65th National Film Awards 2018 : winners list

The winners of 65th National Film Awards were announced on Friday, 13 April by a 10-member jury headed by renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.inod Khanna was posthumously given the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema, late actress Sridevi won the Best Actress award for her performance in MOM. Actor Riddhi Sen won the Best Actor award for Bengali film Nagarkirtan.

Village Rockstars (Assamese) won Best Feature film award while Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which had turned out to be the biggest hit at the domestic box-office, won the award for Best Popular Film .Bhayanakam directed by Jayaraj (Malayalam) won the award for best director. the film is in  the 'navarasa' seriesbased on  "Kayar" written by the late writer Thakazhi Sivasankarapillai.

Amit Masurkar’s Newton, which was sent as India’s official entry to the Oscars, was named the Best Hindi film. Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum by Dileesh Pothen won the award for best Malayalam film . Fahad fazil won Best Supporting Actor for this movie and Sajeev Pazhoor won the award for the Best Screenplay. Actress Parvathy received special mention for her performance in Take off. ake Off also won the award for the Best Production Design. Malayalam Film, Bhayanakam won the awards for Best Direction (Jayaraj), Best Adaptive Screenplay (Jayaraj.) and best cinematography (Nikhil S Praveen)

Singer KJ Yesudas won the award for Best Playback Singer Male for Poyi Maranjakaalam from Viswasapoorvam Mansoor and Shashaa Tirupati won the award for Best Playback Female for Vaan Varuvaan from Kaatru Veliyidai. AR Rahman won the award for Best Music Direction and Songs for Kaatru Veliyidai. The complete list of winners of the 65th National Film Awards 2018 are given below.

Winners of 65th National Film Awards 2018 from Malayalam

Winners of 65th National Film Awards 2018

Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna
Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)
Best Feature Film: Village Rockstars (Assamese)
Best Actor: Ridhhi Sen for Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)
Best Actress: Sridevi for Mom (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actor - Fahadh Faasil for Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Malayalam)
Best supporting actress - Divya Dutta for Irada (Hindi)
Best Action Direction: Baahubali 2 (Telugu)
Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya for Toilet Ek Prem Katha

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Irada (Hindi)
Best Film for National Integration - Dhappa (Marathi)
Best Popular Film: Baahubali 2 (Telugu)
Best Debut Film of a Director: Pampally for Sinjar (Jasari)
Best film on Social Issues: Aalorukkam (Malayalam)

Best Child artist: Bhanita Das  for Village Rockstars (Assamese)
Best Children's Film: Mhorkya (Marathi)
Best Cinematography: Nikhil S Praveen for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)
Best Special Effects: Baahubali 2 (Telugu)

Best Original Screenplay:  Sajeev Pazhoor forThondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Malayalam)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jairaj for Bhayankam (Malayalam)
Best Dialogues: Sambit Mohanty for Hello Arsi (Odiya)

Best Lyrics: Muthu Ratna for March 22 (Kannada)
Best Music Direction (Songs): A.R. Rahman for Kaatru Veliyidai  (Tamil)
Best Music Direction (Background score): A.R. Rahman for Mom (Hindu)
Best Location Sound Recordist: Mallika Das, Village Rockstar (Assamese)
Best Female playback Singer- Shasha Tirupati for Vaan Varuvaan from Kaatru Veliyidai (Tamil)
Best Male Playback Singer: Yesudas for Poy Maranja Kalam fromViswasapoorva M Mansoor (Malayalam)

Best Make Up artist- Ram Razak for Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)
Best Production Design: Santosh Rajan for Take off (Malayalam)
Best Editing: Reema Das for Village Rockstar (Assamese)
Best Costume: Gobinda Mandal for Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)
Best Sound Design and Re-Recordist - Walking with the Wind (Ladakh) – Justin A Jose, Sanal George
Best Audiography (location sound) - Village Rockstars, Mallika Das

Best Regional films
Kaccha Limbu (Marathi)
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Malayalam)
Newton (Hindi)
Mayurakshi (Bengali)
Ishu (Assamese)
To Let (Tamil)
Gazi (Telugu)
DHH (Gujarati)
Hebbettu Ramakka (Kannada)
Sinjar (Jasari)
Hello Arsi (Odiya)
Walking With The Wind (Ladakhi)
Paddayi (Tulu)

Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)
Best Film Critic: Giridhar Jha
Special Mention for Film Criticism: Sunil Mishra of Madhya Pradesh

Special Mention:
Mhorkya (Marathi)
Hello RC (Odiya)
Take Off (Malayalam)
Pankaj Tripathi for Newton (Hindi)
Actress Parvathy (Malayalam  film Take Off)

Other mentions:
Best Film on Family Values(Non-Feature Films) - Happy Birthday
Best Direction (Non-Feature Films) - Nagraj Manjule for Pavasacha Nibandha
Best Cinematography (Non-Feature Films)- Appu Prabhakar (Eye Test), Arnold Fernandes (Dawn)
Best Audiography (Non-Feature Films) - Avinash Sonawane, Pavasacha Nibandha
Best On-Location Sound Recordist (Non-Feature Films) - Samarth Mahajan, The Unreserved
Best Editing (Non-Feature Films) - Sanjiv Monga and Tenzin Kunchok, Mrityubhoj — The Death Feast
Best Music (Non-Feature Films) - Ramesh Narayanan, Shored of Liberty
Best Narration/ Voice Over (Non-Feature Films) - Francois Castellino, The Lion of Laddak
Special Mention (Non-Feature Films) - Rebirth (Dir: Jayaraj); Cake Story (Dir: Rukshana Tabassum); Afternoon (Dir: Swapnil Vasant Kapure)


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