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60th National Film Awards
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60th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 2012
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented by Pranab Mukherjee
(President of India)
Announced on18 March 2013 (2013-03-18)
Presented on3 May 2013 (2013-05-03)
Hosted by R. Madhavan
Huma Qureshi
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Paan Singh Tomar
Best Non-Feature Film Shepherds of Paradise
Best Book Silent Cinema in India-A Pictorial Journey
Best Film Critic P. S. Radhakrishnan
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Pran
Most awards Dekh Indian Circus (4)

The 60th National Film Awards ceremony was an event during which the Directorate of Film Festivals presented its annual National Film Awards to honour the best films of 2012 in the Indian cinema. The ceremony was held on 3 May 2013 and was hosted by Bollywood actors R. Madhavan and Huma Qureshi. [1] [2]

Contents

Selection process

The Directorate of Film Festivals invited nominations for the awards on 3 January 2013. [3] Feature and Non-Feature Films certified by Central Board of Film Certification between 1 January 2012, and 31 December 2012, were eligible for the film award categories. Books, critical studies, reviews or articles on cinema published in Indian newspapers, magazines, and journals between 1 January 2012, and 31 December 2012, were eligible for the best writing on cinema section. [4] Entries of dubbed, revised or copied versions of a film or translation, abridgements, edited or annotated works and reprints were ineligible for the awards. [5] The deadline for submissions was 21 January 2013. [1]

For the Feature and Non-Feature Films sections, films in any Indian language, shot on 16 mm, 35 mm, a wider film gauge or a digital format, and released in cinemas, on video or digital formats for home viewing were eligible. Films were required to be certified as a feature film, a featurette or a Documentary/Newsreel/Non-Fiction by the Central Board of Film Certification. [5]

Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Introduced in 1969, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest award given to recognise the contributions of film personalities towards the development of Indian cinema and for distinguished contributions to the medium, its growth and promotion. [6] A committee consisting of five personalities from the Indian film industry was appointed to evaluate the Dadasaheb Phalke award nominations for 2012. Following were the jury members:

  Balu Mahendra (Cinematographer, filmmaker and screen writer)
  Ramesh Sippy (Filmmaker)
  Saira Banu (Screenwriter and director)

For the year 2012, the award was announced on 12 April 2013 to be presented to Pran, a veteran actor of Bollywood known for portraying various negative roles. He is also Padma Bhushan recipient of 2001.

Name of AwardAwardee(s)Awarded AsAwards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Pran [7] ActorSwarna Kamal, 1 million (US$14,000) and a Shawl

Feature Films

A Hindi film, Dekh Indian Circus won the maximum number of awards (4) followed by Malayalam film Ustad Hotel, Hindi films Kahaani, Chittagong, Vicky Donor and Marathi film Dhag (3 awards each)

Jury

For the Feature Film section, six committees were formed based on the different geographic regions in India. The two-tier evaluation process included a central committee and five regional committees. The central committee, headed by Basu Chatterjee, included the heads of each regional committee and five other jury members. At regional level, each committee consisted of one chief and four members. The chief and one non-chief member of each regional committee were selected from outside that geographic region. The table below names the jury members for the central and regional committees: [8]

Central Jury

  Basu Chatterjee (Chairperson)
  Suresh Jindal  Sadhu Meher
  Mohan Sharma  Jayaraj
  K. N. T. Sastry   Chitra Mudgal
  C. V. Shivshankar  Malaya Goswami
  Adesh Shirvastava  Sudeshna Roy

Northern Region: (Bhojpuri, Dogri , English, Hindi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Urdu)

 Mohan Sharma(Chair)
  Suhasini Mulay   Raja Sen
  Satish Kumar  Amitabh Parashar

Eastern Region: (Assamese, Bengali, Oriya and North-Eastern dialects)

  K. N. T. Sastry (Chair)
  Mani Ram  Hemen Das
  Somnath Gupta  Ervell Menezes

Western Region: (Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi)

  Jayaraj (Chair)
  Aditi Ninad Deshpande  Tarali Sarma
  Anil Damle  Bipin Nadkarni

Southern Region I: (Malayalam, Tamil)

  Sadhu Meher (Chair)
  Sabu Cherian  D. P. Mukherjee
  Baradwaj Rangan   Dr. Biju

Southern Region II: (Kannada, Telugu)

  Suresh Jindal (Chair)
  Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar
  S. K. Srivastava
  Narasimha Nandi

All India Awards

Golden Lotus Award

All the winners are awarded with a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), a certificate and a cash prize. [5]

Name of AwardName of Film(s)LanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Paan Singh Tomar Hindi Producer: UTV Software Communications
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
250,000 (US$3,500)
Best Debut Film of a Director Chittagong HindiProducer: Bedabrata Pain
Director: Bedabrata Pain
125,000 (US$1,800)
101 Chodyangal Malayalam Producer: Thomas Kottakkakam
Director: Sidhartha Siva
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Vicky Donor HindiProducer: Sunil Lulla, John Abraham, Ronnie Lahiri and Ram Mirchandani
Director: Shoojit Sircar
200,000 (US$2,800)
Ustad Hotel MalayalamProducer: Listin Stephen
Director: Anwar Rasheed
Best Children's Film Dekh Indian Circus HindiProducer: Mahaveer Jain
Director: Mangesh Hadawale
150,000 (US$2,100)
Best Direction Dhag Marathi Shivaji Lotan Patil 250,000 (US$3,500)
Best Animated Film Delhi Safari HindiProducer: Anupama Patil and Kishor Patil
Director: Nikhil Advani
Animator : Rafique Shaikh
100,000 (US$1,400)

Silver Lotus Award

All the winners were awarded with a Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award), a certificate and a cash prize. [5]

Name of AwardName of Film(s)Language(s)Awardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film on National Integration Thanichalla Njan MalayalamProducer: Cherian Philip
Director: Babu Thiruvalla
150,000 (US$2,100)
Best Film on Social Issues Spirit MalayalamProducer: Antony Perumbavoor
Director: Ranjith
150,000 (US$2,100)
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation Black ForestMalayalamProducer: Baby Mathew Somatheeram
Director: Joshy Mathew
150,000 (US$2,100)
Best Actor Paan Singh Tomar Hindi Irrfan Khan 50,000 (US$700)
Anumati Marathi Vikram Gokhale
Best Actress Dhag Marathi Usha Jadhav 50,000 (US$700)
Best Supporting Actor Vicky Donor Hindi Annu Kapoor 50,000 (US$700)
Best Supporting Actress Vicky Donor Hindi Dolly Ahluwalia 50,000 (US$700)
Thanichalla Njan Malayalam Kalpana
Best Child Artist Dekh Indian Circus HindiVirendrasingh Rathore50,000 (US$700)
101 Chodyangal Malayalam Minon
Best Male Playback Singer Chittagong
("Bolo Na")
Hindi Shankar Mahadevan 50,000 (US$700)
Best Female Playback Singer Samhita
("Palakein Naa Moondon")
Marathi Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar 50,000 (US$700)
Best Cinematography Ko:Yad Mishing Cameraman: Sudheer Palsane
Laboratory Processing: Prasad Studios
50,000 (US$700)
Best Screenplay
  Screenplay Writer (Original)
Kahaani Hindi Sujoy Ghosh 50,000 (US$700)
Best Screenplay
 Screenplay Writer (Adapted)
OMG – Oh My God Hindi Bhavesh Mandalia
  Umesh Shukla
50,000 (US$700)
Best Screenplay
  Dialogues
Ustad Hotel Malayalam Anjali Menon 50,000 (US$700)
Best Audiography
  Location Sound Recordist
Annayum Rasoolum MalayalamRadhakrishnan S.50,000 (US$700)
Best Audiography
  Sound Designer
Shabdo Bengali  Anirban Sengupta
 Dipankar Chaki
50,000 (US$700)
Best Audiography
  Re-recordist of the Final Mixed Track
  Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1
  Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2
Hindi Alok De
  Sinoy Joseph
  Sreejesh Nair
50,000 (US$700)
Best Editing Kahaani Hindi Namrata Rao 50,000 (US$700)
Best Art Direction Vishwaroopam Tamil  Boontawee 'Thor' Taweepasas
 Lalgudi N. Ilayaraja
50,000 (US$700)
Best Costume Design Paradesi TamilPoornima Ramaswamy50,000 (US$700)
Best Make-up Artist Vazhakku Enn 18/9 TamilRaja50,000 (US$700)
Best Music Direction
  Songs
Samhita MarathiShailendra Barve50,000 (US$700)
Best Music Direction
  Background Score
Kaliyachan Malayalam Bijibal 50,000 (US$700)
Best Lyrics Chittagong
("Bolo Na")
Hindi Prasoon Joshi 50,000 (US$700)
Best Special Effects Eega Telugu Makuta VFX 50,000 (US$700)
Best Choreography Vishwaroopam
("Unnai Kaanadhu Naan")
Tamil Birju Maharaj 50,000 (US$700)
Special Jury Award Chitrangada Bengali Rituparno Ghosh (Director, Actor)200,000 (US$2,800)
  Dekh Indian Circus
  Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2
  Kahaani
  Talaash
Hindi Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Actor)
Special Mention Ozhimuri Malayalam Lal (Actor)Certificate only
Bharath Stores Kannada H. G. Dattatreya (Actor)
Baandhon Assamese Bishnu Kharghoria (Actor)
Ishaqzaade Hindi Parineeti Chopra (Actress)
Dekh Indian Circus Hindi Tannishtha Chatterjee (Actress)
Dhag MarathiHansraj Jagtap (Child actor)
Ustad Hotel Malayalam Thilakan (Actor) (Posthumously)

Regional Awards

National Film Awards are also given to the best films in the regional languages of India. Awards for the regional languages are categorised as per their mention in the Eighth schedule of the Constitution of India. Awardees included producers and directors of the film. No films in languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution were eligible. [5]

Name of AwardName of FilmAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Producer(s)Director
Best Feature Film in Assamese Baandhon Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation Ltd. Jahnu Baruah 100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Bengali Shabdo Brand Value Kaushik Ganguly 100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Gujarati The Good Road NFDC Gyan Corea100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Hindi Filmistaan Satellite Picture Pvt. Ltd.Nitin Kakkar100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Kannada Bharath Stores Basant Productions P. Sheshadri 100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Celluloid   Kamal
 Ubaid
Kamal100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Manipuri Leipaklei Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Marathi Investment Pratibha Matkari Ratnakar Matkari 100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Punjabi Nabar Jasbir Singh
 Sonu Kaur
Rajeev Sharma100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Tamil Vazhakku Enn 18/9 N. Subhash Chandra Bose Balaji Sakthivel 100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Telugu Eega K. Ranganatha Sai S. S. Rajamouli 100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Urdu Harud   Aamir Bashir
 Shankar Raman
Aamir Bashir100,000 (US$1,400) each

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
ProducerDirector
Best Feature Film in English Lessons in Forgetting Prince ThampiUnni Vijayan100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Mishing Ko:Yad Manju Borah Manju Borah100,000 (US$1,400) each

Non-Feature Films

Jury

A committee of seven, headed by chair, Aruna Raje Patil was appointed to evaluate the Non-Feature Films entries. The jury members were:

  Aruna Raje Patil (Chairperson)
  Sameera Jain  Rajendra Jangley
  Meghnath  K. R. Manoj
  Paushali Ganguli  Tiainla Jamer

Golden Lotus Award

All the winners were awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), a certificate and cash prize. [5]

Name of AwardName of Film(s)Language(s)Awardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Non-Feature Film Shepherds of Paradise  Gujari
  Urdu
Producer: Raja Shabir Khan
Director: Raja Shabir Khan
150,000 (US$2,100)
Best Non-Feature Film Direction Kaatal Marathi Vikrant Pawar150,000 (US$2,100)

Silver Lotus Award

All the winners were awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award) and cash prize. [5]

Name of AwardName of Film(s)Language(s)Awardee(s)Cash Prize
Best First Non-Feature Film Eka Gachha Eka Manisa Eka Samudra Oriya Producer: Veenu Bhushan Vaid
Director: Lipika Singh Darai
75,000 (US$1,100) each
Best Anthropological / Ethnographic Film Char... The No-Man's Island Bengali Producer: Sourav Sarangi
Director: Sourav Sarangi
50,000 (US$700) each
Best Biographical Film /Best Historical Reconstruction Film Celluloid Man English, Hindi, Kannada and BengaliProducer: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
Director: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
50,000 (US$700) each
Best Arts / Cultural Film Modikhanyachya Don GoshtiMarathiProducer: Gouri Patwardhan
Director: Gouri Patwardhan
50,000 (US$700) each
Best Promotional Film Dreaming Taj MahalHindi and UrduProducer: Nirmal Chander
Director: Nirmal Chander
50,000 (US$700) each
Best Environment Film including Agriculture TimbaktuEnglishProducer: Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Director: Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh
50,000 (US$700) each
Best Film on Social Issues Behind The Mist Malayalam Producer: Babu Kambrath
Director: Babu Kambrath
50,000 (US$700) each
Best Exploration / Adventure Film (Including sports) Manipuri PonyEnglish and ManipuriProducer: Films Division
Director: Aribam Syam Sharma
50,000 (US$700) each
Best Investigative Film Inshallah, Kashmir EnglishProducer: Ashvin Kumar
Director: Ashvin Kumar
50,000 (US$700) each
Best Short Fiction Film KaatalMarathiProducer: FTII
Director: Vikrant Pawar
50,000 (US$700) each
Best Film on Family Welfare After GlowEnglish and Gujarati Producer: FTII
Director: Kaushal Oza
50,000 (US$700) each
Best Cinematography KaatalMarathi Cameraman: Abhimanyu Dange
Lab: Reliance MediaWorks
50,000 (US$700)
Shepherds of ParadiseGojri and UrduCameraman: Raja Shabir Khan
Best Audiography Do Din Ka Mela Kutchi Harikumar M.50,000 (US$700)
Best Editing Celluloid Man English, Hindi, Kannada and BengaliIrene Dhar Malik50,000 (US$700)
Best Narration / Voice Over Suranjana Deepali Assamese Moni Bordoloi50,000 (US$700)
Special Jury Award I Am MicroEnglishShumona Goel and Shai Heredia (Director)1 lakh (US$1,400)
Cancer KathaEnglishVasudha Joshi (Director)
Special Mention Pinch of SkinEnglish and HindiPriya Goswami (Director)Certificate only
Allah Is GreatEnglish, Hindi and Danish Andrea Iannetta (Director)
Raah Sanjay Jangid (Animator)

Best Writing on Cinema

Jury

A committee of three, headed by Swapan Mullick was appointed to evaluate the nominations for the best writing on Indian cinema. The jury members were as follows:

  Swapan Mullick (Chairperson)
  Shubhra Gupta  C. S. Venkiteswaran

The Best Writing on Cinema awards are intended to encourage the study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and the dissemination of information and critical appreciation of the medium through books, articles, reviews etc. [2]

Golden Lotus Award

All the winners were awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), cash prize and a certificate. [5]

Name of AwardName of BookLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Silent Cinema in India: A Pictorial JourneyEnglishAuthor: B. D. Garga
Publisher:Harper Collins India
75,000 (US$1,100)
Name of AwardLanguage(s)AwardeeCash Prize
Best Film Critic Malayalam P. S. Radhakrishnan75,000 (US$1,100)

Special Mention

All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit.

Name of AwardLanguage(s)AwardeeCash Prize
Special Mention (Film Critic) EnglishPiyush RoyCertificate Only

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