23rd National Film Awards

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23rd National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1975
Presented byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Presented on1976
SiteNew Delhi
Official websitedff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature FilmChomana Dudi
Dadasaheb Phalke AwardDhirendra Nath Ganguly
Most awards

The 23rd National Film Awards, presented by Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in the year 1975.[1][2]

For 23rd National Film Awards, two new awards were introduced for the short films category for Best News Review and Best Newsreel Cameraman. These newly introduced awards includes Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) and a Certificate.[1][2] Over the years, these two awards are discontinued.

Awards[edit]

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

Awards were also renamed with 23rd National Film Awards. President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film renamed to National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is to National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. For children's films, Prime Minister's Gold Medal is renamed as National Film Award for Best Children's Film. At the regional level, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film is renamed as National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language.

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Name of Award Awardee(s) Awarded As Cash Prize
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Dhirendra Nath Ganguly Actor and Director Swarna Kamal, 20,000 and a Shawl

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 23rd National Film Awards, a Kannada film, Chomana Dudi won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film also winning the maximum number of awards (three) with the Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal. Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2]

All India Award[edit]

Following were the awards given:[1][2]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Chomana Dudi Kannada Producer: Ashok Kumar Swarna Kamal, 40,000 and a Certificate
Director: B. V. Karanth Rajat Kamal, 15,000 and a Certificate
Second Best Feature Film Mausam Hindi Producer: P. Mallikharjuna Rao Rajat Kamal, 15,000 and a Certificate
Director: Gulzar Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Best Feature Film with Mass Appeal, Wholesome Entertainment and Aesthetic Value Tapasya Hindi Producer: Rajshri Productions Swarna Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Anil Ganguly Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Direction Jana Aranya Bengali Satyajit Ray Rajat Kamal, 20,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Black and White) Apoorva Raagangal Tamil B. S. Loknath Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Color) Muthyala Muggu Telugu Ishan Arya Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Best Actor Chomana Dudi Kannada M. V. Vasudeva Rao Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Best Actress Mausam Hindi Sharmila Tagore Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Best Male Playback Singer Hamsageethe Kannada M. Balamuralikrishna Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Female Playback Singer Apoorva Raagangal Tamil Vani Jairam Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Music Direction Chameli Memsaab Assamese Bhupen Hazarika Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Best Story Chomana Dudi Kannada K. Shivaram Karanth Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. For feature films in English, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Meitei, Oriya and Punjabi, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given.

All the awardees are awarded with 'Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)', a certificate and cash prize. The producer and director of the film were awarded with 10,000 and 5,000, respectively.[1][2]

Award Film Awardee(s)
Producer Director
Best Feature Film in Assamese Chameli Memsaab Seuj Bolechari Santha Abdul Majid
Best Feature Film in Bengali Palanka Filmarts, Calcutta Rajen Tarafdar
Best Feature Film in Hindi Nishant Freni M. Variava Shyam Benegal
Mohan J. Bijlani
Best Feature Film in Kannada Hamsageethe M/s. Anantha Lakshmi Films G. V. Iyer
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Swapnadanam T. Mohamed Babu K. G. George
Best Feature Film in Marathi Samna Ramdas Phutane Jabbar Patel
Best Feature Film in Tamil Apoorva Raagangal D. Jayalakshmi K. Balachander
G. Vijayalakshmi
Best Feature Film in Telugu Muthyala Muggu M. V. L. Narasimha Rao Bapu

Non-Feature films[edit]

For 23rd National Film Awards, two new awards were introduced for the short films category for Best News Review and Best Newsreel Cameraman. These newly introduced awards includes Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) and a Certificate.[1][2] Over the years, these two awards are discontinued.

Short films[edit]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Information Film (Documentary) Winged Wonderland English Producer: Shanti Varma Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Shanti Varma
Best Educational / Instructional Film Induced Breeding English Producer: K. K. Kapil Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Suraj Joshi Rajat Kamal, 4,000 and a Certificate
Best Film on Social Documentation Baster Rhythm Of Progress English Producer: Chandrashekhar Nair Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Chandrashekhar Nair
Best Commercial Promotional Film (Advertisement) Zenith of India English Producer: Film Media, Bombay Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Jyoti G. Thakur
Best Promotional Film (Non-Commercial) Poems in Pattern English Producer: Ranabir Ray Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Ranabir Ray
Best Experimental Film Awashesh Hindi Producer: FTII Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: K. G. Girish Rajat Kamal, 4,000 and a Certificate
Best Animation Film Business is People English Producer: Akbar Films, Bombay Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Kantilal Rathod Rajat Kamal, 4,000 and a Certificate
Best News Review Indian News Review No. 1399  – N. V. K. Murthy Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Newsreel Cameraman Flood Havocs
(Indian News Review No. 1399)
 – A. S. Agnihotri Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Abinashi Ram
A. R. Saroef

Awards not given[edit]

Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "23rd National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "23rd National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011.

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