62nd National Film Awards

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62nd National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 2014
Awarded byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Presented by Pranab Mukherjee
(President of India)
Announced on24 March 2015 (2015-03-24)
Presented on3 May 2015 (2015-05-03)
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Court
Best Non-Feature Film Tender is the Sight
Best Book Silent Cinema (1895–1930)
Best Film Critic Tanul Thakur
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Shashi Kapoor
Most awards Haider (5)

The 62nd National Film Awards ceremony was an event during which the Directorate of Film Festivals presents its annual National Film Awards to honour the best films of 2014 in the Indian cinema. The awards were announced on 24 March 2015 and the ceremony was held on 3 May 2015. [1] [2]

Contents

Selection process

The Directorate of Film Festivals invited nominations for the awards by late December 2014 and the acceptable last date for entries was until 20 January 2015. [3] Feature and Non-Feature Films certified by Central Board of Film Certification between 1 January 2014, and 31 December 2014, 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 2014, and 31 December 2014, were eligible for the best writing on cinema section. Entries of dubbed, revised or copied versions of a film or translation, abridgements, edited or annotated works and reprints were ineligible for the awards. [4]

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. [4]

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. [5] Following were the jury members:

  Gulzar
  Asha Bhosle
  Jahnu Barua
  Prasoon Joshi
  Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

For the year 2014, the award was announced on 23 March 2015 to be presented to actor, film-maker Shashi Kapoor. He has won two National Film Awards including Best Actor for New Delhi Times in 1985 and is also Padma Bhushan recipient of 2011. [6]

Name of AwardAwardee(s)Awarded AsAwards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Shashi Kapoor Actor, film-makerSwarna Kamal, 10 lakh (US$14,000) and a Shawl

Feature films

Hindi film Haider won the maximum number of awards (5).

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 P. Bharathiraja, [7] 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.

Central Jury

  P. Bharathiraja (Chairperson)
  Lekh Tandon   Joyoshree Arora
  K. Bhagyaraj   Jayshree Kanal
  Keval Arora  Kirti Jain
  Sanjoy Hazarika  Bela Negi
  Manmohan Chadha  Nanthyath Gopalakrishnan

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

  K. Bhagyaraj (Head)
  Ashok Mishra   Batul Mukhtiar
  Nayan Prasad  Parvin Dabas

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

  Thara Anooraadha (Head)
  Krishnendu Bose  Manmohan Chadha
  Patricia Mukhim  Prabin Hazarika

Western Region: (Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi)

  Lekh Tandon (Head)
  Amrik Gill  Dnyanesh Moghe
  Mangesh Hadawale  Rajiv Vijayankar

Southern Region I: (Malayalam, Tamil)

  Joyoshree Arora (Head)
  Kamal   R. Selvaraj
  Sudesh Syal  S. Muruganantham

Southern Region II: (Kannada, Telugu)

  Jayshree Kanal (Head)
  B. N. Subramanya  Leslie Carvalho
  Pradip Kurbah  Rajesh Touchriver

All India Award

Following will be the awards given:

Golden Lotus Award

Official Name: Swarna Kamal

All the awardees are awarded with 'Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal)', a certificate and cash prize. [8]

Name of AwardName of Film(s)LanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Court Marathi
Producer: Vivek Gomber
Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
250,000/- Each
Best Debut Film of a Director Asha Jaoar Majhe Bengali Producer: For Films
Director: Aditya Vikram Sengupta
1,25,000/- Each
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Mary Kom Hindi Producer: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Director: Omung Kumar
200,000/- Each
Best Children's Film Kaaka Muttai Tamil Producer: Grass Root Film Company
Director: M. Manikandan
150,000/- Each
Elizabeth Ekadashi Marathi Producer: Essel Vision Productions
Director: Paresh Mokashi
Best Direction Chotushkone Bengali Srijit Mukherji 250,000/-

Silver Lotus Award

Official Name: Rajat Kamal

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

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Film on Other Social Issues Chotoder Chobi Bengali Producer: Shree Venkatesh Films
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
150,000/- Each
Best Film on Environment / Conservation / Preservation Ottaal Malayalam Producer: Director Cutz Film Company Pvt Ltd (K Mohanan and Vinod Vijayan)
Director: Jayaraj
150,000/- Each
Best Actor Naanu Avanalla...Avalu Kannada Sanchari Vijay 50,000/-
Best Actress Queen Hindi Kangana Ranaut 50,000/-
Best Supporting Actor Jigarthanda Tamil Bobby Simha 50,000/-
Best Supporting Actress Pagdi The Honour Haryanvi Baljinder Kaur 50,000/-
Best Child Artist Kaaka Muttai Tamil  J. Vignesh
 Ramesh
50,000/-
Best Male Playback Singer Haider Hindi Sukhwinder Singh (for "Bismil") 50,000/-
Best Female Playback Singer Saivam Tamil Uthara Unnikrishnan (for "Azhage") 50,000/-
Best Cinematography Chotushkone Bengali Sudeep Chatterjee 50,000/-
Best Screenplay
  Screenplay Writer (Original)
Chotushkone Bengali Srijit Mukherji 50,000/-
Best Screenplay
 Screenplay Writer (Adapted)
Ottaal Malayalam Joshy Mangalath 50,000/-
Best Screenplay
  Dialogues
Haider Hindi Vishal Bhardwaj 50,000/-
Best Audiography
  Location Sound Recordist
Khwada Marathi Mahavir Sabannavar 50,000/-
Best Audiography
  Sound designer
Asha Jaoar Majhe Bengali Anish John 50,000/-
Best Audiography
  Re-recordist of the Final Mixed Track
Nirbashito Bengali  Anirban Sengupta
 Dipankar Chaki
50,000/-
Best Editing Jigarthanda Tamil Vivek Harshan 50,000/-
Best Production Design Nachom-ia Kumpasar Konkani Aparna Raina 50,000/-
Best Costume Design Haider Hindi Dolly Ahluwalia 50,000/-
Best Make-up Artist Naanu Avanalla...Avalu Kannada  Nagaraju
 Raju
50,000/-
Best Music Direction
  Songs
Haider Hindi Vishal Bhardwaj 50,000/-
Best Music Direction
  Background Score
1983 Malayalam Gopi Sundar 50,000/-
Best Lyrics Saivam Tamil Na. Muthukumar (for "Azhage") 50,000/-
Best Choreography Haider Hindi Sudesh Adhana (for "Bismil") 50,000/-
Special Jury Award Khwada Marathi Bhaurao Karhade (Director) 1,25,000/-
Special Mention Ain Malayalam Musthafa (Actor)Certificate only
Nachom-ia Kumpasar Konkani Palomi Ghosh (Actress)
  Killa
  Bhoothnath Returns
Marathi
Hindi
Parth Bhalerao (Child Artist)

Regional Awards

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

Name of AwardName of FilmAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Producer(s)Director
Best Feature Film in Assamese Othello Artha FilmsHemanta Kumar Das100,000 (US$1,400) each
Best Feature Film in Bengali Nirbashito Kaushik Ganguly Productions Churni Ganguly 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Hindi Queen   Phantom Films Pvt. Ltd.
  Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Vikas Bahl 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Kannada Harivu Avinash U. ShettyMansore (Manjunatha Somashekara Reddy) 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Konkani Nachom-ia Kumpasar Goa Folklore ProductionsBardroy Barretto 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Ain 1:1 Entertainments Sidhartha Siva 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Marathi Killa   JAR Pictures
 M R Film Works
Avinash Arun 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Odia Aadim VicharMohapatra Movie Magic Pvt. Ltd. Sabyasachi Mohapatra 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Punjabi Punjab 1984 White Hill Production India Pvt. Ltd.Anurag Singh 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Tamil Kuttram Kadithal JSK Film CorporationG.Bramma 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Telugu Chandamama Kathalu Working Dream Production Praveen Sattaru 100,000/- 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
Producer(s)Director
Best Feature Film in Haryanvi Pagdi The HonourV R EntertainersRajeev Bhatia 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Rabha Orong Suraj Kr. Duwarah
 Aucto Creation
Suraj Kr. Duwarah 100,000/- Each

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.

Jury

A committee of seven, headed by Kamal Swaroop, was appointed to evaluate the Non-Feature Films entries. The jury members were:

  Kamal Swaroop (Chairperson)
  Ahsan Muzid  Harikumar Madhavan Nair
  Joy Bimal Roy  Mir Mushtaq Ahmad
  Sanjiv Rattan  Vandana Kohli

Golden Lotus Award

Official Name: Swarna Kamal

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 Non-Feature Film Tender is the SightEnglishProducer: Films Division
Director: Torsha Banerjee
100,000/- Each
Best Non-Feature Film Direction Aaranyak Marathi
 English
Renu Savant 150,000/-

Silver Lotus Award

Official Name: Rajat Kamal

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

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best First Non-Feature Film Goonga PehelwanProducer: Drishti Media
Director: Mit Jani, Prateek Gupta and Vivek Chaudhary
75,000/- Each
Best Anthropological / Ethnographic Film Qissa–e–Parsi : The Parsi StoryProducer: Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Director: Divya Cowasji & Shilpi Gulati
50,000/- Each
Best Biographical Film / Best Historical Reconstruction Film Aamaar Katha : Story of BinodiniProducer: Films Division
Director: Tuhinabha Majumdar
50,000/- Each
Best Arts / Cultural Film KapilaProducer: Films Division
Director: Sanju Surendran
50,000/- Each
Best Promotional Film Documentation of Clay Image Makers of KumartuliProducer: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Director: Ranajit Ray

Assistant Director Goutam Sharma

50,000/- Each
Best Environment Film Including Agriculture I Cannot Give You My ForestProducer: Top Quark Films Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Nandan Saxena & Kavita Bahl
50,000/- Each
Best Film on Social Issues Can't Take This Shit Anymore Producer: Bhagirathi Films
Director: Vinod Kapri
50,000/- Each
Daughters of Mother India Producer: Vibha Bakshi
Director: Vibha Bakshi
Best Educational / Motivational / Instructional Film KomalProducer: Climb Media India Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Prashant Shikare
50,000/- Each
Behind the Glass WallProducer: Gaahimedia
Director: Aruna Raje Patil
Best Exploration / Adventure Film Life Force – India's Western GhatsProducer: Grey Films India Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Nallamuthu Subbiah
50,000/- Each
Best Investigative Film Phum ShangManipuriProducer: Films Division
Director: Haobam Paban Kumar
50,000/- Each
Best Animation Film Sound of JoyProducer: Aura Cinematics
Director: Sukankan Roy
Animator: Rishi Sahany
50,000/- Each
Best Short Fiction Film MitraaMarathiProducer: Athaansh Communications
Director: Ravi Jadhav
50,000/- Each
Best Film on Family Welfare Towards the Silver LiningProducer: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute
Director: Bhabani Tamuli
50,000/- Each
Best Cinematography Aamaar Katha: Story of BinodiniIndraneel Lahiri 50,000/-
Best Audiography Tender is the Sight Anindit Roy
 Ateesh Chattopadhyay
 Ayan Bhattacharya
50,000/-
Best Editing Tigress BloodAndi Campbell Waite 50,000/-
Best Narration / Voice Over Nitya Kalyani – Oru Mohiniyattam PathamAmbooty (Anil Kumar), Devi S. 50,000 (US$700)
Special Jury Award A Poet, A City & A FootballerProducer: Films Division
Director: Joshy Joseph
100,000 (US$1,400)
Special Mention GunjaaMrinal Dev (Director)Certificate only
Seek and HideManoj Kumar Nitharwal (Director)
5 O'Clock AccidentRuchir Arun (Director)

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.

Jury

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

  Madhan (Chairperson)
  Anirudha Bhattacharjee  Ziya Us Salam

Golden Lotus Award

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

Name of AwardName of BookLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Silent Cinema (1895–1930)EnglishAuthor: Pasupuleti Purnachandra Rao
Publisher:EMESCO BOOKS
75,000 (US$1,100)
Name of AwardLanguage(s)AwardeeCash Prize
Best Film Critic Tanul Thakur75,000 (US$1,100)

Special Mention

All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit.

Name of AwardName of BookLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Pride of Tamil Cinema (1931–2013)English G. Dhananjayan Certificate Only

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