64th National Film Awards

Last updated

64th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 2016
Awarded byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Presented by Pranab Mukherjee
(President of India)
Announced on7 April 2017
Presented on3 May 2017 (2017-05-03)
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Kaasav
Best Non-Feature Film Fireflies in the Abyss
Best Book Lata : Sur Gatha
Best Film Critic G. Dhananjayan
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Kasinadhuni Viswanath
Most awards  Allama
 Dashkriya
  Ventilator (3)

The 64th National Film Awards was an award ceremony during which the Directorate of Film Festivals presents its annual National Film Awards to honour the best films of 2016 in the Indian cinema. The awards were announced on 7 April 2017, and the ceremony was held on 3 May 2017. [1]

Contents

Selection process

The Directorate of Film Festivals invited online entries for the first time on 16 January 2017 and the acceptable last date for entries was until 21 January 2017. [2] Feature and Non-Feature Films certified by Central Board of Film Certification between 1 January 2016, and 31 December 2016, 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 2016, and 31 December 2016, 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. [3]

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. [2]

Best Film Friendly State

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 a State Government Policy.

  Madhur Bhandarkar (Chairperson)
  Kaushik Ganguly
  Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi
  Mohan Kanda
AwardName of StateCitation
Best Film Friendly StateState of Uttar Pradesh For implementing a unique film policy, taking into account that the film medium is not only about entertainment but is also a very important vehicle of employment, social awareness and cultural development. The State’s Film Policy includes various measures to create a suitable environment, which not only invites shooting of films on a large scale in the State but also promotes other activities, which are related to various aspects of film production at the ground level, including financial incentives for filmmakers.
Best Film Friendly State – Special MentionState of Jharkhand To foster the film Industry and their endeavour to give incentives to filmmakers from across India. In addition to the above, the Film Policy also provides growth opportunities to the local filmmaking talent from within the State.

Golden Lotus Award

Official Name: Swarna Kamal

All the awardees are awarded with 'Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal)'.

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." [4]

A committee consisting five eminent personalities from Indian film industry was appointed to evaluate the lifetime achievement award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Following were the jury members: [5]

  Manoj Kumar
  Asha Bhosle
  T. S. Nagabharana
  Kamal Haasan
  S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Name of AwardAwardee(s)Awarded AsAwards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Kasinathuni Viswanath FilmmakerSwarna Kamal, 1 million (US$14,000) and a shawl

Feature Films

Feature films will be awarded at All India as well as regional level. Following will be the awards given in each category:

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 the director Priyadarshan, 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: [5]

Central Jury

  Priyadarshan (Chairperson)
  N. Chandra   Vasant S. Sai
  K. J. Suresh  Imo Singh
  Girish Mohite   Deboshruti Roy Chowdhury
  C. V. Reddy  P. C. Reddy
  Ashok Rane   Devdas Chhottrey

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

  K. J. Suresh (Head)
  Rakesh Mittal  Advaita Kala
  Uma Maheswar Rao  S. S. Bhakhoo

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

  Shyamaprasad (Head)
  Sanjeev Hazarika  Tanushree Hazarika
  Girish Mohite   Jagora Bandyopadhyay

Western Region: (Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi)

  N. Chandra (Head)
  Sanjay Pawar  B. Diwakar
  Pramod Pawar  Gopi Desai

Southern Region I: (Malayalam, Tamil)

  Imo Singh (Head)
  R. S. Vimal   Balaji Sakthivel
  Suresh Chandra  Priya Krishnaswamy

Southern Region II: (Kannada, Telugu)

  Vasant S. Sai (Head)
  G. Bhageeradha  K. S. Ramesh
  H. N. Maruthi  Aslam Sheikh

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.

Name of AwardName of FilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Kaasav MarathiDirector(s): Sumitra Bhave–Sunil Sukthankar
Producer(s):   Sumitra Bhave–Sunil Sukthankar
  Mohan Agashe
250,000/- Each
Best Debut Film of a Director Alifa BengaliDirector: Deep Choudhury
Producer: Arman Ahmed
125,000/- Each
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Sathamanam Bhavati TeluguProducer: V. Venkata Ramana Reddy
Director: Satish Vegesna
200,000/- Each
Best Children's Film Dhanak HindiDirector: Nagesh Kukunoor
Producer: Drishyam Films
150,000/- Each
Best Direction Ventilator Marathi Rajesh Mapuskar 250,000/-
Best Animated Film Mahayodha RamaHindiProducer: Contiloe Pictures Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Rohit Vaid
Animator: Deepak S.V
100,000/- Each

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 Feature Film on National Integration Dikchow Banat Palaax Assamese Producer: Canvascope
Director: Sanjib Sabha Pandit
150,000/- Each
Best Film on Other Social Issues Pink HindiProducer: Rashmi Sharma Films
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
150,000/- Each
Best Film on Environment/Conservation/Preservation Loktak Lairembee Manipuri Producer and Director: Haoban Paban Kumar 150,000/- Each
Best Actor Rustom Hindi Akshay Kumar 50,000/-
Best Actress Minnaminungu Malayalam Surabhi Lakshmi 50,000/-
Best Supporting Actor DashkriyaMarathi Manoj Joshi 50,000/-
Best Supporting Actress Dangal Hindi Zaira Wasim 50,000/-
Best Child Artist Railway Children KannadaManohara K 50,000/- (Cash component to be shared)
Sahaj Paather Gappo Bengali Nur Islam
 Samiul Alam
Kunju Daivam MalayalamAdish Praveen
Best Male Playback Singer Joker
(For the song "Jasmine E")
Tamil Sundarayyar 50,000/-
Best Female Playback Singer Praktan
(For the song "Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho")
Bengali Iman Chakraborty 50,000/-
Best Cinematography 24 Tamil Tirru 50,000/-
Best Screenplay
  Screenplay Writer (Original)
Maheshinte Prathikaaram Malayalam Syam Pushkaran 50,000/-
Best Screenplay
 Screenplay Writer (Adapted)
DashakriyaMarathiSanjay Krishnaji Patil 50,000/-
Best Screenplay
  Dialogues
Pelli Choopulu Telugu Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam 50,000/-
Best Audiography
  Sound Designer
Kaadu Pookkunna Neram MalayalamJayadevan Chakka Dath 50,000/-
Best Audiography
  Re-recordist of the Final Mixed Track
Ventilator MarathiAlok De 50,000/-
Best Editing Ventilator MarathiRameshwar S. Bhagat 50,000/-
Best Production Design 24 Tamil  Subrata Chakraborthy
  Shreyas Khedekar
  Amit Ray
50,000/-
Best Costume Design Cycle MarathiSachin Lovalekar 50,000/-
Best Make-up Artist Allama KannadaNK Ramakrishna 50,000/-
Best Music Direction
  Songs
Allama Kannada Bapu Padmanabha 50,000/-
Best Music Direction
  Background Score
Allama Kannada Bapu Padmanabha 50,000/-
Best Lyrics Praktan
(For the song "Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho")
Bengali Anupam Roy 50,000/- (Cash Component To Be Shared)
Dharma Durai
(For the song "Entha Pakkam")
Tamil Vairamuthu
Best Special Effects Shivaay HindiNaveen Paul 50,000/-
Best Choreography Janatha Garage Telugu Raju Sundaram 50,000/-
Best Stunt Choreographer Pulimurugan Malayalam Peter Hein 50,000/-
Special Jury Award   Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol
  Janatha Garage
  Pulimurugan
 Malayalam
 Telugu
 Malayalam
Mohanlal 200,000/-
Special Mention Kadvi Hawa HindiProducer: Eleeanora Images Private Ltd.
Director: Nila Madhab Panda
Certificate only
Mukti Bhawan HindiProducer: Red Carper Moving Pictures
Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani
  Mukti Bhawan
  Maj Rati Keteki
Hindi
Assamese
Adil Hussain (Actor)
Neerja Hindi Sonam Kapoor (Actress)

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.


Name of AwardName of FilmAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Producer(s)Director
Best Feature Film in Assamese Maj Rati Keteki Udara Films Santwana Bardoloi 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Bengali Bisarjan M/s Opera Kaushik Ganguly 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Gujarati Wrong Side Raju Cineman Productions Ltd. Mikhil Musale 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Hindi Neerja Fox Star Studios India Pvt. Ltd. Ram Madhvani 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Kannada ReservationThotadamaneNikhil Manjoo 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Konkani K Sera Sera – Ghodpachem Ghoddtelemde Goan StudioRajiv Shinde 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Maheshinte Prathikaaram Dream Mill Cinemas and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Dileesh Pothan 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Marathi DashkriyaRangneel CreationsSandeep Bhalachandra Patil 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Tamil Joker Dream Warrior Pictures Raju Murugan 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Telugu Pelli Choopulu Dharamapatha Creations Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam 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
ProducerDirector
Best Feature Film in Moran Haanduk Mayamara ProductionJaicheng Jai Dohutia 100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Tulu Madipu Aastha ProductionChetan Mundadi 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 Raju Mishra, was appointed to evaluate the Non-Feature Films entries. The jury members were: [5]

  Raju Mishra (Chairperson)
  Ashok Sharan  M. C. Rajanarayanan
  M. Maniram   Sanjeev Ratan
  Preethi Tripathi  Sushmit Ghosh

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 Fireflies in the AbyssEnglishProducer: Chandrasekhar Reddy
Director: Chandrasekhar Reddy
100,000/- Each
Best Director in Non-Feature Film Aaba... Aiktaay Na?MarathiProducer: Shri Mahalasa Productions Ponda
Director: Aaditya Jambhale
150,000/- to the Director

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 SOZ...A Ballad of MaladiesHindiProducer: Rajiv Mehrotra, PSBT
Director: Tushar Madhav & Sarvnik Kaur
50,000/- Each
Best Biographical Film / Best Historical Reconstruction / Compilation Film Zikr Us Parivaksha: Begum AkhtarUrduProducer: Sangeet Natak Akademi
Director: Nirmal Chander
50,000/- Each
Best Arts / Cultural Film In the Shadow of TimeEnglishProducer: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Director: Shankhajeet Dey
50,000/- Each (Cash Component to be shared)
The Lord of the UniverseEnglishProducer and Director: Shibu Prusty
Best Environment Film including Best Agricultural Film The Tiger Who Crossed The LineEnglishProducer and Director: Krishnendu Bose 50,000/- Each
Best Film on Social Issues I am JeejaEnglishProducer: Rajiv Mehrotra
Director: Swaty Chakraborty
50,000/- Each (Cash Component to be shared)
SanathHindiProducer: Priya Arun
Director: Vasanth S. Sai
Best Educational / Motivational / Instructional Film The Water FallEnglishProducer: Syed Sultan Ahmed
Director: Lipika Singh Darai
50,000/- Each
Best Exploration / Adventure Film Matitali KustiMarathiProducer: Madhavi Reddy
Director: Prantik Vivek Deshmukh
50,000/- Each
Best Investigative Film PlaceboEnglishProducer: Archana Fadke
Director: Abhay Kumar
50,000/- Each
Best Animation Film Hum Chitra Banate HaiHindiProducer: IDC, IIT MUmbai
Director: Nina Sabnani
Animator: Piyush Varma And Shyam Sundar Chatterjee
50,000/- Each
Best Short Fiction Film AabaEnglishProducer: Raj Kumar Gupta
Director: Amar Kaushik
50,000/- Each
Best Film on Family Welfare Little MagicianEnglishProducer: Syed Sultan Ahmed
Director: Neha Sharma
50,000/- Each
Best Cinematography Kalpvriksha
Adnyat
Hindi
English
Cameraman:Alpesh Nagar
Cameraman:Vishal Sangwai
50,000/- Each
Best Audiography In Return Just A BookEnglishAjith Abraham George 50,000/-
Best Audiography
  Location Sound Recordist
Remembering KurdiEnglishChristopher Bhurchell 50,000/-
Best Editing GudhEnglishJishu Sen 50,000/-
Best Music Direction LeechesHindi, EnglishTanuj Tiku 50,000/-
Best Narration / Voice overMakinoEnglishSetsu Makino Togawa 50,000/- Each
Special Jury Award The Cinema TravellersEnglishProducer: Shirley Abraham
Director: Shirely Abraham
50,000/- Each
Special Mention Chembai:Descoperire A Mei Unai Legende Chembai My discovery of a legend (Documentary) English Soumya SadanandanCertificate
Sikar Aru SitkarAssameseRamen Borah and Sibanu BorahCertificate
The Eyes of DarknessEnglishAmitabh ParasharCertificate

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 the National Award-winning writer Bhavana Somaya was appointed to evaluate the nominations for the best writing on Indian cinema. The jury members were as follows: [5]

  Bhavana Somaya (Chairperson)
  Mohan V. Raman  Prabhat Kumar

Golden Lotus Award

Official Name: Swarna Kamal

All the awardees are awarded with the Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal) accompanied with a cash prize.

Name of AwardName of BookLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Sur GathaHindi Author: Yatindra Mishra Publisher: Vani Prakashan 75,000/- Each
Best Film Critic NAEnglish G. Dhananjayan 75,000/-
Special MentionA Fly in the CurryEnglishAuthor: K.P. Jayashankar & Anjali Monteiro Certificate Only

Controversy

There was controversy over the National Film Award for Best Actor, which the committee awarded to Akshay Kumar for his performance in Rustom, [6] [7] snubbing Aamir Khan's performance for Dangal . [8] [9] [10] Committee member Priyadarshan, who has worked with Kumar on several films, [6] [10] gave the following explanation for awarding Kumar instead of Khan: [10]

Why should we have given the Best Actor award to Aamir Khan when he has made it very clear that he doesn’t attend awards functions? If he doesn’t want to accept the honour, what is the point in honouring him? Nowadays, we have seen people returning their awards. We didn’t want to take that risk.

Related Research Articles

The 55th 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 2007.

The 54th 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 2006.

32nd National Film Awards

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. Ceremony took place in June 1985.

33rd National Film Awards

The 33rd 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 1985. Ceremony took place in June 1986.

The 34th 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 1986. Ceremony took place in September 1987.

The 36th 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 1988. Ceremony took place in 1989.

The 52nd 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 2004.

The 37th 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 1989. Ceremony took place in May 1990 and awards were given by then President of India, R. Venkataraman.

The 38th 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 1990. Ceremony took place in 1991.

The 39th 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 1991. Ceremony took place in 1992.

The 40th 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 1992. Ceremony took place in 1993.

The 43rd 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 1995. Ceremony took place in 1996 and awards were given by then President of India, Shankar Dayal Sharma.

The 44th 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 1996. The awards were announced on 6 May 1997, and presented in July.

The 45th 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 1997. The awards were announced in May 1998 and presented in July by then President of India, K. R. Narayanan.

The 46th 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 1998. Ceremony took place on 15 February 2000 and awards were given by then President of India, K. R. Narayanan.

The 47th 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 1999. Ceremony took place on 18 September 2000 and awards were given by then President of India, K. R. Narayanan.

The 48th 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 2000. Ceremony took place on 12 December 2001 and awards were given by then President of India, K. R. Narayanan.

The 49th 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 2001. Awards were announced by the committee headed by K. S. Sethumadhavan, K. K. Kapil and Bharat Gopy for the feature films, non-feature films and books written on Indian cinema, respectively, on 26 July 2002; whereas award ceremony took place on 13 February 2003 and awards were given away by then President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

The 51st 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 2003.

The 63rd National Film Awards was an award ceremony during which the Directorate of Film Festivals of India presented its annual National Film Awards to honour the best films of 2015 in Indian cinema. The awards were announced on 28 March 2016 and the ceremony was held on 3 May 2016.

References

  1. "Notice for inviting tender for Hiring of Event Management Agency for 64th National Film Awards Ceremony 2016" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Call for entries; 64th National Film Awards for 2016" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  3. "National Film Awards 2016". Archived from the original on 7 April 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  4. "17th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 38. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 July 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  5. 1 2 3 4 "64th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  6. 1 2 "64th National Film Awards 2017: Why Akshay Kumar's win is a fiasco for once prestigious honour". Firstpost . 8 April 2017. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  7. "Forget Akshay Kumars national award win. How many of THESE actors deserved it?". India Today . 10 April 2017. Archived from the original on 16 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  8. "National Film Awards complete winner list: Aamir Khan and Dangal face a royal snub!". Catch News. 7 April 2017. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  9. Chauhan, Gaurang (7 April 2017). "3 revelations made by Priyadarshan on Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and National Film Awards that stumped us". Bollywood Life. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  10. 1 2 3 "Priyadarshan on Akshay's National Award: Why honour Aamir when he doesn't accept it?". Hindustan Times . 8 April 2017. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.