Complete List of 65th National Film Award Winners

The National Film Awards is the most important film award ceremonies in India. The National Film Awards was established in 1954.  Every year, a national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entry. The award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India presents the awards.

National Film Awards is considered the Indian equivalent of the American Academy Awards

65th National Award Winners

Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)

Best Film: Village Rockstars (Assamese)

Best Popular Film: Baahubali 2

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)

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