5th National Film Awards

5th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1957
Awarded byDr Rajendra Prasad
(President of India)
Presented byMinistry of Information and Broadcasting
Presented on16 April 1958 (1958-04-16)
SiteVigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
Official websitedff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature FilmDo Aankhen Barah Haath
Most awards • Andhare Alo
 • Do Aankhen Barah Haath
 • Mother India (2)

The 5th National Film Awards, formerly the State Awards for Films, were a set of awards presented by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to recognize the best Indian films of 1957.[1][2] The ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on 16 April 1958. The awards were given by the then-Indian President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

It was the first National Film Awards ceremony with monetary prizes in addition to the presentation of medals and certificates.

Awards[edit]

Awards were divided into two categories: feature films and non-feature films.

  • President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film (now known as the National Film Award for Best Feature)
  • President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film (now known as the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film)
  • Prime Minister's Gold Medal (now known as the National Film Award for Best Children's Film)
  • President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film (now known as the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language)
  • Certificate of Merit (discontinued)

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded on a national as well as regional level. Two Hindi films, Do Aankhen Barah Haath and Mother India, in addition to the Bengali film Andhare Alo, won the maximum number of awards.

Do Aankhen Barah Haath also won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film.

All India Awards[edit]

The awards for each category follow:[1][2]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film Do Aankhen Barah Haath Hindi Producer: Rajkamal Kalamandir Gold Medal and 20,000
Director: V. Shantaram 5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Andhare Alo Bengali Producer: Sreemati Pictures Certificate of Merit and 10,000
Director: Haridas Bhattacharya 2,500
All India Certificate of Merit Mother India Hindi Producer: Mehboob Productions Certificate of Merit only
Director: Mehboob Khan
Prime Minister's Gold Medal for the Best Children's Film Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke Hindi Producer: AVM Productions Gold Medal and 20,000
Director: P. L. Santoshi 5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for Second Best Children's Film Janmatithi Bengali Producer: R. B. Films Certificate of Merit and 10,000
Director: Dilip Mukherjee 2,500

Regional Awards[edit]

Regional Awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. However, the President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given to Assamese, Tamil and Telugu language films; Certificates of Merit were awarded in those languages.[1][2]

Award Film Awardee(s)
Producer Director
Feature Films in Assamese
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Maak Aru Morom Brajen Barua Nip Barua
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Andhare Alo Sreemati Pictures Haridas Bhattacharya
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Louha-Kapat L. B. Films International Tapan Sinha
Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film Harano Sur Alochaya Productions Ajoy Kar
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Do Aankhen Barah Haath Rajkamal Kalamandir V. Shantaram
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Mother India Mehboob Productions Mehboob Khan
Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film Musafir Hrishikesh Mukherjee Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Feature Films in Kannada
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Premada Puthri R. N. R. Pictures R. Nagendra Rao
Feature Films in Malayalam
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Padatha Painkili Neela Productions P. Subramaniam
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Grihadevata Surel Chitra, Kolhapur Madhav Shinde
Feature Films in Tamil
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Mudhalali M. A. V. Pictures V. Srinivasan
Feature Films in Telugu
Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film Bhagya Rekha Ponnaluri Brothers B. N. Reddy
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Thodi Kodallu Annapoorna Pictures Adurthi Subba Rao

Non-Feature films[edit]

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries produced in the country.[1][2]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film A Himalayan Tapestry English Producer: Burmah Shell Gold Medal and 4,000
Director: Mohan Bhavnani 1,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary Mandu English Producer: Films Division Certificate of Merit and 2,000
Director: Neil Gokhale 500
All India Certificate of Merit Dharti Ki Jhankar Hindi Producer: Films Division
Director: Bhaskar Rao
Certificate of Merit only

Awards not given[edit]

Awards not presented (due to a lack of eligible nominees):[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "5th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "5th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 September 2011.

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