65th National Film Awards: Baahubali Wins Best Popular Movie

65th National Film Awards: Baahubali Wins Best Popular Movie

The National Film Awards 2017 are being announced in New Delhi. Oscar-nominated Indian filmmaker Shekar Kapur is heading the jury this year. As many as 321 films are in competition to win the biggest movie awards of the country.

In a fitting tribute, legendary yesteryear heroine Sridevi has been chosen for the Best Actress award for her emotional and gritty performance in her last movie 'Mom'.

As expected, Baahubali The Conclusion has begun its count on a grand note. The film has bagged the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Action Choreography and Best Visual Effects awards.

Debutant Sankalp Reddy's Ghazi has been adjudged the Best Telugu Film. AR Rahman has won Best Music Direction (for songs and background score) for Mani Ratnam's Kaatru Veliyidai. Malayalam filmmaker Jayaraj has been given the Best Director honour.

Here's the complete list of awards:

Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)

Special Mention Awards: Murakhiya (Marathi Film ); Hello RC (Odia film); Take Off (Malayalam film); Pankaj Tripathi (for Newton); Malayalam actor Parvathy (for Take Off)

Best Regional Film: Ladhakh

Best Marathi Film: Kaccha Limbu

Best Malayam Film: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Hindi Film: Newton

Best Bengali Film: Mayurakshi

Best Assamese Film: Ishu

Best Tamil Film: To Let

Best Telugu: Gazi

Best Gujarati: DHH

Best Action Direction: Baahubali 2

Best Choreography: Toilet Ek Prem Katha (Ganesh Acharya is the choreographer)

Best Film Critic: Giridhar Jha

Special Mention for Film Criticism: Sunil Mishra of Madhya Pradesh

Best Special Effects: Baahubali 2

Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan(Bengali)

Best lyrics: Muthu Ratna, for Kannada film March 22

Best Music Direction: A R Rahman for Kaatru Veliyidai

Background score: AR Rahman for Mom

Best Make Up artist: Ram Razak for Nagar Kirtan

Best Production Design: Santosh Rajan (Malayalam)

Best editing: Reema Das (for an Assamese film)

Best Screenplay Original: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Adapted Screenplay: Bhayankam, to Jairaj

Best Film playback Singer: Shasha Tirupati (Vaan Varuvaan song)

Best Male Playback Singer: Yesudas for Poy Maranja Kalam from Viswasapoorvam Mansoor

Best supporting actress: Divya Dutta, Irada (Hindi Film)

Best Supporting Actor: Fahad Faazil

Best Actress: Sridevi for Mom

Best Actor: Ridhhi Sen, Nagar Kirtan

Best Film for National Integration: Dhappa (Marathi)

Best Assamese Film: Village Rockstar

Best Popular Film: Baahubali 2