13th National Film Awards

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13th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1965
Presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Chemmeen
Most awards Shaheed (3)
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The 13th National Film Awards, then known as State Awards for Films, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in 1965.[1][2]

Starting with 13th National Film Awards, a new award was introduced at All India level, Best Feature Film on National Unity and Emotional Integration whose winner received a cash prize.

Awards[edit]

Awards were divided into feature films and non-feature films.

President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film is now better known as National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is analogous to today's National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. For children's films, Prime Minister's Gold Medal is now given as National Film Award for Best Children's Film. At the regional level, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film is now given as National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language. Certificate of Merit in all the categories is discontinued over the years.

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For the 13th National Film Awards, a Hindi film Shaheed won the maximum number of awards (three). Following were the awards given:[1][2]

All India Award[edit]

For 13th National Film Awards, none of the films were awarded from Children's Films category as no film was found to be suitable; instead Certificate of Merit is awarded. Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film Chemmeen Malayalam Producer: Babu Ismail Settu, Kanmani Films Gold Medal and INR20,000
Director: Ramu Kariat INR5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Atithi Bengali Producer: New Theaters Pvt Ltd. Certificate of Merit and INR10,000
Director: Tapan Sinha INR2,500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Chhoti Chhoti Baten Hindi Producer: Rajvanshi Productions
Director: Motilal Rajvansh
Certificate of Merit only
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Story Writer Chhoti Chhoti Baten Hindi Motilal Rajvansh Certificate of Merit only
Shaheed Hindi B. K. Dutt and Din Dayal Sharma
Best Feature Film on National Unity and Emotional Integration Shaheed Hindi Producer: Kewal Kashyap
Director: S. Ram Sharma
INR20,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Children's Film The Adventure of A Sugar Doll English Producer: Children's Film Society Certificate of Merit and INR2,000
Director: Kantilal Rathod INR500
As You Like It English Producer: Children's Film Society
Director: S. Shankar
Certificate of Merit only

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. For feature films in Gujarati and Punjabi, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given, instead Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film was given.[1][2]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s)
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Akash Kusum Producer: Ranjit Basu
Director: Mrinal Sen
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Subarnarekha Producer: Radheshyam
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Raja Rammohun Producer: Aurora Films Corp Pvt Ltd.
Director: Bijoy Basu
Feature Films in Gujarati
Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film Kusumbi No Rang Producer: Manoobhai N. Gadhvi
Director: G. K. Mehta
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Shaheed Producer: Kewal Kashyap
Director: S. Ram Sharma
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Oonche Log Producer: M/S Chitrakala
Director: Phani Majumdar
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Guide Producer: Dev Anand
Director: Vijay Anand
Feature Films in Kannada
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Sathya Harishchandra Producer: Kadri Venkata Reddy
Director: Hunsur Krishnamurthy
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Miss Leelavathi Producer: K. S. Jagan Nath
Director: M. R. Vittal
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Maduve Madi Nodu Producer: Nagireddy Chakrapani
Director: Hunsur Krishnamurthy
Feature Films in Malayalam
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Kavyamela Producer: T. E. Vasudevan
Director: M. Krishnan Nair
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Odayil Ninnu Producer: P. Ramaswamy
Director: K. S. Sethumadhavan
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Murappennu Producer: K. Parameswaran Nair
Director: A. Vincent
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Sadhi Manasa Producer: Mrs. Lilabai Bhalji Pendharkar
Director: Bhalji Pendharkar
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Nirmon (Konkani) Producer: Frank Fernand
Director: A. Salam
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Yuge Yuge Me Vaat Pahili Producer: Babasaheb S. Fatehlal
Director: C. Vishwanath
Feature Films in Punjabi
Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film Sassi Punnu Producer: M/s. Filmistan Pvt. Ltd.
Director: S. P. Bakshi
Feature Films in Tamil
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Producer: AVM Productions
Director:Krishnan Panju
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Thiruvilayadal Producer: Vijayalakshmi Pictures
Director: A. P. Nagarajan
Feature Films in Telugu
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Antastulu Producer: V. B. Rajendra Prasad
Director: V. Madhusudhan Rao
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Palnati Yudham Producer: Y. Lakshmaya Choudaray
Director: Gutha Ramineedu
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Manushulu Mamathalu Producer: Adurthi Subba Rao
Director: K. P. Atma

Non-feature films[edit]

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries, educational films and film strips made in the country. For the 13th National Film Awards, no award was given in the filmstrip category and only Certificate of Merit was awarded for Educational Films. Following were the awards given for the non-feature films category:[1][2]

Documentaries[edit]

Name of award Name of film Language Awardee(s) Awards
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Documentary Film Cloven Horizon English Producer: Kantilal Rathod Certificate of Merit and INR2,000
Director: Kantilal Rathod INR500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary Film Across India English Producer: Films Division
Director: Gopal Datt
Certificate of Merit only

Educational films[edit]

Name of award Name of film Language Awardee(s) Awards
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Educational Film Play Better Hockey English Producer: Children's Film Society
Director: Shanti S. Verma
Certificate of Merit only

Awards not given[edit]

Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award:[1][2]

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