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10th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1962
Awarded bySarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(President of India)
Presented byMinistry of Information and Broadcasting
Presented on20 April 1963 (1963-04-20)
SiteVigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
Official websitedff.nic.in
Best Feature FilmDada Thakur

The 10th National Film Awards, then known as State Awards for Films, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in 1962.[1] Ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 21 April 1963 and awards were given by then President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

Awards[edit]

Awards were divided into feature films and non-feature films.

President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film is now better known as National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is analogous to today's National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. For children's films, Prime Minister's Gold Medal is now given as National Film Award for Best Children's Film. At the regional level, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film is now given as National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language. Certificate of Merit in all the categories is discontinued over the years.

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For the 10th National Film Awards, a Bengali film Dada Thakur won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film. Following were the awards given:[1]

All India Award[edit]

Following were the awards given in each category:[1]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film Dada Thakur Bengali Producer: Shyamlal Jalan Gold Medal and 20,000
Director: Sudhir Mukherjee 5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Abhijan Bengali Producer: Abhijatrik Certificate of Merit and 10,000
Director: Satyajit Ray 2,500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Sautela Bhai Hindi Producer: Alok Bharati Certificate of Merit only
Director: Mahesh Kaul
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Children's Film Raju Aur Gangaram Hindi Producer: Children's Film Society Certificate of Merit only
Director: Ezra Mir

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India.

With 10th National Film Awards, new award category was introduced for the feature films made in Punjabi language. This newly introduced category includes President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Assamese and Certificate of Merit for second and third best film, although former was not given as no film was found suitable for the award.

For feature films in Assamese, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia and Punjabi, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given, instead Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film was awarded.[1]

Award Film Awardee(s)
Producer Director
Feature Films in Assamese
Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film Tezimola Anwar Hussain Anwar Hussain
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Kancher Swarga Prokash Chandra Nan Yatrik
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Nishithe Agragami Productions Agragami
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Guru Dutt Abrar Alvi
Feature Films in Kannada
Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film
Nanda Deepa U. S. Vadhiraj M. R. Vittal
U. Jawahar
Feature Films in Malayalam
Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film Puthiya Akasam Puthiya Bhoomi Associated Producers M. S. Mani
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Kalpadukal T. R. Raghavan K. S. Anthony
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Rangalya Ratree Ashya The Maharashtra Film Industrial Co-Operative Society Ltd. Raja Thakur
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Javai Majha Bhala Maneesha Chitra Pvt Ltd. Neelkanth Magdum
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Gariba Gharchi Lek Shivaji Gulabrao Katkar Kamlakar Vishnu Torne
Feature Films in Odia
Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film Surjyamukhi Soumendra Misra P. K. Sengupta
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Lakshmi Parvati Ghose Sarda Naik
G. P. Ghose
Feature Films in Punjabi
Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film Chaudhari Karnail Singh Krishnan Kumar Krishnan Kumar
Feature Films in Tamil
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Nenjil Or Aalayam Chithralaya C. V. Sridhar
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Annai AVM Productions Sarvashri R. Krishnan
S. Panju
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Sarada Al. Srinivasan K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Feature Films in Telugu
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Mahamantri Timmarusu Gowthami Productions Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Kula Gothralu A. Subba Rao Kotayya Pratyagatma
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Siri Sampadalu V. Venkateswarlu P. Pullaiah

Non-Feature films[edit]

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries and educational films made in the country. Following were the awards given:[1]

Documentaries[edit]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film Four Centuries Ago English Producer: Films Division Gold Medal and 4,000
Director: Shanti Verma 1,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary Film Himalayan Heritage English Producer: Films Division Certificate of Merit and 2,000
Director: N. S. Thapa 500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Documentary Film The Telco Story English Producer: Hunnar Films Certificate of Merit only
Director: Clement Baptista

Educational films[edit]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Educational Film Virginia Tobacco English Producer: Films Division Certificate of Merit only
Director: P. R. S. Pillay
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Educational Film The Evolution and Races of Man English Producer: National Education and Information Film Ltd. Certificate of Merit only
Director: S. Sukhdev

Awards not given[edit]

Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "10th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2011.

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