In the 65th National Film Awards, Sridevi Posthumously Awarded Best Actress for the movie 'MOM'. The awards have been announced by the jury headed by renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.
Mom is a 2017 Indian crime thriller film directed by Ravi Udyawar in a screenplay written by Girish Kohli. Produced by Boney Kapoor, Sunil Manchanda, Mukesh Talreja, Naresh Agarwal and Gautam Jain. The film stars Sridevi, as a vigilante, who sets out to avenge her step-daughter, played by Sajal Ali. Adnan Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are featured in supporting roles. Music for the film has been composed and produced by A. R. Rahman. Mom marked Sridevi's 300th, and final major film appearance before her death on 24 February 2018. The film was released on 7 July 2017, in four languages, and received positive reviews from film critics. It was successful commercially as well grossing almost ₹65 crores worldwide.
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.
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.