22nd National Film Awards

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22nd National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1974
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented by Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(President of India)
Presented on1976
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Chorus
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy
Most awards Sonar Kella (5)

The 22nd National Film Awards , presented by Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to celebrate the best of Indian Cinema released in 1974. [1]

Contents

On the occasion of 25th Anniversary of India's Independence, two special awards were given for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film. Starting with 22nd National Film Awards, President's Gold and Silver Medal awards were renamed to Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) and Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) respectively.

Juries

Two different committees were formed for feature films and short films, headed by Bhagwan Sahay and Prasanta Sanyal respectively. [1]

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 AsCash Prize
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy 2008 stamp of India.jpg Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy Producer Swarna Kamal, 20,000 and a Shawl

Special Awards

On the occasion of 25th Anniversary of India's Independence, two special awards were given for Best Feature Film and Best Short-Film. [1]

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film on the 25th Anniversary of India's Independence Uttarayanam [lower-alpha 1] Malayalam Producer: Pattathuvila Karunakaran Rajat Kamal, 30,000 and a certificate
Director: G. Aravindan Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a certificate
Best Short-Film on the 25th Anniversary of India's IndependenceI English Producer: S. KrishnaswamyRajat Kamal, 5,000 and a certificate
Director: S. KrishnaswamyRajat Kamal, 4,000 and a certificate

Feature films

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 22nd National Film Awards, a Bengali film Chorus won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film; whereas another Bengali film, Sonar Kella won the maximum number of awards (five). Following were the awards given in each category: [1]

All India Award

Following were the awards given: [1]

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Chorus [lower-alpha 2] Bengali Producer: Mrinal Sen ProductionsSwarna Kamal, 40,000 and a certificate
Director: Mrinal Sen Rajat Kamal, 15,000 and a certificate
Second Best Feature Film Ankur [lower-alpha 3] Hindi Producer: Blaze Film EnterprisesRajat Kamal, 15,000 and a certificate
Director: Shyam Benegal Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a certificate
Best Feature Film on National Integration Parinay [lower-alpha 4] HindiProducer: Samantar ChitraRajat Kamal, 30,000 and a certificate
Director: Kantilal RathodRajat Kamal, 10,000 and a certificate
Best Feature Film with Mass Appeal, Wholesome Entertainment and Aesthetic Value Kora Kagaz [lower-alpha 5] HindiProducer: Sanat Kothari for Shreeji FilmsSwarna Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Anil Ganguly Rajat Kamal and a certificate
Best Direction Sonar Kella Bengali Satyajit Ray Rajat Kamal, 20,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Black and White) Chorus Bengali K. K. Mahajan Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a certificate
Best Cinematography (Color) Sonar Kella Bengali Soumendu Roy Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a certificate
Best Actor Ankur Hindi Sadhu Meher Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a certificate
Best Actress Ankur Hindi Shabana Azmi Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a certificate
Best Child Artist Sonar Kella Bengali Kushal Chakraborty Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a certificate
Best Male Playback Singer Rajnigandha
(For the song "Kai Baar Yoon Bhi")
Hindi Mukesh Rajat Kamal and a certificate
Best Female Playback Singer Kora Kagaz Hindi Lata Mangeshkar Rajat Kamal and a certificate
Best Music Direction Chorus Bengali Ananda Shankar Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a certificate
Best Screenplay Sonar Kella Bengali Satyajit Ray Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a certificate
Best Story Jukti Takko Aar Gappo Bengali Ritwik Ghatak Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a certificate
Best Lyrics Alluri Seetharama Raju Telugu Srirangam Srinivasarao 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 Assamese, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Meitei, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu language, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given. [1]

AwardFilmAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film in Bengali Sonar Kella [lower-alpha 6] Producer: Information and Public Relations Department, Government of West Bengal Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Director: Satyajit Ray Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Feature Film in Kannada Kankana [lower-alpha 7] Producer: Hamzu Jagalur Imam for Mayura Films Pvt. LtdRajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Director: M. B. S. PrasadRajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Uttarayanam Producer: Pattathuvila Karunakaran Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Director: G. Aravindan Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate

Non-Feature films

Following were the awards given: [1]

Short films and Documentaries

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Information Film (Documentary) Man In Search of Man English Producer: G. P. Asthana for Films Division Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Prem Vaidya for Films DivisionRajat Kamal, 4,000 and a Certificate
Best Educational / Instructional Film AtomsEnglishProducer: (Late) Pramod Pati for Films DivisionRajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: M. M. Chaudhuri of I. I. T., Kanpur Rajat Kamal, 4,000 and a Certificate
Best Film on Social Documentation Behind the BreadlineEnglishProducer: S. SukhdevRajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: S. Sukhdev
Best Promotional Film (Commercial) To Serve Is To LoveEnglishProducer: Cinerad Communications for Air India Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Zafar Hai
Best Promotional Film (Non-Commercial) Ek Anek Aur Ekta Hindi Producer: Bhim SainRajat Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Vijaya Mulay
Best Animation Film SynthesisEnglishProducer: B. R. ShendgeRajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: A. R. Sen and B. R. DohlingRajat Kamal, 4,000 and a Certificate

Awards not given

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

Explanatory notes

  1. P. K. Mohandas (Leading Actor) and Radhamani (Leading Actress) were awarded with the medallion.
  2. Utpal Dutt (Leading Actor) and Gita Sen (Leading Actress) were awarded with the medallion.
  3. Anant Nag (Leading Actor) and Shabana Azmi (Leading Actress) were awarded with the medallion.
  4. Romesh Sharma (Leading Actor) and Shabana Azmi (Leading Actress) were awarded with the medallion.
  5. Vijay Anand (Leading Actor) and Jaya Bhaduri (Leading Actress) were awarded with the medallion.
  6. Soumitra Chatterjee (Leading Actor) was awarded with the medallion.
  7. H. B. Yajaman (Leading Actor) and A. Revathi (Leading Actress) were awarded with the medallion.

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References

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