19th National Film Awards

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19th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1971
Awarded by Prime Minister of India
Presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Official website dff.nic.in
Best Feature Film Seemabadha
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The 19th National Film Awards, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in the year 1971.[1][2]

Juries[edit]

Four different committees were formed based on the film making sectors in India, mainly based in Bombay, Calcutta and Madras along with the central committee for all India level. For 19th National Film Awards.

  • Jury Members: Central
  • Jury Regional: Bombay
  • Jury Regional: Calcutta
  • Jury Regional: Madras

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.

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Name of Award Awardee(s) Awarded As Awards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Prithviraj Kapoor Actor INR11,000, a shawl and a plaque

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 19th National Film Awards, a Bengali film Seemabadha won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film.

All India Award[edit]

Following were the awards given:[3]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
Best Feature Film Seemabadha Bengali Producer and Director: Gold Medal and INR40,000
Second Best Feature Film Anubhav Hindi Producer: INR15,000 and a medal
Director: INR5,000 and a plaque
Best Children's Film Wings of Fire English Producer: INR30,000 and a medal
Director: INR5,000 and a plaque
Best Feature Film on National Integration Do Boond Pani Hindi Producer: INR30,000 and a medal
Director: INR10,000 and a plaque
Best Actor (Bharat Award) Rikshakaran Tamil M. G. Ramachandran A figurine
Best Actress (Urvashi Award) Reshma Aur Shera Hindi Waheeda Rahman A figurine
Best Child Artist Ajab Tujhe Sarkar Marathi Master Sachin A plaque
Best Direction Vamsa Vriksha Kannada B. V. Karanth
Girish Karnad
INR 5,000 and a plaque
Best Music Direction Reshma Aur Shera Hindi Jai Dev INR 5,000 and a plaque
Best Male Playback Singer Nimantran Bengali Hemanta Mukherjee A plaque
Best Female Playback Singer Saveley Smali Hindi P. Susheela A plaque
Best Screenplay Ekoni Tapan Sinha INR5,000 and a plaque
Best Cinematography (Black and White) Anubhav Bengali Nandu Battacharya INR5,000 and a plaque
Best Cinematography (Color) Reshma Aur Shera Hindi Ramachandra INR5,000 and a plaque
Best Lyrics Nanak Dhukhia Sab Sansar Punjabi Prem Dhavan INR10,000 and a certificate

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. For feature films in English, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Oriya and Punjabi language, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given.

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Awards
Best Feature Film in Assamese Aranya Producer: INR5,000
Director: Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Bengali Nimantran Producer: INR5,000
Director: Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Hindi Phir Bhi Producer: INR5,000
Director: Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Kannada Vamsa Vriksha Producer: INR5,000
Director: Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Karakana Kadhal Producer: INR5,000
Director: Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Marathi Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe Producer: INR5,000
Director: Arvind Deshpande Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Tamil Veguli Pen Producer and Director: INR5,000 and Silver Medal
Best Feature Film in Telugu Mattilo Manikyam Producer:Chalam INR5,000
Director:B. V. Prasad Silver Medal

Non-Feature films[edit]

Following were the awards given:

Short films[edit]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
Best Film on Social Documentation A Village Smiles English Producer: INR5,000 and a medal
Director: INR2,000 and a plaque

Awards not given[edit]

Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award

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