Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration

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Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Formerly calledBest Feature Film on National Unity and Emotional Integration
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$700)
First awarded1965
Last awarded2018
Most recent winner Ondalla Eradalla
Highlights
Total awarded46
First winner Shaheed

The Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

Contents

The award was instituted in 1965, at 13th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners

Award includes 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus) and cash prize. Following are the award winners over the years:

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
YearFilm(s)Language(s)Producer(s)Director(s)CitationRefs.
1965
(13th)
Shaheed Hindi Kewal KashyapS. Ram Sharma  [1]
1966
(14th)
Subhash Chandra Bengali A. K. BanerjeePiyush Bose  [2]
1967
(15th)
No Award [3]
1968
(16th)
Janmabhoomi Malayalam Roopa Rekha John Sankaramangalam   [4]
1969
(17th)
Saat Hindustani Hindi Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Khwaja Ahmad Abbas   [5]
1970
(18th)
Thurakkatha Vathil MalayalamA. Raghunath P. Bhaskaran   [6]
1971
(19th)
Do Boond Pani Hindi Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Khwaja Ahmad Abbas  
1972
(20th)
Achanum Bappayum MalayalamC. C. Baby K. S. Sethumadhavan   [7]
1973
(21st)
Garm Hava [lower-alpha 1] HindiUnit 3 MM M. S. Sathyu   [8]
1974
(22nd)
Parinay [lower-alpha 2] HindiSamantar Chitra Kantilal Rathod   [9]
1975
(23rd)
No Award [10]
1976
(24th)
No Award [11]
1977
(25th)
No Award [11]
1978
(26th)
Grahana Kannada Harsha Pictures T. S. Nagabharana
For an honest and bold depiction of caste conflict in rural India. The film starkly brings out the traditional beliefs which grip the entire rural society including the down-trodden putting an extra chain on the poor in addition to their economic helplessness. Cinematically a very powerful film.
[12]
1979
(27th)
22 June 1897 Marathi  Nachiket Patwardhan
 Jayoo Patwardhan
 Nachiket Patwardhan
 Jayoo Patwardhan
 
1980
(28th)
Bhavni Bhavai Gujarati Sanchar Film Cooperative Society Ltd. Ketan Mehta
For tracing the history of social evil of untouchability through popular folk drama form, for synthesizing diverse performing arts into socially relevant communication, for depicting the untouchable's fight for their rights.
[13]
1981
(29th)
Saptapadi Telugu Bheemavarapu Buchhireddy K. Viswanath
For focusing on the problems of the society whose orthodoxy inflicts grave injustice on the under-privileged, for the dilemma faced by a Brahmin disciplinarian in confronting his grand-daughter's love for Harijan, for resolving the problem in a rational manner, worthy of the country's best secular traditions.
[14]
1982
(30th)
Aaroodam MalayalamRosamma George I. V. Sasi
For its compassionate treatment of the plight of the under-privileged.
[15]
1983
(31st)
Sookha Hindi M. S. Sathyu M. S. Sathyu
For its sincerity in the portrayal of basic human values that unify mankind.
[2]
1984
(32nd)
Aadmi Aur Aurat Hindi Doordarshan Tapan Sinha   [16]
1985
(33rd)
Sree Narayana Guru MalayalamA. Jaffer P. A. Backer
For preaching, through the life of a great reformer, the universal values of "One Caste, One Religion and One God for Man".
[17]
1986
(34th)
No Award [18]
1987
(35th)
Tamas HindiBlaze Entertainment Govind Nihalani
For recreating without compromise the tragic events leading to the communal holocaust at the eve of partition in a Punjab village.
[19]
1988
(36th)
Rudraveena Telugu Nagendra Babu K. Balachander
For presenting vertical as well as horizontal social integration on a musical plane and thus offering a cultural revolution as solution to maladies of the rural population.
[20]
1989
(37th)
Santha Shishunala Sharifa KannadaYajaman Enterprises T. S. Nagabharana
For its depiction of unity of religions at the popular mystical level illustrated by the life and lyrics of a famous Muslim saint who has a Hindu guru.
[21]
1990
(38th)
No Award [22]
1991
(39th)
Aadi Mimansa Oriya Apurba Kishore Bir Apurba Kishore Bir
For its strong appeal for integration and upholding of human values brought about through a remarkbly understated treatment of incidents from everyday life.
[23]
1992
(40th)
Roja Tamil Kavithalayaa Productions Mani Ratnam
For presenting a thrilling drama of the abduction of an Indian scientist by a self-proclaimed liberation army which later realises the futility of its anti-social activities.
[24]
1993
(41st)
Sardar Hindi Late H. M. Patel Ketan Mehta
For presenting a panoramic view of India in a period of transition to reveal the goals of nationalism by the integration of a mass disparate materials and shaping them into a coherent saga of Indian nationalism in an epic style.
[25]
1994
(42nd)
Mukta Marathi Ashok B. Mhatre Jabbar Patel
For mapping a sharply defined dramatic style on to a canvas of national caste oppression and for unversalising the alliances of the Indian Dalit people.
[26]
1995
(43rd)
Bombay Tamil  Mani Ratnam
 S. Sriram
Mani Ratnam
For its bold and sensitive approach to the problem of communal divide and for bringing out the futility of the carnage in the name of religion.
[27]
1996
(44th)
Kaanaakkinaavu Malayalam P. V. Gangadharan Sibi Malayil
For its brilliant and bold approach to National Integration and the futility of division in the name of religion.
[28]
1997
(45th)
Border Hindi J. P. Dutta J. P. Dutta
For making an honest statement on patriotism, portraying the gallantry and sacrifies of the Armed forces, thereby instilling a sense of National pride.
[29]
1998
(46th)
Zakhm Hindi Pooja Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt
For boldly dealing with social and religious strife, communal tensions, violence and disharmony in contemporary times. The film has a message of love and peace that is conveyed in a sensitive way.
[30]
1999
(47th)
Shaheed Udham Singh Punjabi Iqbal DhillonChitraarth
For opening a new window to the Jallianwala Bagh episode, which had jolted the conscience of the Indian people.
[31]
2000
(48th)
Pukar Hindi Surinder Kapoor Rajkumar Santoshi
For tackling the problem of terrorist infiltrations and the army's counter attacks. And situations where armed and civilian forces unite against the common external enemy.
[32]
2001
(49th)
Bub Kashmiri NFDC Jyoti Sarup
For exploring the problems of a minority in the face of terrorist activities of forces across the border. Against this macro scenario, the film weaves together more intimate micro stories particularly of the bonding between a sensitive bureaucrat and an orphaned boy.
[33]
2002
(50th)
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer EnglishN. Venkatesan Aparna Sen
For its humane depiction of the bonding between two individuals of different religious backgrounds in the midst of communal tension.
[34]
2003
(51st)
Pinjar HindiLucky Star Entertainment Ltd Chandraprakash Dwivedi
For exploring the power of human relationships in overcoming social and religious schisms.
[35]
2004
(52nd)
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Hindi Sahara India Media Communication Ltd. Shyam Benegal
Netaji is one of the most controversial and colourful figures of modern Indian history. His struggle to fight the Britishers and bring the Indians together to do this. The idealistic dreamer turns into a revolutionary to achieve his goal. The film effectively brings alive the era.
[36]
2005
(53rd)
Daivanamathil Malayalam Aryadan Shaukath Jayaraj
For the powerful representation of a burning communal issue highlighting the plight of women in the times of religious intolerence.
[37]
2006
(54th)
Kallarali Hoovagi Kannada S. Madhu Bangarappa T. S. Nagabharana
For depicting the sanctity of loyalty to one's land and amity through a love story set in the times of Hyder Ali.
[38]
2007
(55th)
Dharm HindiSheetal V. Talwar Bhavna Talwar
For powerfully bringing forth the message that humanity is of much greater value than religion. The transformation of an orthodox and superstitious priest is very beautifully depicted.
[39]
2008
(56th)
Aai Kot Nai Assamese Rajen Bora Manju Borah
For its honest look at a burning problem in Northeast India, its attempt to break down artificial boundaries and giving it a human and aesthetic appeal.
[40]
2009
(57th)
Delhi-6 Hindi Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
For its uncompromising stance towards communal divide and offering a humanistic solution of taking individual responsibility.
[41]
2010
(58th)
Moner Manush Bengali Gautam Kundu Gautam Ghose
For celebrating the union of the human spirit through the life and song of Sufi poets in the Baul tradition.
[42]
2011
(59th)
No Award [43]
2012
(60th)
Thanichalla Njan Malayalam Cherian Philippose Babu Thiruvalla
A tale of communal harmony narrated through an in-house milieu. The bonding between a Hindu and a Muslim lady in a reciprocally accommodating relationship forms the crux of the film.
[44]
2013
(61st)
Thalaimuraigal Tamil Company Productions Balu Mahendra
A sensitive tale about the breaking of walls of orthodoxy and religious and linguistic bias in a small village in Tamil Nadu. Love and compassion of a small boy and his mother wins over not only their own blood but the whole rural community.
[45]
2014
(62nd)
No Award [46]
2015
(63rd)
Nanak Shah Fakir Punjabi Sartaj Singh Pannu  
The saga on the life of the great spiritual master advocating the values of peace and harmony.
[47]
2016
(64th)
Dikchow Banat Palaax Assamese CanvascopeSanjib Sabha Pandit
The film brings out oneness of our feelings amidst differences.
[48]
2017
(65th)
DhappaMarathiSumatilal Popatlal Shah Nipun Dharmadhikari
2018
(66th)
Ondalla Eradalla Kannada DN Cinemas D Satya Prakash
The film brings out innocence of a child in you amidst differences.
[49]

Explanatory notes

  1. Gita Siddharth (Leading Actress) was awarded with Medallion.
  2. Romesh Sharma (Leading Actor) and Shabana Azmi (Leading Actress) were awarded with Medallion.

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