Regional cinema eclipses B'wood at 65th National Film Awards

Boney Kapoor and Janhvi release the tears of gratitude over Sridevi's win

Late actor Sridevi, who died in Dubai this February after a sudden cardiac arrest, has been posthumously awarded the Best Actress for her performance in Ravi Udayawar's MOM at the 65th National Film Awards. Even the late Sridevi was given a posthumous Best Actress honour for her intense role as a mother in her last released film "Mom"."Sridevi was not given the honour because of my relationship with her, but because of her contribution in "Mom", jury chairperson Shekhar Kapur, who worked with her in "Mr. India', told the media". The film also won awards for costume, make-up, and a special jury award. Ganesh Acharya won the choreography award for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.Oscar aspirant Newton, a dark comedy on Indian democracy, was named the best Hindi film. All credit to my team for the hard work they put in. 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. Set in her own village, Chhaygaon, near Guwahati, Village Rockstars is the story of "poor but fantastic children" who live a fun-filled life.

"'Bandit Queen" was the last film I made in India, after that I never made a film in India for a reason. She was not just a super actor, but a super wife and a super mother. "Give every filmmaker his or her due and that's what we are doing", he added. When Boney ji had approached me for the film, it was she who flew down to Chennai, met me and insisted I score the music.

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.

Regional cinema eclipses B'wood at 65th National Film Awards
Regional cinema eclipses B'wood at 65th National Film Awards

Best lyrics went to Muthu Ratna for Kannada film "March 22" "Matmagi Manipur - The first Manipuri Feature Film", the first book on Manipuri films. received the award for the best book on cinema. "I am overjoyed with the news", Divya said. This win wouldn't have been possible without the effort put in by the cast and crew. And I know why. As a boy from a village in Bihar, I had big dreams and it feels like they have been fulfilled today. You were too good, too pure, too full of love.

Take off won the award for the Best Production Design. Actor Fahadh Faasil won the Best Supporting Actor award for the same film.

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