32nd National Film Awards

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32nd National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1984
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented by Giani Zail Singh
(President of India)
Presented onJune 1985 (1985-06)
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Damul
Best Non-Feature Film Music of Satyajit Ray
Best Book Chalachitrer Abirbhab
Best Film Critic Swapan Mallik
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Satyajit Ray
Most awards Mukhamukham (4)

The 32nd 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 1984. [1] Ceremony took place in June 1985.

Contents

With 32nd National Film Awards, three more categories from feature films are awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) along with Best Feature Film, namely Best Debut Film of a Director, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Best Children's Film.

Also couple of new categories were introduced with 32nd National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design and Best Film on Other Social Issues and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus). As per the Constitution of India, Best Feature Film in each of the languages other than those specified in schedule VIII of the constitution are also awarded with Rajat Kamal.

For Non-feature films section, a new award was introduced for Best Non-Feature Film and awarded with Swarna Kamal, for both, film producer and director.

For Best Writing on Cinema section, a new award was introduced for Best Film Critic and awarded with Rajat Kamal.

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 Satyajit Ray Film director Swarna Kamal, 1,00,000 and a Shawl

Feature films

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 32nd National Film Awards, a Hindi film, Damul won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film whereas a Malayalam film, Mukhamukham won the maximum number of awards (four). Following were the awards given in each category: [1]

Juries

A committee headed by Bhupen Hazarika was appointed to evaluate the feature films awards. Following were the jury members: [1]

All India Award

Following were the awards given: [1]

Golden Lotus Award

Official Name: Swarna Kamal [1]

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

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Damul Hindi Producer: Prakash Jha
Director: Prakash Jha
50,000
25,000
Best Debut Film of a Director Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai Tamil Producer: Radhika Pothan
Director: Prathap K. Pothan
25,000 Each
Best Feature Film with Mass Appeal, Wholesome Entertainment and Aesthetic Value Koni Bengali Producer: Government of West Bengal 50,000
Director: Saroj Dey 25,000
Best Children's Film My Dear Kuttichathan Malayalam Producer: M. C. Punnoose 30,000
Director: Jijo Punnoose 15,000
Silver Lotus Award

Official Name: Rajat Kamal [1]

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

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film on National Integration Aadmi Aur Aurat Hindi Producer: Doordarshan 30,000
Director: Tapan Sinha 15,000
Best Film on Family Welfare Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! HindiProducer: Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza
30,000
15,000
Best Film on Other Social Issues Accident Kannada Producer: Sanket 30,000
Director: Shankar Nag 15,000
Best Direction Mukhamukham Malayalam Adoor Gopalakrishnan 20,000
Best Cinematography Holi HindiJehangir Choudhary 15,000
Best Screenplay Mukhamukham Malayalam Adoor Gopalakrishnan 10,000
Best Actor Paar Hindi Naseeruddin Shah 10,000
Best Actress Paar Hindi Shabana Azmi 10,000
Best Supporting Actor Ghare Baire Bengali Victor Banerjee 10,000
Best Supporting Actress Party Hindi Rohini Hattangadi 10,000
Best Child Artist My Dear Kuttichathan Malayalam Master Arvind
 Master Suresh
 Master Mukesh
  Baby Sonia
5,000/-
Best Audiography Mukhamukham MalayalamP. Devdas 10,000
Best Editing Sitaara Telugu Anil Malnad 10,000
Best Art Direction Utsav Hindi Nachiket Patwardhan
 Jayoo Patwardhan
10,000
Best Lyrics Saaransh Hindi Vasant Dev 10,000
Best Music Direction Ankahee Hindi Jaidev 10,000
Best Male Playback Singer Ankahee Hindi Bhimsen Joshi 10,000
Best Female Playback Singer Sitaara Telugu S. Janaki 10,000
Best Costume Design Ghare Baire Bengali Harudas
 Bapuldas
10,000
Special Jury Award Giddh HindiT. S. Ranga 5,000

Regional Awards

The award is given to best film in the regional languages in India. [1]

Name of AwardName of FilmAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film in Assamese Son MainaProducer: R. B. Mehta, M. P. N. Nair and Shiv Prasad Thakur 20,000
Director: Shiv Prasad Thakur 10,000
Best Feature Film in Bengali Ghare Baire Producer: NFDC 20,000
Director: Satyajit Ray 10,000
Best Feature Film in Hindi Paar Producer: Swapan Sarkar 20,000
Director: Gautam Ghose 10,000
Best Feature Film in Kannada Bandhana Producer: Rohini Pictures 20,000
Director: R. B. Rajendra Singh 10,000
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Mukhamukham Producer: K. Ravindran Nair 20,000
Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan 10,000
Best Feature Film in Marathi MahanandaProducer: Mahesh Satoskar 20,000
Director: K. G. Koregaonkar 10,000
Best Feature Film in Oriya Klanta Aparahna Producer: Dynamic Studio 20,000
Director: Manmohan Mahapatra 10,000
Best Feature Film in Tamil Achamillai Achamillai Producer: Rajam Balachander and V. Natarajan 20,000
Director: K. Balachander 10,000
Best Feature Film in Telugu Sitaara Producer: Edida Nageshwara Rao 20,000
Director: Vamsy 10,000

Best Feature Film in Each of the Language Other Than Those Specified In the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

Name of AwardName of FilmAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film in Khasi Manik RaitongProducer: Rishan Rapsang 20,000
Director: Ardhendu Bhattacharya 10,000

Non-Feature films

Short Films made in any Indian language and certified by the Central Board of Film Certification as a documentary/newsreel/fiction are eligible for non-feature film section.

Juries

A committee headed by V. K. Murthy was appointed to evaluate the non-feature films awards. Following were the jury members: [1]

Golden Lotus Award

Official Name: Swarna Kamal [1]

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Non-Feature Film Music of Satyajit Ray English Producer: NFDC
Director: Utpalendu Chakrabarty
5,000/- Each

Silver Lotus Award

Official Name: Rajat Kamal [1]

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

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Anthropological / Ethnographic Film Bada Media Hindi Producer:
Director: Manohar S. Varpe
10,000/- Each
Best Biographical Film Padmashri Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Malayalam Producer: James Paul
Director: Matthew Paul
10,000/- Each
Best Scientific Film (including Environment and Ecology) Aranya Aamar Bengali Producer: West Bengal Ministry of Forest
Director: Tarun Majumdar
10,000/- Each
Best Agriculture Film and Best Industrial Film (Jointly given)Krishi JantrapatiHindiProducer and Director: Ghanashyam Mahapatra 10,000/- Each
Best Historical Reconstruction / Compilation Film Nehru English Producer: Yash Chowdhary
Director: Shyam Benegal and Yuri Aldokhin
10,000/- Each
Best Film on Family Welfare SweekarHindiProducer: Bal Mehta
Director: Vishram Revankar
10,000/- Each
Geeli MeettiProducer: Women and Social Welfare Ministry
Director: Sanjay Kak
Best Exploration / Adventure Film Everest 84EnglishProducer: Cinema Vision India
Director: Siddharth Kak
10,000/- Each
Best News Film The Rickshaw Drivers of Madhya PradeshEnglishProducer: Madhya Pradesh Media
Director: Naren Kondra
10,000/- Each
Best Animation Film National HighwayEnglishProducer: National Institute of Design
Director and Animator: R. N. Mistry
10,000/- Each
Special Jury Award Shri Hemkunt Saahib 5,000/-

Best Writing on Cinema

The awards aim at encouraging study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and dissemination of information and critical appreciation of this art-form through publication of books, articles, reviews etc.

Juries

A committee headed by Vikram Singh was appointed to judge the writing on Indian cinema. Following were the jury members: [1]

  • Jury Members
    • Vikram Singh (Chairperson) Muhammad Shameem Jagmohan

Silver Lotus Award

Official Name: Rajat Kamal [1]

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

Name of AwardName of BookLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Chalachitrer Abirbhab Bengali Author: Jagannath Chathopadhyay5,000
Best Film Critic Swapan Mallick5,000

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