National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film

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National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Awarded forSecond Best Feature Film of the year
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Formerly calledAll India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film (1957–1967)
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 30,000 (US$420) (Producer)
    15,000 (US$210) (Director)
First awarded1957
Last awarded1992
Highlights
Total awarded26
First winner Andhare Alo
Last winner Padma Nadir Majhi

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

Contents

The award was instituted in 1957, at the 5th National Film Awards. It was awarded annually to a film produced in India that year, in any Indian language. It was last awarded in 1992, at the 40th National Film Awards.

Winners

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

Awards legends
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Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film
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.
1957
(5th)
Andhare Alo Bengali Sreemati Pictures Haridas Bhattacharya   [1]
1958
(6th)
Jalsaghar Bengali Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray   [2]
1959
(7th)
Heera Moti Hindi Pravin DesaiKrishnan Chopra  [3]
1960
(8th)
Kshudhita Pashan BengaliHemen Ganguly Tapan Sinha   [4]
1961
(9th)
Pava Mannippu Tamil Buddha Pictures A. Bhimsingh   [5]
1962
(10th)
Abhijan BengaliAbhijatrik Satyajit Ray   [6]
1963
(11th)
Nartanasala Telugu  Sridhar Rao
  C. Lakshmi Rajyam
K. Kameswara Rao   [7]
1964
(12th)
Haqeeqat Hindi Chetan Anand Chetan Anand  [8]
1965
(13th)
AtithiBengali New Theaters Pvt Ltd. Tapan Sinha   [9]
1966
(14th)
No Award [10]
1967
(15th)
Upkar HindiR. N. Goswami Manoj Kumar   [11]
1968
(16th)
Thulabharam Malayalam Supriya Pictures A. Vincent   [12]
1969
(17th)
Dibratrir Kabya Bengali Bimal Bhowmick
 Narayan Chakraborty
Khwaja Ahmad Abbas   [13]
1970
(18th)
Pratidwandi Bengali Nepal Dutta
 Asim Dutta
Satyajit Ray   [14]
1971
(19th)
Anubhav Hindi Basu Bhattacharya Basu Bhattacharya   [15]
1972
(20th)
Calcutta 71 BengaliD. S. Sultania Mrinal Sen   [16]
1973
(21st)
Kaadu Kannada  K. N. Narayan
  G. N. Lakshmipathy
Girish Karnad   [17]
1974
(22nd)
Ankur HindiBlaze Film Enterprises Shyam Benegal   [18]
1975
(23rd)
Mausam HindiP. Mallikharjuna Rao Gulzar   [19]
1976
(24th)
No Award [20]
1977
(25th)
No Award [21]
1978
(26th)
No Award [22]
1979
(27th)
No Award [23]
1980
(28th)
Oppol MalayalamRosamma George K. S. Sethumadhavan
For boldly presenting a woman's love for her illegitimate child, for sensitive handling of complex situations, and for offering social acceptability to the mother and child, thereby giving a new perspective to the values prevalent body.
[24]
1981
(29th)
Pokkuveyil Malayalam K. Ravindranathan Nair G. Aravindan
For visualising in a sustained, poetic manner the gnawing agony of the human mind dangerously hovering on the edge of insanity; for marrying the images superbly with haunting classical music on the sound track and creating an unorthodox, sensitive, deeply moving work of exquisite beauty.
[25]
1982
(30th)
Kharij BengaliNeel Kanth Films Mrinal Sen
For the subtlety and simplicity with which it analyses the dehumanisation creeping into our society, with cinematic elegance and economy of expression.
[26]
1983
(31st)
Maya Miriga Oriya NFDC Nirad N. Mohapatra
For the sensitivity and compassion with which it depicts an aspect of middle class reality and its restrained and intelligent observation of people.
[27]
1984
(32nd)
No Award [28]
1985
(33rd)
No Award [29]
1986
(34th)
No Award [30]
1987
(35th)
No Award [31]
1988
(36th)
No Award [32]
1989
(37th)
Parshuramer Kuthar BengaliDhurjati Prasad MukherjiNabyendu Chattopadhyay
For the moving fashion in which it elaborates the political and social hypocrisy of a town's middle class and its exploitation of a woman who is both the object of desire and the prey.
[33]
1990
(38th)
Ek Doctor Ki Maut HindiNFDC Tapan Sinha
For making a relevant social comment, presented in a tremendously communicative yet emotional manner.
[34]
1991
(39th)
Firingoti Assamese   Sailadhar Baruah
  Jahnu Barua
Jahnu Barua
For its artistic excellence and for the effective use of the medium for portraying a theme of immense social relevance.
[35]
1992
(40th)
Padma Nadir Majhi Bengali Government of West Bengal Gautam Ghose
For depicting the plight of boat people of the river Padma in an unforgettable experience.
[36]

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