23rd National Film Awards

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23rd National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1975
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented on1976
Site New Delhi
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Chomana Dudi
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Dhirendra Nath Ganguly
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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]

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At 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] Over the years, these two awards are discontinued.

Awards

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

Name of AwardImageAwardee(s)Awarded AsCash Prize
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Dhirendra Nath Ganguly 2013 stamp of India.jpg Dhirendra Nath Ganguly Actor and Director Swarna Kamal, 20,000 and a Shawl

Feature films

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]

All India Award

Following were the awards given: [1]

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Chomana Dudi Kannada Producer: Ashok KumarSwarna 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 RaoRajat 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 HindiProducer: 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

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]

AwardFilmAwardee(s)
ProducerDirector
Best Feature Film in Assamese Chameli Memsaab Seuj Bolechari SanthaAbdul 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

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] Over the years, these two awards are discontinued.

Short films

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Information Film (Documentary) Winged Wonderland English Producer: Shanti VarmaRajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Shanti Varma
Best Educational / Instructional Film Induced BreedingEnglishProducer: K. K. KapilRajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Suraj JoshiRajat Kamal, 4,000 and a Certificate
Best Film on Social Documentation Baster Rhythm Of ProgressEnglishProducer: Chandrashekhar NairRajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Chandrashekhar Nair
Best Commercial Promotional Film (Advertisement) Zenith of IndiaEnglishProducer: Film Media, BombayRajat Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Jyoti G. Thakur
Best Promotional Film (Non-Commercial) Poems in PatternEnglishProducer: Ranabir RayRajat Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Ranabir Ray
Best Experimental Film Awashesh Hindi Producer: FTII Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Girish Kasaravalli Rajat Kamal, 4,000 and a Certificate
Best Animation Film Business is PeopleEnglishProducer: Akbar Films, BombayRajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Kantilal RathodRajat Kamal, 4,000 and a Certificate
Best News Review Indian News Review No. 1399 N. V. K. MurthyRajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Newsreel Cameraman Flood Havocs
(Indian News Review No. 1399)
 A. S. AgnihotriRajat Kamal and a Certificate
Abinashi Ram
A. R. Saroef

Awards not given

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

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 July 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.