Arguably the most prestigious film award ceremony in the country, the winners list of the 64th National Film Awards 2017 were announced today (Friday) morning. While we don’t agree with the jury on some fronts, we would like to congratulate all the winners. Let’s take a look at them.

 

  • Best Actor – Akhay Kumar (Rustom)

Read our interview with him for our March 2016 Cover Story. 

  • Best Actress – Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu)

 

  • Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Sathamanam Bhavathi

 

  • Best Children’s Film – Dhanak (Hindi)

Read our interview with the film’s director Nagesh Kukunoor, which we did for our June 2016 issue. 

  • Best Film on Social Issues – Pink

Read our interview with the film’s director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, which we did for our October 2016 issue. 

  • Best Direction – Rajesh (Ventilator)

 

  • Best Supporting Actress – Zaira Wasim (Dangal)

 

  • Best Stunt Choreography – Peter Hein (Pulimurugan)

 

  • Best Child Artist – Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children)

 

  • Best Male Playback Singer – Sundara Iyer (Joker)

 

  • Best Non-Feature Film – Fireflies In The Abyss

Read our interview with the film’s director, Chandrashekhar Reddy which we published way back in June, 2016.


Best Film In Regional Language (Winners)

 

  • Neerja (Hindi)

Read our interview with the film’s director, Ram Madhvani for our March 2016 issue.

  • Maheshinte Prathikaram (Malayalam)

 

  • Ke Sara Sara (Konkani)

 

  • Reservation (Kannada)

 

  • Pelli Chupulu (Telugu)

 

  • Dashakriya (Marathi)

 

  • Bisarjan’ (Bengali)

 

  • Joker (Tamil)

 

  • Madipur (Tulu)

 

  • Wrongside Raju (Gujarati)

Special Mention

 

  • Adil Hussain (Mukti Bhawan and Maj Rati Keteki)

Read our interview with the actor that we published way back in February 2015.