On Friday, Kapur, who announced the awards along with other jury members present at the Press Information Bureau here, was impressed with the scale of regional cinema. "But every time, we came back to Sridevi", he said, implying that she won the award purely for her performance.The jury was headed by him.
"The last film that I made in India was Bandit Queen".
She was especially happy that the movie had made parents more conscious about sending their children to parties at farmhouses and made several girls more careful about the auto they sit in to return home late at night.
Actors Fahadh Faasil, Indrans, Parvathy, Suraj Venjarammoodu are competing with their best onscreen performances.
The wait to hear the best films of 2017 is finally over. The standard of Hindi films was just not good enough.
Marathi film Murakhiya, Odia film Hello RC, Malayalam film Take Off received a special mention award and actress Parvathy too got a special mention.
Kapur says that giving awards also means that those films are meant to be seen and that it is important to not go by the words of film critics as they are more or less prejudiced.
Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman swept the best music direction category by winning the best songs for the Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidai and the best background music for the Hindi film Mom.
Take off won the award for the Best Production Design.
S.S. Rajamouli's war epic "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" which broke box-offie records previous year, won the award for the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. Her first-ever Filmfare Award for Best Actress was for the Tamil film Meendum Kokila (1982) where her character, Kokila - a housewife whose husband, Subramaniam (Kamal Haasan) falls in love with a film star, Deepa (Kamini) - has for always been considered to be one of the best onscreen portrayals of a Brahmin woman by many critics and film commentators.
Hebbet Ramakka directed by Nanjunde Gowda won the Best Film in Kannada.
Hello Arsi. It was also recognised as the best Odiya film. Released in Hindi and Telugu, is a tale of an undersea battle in 1971. Hindi films can not compete with them.