30th National Film Awards

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30th National Film Awards
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30th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1982
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented by Giani Zail Singh
(President of India)
Presented onMay 1983 (1983-05)
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Chokh
Best Book Chalachitra Sameeksha
Dadasaheb Phalke Award L. V. Prasad
Most awards Meghasandesam (4)

The 30th 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 1982. [1] Ceremony took place in May 1983 and awards were given by then President of India, Giani Zail Singh.

Contents

With 30th National Film Awards, new category for Best Non-Feature Film on Family Welfare was introduced.

Juries

Three different committees were formed for feature films, short films and books on cinema, headed by veteran director Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Durga Khote and K. K. Nair respectively. [1]

Awards

Awards were divided into feature films, non-feature films and books written on Indian cinema.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Name of AwardAwardee(s)Awarded AsAwards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award L. V. Prasad Actor and Film producer Swarna Kamal, 40,000 and a Shawl

Feature films

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 30th National Film Awards, a Bengali film, Chokh won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film whereas a Telugu film, Meghasandesam won the maximum number of awards (four). Following were the awards given in each category: [1]

All India Award

Following were the awards given: [1]

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Chokh Bengali Producer: Government of West Bengal Swarna Kamal and 50,000/-
Director: Utpalendu Chakrabarty Swarna Kamal and 25,000/-
Citation:For its courage in exposing an aspect of contemporary reality which has great social relevance and for doing so with passion and integrity.
Second Best Feature Film Kharij BengaliProducer: Neel Kanth FilmsRajat Kamal and 30,000/-
Director: Mrinal Sen Rajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Citation:For the subtlety and simplicity with which it analyses the dehumanisation creeping into our society, with cinematic elegance and economy of expression.
Best Feature Film on National Integration Aroodam Malayalam Producer: Rosamma GeorgeRajat Kamal and 30,000/-
Director: I. V. Sasi Rajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Citation:For its compassionate treatment of the plight of the under-privileged.
Best Film on Family Welfare Spandan Hindi Producer: Satyanarayanan Misra, Abdul Majid and Durga NandaRajat Kamal and 30,000/-
Director: Biplab Roy ChowdharyRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Citation:For its intense and graphic representation of the twin problem of poverty and over-population, which it tackles on the level of both the family and of society.
Best Debut Film of a Director Kann Sivanthaal Mann Sivakkum Tamil Sreedhar Rajan Rajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For its original interpretation of a deep-rooted social evil, combining folk art with modern cinematic idiom.
Best Direction Chokh Bengali Utpalendu Chakrabarty Rajat Kamal
Citation:For his merciless expose of several aspects of social injustice with admirable command over his medium.
Best Screenplay Kharij Bengali Mrinal Sen Rajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For its economy of expression in the treatment of a sensitive theme.
Best Actor Moondram Pirai Tamil Kamal Haasan Rajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For the versatility and naturalness with which he portrays the character of Seenu.
Best Actress Arth Hindi Shabana Azmi Rajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For the restraint with which she conveys a wide range of emotions.
Best Child Artist Aroodam MalayalamVimalRajat Kamal and 5,000/-
Citation:For its touching innocence and lack of self-consciousness which lend meaning to the theme.
Best Cinematography (Color) Moondram Pirai Tamil Balu Mahendra Rajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For the brilliant use of vivid imagery to create variety of moods.
Best Audiography Namkeen HindiEssabhai M. SuratwalaRajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For his skilful structuring of the sound track to create the atmosphere for the film.
Best Editing Arth HindiKeshav HiraniRajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For sustaining the inherent tension in the plot by precise timing and artistic juxtaposition of images and sounds.
Best Art Direction Kharij Bengali Nitish Roy Rajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For recreating milieu with delicate details.
Best Music Direction Meghasandesam Telugu Ramesh Naidu Rajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For his use of classical music to enhance the aesthetic quality of the film.
Best Male Playback Singer Meghasandesam Telugu K. J. Yesudas Rajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For his rich contribution to the musical element of the film.
Best Female Playback Singer Meghasandesam Telugu P. Susheela Rajat Kamal and 10,000/-
Citation:For her immense contribution to the musical excellence of the film.

Regional Award

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. For feature films in Gujarati, Kashmiri and Punjabi language, award for Best Feature Film was not given. [1]

Name of AwardName of FilmAwardee(s)Awards
Best Feature Film in Assamese Aparoopa Producer: Jahnu Barua Rajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Jahnu Barua Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Citation:For its deeply felt and controlled study of life in a village.
Best Feature Film in Bengali NagmotiProducer: Sibaprasad SenRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Gautam Chattopadhyay Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Citation:For its absorbing portrayal of an ethnic group.
Best Feature Film in Hindi Katha Producer: Suresh JindalRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Sai Paranjpye Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Citation:For its social satire of great charm and wit.
Best Feature Film in Kannada Phaniyamma Producer: Prema Karanth Rajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Prema Karanth Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Citation:For its poignant portrayal of a real life character, who stood up single handed against cruel social customs.
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Chappa Producer: P. K. Abdul LatifRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: P. K. BakerRajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Citation:For its powerful depiction of a lone individual's determined fight against tyranny.
Best Feature Film in Marathi ShaapitProducer: Madhukar Rupji, Sudha Chitale and Vinay NewalkarRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Arvind Deshpande and RajduttRajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Citation:For dealing with several dimensions of feudalism.
Best Feature Film in Tamil Ezhavathu Manithan Producer: Palai N. ShanmugamRajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: K. Hariharan Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Citation:For focusing attention on the important topical problems of pollution and industrial exploitation.
Best Feature Film in Telugu Meghasandesam Producer: Dasari Narayana Rao Rajat Kamal and 15,000/-
Director: Dasari Narayana Rao Rajat Kamal and 7,500/-
Citation:For its lyrical and aesthetic qualities.

Non-Feature films

Following were the awards given: [1]

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Information Film An Indian Story English Producer: Suhasini Mulay
Director: Tapan K. Bose
Rajat Kamal and 5,000/- Each
Citation:For an outstanding investigate report into a subject of national concern and for its moving, graphic and sensitive treatment of a controversial subject.
Best Educational / Instructional Film Kooduthal Paal Venamenkil Malayalam Producer: Kerala State Film Development Corporation
Director: V. R. Gopinath
Rajat Kamal and 5,000/- Each
Citation:For a simple yet explicit film, with a down to earth approach, presenting nature's procreation with both restraint and beauty.
Best Film on Family Welfare Kal Aur Aaj Hindi Producer and Director: Vimala SwaminathanRajat Kamal and 5,000/- Each
Citation:For family planning as a simple, entertaining and direct comparison of the situation of today, with the past, in terms immediately understandable to the common man.
Best Experimental Film Chakkar Chandu Ka ChameliwalaHindiProducer: Film and Television Institute of India
Director: N. C. Thade
Rajat Kamal and 5,000/- Each
Citation:For being a romantically mysterious film which successfully dispenses with the normal time-space framework and chronological sequence.
Best Animation Film Raju and TinkuEnglishProducer: Children's Film Society
Director and Animator: Ajoy Kumar Chakrabarty
Rajat Kamal and 5,000/- Each
Citation:For an outstanding work in difficult art of puppet animation, made with professional finesse, a joyous treat to child and adult audiences alike.
Best News Review Asiad 82 - News 1EnglishN. S. Thapa for Films Division Rajat Kamal and 5,000/-
Citation:For an evocative and stirring record of one of the most colourful events of our time.

Best Writing on Cinema

Following were the awards given: [1]

Name of AwardName of BookLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Chalachitra Sameeksha Malayalam Author: Vijayakrishnan Rajat Kamal and 5,000/-
Citation:For fairly systematic analysis of the way in which the film has reflected the major concerns of man-aesthetic, social, spiritual — with specific reference to various film classics and the outlooks of well known directors, for persuasive argument and clear communication.

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 8 "30th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 November 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2020.