22nd National Film Awards

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22nd National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1974
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Chorus
Most awards Sonar Kella (5)
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The 22nd National Film Awards, presented by Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in 1974.[1][2]

On the occasion of 25th Anniversary of India's Independence, two special awards were given for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film. Starting with 22nd National Film Awards, President's Gold and Silver Medal awards were renamed to Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) and Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) respectively.

Juries[edit]

Two different committees were formed for feature films and short films, headed by Bhagwan Sahay and Prasanta Sanyal respectively.[1][2]

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 Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy Producer Swarna Kamal, INR20,000 and a Shawl

Special Awards[edit]

On the occasion of 25th Anniversary of India's Independence, two special awards were given for Best Feature Film and Best Short-Film.[1][2]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
Best Feature Film on the 25th Anniversary of India's Independence Uttarayanam Malayalam Producer: Pattathuvila Karunakaran Rajat Kamal, INR30,000 and a Certificate
Director: G. Aravindan Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Actress: Radhamani
Actor: P. K. Mohandas
Medallion
Best Short-Film on the 25th Anniversary of India's Independence I English Producer: S. Krishnaswamy Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Director: S. Krishnaswamy Rajat Kamal, INR4,000 and a Certificate

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 22nd National Film Awards, a Bengali film Chorus won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film; whereas another Bengali film, Sonar Kella won the maximum number of awards (five). Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2]

All India Award[edit]

Following were the awards given:[1][2]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
Best Feature Film Chorus Bengali Producer: Mrinal Sen Productions Swarna Kamal, INR40,000 and a Certificate
Director: Mrinal Sen Rajat Kamal, INR15,000 and a Certificate
Actress: Gita Sen
Actor: Utpal Dutt
Medallion
Second Best Feature Film Ankur Hindi Producer: Blaze Film Enterprises Rajat Kamal, INR15,000 and a Certificate
Director: Shyam Benegal Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Actress: Shabana Azmi
Actor: Anant Nag
Medallion
Best Feature Film on National Integration Parinay Hindi Producer: Samantar Chitra Rajat Kamal, INR30,000 and a Certificate
Director: Kantilal Rathod Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Actress: Shabana Azmi
Actor: Romesh Sharma
Medallion
Best Feature Film with Mass Appeal, Wholesome Entertainment and Aesthetic Value Kora Kagaz Hindi Producer: Sanat Kothari for Shreeji Films Swarna Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Anil Ganguly Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Actress: Jaya Bhaduri
Actor: Vijay Anand
Medallion
Best Direction Sonar Kella Bengali Satyajit Ray Rajat Kamal, INR20,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Black and White) Chorus Bengali K. K. Mahajan Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Color) Sonar Kella Bengali Soumendu Roy Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Best Actor Ankur Hindi Sadhu Meher Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Actress Ankur Hindi Shabana Azmi Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Child Artist Sonar Kella Bengali Kushal Chakraborty Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Best Male Playback Singer Rajnigandha
("Kai Baar Yoon Bhi")
Hindi Mukesh Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Female Playback Singer Kora Kagaz Hindi Lata Mangeshkar Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Music Direction Chorus Bengali Ananda Shankar Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Screenplay Sonar Kella Bengali Satyajit Ray Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Story Jukti Takko Aar Gappo Bengali Ritwik Ghatak Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Lyrics Alluri Seetharama Raju Telugu Srirangam Srinivasarao 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 Assamese, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Manipuri, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu language, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given.[1][2]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Awards
Best Feature Film in Bengali Sonar Kella Producer: Information and Public Relations Department, Government of West Bengal Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Director: Satyajit Ray Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Actor: Soumitra Chatterjee Medallion
Best Feature Film in Kannada Kankana Producer: Hamzu Jagalur Imam for Mayura Films Pvt. Ltd Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Director: M. B. S. Prasad Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Actress: A. Revathi
Actor: H. B. Yajaman
Medallion
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Uttarayanam Producer: Pattathuvila Karunakaran Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Director: G. Aravindan Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate

Non-Feature films[edit]

Following were the awards given:[1][2]

Short films and Documentaries[edit]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
Best Information Film (Documentary) Man In Search of Man English Producer: G. P. Asthana for Films Division Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Prem Vaidya for Films Division Rajat Kamal, INR4,000 and a Certificate
Best Educational / Instructional Film Atoms English Producer: (Late) Pramod Pati for Films Division Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Director: M. M. Chaudhuri of I. I. T., Kanpur Rajat Kamal, INR4,000 and a Certificate
Best Film on Social Documentation Behind the Breadline English Producer and Director: S. Sukhdev Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Best Promotional Film (Commercial) To Serve Is To Love English Producer: Cinerad Communications for Air India
Director: Zafar Hai
Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Promotional Film (Non-Commercial) Ek Anek Aur Ekta Hindi Producer: Bhim Sain
Director: Vijaya Mulay
Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Animation Film Synthesis English Producer: B. R. Shendge Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Director: A. R. Sen and B. R. Dohling Rajat Kamal, INR4,000 and a Certificate

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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