An emotional Boney Kapoor reacts to Sridevi winning the National Award

Akshay Kumar's "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali: The Conclusion" and Rajkummar Rao starrer "Newton" were few of the Bollywood films which won in different categories.

Sridevi, who passed away this February, had an illustrious acting career spanning nearly 5 decades. For years, I have been watching films and saying "the standard of Hindi films is just not good enough". The jury was headed by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur with a 10-member panel comprising of Kannada film director P Sheshadri, screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, actor Gautami Tadimalla and lyricist Mehboob.

S.S. Rajamouli's war epic "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" which broke box-offie records a year ago, won the award for the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. "My director and co-actors made it so easy for me to act in this film". In popular opinion, people believe that she was an iconic actress and had never won a national award while she was alive, the jury awarded her as a tribute after her death.

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M Mansoor, while the best female singer went to Shashaa Tirupati for the song Vaan for Kaatru Veliyidai.

Malayalam Movie "Aaalorukkam", directed by V.C.Abhilash was awarded the Best Film on Social Issues. Apart from being considered the ultimate recognition for films, the awards also hold the distinction of recognising merit across the country and especially in regional cinema. Best Book on Cinema award was given to "Matmagi Manipur-The first Manipuri Feature Film" authored by Bobby Wahengbam. Released in Hindi and Telugu, is a tale of an undersea battle in 1971. Hindi films can not compete with them, not in the state they are. Films such as Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, Take Off, Bhayanakam, Alorukkam, Ottamurivelicham and Angamaly Diaries are among the films that are considered probable winners in various categories.


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