Marathi movie "Kasaav" about depression was declared the best feature film at the 64th National Film Awards 2016 on 7th April 2017 while Akshay Kumar won the best actor award for his portrayal of a patriotic naval officer in "Rustom". The awards, which were spread out in different languages, saw Bollywood movies like "Pink", "Neerja" and "Dangal" score in key categories.
"Neerja", directed by Ram Madhvani, was named the best Hindi film. It is the 1986 hijacking incident during which flight attendant Neerja Bhanot was killed by terrorists while saving passengers. Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Pink", a female-centric court room drama, won the award for best film on social issues. Producer Shoojit Sircar dedicated the award to his team and Bachchan, saying it would not have been possible to make the female-centric drama without the actors support. The jury, headed by Akshays frequent collaborator, filmmaker Priya