THE AWARDS IN THE VARIOUS CATEGORIES ARE AS FOLLOWS: FEATURE FILMS S.No. Name of Award 1. BEST FILM FEATURE 2. INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR 3. BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME Name of Film Awardees Medal Citation & Cash Prize Producer: Swarna Kamal Court Zoo and COURT is a powerful Entertainment and stark depiction of (Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati & Pvt. Ltd. 2,50,000/the mundaneness of English) each to judicial procedure revealed brilliantly by Director : the Producer the film’s form, forcing Chaitanya and Director us to reflect on the Tamhane heart-wrenching insensitivity of institutional structures. Producer:F.O.R Swarna Kamal Asha Jaoar Majhe Films Pvt. Ltd. and For the portrayal of routine ordinary life (Bengali) Director : 1,25, 000/- with extraordinary Aditya Vikram each to cinematic finesse. Sengupta the Producer and Director Producer: Swarna Kamal Mary Kom Viacom 18 and For an inspiring tale of a Motion Pictures woman who becomes a (Hindi) 2,00,000/national icon through ENTERTAINMENT Director : Omung Kumar 4. BEST FILM ON Chotoder Chobi SOCIAL ISSUES (Bengali) 5. BEST FILM ON Ottaal ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/ (Malayalam) PRESERVATION 6. BEST CHILDREN’S FILM Kaakkaa Muttai (Tamil) & each to her determined pursuit of sporting excellence. the Producer and Director Producer: Rajat Kamal For its empathetic Shree and portrayal of Venkatesh Films marginalized people Pvt. Ltd. 1,50,000/and their struggle for a each to life of dignity. Director : Kaushik the Producer Ganguly and Director Ottal, a visual poem, Producer: Rajat Kamal expresses the beauty Director Cutz and and serenity of the Film Company protagonist’s rural (P) Ltd. 1,50,000/environment and a way each to of life whose value is measured by the Director : the Producer poignancy of its loss. Jayaraj and Director Producer: Swarna Kamal Kaakkaa Muttai for Grass Root and narrating a charming Film Company story of two brothers 1,50,000/who are unaware of Director : each to their deprived status Manikandan M the Producer and have a and Director confrontation with the & tastelessness of (Cash globalization. Producer: component to Essel Vision be shared Elizabeth Ekadashi is a Productions Ltd. between films) delightful tale that reaffirms children's Director : ability to negotiate the Paresh complexities of life with Mokashi relative ease. For its brilliantly Srijit Mukherji Swarna Kamal reflexive use of the and cinematic idiom through a playful and innovative mise-en2,50, scene that tautens to an 000/unexpected and gripping climax. Elizabeth Ekadashi (Marathi) 7. BEST DIRECTION Chotushkone (Bengali) 8. Vijay BEST ACTOR Nanu Avalu (Kannada) Avanalla Rajat and Kamal 50,000/- For his subtle and non-stereotypical playing of a woman trapped in a man’s body, portraying a gamut of emotions as s/he struggles through confusion, rejection and humiliation to finally chart her own course with confidence and dignity. 9. BEST ACTRESS Queen (Hindi) Kangana Ranaut 10. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Jigarthanda(Tamil) Bobby Simhaa 11. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 12. Pagdi The Honour (Haryanavi) Baljinder Kaur Rajat and Kamal For an endearingly etched out performance that is 50,000/grounded in contextual specificity and at the same time is disarmingly spontaneous as to appear almost improvisatory. For an engaging Rajat Kamal portrayal of a dreaded and Mafia don who plays both the villain and the comic with a rare 50,0 flamboyance and 00/abandon. For a very expressive Rajat Kamal performance as a gritty and rustic woman who struggles as wife and 50,000/mother to keep her family intact in a society obsessed with patriarchal honour. For their portrayal of BEST ARTIST CHILD Kaakkaa Muttai (Tamil) J. Vignesh & Ramesh Rajat and Kamal inseparable siblings living in a slum who innocently struggle with 50,000/rare dignity to acquire (cash what attracts them in component to this vast market of be shared) products unleashed by a liberal economy only to realise the harsh reality of invincible class boundaries. 13. BEST MALE Haider PLAYBACK SINGER (Hindi) Sukhwinder Singh (Song: Bismil) Rajat and Kamal For a powerful rendition which effectively reflects the 50,000/agony and anger of the protagonist. BEST FEMALE Saivam PLAYBACK SINGER (Tamil) Uttara Rajat Kamal Unnikrishanan and (Song: Azhagu) 50,000/- BEST CINEMATOGRAPH Y Sudeep Chatterjee 14. For evoking an emotional resonance through the purity and innocence of her voice. 15. Chotushkone (Bengali) Rajat and Kamal For exhibiting a wide spectrum of space and time while effortlessly knitting the 50,0 emotional fabric of the 00/film. each 16. BEST SCREENPLAY i) Screenplay Writer (Original): ii) Screenplay Writer (Adapted) : iii) Dialogues : 17. BEST AUDIOGRAPHY i. Chotushkone (Bengali) ii. Ottal (Malayalam) iii. Haidar(Hindi) Srijit Mukherji Joshy Mangalath Vishal Bhardwaj Chotushkone for the masterful telling of a taut suspense thriller which weaves a sinister Rajat Kamal web around the journey and and lives of four 50,000/egotistical characters. Ottal for beautifully Rajat Kamal transposing Anton and Chekov’s short story 50,000/onto a canvas of nature that enhances the shades of the original. Haider for the multi layered and resonant dialogues that evoke Rajat Kamal angst and passion with and crispness and brevity. 50,000/- i) Location Sound Recordist i. Khwada Mahaveer (Marathi) Sabbanwal Rajat and Kamal 50,000/- ii) Designer Sound ii. Asha Majhe Jaoar Anish John (Bengali) iii) Re-recordist of the final mixed track iii. Nirbashito(Ben gali) Khwada for its excellent live sound quality which skillfully captures all the ambient sounds with the right tonal balance. Asha Jaoar Majhe for creating a brilliant Rajat Kamal soundscape which and enhances the narrative even in the absence of 50,000/the spoken word. Anirban Sengupta & Dipankar Chaki Rajat and Nirbashito for the seamless movement from chaos into the 50,0 quietness of solitude while integrating 00/various elements of sound. Kamal 18. BEST EDITING Jigarthanda(Tamil) Vivek Harshan Rajat and Kamal For structuring the different narratives of raw cruelty and urban cunning 50,0 that eventually intermin 00/gle with positive and humourous overtones through skillful editing. 19. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Nachom – IA Kumpasar (Konkani) Aparna Raina Rajat and Kamal For convincingly recreating spaces from a different era and with 50,000/minute attention to detail. Dolly Ahluwalia Rajat and Avanalla Nangaraju & Rajat and 20. BEST COSTUME Haider (Hindi) DESIGNER Kamal For capturing the essence of the characters and moods 50,000/with creative flourish. 21. BEST MAKE-UP Nanu ARTIST Avalu (Kannada) Raju Kamal For the realistic creation of gender duality in a character through 50,000/different phases of life. 22. BEST MUSIC DIRECTION Haider a) Songs (Hindi) b) Backgrou nd Score Nineteen Three(Malayalam) Vishal Bhardwaj For developing the Rajat Kamal conflict of the inner and and outer landscape through haunting 50,000/music. Eighty Gopi Sunder Rajat and Kamal For maintaining the tempo of the film with an in-sync background 50,000/score. 23. BEST LYRICS Saivam (Tamil) (Azhagu) NA. Muthukumar For embodying the Rajat Kamal world as seen through and the eyes of a child using common place images to make an appeal to an 50,0 adult world. 00/- 24. SPECIAL AWARD JURY Khwada(Marathi) Director:Bhaur ao Karhade Rajat and Kamal For a hard-hitting but restrained narration of the harsh realities of a 2,00,000/nomadic shepherd community who are in search of stability. Haider (Hindi) (Bismil) Sudesh Adhana Rajat and 25. BEST CHOREOGRAPHY 26. Kamal For the evocative fusion of performative grammars, interweaving 50,000/a staccato whirling of masculinised bodies with larger than life puppets, to create a dance that is firmly embedded within the narrative. BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION a) BEST FILM ASSAMESE Othello Producer: Artha Films Director : Hemanta Kumar Das Rajat and Kamal For its tangential evocation of the Shakespeare play as it 1,00,000/explores mistrust and each prejudice in a society ridden with political to the turmoil. Producer and Director b) BEST FILM BENGALI Nirbashito Producer: Kaushik Ganguly Productions Director : Churni Ganguly c) BEST HINDI FILM Queen Rajat and Kamal For its poignant articulation of the suffocation one 1,00,000/experiences when each exiled in a land that is not one’s own, as a to the price that is paid for Producer and asserting one’s right to Director freedom of expression. For a delightful Producer: Rajat Kamal portrayal of a young girl Phantom Films and who emerges from her Pvt. Ltd. & cocoon of diffidence Viacom 18 1,00,000/and middle-class mores Motion Pictures each to discover the pleasure and fulfillment of a life Director : to the lived on her own terms. Vikas Bahl d) BEST KANNADA FILM Harivu e) BEST FILM KONKANI Nachom – IA Kumpasar Producer and Director Producer: Rajat Kamal For the lingering Om Studio and pathos of a father’s struggle to provide Director : 1,00,000/medical treatment to Manjunath S. each his only child and his (Mansore) long trek back home to the with his son’s corpse. Producer and Director For its nostalgic Producer: Goa Rajat Kamal recovery of a distinctive Folklore and musical legacy, as told Productions through the 1,00,000/rollercoaster lives of its Director:Bardr each practitioners, that has oy Barretto remained unsung to the despite its influence Producer and upon Bombay cinema. Director f) BEST MALAYALAM FILM Ain Producer: 1: 1: Rajat Enternatments and Kamal For its gently nuanced narrative in which a carefree young man Director:Sidhar 1,00,000/embraces responsibility tha Siva each and compassion for the lives of others. to the Producer Director g) BEST FILM MARATHI Killa and For its warm portrait Producer:JAR Rajat Kamal of a young boy as he Pictures& M R and emerges from the Film Works shadows of dislocation 1,00,000/and loss in an unfamiliar Director:Avina each environment to sh Arun embracing what life has to the to offer. Producer and Director h) BEST FILM ODIYA Aadim Vichar i) BEST FILM PUNJABI Punjab 1984 Producer: Rajat Kamal Mohapatra and Movie Magic Pvt. Ltd. 1,00,000/each Director: Sabyasachi to the Mohapatra Producer and Director Producer:Whit Rajat Kamal e Hill Production and India Pvt. Ltd. 1,00,000/Director:Anura each g Singh to the For its vibrant portrayal of a tribal community whose enabling humanism shows a way out of pettiness and prejudice. For its searing portrayal of how ordinary lives and simple dreams are shattered in a time of militancy. Producer Director BEST FILM j) k) 27. TAMIL Kuttram Kadithal Producer: Rajat JSK Film and Corporation and Kamal For the pervasive empathy with which it examines the guilt and 1,00,000/the anger that follows Director: each upon a school teacher’s Bramma.G impulsive slapping of a to the student. Producer and Director BEST TELUGU Chandamama Kathalu Rajat Kamal For its skilful FILM Producer: Worki and interweaving of stories ng Dream featuring a variety of Production 1,00,000/characters bound each together by a common Director:Prave anxiety about securing n Sattaru to the their future. Producer and Director BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED OTHER THAN SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION a) BEST HARYANVI FILM Pagdi The Honour Producer: V Entertainers Director: R Rajat and Kamal For capturing honestly the abrasive fabric of a patriarchal society that 1,00,000/places an inordinate Rajeev Bhatia each to Producer Director premium on honour, and also offering the the possibility of liberation and through an acknowledgement of others’ pain. b) BEST FILM 28. a) RABHA Orong Producer:Suraj Rajat Kamal Kr. Duwarah, and Aucto Creation 1,00,000/Director:Suraj each Kr. Duwarah to the Producer and Director For its sensitive portrayal of a young man as he drifts through a life that offers little promise or excitement. SPECIAL MENTION Ain (Malayalam) Musthafa CERTIFICATE For the minute and nuanced manner in which he assays the imperceptible transformation of a carefree youth into a compassionate and responsible young man. b) Nachom – IA Kumpasar (Konkani) Palomi Ghosh CERTIFICATE Killa (Marathi) & Bhootnath Returns (Hindi) Parth Bhalerao CERTIFICATE c) NON-FEATURE FILMS For her extraordinarily energetic performance as a girl whose infectious passion for singing and love comes at enormous personal cost. For lovable portrayals with rare aplomb of an impish and caring child in both Killa and Bhootnath Returns. S. No. 1. Name of Award Name of Film Awardee BEST NON Tender is the Producer: FEATURE FILM Sight Division Director: Banerjee 2. BEST DEBUT FILM Goonga OF A DIRECTOR Pahalwan Medal & Citation Cash Prize Films SWARNA For its KAMAL sensitive and & lyrical portrayal of ten-year-old 1,50,000/Torsha Hassirbullah, each to who, though the visually Producer & challenged, Director creates a symphony of sounds. The film captures his universe, his life and his talent, softly and gently. Producer:Drishti Media RAJAT KAMAL & 75,000/Director: Mit Jani, each to the Prateek Gupta & Producer & Vivek Chaudhary Director * For its fun, yet mature portrayal of its protagonist, a champion at the Deaf Olympics. It pointedly questions the politics that 3. 4. impede this capable athlete’s route to the Rio Olympics. BEST Qissa – e – Producer:Public RAJAT For its lightANTHROPOLOGICAL/ Parsi : The Service Broadcasting KAMAL hearted yet ETHNOGRAPHIC Parsi Story Trust & comprehensive FILM 50,000/- telling of the Director:Divya each to the story of India’s Cowasji & Shilpi Producer much loved Gulati & community, the 50,000/- Parsis. It Director * explores their history, the philosophy of their faith, their enterprise and their way of life, with delight and laughter. BEST BIOGRAPHICAL/ HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION Aamaar Producer: Films Katha : Story of Division Binodini Director:Tuhinabha Majumdar RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/each to the Producer & Director For its stylistic and poetic portrayal of the 19thcentury theatre actress Binodini Devi’s autobiography. 5. BEST ARTS /CULTURAL FILM Kapila Producer:Films Division RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/each to the Producer & Director For its unique and expressive rendering of Kapila’s sheer artistry over Kudiyattam, the world’s oldest theatrical art form. 6. BEST Documentati Producer:Indira RAJAT PROMOTIONAL FILM on of Clay Gandhi National KAMAL (to cover tourism, Image Makers Centre for the Arts & exports, crafts, of Kumartuli 50,000/industry etc) Director:Ranajit Ray each to the Producer & Director For its extensive study of the craft and community of the clay makers in the context of changing times. 7. BEST I Cannot Give Producer: Top ENVIRONMENT You My Forest Quark Films Pvt. Ltd. FILM INCLUDING AGRICULTURE Director:Nandan For its concerned and empathetic exploration of Director: Sanju Surendran RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/- Saxena & Kavita Bahl each to the the tribal Producer & communities in Director Rayagada, Orissa, who derive their sustenance and identity from the forest. 8. BEST FILM SOCIAL ISSUES ON Can’t Take Director:Vinod RAJAT This Shit Kapri KAMAL Anymore Producer:Bhagirathi & Films 50,000/& each Producer & Daughters of Director: Vibha Director Mother India Bakshi Producer: V2 Film & (Cash Design Pvt. Ltd. Component to be shared) For incisively highlighting the acute desperation of rural women and the problems they face from the lack of basic and essential facilities for sanitation. For explicitly and determinedly turning the spotlight on the burning issue of rape in the country and the brutal mentality that drives it. 9. b BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM Komal Producer:Climb Media India Pvt. Ltd. Director:Prashant Shikare RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/each to the Producer & Director KOMAL – For effectively and concisely communicating essential & & information to children to Producer:Gaahimed Behind the protect ia Glass Wall (Cash themselves Director: Component from sexual Aruna Raje Patil to be abuse. shared) BEHIND THE GLASS WALL – For its exhaustive exploration of the world and challenges of the autistic and their caregivers. 10. BEST Life Force – Producer:Grey EXPLORATION/ India’s Films India Pvt. Ltd. ADVENTURE FILM Western Ghats (TO INCLUDE Director:Nallamuth SPORTS) u Subbiah RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/each to the Producer & Director For taking the viewer deep into the Western Ghats and engagingly revealing its rare and incredible biodiversity. 11. 11 BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILM RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/each to the Producer & Director For its quiet and fairhearted investigation of the fishermen communities and their floating dwellings on Loktak Lake, Manipur, even as government agencies and conservationists struggle to save the lake. Phum Shang Producer:Films Division Director:Haobam Paban Kumar 12. BEST ANIMATION FILM 13. SPECIAL AWARD JURY Sound of Joy Producer:Aura Cinematics Director:Sukankan Roy Animator:Rishi Sanay A Poet, A City Producer:Films & A Footballer Division Director: Joshy Joseph RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/each to the Producer, Director & Animator For its flowing and engaging animation style in telling the stories from Vivekananda’s childhood and its emphasis on developing the power of concentration. RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/each to the Producer & Director For demonstrating the power of cinema in weaving together life, poetry and reflections of its protagonist in the face of impending death. 14. BEST SHORT FICTION FILM Mitraa Producer:Athaansh Communications RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/each to the Producer & Director For its empathetic portrayal of its pivotal character’s sexual orientation, and the question of freedom around it. Shot in monochrome, the film adds to the antiquity for the era it is set in. BEST FILM ON Towards the Producer:Satyajit RAJAT FAMILY VALUES Silver Lining Ray Film & Television KAMAL Institute & 50,000/Director:Bhabani each to the Tamuli Producer & Director For its sensitive portrayal of a paraplegic girl who builds a house for her mother, and the touching bond between them. Director:Ravindra Jadhav 15. 16. BEST DIRECTION Aaranyak Director: Renu Savant SWARNA KAMAL For existential its & 1,50,000/- 17. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Aamaar Cameraman: Katha: Story of Indraneel Lahiri Binodini RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/to Cameraman 18. BEST AUDIOGRAPHY Tender is the Sight RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/* Audiographers: Anindit Roy, Ateesh Chattopadhyay, & Ayan Bhattacharya definition of layered thoughts and emotion that move through a reflective search to end in an ironic arrival into the real. For its stunning and sensual visual imagery that brings the story of Binodini alive. The film travels through the imaginary line of manifest and unmanifest worlds of visual and sound that balance effortlessly, imprinting the audience with a haunting aural experience. 19. 20. 21. BEST EDITING Tigress Blood Editor: Andi Campbell Waite BEST NARRATION/ Nitya Kalyani Narrator:Ambooty VOICE OVER – Oru Devi Mohiniyattam Patham SPECIAL MENTION a) Gunjaa Director: Dev Mrinal RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/- For seamlessly structuring the inner worlds of four tigress sisters through an incisive cinematic arrangement of their outer spaces. RAJAT KAMAL & 50,000/- For the depth of its research and its poetic rendition of the history of Mohinyattam across the mighty empires along the riverbanks of Tungabhadra to Thanjavur. CERTIFICA TE For poignantly telling the story of Gunjaa, a young girl in b) Seek and Director: Manoj Hide Kumar Nitharwal c) 5 O’Clock Director:Ruchir Accident Arun Bihar, and her innocent but ironic understanding of death. For its fine juxtaposition of a child’s expression of fear with the unawareness of the parents to elucidate a complex story of paedophelia. For its gritty story and compelling treatment of a voyeuristic teenager and the darkness that comes with his obsession. Best Book on Cinema Title of the Book Author Silent Cinema: Swarna Kamal (1895-1930) and Rs 75000/to the Author: Pasupuleti Purnachandra Rao Publisher Citation Swarna Kamal and Rs 75000/- to the Publisher: EMESCO BOOKS Pasupuleti Purnachandra Rao’s work on silent cinema commands attention. It is as worthy of a scholar’s consideration as a common cinegoer’s time. He walks down the memory lane to come up with a work that is likely to go down as a benchmark for serious research in Indian cinema. Special Mention Title of the Book Author Pride of Tamil Only Certificate: Cinema (1931-2013 G. Dhananjayan Best Film Critic Citation G. Dhananjayan’s Pride of Tamil Cinema deserves careful consideration for the sheer expanse of the work. The book is a painstaking effort which will have a relevance many years down the line. Name of the Critic Citation Swarna Kamal and Rs Tanul Thakur’s work is like a breath of fresh air. In brevity 75000/- to the Critic: lies the strength of Thakur’s analysis of crests and troughs of Tanul Thakur Indian cinema. Without being didactic, Thakur is able to provide a different perspective to seemingly disparate elements and string them together in a lucid fashion.
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