The Nargis Dutt award for the best feature film on national integration went to the Marathi film Dhappa, while the Malayalam film Aalorumkkam was recognised as the best film on social issues.
The 10-member jury panel, which was headed by Shekhar Kapur, had Kannada director P Sheshadri, screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, actor Gautami Tadimalla and lyricist Mehboob, among others. The Feature Film Central panel was headed by Shri Shekhar Kapur, an eminent filmmaker known for his works in Hindi cinema and global cinema. The film has crashed all box-office records.
The news is bittersweet as her death is yet to sink in and also incredulous as it's nearly impossible to believe that this is the late screen legend's first ever National Award. He said that every time it was Sridevi's name which would come on top from a pool of candidates who had done some remarkable work in the industry and have at least a decade more ahead of them.
We are overjoyed to know that the Jury has conferred the Best Actor Award to Sridevi for her performance in "MOM". Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum won the Best Malayalam Film Award, and also the award for Best Screenplay. Sinjar, made in Jasari language, won the Indira Gandhi award for the best debut film of a director.
Arun Kuppuswamy's "Monday", won the "Special Jury Award" for a very simple and surreal representation of the mechanical and mundane. "She is not with us today but her legacy will always live on", the statement read.
Elated with the news about Ghazi winning the Best Telugu film.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and Sarkar 3 are competing in the popular movie category.