60th National Film Awards Announced




60th National Film Awards Announced Jury headed by Shri Basu Chatterjee for Feature Films, Ms. Aruna Raje for Non-Feature Films and Shri Swapan Mullick for Best Writing on Cinema announce the Awards

The prestigious 60th National Film Awards for the year 2012 were announced here today at a joint Press Conference addressed by the Chairpersons of the three juries, Shri Basu Chatterjee for Feature Films, Ms. Aruna Raje for Non-Feature Films and Shri Swapan Mullick for Best Writing on Cinema.


The award for the best feature film has been conferred to Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi) produced by UTV Software communications Ltd. and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia . In non-feature film category, the award for the Best Film has been conferred to Shepherds of Paradise (Gojri & Urdu) produced and directed by Raja Shabir Khan. In the category of Best Writing on Cinema section, the book Silent Cinema in India – A Pictorial Journey (English) written by B.D. Garga and published by Harper Collins Publisher India has bagged the top honour, whereas Shri P.S. Radhakrishnan has been conferred the award for the Best film Critic.


In the Feature Film category, a total of 38 films from 14 languages have been selected for the 60th National Awards. Chittagong (Hindi) and 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam) have shared the Indira Gandhi award for the Best Debut Film of a Director. The award for the Best Popular Film for providing wholesome entertainment has been shared by Vicky Donor (Hindi) and Ustad Hotel (Malayalam). The award for the Best Director has been conferred on Shri Shivaji Lotan Patil for the film Dhag (Marathi). The award for the Best Actor has been shared by Shri Irrfaan playing the title role in Paan Singh Tomar and ShriVikram Gokhale for the film Anumati(Marathi). The award for the Best Actress has been conferred on Ms Usha Jadhav for her performance in Dhag (Marathi). The award for the best Supporting Actor has been conferred on Shri Anu Kapur for the film Vicky Donor. The award for the best supporting Actress has been shared by Ms Dolly Ahluwalia for the film Vicky Donor and Ms Kalpana for the film ThanichallaNjan (Malyalam). The Best Child Artist award has been shared by Master Virendra Pratap for Dekh Indian Circus (Hindi) and Master Minon for 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam).


The award for the Best Male playback singer has been conferred on Shri Shankar Mahadevan for the song Bolo Na from the film Chittagong. The award for the Best Female Playback singer has been conferred on Ms Aarti Ankalikar-Tikekar for the song Palakein Naa Moon Don from the film Samhita (Marathi). The award for the best Screen play writer (original) has been conferred on Shri Sujoy Ghosh for the film Kahaani. The award for best Screen play writer (adapted) has been conferred on Shri Bhavesh Mandalia and Shri Umesh Shukla for the film Oh My God. The award for the best Dialogue has been conferred on Ms Anjali Menon for the film Ustad Hotel (Malayalam). The award for the best lyrics has been conferred on Shri Prasoon Joshi for the song Bolo Na from the film Chittagong. A special jury award has been conferred on Shri Rituparno Ghosh and Shri Nawazuddin Siddiqui for the films Chitrangadha (Bengali), Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dekh Indian circus and Talaash (Hindi). The award for the best choreography has been conferred on Pt. Birju Maharaj for the film Vishwaroopam (Tamil).


In the Non-Feature Film category, Shri Vikrant Pawar has got the Best Director award for the film Kaatal (Marathi). The Award for the Best Debut Film of a Director has been conferred to Shri Lipika Singh Darai for the film Eka Gachha Eka Manisa Eka Samudra (Odia). Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia for the film I Am Micro (English) and Vasudah Joshi for Cancer Katha (English) have been selected for Special Jury Award. Timbaktu (English) has been awarded as the Best film in the Environmental category and Dreaming Taj Mahal ( Hindi & Urdu) has been conferred the award for the Best Promotional film.






A detailed list of Awards announced in the various categories is enclosed in the list attached.




List of Awards Announced in  various categories for the 60th  National  Film Awards

FEATURE FILMS
S. No.
Name of Award
Name of Film
Awardee
Medal
& Cash Prize
Citation
1
BEST FEATURE FILM 



Paan Singh Tomar
(Hindi)

Producer: UTV Software Communications Ltd.



Director : Tigmanshu Dhulia

Swarna Kamal and

`2,50,000/- each to

the Producer and Director
Powerful presentation of a true life story which highlights the urgent need of a social support system for sportspersons especially in rural India.  Sleek and sensitive handling of a not- too-common subject with remarkable aplomb.  The movie leaves the viewer with a realization of the decadent value system prevalent in the society.  Yet there is a beacon of hope!

2
INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR 

Chittagong
(Hindi)




&

101 Chodiyangal
(Malayalam)

Producer: Bedabrata Pain

Director : Bedabrata Pain

&

Producer: Thomas Kottackkakom

Director : Siddhartha Siva

Swarna Kamal and

1,25, 000/- each to

the Producer and Director

(Cash component to be shared between films)
A page from the history of India’s independence struggle.  The director has recreated a small town incident which had national impact with consummate artistry in his debut film.

Highly watchable cinematic experience presented through a special relationship between a young precocious child and his conscientious school teacher.  The director in his debut film has done a commendable job in putting forth a topical and sensitive issue.
3
BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT

Vicky Donor
(Hindi)





&



Ustad Hotel
(Malayalam)

Producer: Sunil Lulla, John Abraham, Ronnie Lahiri& Ram Mirchandani

Director : ShoojitSircar

&

Producer: Listin Stephen

Director : Anwar Rasheed

Swarna Kamal and

2,00,000/- each to

the Producer and Director

(Cash component to be shared between films)

A wholesome entertainer presented in a breezy and humorous fashion.  The film-maker has deftly avoided falling into the beaten track of formula films by presenting the sensitive subject of sperm donation without pandering to the baser instincts of the average viewer.



An excellent advertisement for ‘Desi Enterprise’, the film conveys a strong message of seeking realization, compassion and contentment through service to the society at large!

4
NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION

ThanichallaNjan
(Malayalam)

Producer:CherianPhilippose

Director :BabuThiruvalla

Rajat Kamal and

1,50,000/- each to

the Producer and Director

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.

5
BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES

Spirit
(Malayalam)

Producer: M. J. Antony

Director : Renjith

Rajat Kamal and

1,50,000/- each to

the Producer and Director

As the title suggests the movie establishes the ills of alcoholism. The film-maker has scored by roping in a popular star to propagate the evil effects of the ‘spirit’!

6
BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/
PRESERVATION

Black Forest
(Malayalam)

Producer: Baby Mathew Somatheeram

Director : Joshy Mathew

Rajat Kamal and

1,50,000/- each to

the Producer and Director

Set in a tribal backdrop the movie effectively advocates the urgent need for environmental protection.  The protagonists in the form of three children make the film all the more acceptable to the impressionable minds!



7
BEST CHILDREN’S FILM

Dekh Indian Circus
(Hindi)

Producer: Mahaveer Jain

Director :MangeshHadawale




Swarna Kamal and

1,50,000/- each to

the Producer and Director

The attraction of a travelling circus in a rural ambience and the travails of a housewife with two children wanting to view the circus. A compelling, yet entertaining children’s film.

8
BEST ANIMATION FILM

Delhi Safari
(Hindi)

Producer:AnupamaPatil&KishorPatil

Director : Nikhil Advani

Animator :RafiqueShaikh

Swarna Kamal and

1,00,000/- each to

the Producer, Director and Animator

Animation and animal kingdom come together in showcasing the enormous significance of harmonious cohabitation of humans and nature.  State-of the-Art Indian technology employed in this film should make us proud!

9

BEST DIRECTION

Dhag(Marathi)

ShivajiLotanPatil
Swarna Kamal and

2,50,000/-
The stark reality of a crematorium and its inhabitants who conduct the last rites form the core of this remarkable film that tugs at your heart! The director’s creative craft pervades in all its ramifications throughout this brilliant film.


10

BEST ACTOR

Paan Singh Tomar
(Hindi)

&

Anumati (Marathi)

Irrfaan


&

VikramGokhale
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/- 

(Cash component to be shared)

A unique delineation of transformation of an international sportsperson to a dacoit.  A difficult role very convincingly played.

A well-calibrated performance that was masked by remarkably subtle underplay.





11

BEST ACTRESS

Dhag(Marathi)

UshaJadhav
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-

As a rustic housewife in an unlikely setting of a cremation ground, the actor is excellent in doing full justice to her character.


12

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Vicky Donor
(Hindi)



AnnuKapoor
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
As a medical professional running a fertility clinic, the actor has performed with panache, which forms the central core of the film.

13

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Vicky Donor
(Hindi)

&


ThanichallaNjan
(Malayalam)

Dolly Ahluwalia


&


Kalpana

Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/- 

(Cash component to be shared)

As an urban, middle-class housewife, the actor brings to life the daily ups and downs of a mother with a balanced touch of humour.



The role of a large-hearted yet conventional Muslim lady harbouring a hapless Hindu woman, respecting all her religious sentiments, has been portrayed with a certain natural flair by the actor.


14

BEST CHILD ARTIST


Dekh Indian Circus
(Hindi)

&

101 Chodiyangal
(Malayalam)

VirendraPratap


&

Minon
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/- 

(Cash component to be shared)

Unaffected and natural to the core, the child actor looks totally at home in the role of a playful yet responsible youngster.


A precocious child pushed into the vortex of his struggling family, the actor has displayed consummate artistry.

15
BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER

Chittagong
(Hindi)
Shankar Mahadevan

for the song Bolo Na
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
Powerful and expressive rendering of what sounds like a timeless melody.



16
BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER

Samhita
(Marathi)

Aarti Ankalikar Tikekar
for the song PalakeinNaaMoondon
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
Gifted with an earthy and haunting voice the singer gives ample evidence of her classical moorings, without any instrumental embellishments.

17
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

KO : YAD
(Mising)

i) Cameraman:SudheerPalsane

ii) Laboratory: Prasad Film Laboratory, Chennai
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-  each
The unexplored charm of North-East India through different seasons is all the more alluring through the eyes of this Cinematographer.


18
BEST SCREENPLAY

i)  Screenplay Writer (Original) :


ii)  Screenplay Writer (Adapted) :



iii)  Dialogues :


Kahani(Hindi)



OMG Oh My God
(Hindi)


Ustaad Hotel
(Malayalam)


SujoyGhosh



BhaveshMandalia
&UmeshShukla


Anjali Menon


Rajat  Kamal and
50,000/-


Rajat  Kamal and
50,000/- 


Rajat  Kamal and
50,000/-

A well structured screenplay that formed the heart of an edge of the seat suspense film.

A carefully crafted screenplay dealing with a social satire with shades of oriental philosophy.

Easy flowing, yet down to earth dialogues complement the well mounted entertainer with a social message.
19
BEST AUDIOGRAPHY

i)    Location Sound Recordist


ii)   Sound Designer





iii)   Re-recordist of the final mixed track


AnnayumRasoolum
(Malayalam)


Shabdo (Bengali)





Gangs of Wasseypur  (Hindi)


Radhakrishnan S.




AnirbanSengupta
&
DipankarChaki



Alok De, Sinoy Joseph &Shreejesh Nair



Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-


Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-



Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-

The technology of sync-sound is effectively employed in this film with semi-urban setting.



A deft handling of sound technology and its ramifications have contributed to make this film an unforgettable experience.



For a film done in a milieu of natural locations the final mixing of multitude tracks has added tremendous cinematic value.
20
BEST EDITING 
Kahaani(Hindi)

NamrataRao
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
Imaginative editing has embellished the rhythm and flow of this highly watchable thriller.

21
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Vishwaroopam(Tamil)
Boontawee ‘Thor’ Taweepasas

&

Lalgudi N. Ilayaraja
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-


For a subject that transcends different times and space, the commendable production design has played a huge part in making this film what it is.
22
BEST COSTUME DESIGNER

Paradesi(Tamil)
PoornimaRamaswamy
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-

A keen eye for details in costume design has given the film a look of authenticity.

23
BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST
Vazakkuenn 18/9(Tamil)
Raja
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-

Unobtrusive, yet effective make up is the hallmark of this Tamil film.

24
BEST  MUSIC DIRECTION

a)    Songs



b)    Background Score



Samhita(Marathi)




Kaliyachan(Malayalam)



ShailenderBarve



BijiBal





Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-


Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-


Versatile and soulful presentation of songs based on Raagas, backed by Indian instrumentation arranged in a manner that enhances the film.

Fusion of native ensemble and percussions in a period setting is a challenge well-met by the background score.
25
BEST LYRICS
Chittagong
(Hindi) 
Prasoon Joshifor song Bolo Na
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-
Simple yet profound lines that provokes imagery of varied dimensions.



26
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Chitrangada
(Bengali)

&

i.  Kahaani(Hindi)

ii.  Gangs of Wasseypur  (Hindi)

iii. Dekh Indian Circus ( Hindi)

iv. Talaash (Hindi)
RituparnoGhosh


&

NawazuddinSiddiqui
Rajat  Kamal and

2,00,000/-

(Cash component to be shared between the winners)

For his excellent grasp of the medium of cinema and his multi-faceted versatility.



An actor with an enviable range of histrionics who created a niche for himself in a variety of films.
27
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Eega(Telugu)
Makuta VFX
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
State of the art technology of computer graphics and digital imaging takes centre-stage in this entertainer.
28
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Vishwaroopam
(Tamil)
PanditBirjuMaharaj
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
Artistically pleasing choreography, maintaining purity of the Kathak dance form by this veteran has added an extra dimension to the characterization of the lead actor.
29
BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION




a)
 BEST ASSAMESE FILM
Baandhon
Producer:  Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation Ltd.

Director :JahnuBaruah
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
The lives of a garrulous and nitpicking , yet loving old couple and their inability to come to terms with the tragic loss of their only grandson on 26/11/2008, forms the subject matter of this compelling film.


b)
 BEST BENGALI FILM
Shabdo
Producer: Brand Value Communications Ltd.

Director :KaushikGanguly
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director

A brilliantly conceived off-beat film on the obsession with ambient sound and its devastating effects on the life of a foleyartist, is a unique cinematic experience.
c)
BEST GUJARATI FILM

The Good Road

Producer: National Film Development Corporation Ltd.

Director : GyanArora
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
This film effectively captures the flavor of the never-ending and undulating highways of the other India and its hidden facets.
d)
BEST HINDI FILM

Filmistan
Producer: Satellite Picture Pvt. Ltd.

Director : NitinKakkar
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
A gripping tale of a Mumbai film buff who gets unwittingly involved in a cross border misadventure only to realize how divided hearts can be brought together through cinema.
e)
BEST KANNADA FILM

Bharath Stores
Producer: Basant Productions

Director : P. Sheshadri


Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
The highly emotive issue of FDI in retail gets its cinematic expression in this simple yet powerful movie.
f)
BEST MALAYALAM FILM

Celluloid
Producer: Kamal &Ubaid

Director : Kamal
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
The trials and tribulations of the passionate filmmaker and father of Malayalam cinema, J.C. Daniel are poignantly depicted in this biopic.


g)
BEST MANIPURI FILM

Leipaklei
Producer:AribamSyam Sharma

Director : AribamSyam Sharma
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director

A simple story told in a straight-forward
simple narrative highlighting social reality.
h)
BEST MARATHI FILM

Investment
Producer:PratibhaMatkari

Director :RatnakarMatkari
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
This bold film portrays the devastating effects of instilling wrong values among children.


i)
BEST PUNJABI FILM

Nabar
Producer: Jasbir Singh &SonuKaur

Director : Rajeev Sharma
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
This film lucidly presents the often misplaced craze for the West prevalent among the upwardly mobile Punjabi youth and its consequences.
j)
BEST TAMIL FILM 

Vazakkuenn 18/9
Producer: N. Subhash Chandra Bose

Director :BalajiSakthivel
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
A love story unfolding to a horrific tragedy and the ugly face of an unforgiving system come through strongly in this well-narrated film.
k)
BEST TELUGU FILM 
Eega
Producer:  K. RanganathaSai

Director : S.S. Rajamouli
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
In this one-of-its-kind and extraordinary fusion of technology and cinematic narrative the filmmaker has broken new grounds in concept and execution.
l)
BEST URDU FILM 
Harud
Producer: Aamir Bashir&Shankar Raman

Director : Aamir Bashir
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
The ruination brought about by the militant insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir and its deleterious repercussion on the social fabric of the state is well documented in this movie.


30
BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED OTHER THAN SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION




a)
BEST ENGLISH FILM

Lessons in Forgetting

Producer: Prince Thampi

Director : UnniVijayan
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
The investigative free spirit of a young girl which proves to be almost fatal, finds its cinematic experience in this sleek and well crafted film.
b)
BEST MISING FILM

KO : YAD
Producer: Manju Borah

Director : Manju Borah
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
A stark and realistic film with a strong subtext about a driftwood collector makes compelling viewing.
31
SPECIAL MENTION






a) Ozhimuri(Malayalam)
a)  Lal
Certificate
A powerful portrayal of a highly surcharged role transcending different age groups in the Malayalam  filmOzhimuri.



b)  Bharat Stores(Kannada)
b) H.G. Dattatreya
Certificate
For his effortless and natural performance  of a small time grocery retailer in the Kannada film Bharath Stores.



c) Baandhon(Assamese)
c) BishnuKharghoria
Certificate
For emoting the life and moods of an old man caught in the vortex of the tragedies of life in the Assamese film Baandhon.



d)  Ishaqzade (Hindi)
d) Parineeti Chopra
Certificate
For her convincing delineation of a dare-devil girl in a moving drama of love and tragedy in the Hindi film Ishaqzade.



e)  Dekh Indian Circus (Hindi)
e) TannishthaChatterjee
Certificate
For the portrayal of a village housewife from the oppressed and downtrodden class who fights for her dignity and honour in the face of extreme adversities in the Hindi film Dekh Indian Circus.


f)  Dhag(Marathi)
f)  HansrajJagtap
Certificate
For his realistic portrayal of an impressionable yet responsible poor boy, living in the unlikely environs of a crematorium and his coming of age on the demise of his father in the Marathi filmDhag.


g) Ustad Hotel(Malayalam)
g) Thilakan
Certificate
For his sensitive performance as a crusading self-made small-time hotelier with a heart for basic human values.





60th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2012

NON-FEATURE FILMS

S.No.
Name of Award
Name of Film
Awardee
Medal & Cash Prize
Citation


1.     
BEST NON FEATURE FILM
Shepherds of Paradise
(Gojri& Urdu)

Producer : Raja Shabir Khan

Director : Raja Shabir Khan


SWARNA KAMAL
&
` 1,50,000/-
each to the Producer & Director
For portraying the life of a nomadic shepherd family of Kashmir with an energy that goes far beyond empathy, creating a moving and compelling narrative that is vividly committed to its subject, illuminating extreme difficulties that are further deepened by a politically vitiated social context.

2.     
BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR

EkaGachhaEkaManisaEkaSamudra
(Odia)
Producer :VeenuBhushanVaid

Director :Lipika Singh Darai

RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 75,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For its gentle and strongly evocative recalling of the memory of a childhood music teacher, expressed without nostalgia, communicating a deep loving respect in a form that is poetic and intimate, with an unassuming confidence remarkable for a first film.

3.     
BEST ANTHROPOLOGICAL/ ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM
Char …..The No-Man’s Island
(Bengali)
Producer :SouravSarangi

Director :SouravSarangi


RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For its lyrical depiction of the fragile life of people living a precarious existence in the face of extreme socio political adversity, in a poignant and visually arresting style.

4.     
BEST BIOGRAPHICAL/ HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION

Celluloid Man
(English, Hindi, Kannada & Bengali)
Producer :Shivendra Singh Dungarpur

Director :Shivendra Singh Dungarpur


RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For capturing, with warmth, the essential impetus of the life of a person whose love for cinema and its diligent archiving has virtually created a cinematic heritage and encouraged generations of filmmakers. And for the film's ability to share the beauty of this impetus with its own creative archiving that makes for a rich multi layered biography.

5.     
BEST ARTS /CULTURAL FILM


Modikhanyachya Don Goshti
(Marathi)
 Producer :GouriPatwardhan

Director :GouriPatwardhan

RAJAT KAMAL
&
`50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For a nuanced depiction of the art, life and socio-historical context of two artists - father and daughter who negotiate their Dalit identity in very different ways through their work.

6.     
BEST PROMOTIONAL FILM

Dreaming TajMahal
(Hindi & Urdu)
Producer :NirmalChander

Director :NirmalChander


RAJAT KAMAL
&
`50,000/- each to the Producer & Director


For its simple intimate depiction of the dreams of an ordinary man that are inspiring in their wish for love and harmony across historically hostile borders.
7.     
BEST ENVIRONMENT FILM INCLUDING AGRICULTURE

Timbaktu
(English)
Producer:Public Service Broadcasting Trust

Director : Rintu Thomas &SushmitGhosh

RAJAT KAMAL
&
`50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

 For a film that chronicles an initiative to regenerate degraded land through the means of organic farming, portraying a miraculous transformation in a quietly convincing way.

8.     
BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES



Behind The Mist
(Malayalam)
Producer :BabuKambrath

Director:BabuKambrath



RAJAT KAMAL
&
`50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For its depiction of a land and people whose vital connections were lost. A film that gives dignity to its subject and portrays the plight of the migrant against the backdrop of an immensely beautiful land.
9.     
BEST EXPLORATION/ ADVENTURE FILM

(Including sports)

Manipuri Pony
(English & Manipuri)
Producer :Films Division

Director:AribamSyam Sharma

RAJAT KAMAL
&
`50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For tracing and presencing the historical significance of the game of polo which had its origins in Manipur and is played all over the world. The film unconceals facts less known and contrasts these with the current state of the Manipur pony, which seems to have no role to play in the present context.

10.   
BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILM

Inshallah Kashmir
(English)
Producer :Ashvin Kumar

Director: Ashvin Kumar



RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 50,000/- each to the Producer & Director





For unflinchingly and boldly stepping into unearthing the truth about Kashmir. A passionate inquiry connecting with the people, discovering what is called ‘Kashmiriyat’ and at the same time exposing the role the state, police and army have played in alienating them from India. 
11.   
SPECIAL JURY AWARD


(Shared )

a.    I Am Micro
(English)



&



b.    Cancer Katha
(English)
Director:ShumonaGoel&Shai Heredia

&







Director:VasudhaJoshi

RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 1,00,000/-

(Cash Component to be shared between Films)


a.For a journey in black and white against the backdrop of an abandoned factory, overlaid with the reflections of a filmmaker. A powerful experimental essay which leaves one with lots of questions.
b. For a very personal rendition of a filmmaker’s tryst with cancer – dealing with the harsh reality of the disease and unfolding the relationship of life, death, and filmmaking.


12.   
BEST SHORT FICTION
Kaatal
(Marathi)
Producer :Film & Television Institute of India

Director: Vikrant Pawar



RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 50,000/- each to the Producer & Director


Rigorously crafted, the film explores an evolving relationship between two young people with rare maturity and restraint. Even while dealing with the very nebulous and the almost ephemeral, the film is meticulous in its expressions.
13.   
BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUES
After Glow
(English & Gujarati)
Producer :Film & Television Institute of India

Director:KaushalOza


RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For an evocative portrayal of a bereaved woman.  Laced with warmth and humour, the skillful and dexterous weaving of past and present underlines the beauty of intimate familial relationships.
14.   
BEST DIRECTION

Kaatal
(Marathi)
Vikrant Pawar

SWARNA KAMAL
&
` 1,50,000/-
For a keen and precise cinematic imagination that creates the world of the film Kaatal, imbuing it with concerns that lift the narrative into another realm that is both in the present and beyond it, with freshness and a distinctive craft.
15.   
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY


(Shared)

Kaatal
(Marathi)


&

Shepherds of Paradise
(Gojri& Urdu)

Cameraman :AbhimanyuDange

Lab : Reliance Media Works

&

Cameraman :Raja
Shabir Khan


RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 50,000/-each to cameraman and laboratory
(Cash Component to be shared between films)
For meticulous and confident image making that immensely augment the story telling.


&

For simple, stark and sometimes breathtaking cinematography under the most difficult weather conditions, where some images linger on long after the film is over.


16.   
BEST AUDIOGRAPHY

Do Din KaMela
(Kutchi)
Harikumar M.
RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 50,000/-
For patiently and passionately capturing the world of sounds that beautifully create the rustic flavour that is so critical to this film.
17.   
BEST EDITING

Celluloid Man
(English, Hindi, Kannada & Bengali)
Irene Dhar Malik
RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 50,000/-

For the skilful interweaving of images from the past and present, juxtaposed seamlessly into a compelling, multi layered narrative.
18.   
BEST NARRATION/ VOICE OVER

SuranjanaDeepali
(Assamese)
MoniBordoloi
RAJAT KAMAL
&
` 50,000/-

Evocative, gentle and understated, the voice over gives a meaningful expression to the subject of the film.
19.   
SPECIAL MENTION


a.    Pinch of Skin
(English & Hindi)





b.    Allah Is Great
(English, Hindi & Danish)


c.    Raah (Animation)
Director :PriyaGoswami






Director :Andrea Iannetta



Animator :Sanjay Jangid
CERTIFICATE





a. A film that explores a shocking reality amongst women of a particular community. It gives us a rare view into a world of hidebound sexual tradition.
b. A subtly humorous look at life and the vagaries of fate.



c.  For exploring an innovative style of animation and the creation of arresting images.













60th  NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2012

BEST WRITING ON CINEMA
S. No.
Name of Award
Name of Book
Awardee
Medal
Citation
1.
BEST BOOK ON CINEMA 
Silent Cinema in India-A Pictorial Journey
Publisher-
Harper Collins Publishers India

Author-
B D Garga
Swarna Kamal

`  75,000
For its meticulous research and outstanding production qualities that have great archival value of which film-lovers around the world will be proud.

Best Film Critic
1.
BEST FILM CRITIC 

P S Radhakrishnan
Swarna Kamal

`75,000
For its fresh and insightful analysis of the history, aesthetics and politics of cinema.
2
Special Mention

Piyush Roy
Certificate only

For his in-depth knowledge of cinema and easy, informative style.




4 comments:

Covai Ravee said...

Congratulation to Sri.Sankar Mahadevan. From Covai SPB Fans Club

Arasavilli students voluntary organisation said...

congratulations to all the national film award winners..

kapil thakur said...

Congratulation to shankar a brilliantly talented gentleman...hats off to Irfan for extremely impressive role in PST ...LONG LIVE INDIAN CINEMA .

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