19th National Film Awards

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19th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1971
Awarded by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Presented by Indira Gandhi
(Prime Minister of India)
Site Calcutta
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Seemabadha
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Prithviraj Kapoor

The 19th National Film Awards , presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in the year 1971. [1] [2]

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Juries

Four different committees were formed based on the film making sectors in India, mainly based in Bombay, Calcutta and Madras along with the central committee for all India level. For 19th National Film Awards.

Awards

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.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Name of AwardImageAwardee(s)Awarded AsAwards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Prithviraj Kapoor 2013 stamp of India.jpg Prithviraj Kapoor
(Posthumously)
Actor 11,000, a shawl and a plaque

Feature films

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 19th National Film Awards, a Bengali film Seemabadha won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film.

All India Award

Following were the awards given: [3]

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Awards
Best Feature Film Seemabaddha Bengali Producer and Director:Satyajit Ray Gold Medal and 40,000
Second Best Feature Film Anubhav HindiProducer:15,000 and a medal
Director: Basu Bhattacharya 5,000 and a plaque
Best Children's Film Wings of FireEnglishProducer:30,000 and a medal
Director:5,000 and a plaque
Best Feature Film on National Integration Do Boond Pani HindiProducer: K. A. Abbas 30,000 and a medal
Director: K. A. Abbas 10,000 and a plaque
Best Actor (Bharat Award) Rikshakaran Tamil M. G. Ramachandran A figurine
Best Actress (Urvashi Award) Reshma Aur Shera Hindi Waheeda Rahman A figurine
Best Child Artist Ajab Tujhe SarkarMarathi Master Sachin A plaque
Best Direction Vamsha Vriksha Kannada  B. V. Karanth
  Girish Karnad
5,000 and a plaque
Best Music Direction Reshma Aur Shera Hindi Jaidev 5,000 and a plaque
Best Male Playback Singer Nimantran Bengali Hemanta Mukherjee A plaque
Best Female Playback Singer Savale Samali Tamil P. Susheela A plaque
Best Screenplay EkoniBengali Tapan Sinha 5,000 and a plaque
Best Cinematography (Black and White) Anubhav BengaliNandu Battacharya5,000 and a plaque
Best Cinematography (Color) Reshma Aur Shera HindiRamachandra5,000 and a plaque
Best Lyrics Nanak Dhukhia Sab SansarPunjabi Prem Dhavan 10,000 and a certificate

Regional Award

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

Name of AwardName of FilmAwardee(s)Awards
Best Feature Film in Assamese AranyaProducer:5,000
Director:Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Bengali Nimantran Producer:5,000
Director: Tarun Majumdar Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Hindi Phir Bhi Producer:5,000
Director: Shivendra SinhaSilver Medal
Best Feature Film in Kannada Vamsha Vriksha Producer: G. V. Iyer 5,000
Director: B. V. Karanth and Girish Karnad Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Karakana KadhalProducer:5,000
Director:Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Marathi Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe Producer:5,000
Director: Arvind Deshpande Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Tamil Veguli Pen Producer: Abdul Kabar5,000
Director: S. S. DevadassSilver Medal
Best Feature Film in Telugu Mattilo Manikyam Producer: Chalam 5,000
Director: B. V. Prasad Silver Medal

Non-Feature films

Following were the awards given:

Short films

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Awards
Best Film on Social Documentation A Village Smiles English Producer:5,000 and a medal
Director:2,000 and a plaque

Awards not given

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

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