27th National Film Awards

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27th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1979
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented by Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(President of India)
Announced onApril 1980 (1980-04)
Presented onMay 1980 (1980-05)
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Shodh
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Sohrab Modi
Most awards Sankarabharanam (4) [1]

The 27th 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 1979. Ceremony took place in April 1980.

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Awards

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

Lifetime Achievement Award

Name of AwardAwardee(s)Awarded AsAwards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Sohrab Modi Actor, Director and Producer Swarna Kamal, 40,000 and a Shawl

All India Award

Following were the awards given:

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Shodh Hindi Producer: Sitakant MisraSwarna Kamal and 50,000/-
Director: Biplab Roy ChowdhurySwarna Kamal and 25,000/-
Best Feature Film with Mass Appeal, Wholesome Entertainment and Aesthetic Value Sankarabharanam Telugu Producer: Edida Nageshwara Rao Swarna Kamal and 50,000/-
Director: K. Viswanath Swarna Kamal and 25,000/-
Best Feature Film on National Integration 22 June 1897 Marathi Producer: Jayu PatwardhanRajat Kamal and 30,000
Director: Nachiket PatwardhanRajat Kamal and 10,000
Best Direction Ek Din Pratidin Bengali Mrinal Sen Rajat Kamal and 20,000
Best Screenplay Sparsh Hindi Sai Paranjpye Rajat Kamal and 5,000 Each
Best Actor Sparsh Hindi Naseeruddin Shah Rajat Kamal and 10,000
Best Actress Pasi Tamil Shoba Rajat Kamal and 10,000
Best Child Artist Aangan Ki Kali Hindi Geeta KhannaRajat Kamal and 5,000
Best Cinematography (Color) Shodh Hindi Rajan KinagiRajat Kamal and 5,000
Best Cinematography (Black and White) Neem Annapurna Bengali Kamal NayakRajat Kamal and 5,000
Best Editing Ek Din Pratidin Bengali Gangadhar NaskarRajat Kamal and 5,000
Best Music Direction Sankarabharanam Telugu K. V. Mahadevan Rajat Kamal and 10,000
Best Male Playback Singer Sankarabharanam Telugu S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Rajat Kamal and 10,000
Best Female Playback Singer Sankarabharanam Telugu Vani Jairam Rajat Kamal and 10,000
Special Mention Acharya Kripalani [2] English Certificate Only

Regional Award

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. [3] [4]

Name of AwardName of FilmAwardee(s)Awards
Best Feature Film in Bengali Ek Din Pratidin Producer: Amalendu ChakrabortyRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Mrinal Sen Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Best Feature Film in Hindi Sparsh Producer: Basu Bhattacharya Rajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Sai Paranjpye Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Best Feature Film in Kannada ArivuProducer: K. R. LalithaRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Katte RamachandraRajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Peruvazhiyambalam Producer: Prem PrakashRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Padmarajan Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Best Feature Film in Manipuri Olangthagee Wangmadasoo Producer: G. Narayan SharmaRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Aribam Syam Sharma Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Best Feature Film in Marathi Sinhasan Producer: Jabbar Patel Rajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Jabbar Patel Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Best Feature Film in Odia Shri Krishnaka RasalilaProducer:Rajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director:Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Best Feature Film in Tamil Pasi Producer: Sunitha Cine ArtsRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Durai Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Best Feature Film in Telugu Nagna Sathyam Producer: U. Visweswar Rao Rajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: U. Visweswar Rao Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-

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References

  1. "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  2. National Film Awards (1979)
  3. Careers Digest. 1980. p. 396.
  4. Film World. T.M. Ramachandran. 1980. p. 217.