Thanking the jury for awarding "Newton", Masurkar said in a statement: "I hope this award and the film's commercial success creates a bigger space for relevant political cinema".
Another late actor who was awarded was Vinod Khanna who was announced as the victor of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. 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.
Mom was one of the best performances of the late actress.
Another prominent Bollywood win is the very talented Divya Dutta for her performance in the little-known environmental drama Iraada.
Meanwhile, Actor Fahadh Faasil won the Best Supporting Actor award for the film, directed by Dileesh Pothan. The Awards are administered by the government's Directorate of Film Festivals. The Ghaazi Attack was adjudged the Best Film in Telugu.
The wait to hear the best films of 2017 is finally over. Ganesh Acharya has won the award for Best Choreography for the song Goli Tu Lath maar in Toilet Ek Prem Katha.
"I am absolutely delighted. I am humbled", Tripathi told PTI.
The 65th National Film Awards were announced today.
Mom received another award, with AR Rahman winning for Best Background Score; Jayaraj was named Best Director for the Malayalam film Bhayanakam; and Ladhakh was named the Best Regional Film. It is my first national award even though everyone thought I had already won a national award. It is a dream come true. In 2011, he won the award for Best Supporting Actor category. Best Action Film went to Baahubali. The film's cast also included Ashok Kumar (in a cameo) Bob Christo, Aftab Shivdasani (as a child artiste) and Annu Kapoor.