The 65th National Film Awards have been announced by the jury headed by renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. India’s first submarine film Ghazi ended up winning the national award as the best Telugu film. Directed by Sankalp, Ghazi is all about the sinking of submarine PNS Ghazi during the India – Pakistan war in 1971. Rana Daggubati, Taapsee, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni played the lead roles in the movie. The jury has been extremely impressed with the film’s content and awarded Ghazi the best film.
Amit V Masurkar’s Newton has bagged the Best Hindi Film while Pankaj Tripathi has received a special mention for his performance. Ganesh Acharya has won the award for Best Choreography for the song Goli Tu Lath maar in Toilet Ek Prem Katha. SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali has so far won in two categories- Best Action Direction and Special Effects. Sridevi has been posthumously awarded the Best Actress award for Mom. The 10-membered panel comprises the likes of Kannada director P Sheshadri, screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, actor Gautami Tadimalla and lyricist Mehboob among others. The Awards are administered by the government’s Directorate of Film Festivals.