24th National Film Awards

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24th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1976
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented by Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(President of India)
Presented on1977
Site New Delhi
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Mrigayaa
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Kanan Devi

The 24th 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 1976. [1] [2]

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Awards

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

Lifetime Achievement Award

Name of AwardImageAwardee(s)Awarded AsAwards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Kanan Devi 1937.jpg Kanan Devi [3] Actress Swarna Kamal, 20,000 and a Shawl

Feature films

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 24th National Film Awards, a Hindi film, Mrugaya won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film. Following were the awards given in each category:

All India Award

Following were the awards given:

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Awards
Best Feature Film Mrigayaa Hindi Producer: Uday Bhaskar InternationalSwarna Kamal, 40,000 and a Certificate
Director: Mrinal Sen Rajat Kamal, 15,000 and a Certificate
Second Best Feature Film Pallavi Kannada Producer: K. S. Indira LankeshRajat Kamal, 15,000 and a Certificate
Director: P. Lankesh Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Best Feature Film with Mass Appeal, Wholesome Entertainment and Aesthetic Value No AwardProducer:Swarna Kamal and a Certificate
Director:Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Direction Pallavi Kannada P. Lankesh Rajat Kamal, 20,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Black and White) Mohiniyattam Malayalam P. S. Nivas Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Color)Rishyashringa Kannada S. Ramachandra Rajat Kamal, 5,000 and a Certificate
Best Actor Mrigayaa Hindi Mithun Chakraborty Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Best Actress Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal Tamil Lakshmi Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Best Male Playback Singer Chitchor Hindi K. J. Yesudas Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Female Playback Singer Siri Siri Muvva Telugu P. Susheela Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Music Direction Rishyashringa Kannada B. V. Karanth Rajat Kamal, 10,000 and a Certificate
Best Editing Siri Siri Muvva Telugu K. Babu RaoRajat Kamal and 5,000
Best Child Artist Chitchor Hindi Raju Rajat Kamal and 5,000
Best Screenplay Manthan Hindi Vijay Tendulkar Rajat Kamal and 5,000
Best Audiography Bhakta Kannappa Telugu S. P. RamanathanRajat Kamal and 5,000

Regional Award

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. [4] [5]

All the awardees are awarded with 'Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)', a certificate and cash prize.

Name of AwardName of FilmAwardee(s)Awards
Best Feature Film in Assamese Putala GharProducer: Dr. Bhabendranath Saikia 10,000
Director:5,000
Best Feature Film in Bengali Ek Je Chillo DeshProducer:10,000
Director:5,000
Best Feature Film in Hindi Manthan Producer: Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. 10,000
Director: Shyam Benegal 5,000
Best Feature Film in Kannada Pallavi Producer: K. S. Indira Lankesh10,000
Director: P. Lankesh 5,000
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Manimuzhhakam Producer:10,000
Director: P. A. Backer 5,000
Best Feature Film in Manipuri Saap AbhiProducer:10,000
Director:5,000
Best Feature Film in Odia Sesha Sravan Producer: Nagen Roy10,000
Director: Prashant Nanda 5,000
Best Feature Film in Telugu Oorummadi Brathukulu Producer:10,000
Director: B. S. Narayana 5,000

Non-Feature films

Not Available

Awards not given

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

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References

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  2. "Saluting stalwarts". The Hindu. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  3. "Bengali Cinema, Calcutta Web". Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  4. National Film Awards (1976)
  5. Encyclopaedia of Modern Journalism and Mass Media By M.H. Syed; Page: 212.