The film also won the Best Make-up award and a Special Jury award. Indrans won the Best Actor award in the Kerala State Film Awards that were announced last month. Late actor Vinod Khanna was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He is the second person after Prithviraj Kapoor to be named for the honour.
"As we approach his first death anniversary, it's such a lovely way to celebrate his life and work because, at his core, he wasn't just an actor but also a lifelong film fan!" his son Rahul wrote on Twitter.
Last month when Janhvi Kapoor wrote an emotional tribute to mommy Sridevi, the entire nation was swept in a wave of tears. Her husband and two daughters are overjoyed and said the legacy of the "super actor" will live on. Kapur said as he announced the winners on Friday."This is national integration", he stressed.Movies in the languages other than those specified in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution in the feature film categories were also awarded, the jury pointed out. "It's a very special moment for all of us", they said in a statement. I used to say, "don't give her an award because she died, it is unfair on the other girls".
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Meanwhile, Actor Fahadh Faasil won the Best Supporting Actor award for the film, directed by Dileesh Pothan. I am now going to call Pankaj Tripathi, he has got special mention for the film. "But I am glad to hear all the wonderful things people are saying about the film", she had told The Pioneer when the film did well on the festival circuit. I am overwhelmed. After a 100 odd films, this is my first National Award and I am going to treasure this moment.
Director of the film, Ravi Udayawar, in regards to the win has stated: "She deserves it". The film was also recognised for original screenplay and best Malayalam film. The movie, apart from being named Best Feature Film, got Best Child Artist honour for Bhanita Das and Best Location Sound Recordist Award for Mallika Das.Utpal Borpujari, whose debut feature film "Ishu" won the Best Assamese Film award, said "Village Rockstars" has given the Assamese film community a reason to rejoice. The award for the Best Jasari Film was given to "Sinjar", Best Tulu Film to "Paddayi" and the Best Ladakhi Film to "Walking With The Wind". Mhorkya, a Marathi film, was adjudged the best children's film, while the best Marathi film award went to Kaccha Limbu. The Non- Feature Film panel was headed by Shri. Special Mention Award was given to the Sunil Mishra for his articles on cinema.
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