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Sridevi wins National award for MOM posthumously

Sridevi wins National award for MOM posthumously

The jury recognised the diversity in Indian Cinema by honouring films belonging to different langauges and regions.

The 65 National Film Awards will be announced on Friday by the jury headed by renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.

Sridevi in a still from Mom. It's time to celebrate her achievements. Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director was given to the Jasari language movie "Sinjar" directed by Pampally.

Actor Vinod Khanna, who died in 2017, was accorded the Dadasaheb Phalke award, the country's highest film honor.

Another prominent Bollywood win is the very talented Divya Dutta for her performance in the little-known environmental drama Iraada.

Though there is no one from the Malayalam film industry on the panel, Mollywood is hopeful of bagging some key awards this year.




Reportedly, Sridevi won the award after beating Malayalam actress Asha Sarath, who too was a top choice for the prestigious award. I had no idea I was even in the running... The Best Children's Film was given to Marathi movie "Mhorkya", and Best Animation honour is shared by "The Fish Curry" and "The Basket". The film was sent as India's official entry for the Oscars but did not make it to the shortlist. Sridevi's family has also released the statement to thank the jury members for giving the award to the late actress.

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.

Overall, Malayalam cinema dominated the awards this year with films like Bhayanakam and Take Off receiving multiple accolades.

Baahubali: The Conclusion bagged several awards, including Best Action Direction, Best Special Effects and Best Popular Film.

In the non-fiction category, Abhishek Verma's "Machher Jhol", and Suresh Eriyat's "The Basket" won the animated film awards.

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