The most awaited cultural evening of the year that honors the most extraordinary form of art and theatre, 65th National Film Awards have been absolutely splendid. This year seemed as a tribute to all those legendary people who have worked tremendously for the industry. Films and artists from all across the country were honored for their heartfelt work that reflected reality. The evening indeed was a bliss, reminiscing the beauty of art and theatre in the correct way. Mr. Shekhar Kapoor who stood as the head of the jury for feature films. An evening saw truly appreciative work and idealistic approach of the artists, making them the recipients of the prestigious awards.
THE DADSAHEB PHALKE AWARD
The most honorable award in the industry, The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was awarded to the legendary actor, Late. Mr Vinod Khanna. The award computer his contribution to the film industry, making his work eternal.
The best director award was bagged by Mr. Jayaraj for the Malayalam film, Bhayanakam. In a special interview the director said, “The ultimate fear is the fear of war.” The lead character of the postman depicts the agony and pain that the war brings with it.
BEST FEATURE FILM
This award was bagged by the Assamese film, Village Rockstars. In a recent interview with The Indian Express, the filmmaker Ms. Rima Das said, “The kids learnt how to act under open skies.” Indeed, a lot of tremendous hard work was involved in the making of this film.
Mr. Riddhi Sen for awarded for the Bengali film, Nagar Kirtan. The 20- year-old actor received this good news while he was shooting for Pradeep Sarkar’s film Eela with Kajol in Mumbai. Luckily, the news was open to him by his mother and he said he was left dumbstruck for around 10 minutes. Well, that’s the joy of getting the highest honor for hard work!
This honor was awarded to the Bollywood Diva, the legend we so dearly miss after her sudden demise, Mrs. Sridevi Kapoor for her outstanding performance in MOM. She has become eternal in our hearts with her work and simplicity.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST POPULAR FILM
BEST CHILD ARTIST
The best Child artist, the rising star of the industry was bagged by Ms. Bhanita Das for the Assamese film, Village Rockstars. The director felt the girl was exactly what she wanted in the film and she added life to the script.
There were many more awards for various categories like Best Film on Social Issue, Best Playback Singer Male and Female, Best Special Effects, Best Cinematography etc. The best of the jury had critically analyzed the films and the results were more than just convincing. Yet again, the best pieces of art were awarded with the honor of The National Awards. Legends were reminisced and many felt unbound joy, for their name was now added with the honor of being a National Award recipient.