in Newton, said, "I am absolutely delighted".

It's my first National Award win! "I am humbled", Tripathi told PTI. "The expectations will be high for our next project and we will try to reach it. Paddayi is also selected for the forthcoming United States of America film festival". Director N R Nanjunde Gowda movie Hebbettu Ramakka won for Best Kannada Film and Prahlad has bagged best lyrics award for his song, Muthu Ratnada Pyate from March 22. Malayalam actress Asha Sarath was the top choice for best actress.

In earlier interviews, the late actress was reported to have said, "People reacted very well and I felt good about it". (Irada has also won Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation). The Best Children's Film was given to Marathi movie "Mhorkya", and Best Animation honour is shared by "The Fish Curry" and "The Basket". There are new filmmakers who are doing so well, someone like Sankalp (Reddy) was making a short film but then we made a feature film out of that. Special Mention Award was given to the Sunil Mishra for his articles on cinema.