23rd National Film Awards

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23rd National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1975
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Chomana Dudi
Most awards Chomana Dudi (4)
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The 23rd 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 the year 1975.[1][2]

For 23rd National Film Awards, two new awards were introduced for the short films category for Best News Review and Best Newsreel Cameraman. These newly introduced awards includes Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) and a Certificate.[1][2] Over the years, these two awards are discontinued.

Awards[edit]

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

Awards were also renamed with 23rd National Film Awards. President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film renamed to National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is to National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. For children's films, Prime Minister's Gold Medal is renamed as National Film Award for Best Children's Film. At the regional level, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film is renamed as National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language.

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Name of Award Awardee(s) Awarded As Awards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Dhirendra Nath Ganguly Actor and Director Swarna Kamal, INR20,000 and a Shawl

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 23rd National Film Awards, a Kannada film, Chomana Dudi won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film also winning the maximum number of awards (four). 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 Chomana Dudi Kannada Producer: Ashok Kumar Swarna Kamal, INR40,000 and a Certificate
Director: B. V. Karanth Rajat Kamal, INR15,000 and a Certificate
Second Best Feature Film Mausam Hindi Producer: P. Mallikharjuna Rao Rajat Kamal, INR15,000 and a Certificate
Director: Gulzar Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Feature Film with Mass Appeal, Wholesome Entertainment and Aesthetic Value Tapasya Hindi Producer: Rajshri Productions Swarna Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Anil Ganguly Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Direction Jana Aranya Bengali Satyajit Ray Rajat Kamal, INR20,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Black and White) Apoorva Raagangal Tamil B. S. Loknath Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Color) Muthyala Muggu Telugu Ishan Arya Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Best Actor Chomana Dudi Kannada M. V. Vasudeva Rao Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Actress Mausam Hindi Sharmila Tagore Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Male Playback Singer Hamsageethe Kannada M. Balamuralikrishna Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Female Playback Singer Apoorva Raagangal Tamil Vani Jairam Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Music Direction Chameli Memsaab Assamese Bhupen Hazarika Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Story Chomana Dudi Kannada K. Shivaram Karanth Rajat Kamal, 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, Manipuri, Oriya and Punjabi, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given.

All the awardees are awarded with 'Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)', a certificate and cash prize.[1][2]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Awards
Best Feature Film in Assamese Chameli Memsaab Producer: M/s. Seuj Bolechari Santha INR10,000
Director: Abdul Majid INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Bengali Palanka Producer: M/s. Filmarts, Calcutta INR10,000
Director: Rajen Tarafdar INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Hindi Nishant Producer: Freni M. Variava and Mohan J. Bijlani INR10,000
Director: Shyam Benegal INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Kannada Hamsageethe Producer: M/s. Anantha Lakshmi Films INR10,000
Director: G. V. Iyer INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Swapnadanam Producer: T. Mohamed Babu INR10,000
Director: K. G. George INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Marathi Samna Producer: Ramdas Phutane INR10,000
Director: Jabbar Patel INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Tamil Apoorva Raagangal Producer: D. Jayalakshmi and G. Vijayalakshmi INR10,000
Director: K. Balachander INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Telugu Muthyala Muggu Producer: M. V. L. Narasimha Rao INR10,000
Director: Bapu INR5,000

Non-Feature films[edit]

For 23rd National Film Awards, two new awards were introduced for the short films category for Best News Review and Best Newsreel Cameraman. These newly introduced awards includes Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) and a Certificate.[1][2] Over the years, these two awards are discontinued.

Short films[edit]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
Best Information Film (Documentary) Winged Wonderland English Producer and Director: Shanti Varma Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Best Educational / Instructional Film Induced Breeding English Producer: K. K. Kapil Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Suraj Joshi Rajat Kamal, INR4,000 and a Certificate
Best Film on Social Documentation Baster Rhythm Of Progress English Producer and Director: Chandrashekhar Nair Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Best Commercial Promotional Film (Advertisement) Zenith of India English Producer: M/s. Film Media, Bombay Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Jyoti G. Thakur
Best Promotional Film (Non-Commercial) Poems in Pattern English Producer and Director: Ranabir Ray Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Experimental Film Awashesh Hindi Producer: Film and Television Institute of India Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Director: K .G. Girish Rajat Kamal, INR4,000 and a Certificate
Best Animation Film Business is People English Producer: M/s. Akbar Films, Bombay Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Director: Kantilal Rathod Rajat Kamal, INR4,000 and a Certificate
Best News Review Indian News Review No. 1399 -- N. V. K. Murthy Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Newsreel Cameraman Flood Havocs
(Indian News Review No. 1399)
-- A. S. Agnihotri, Abinashi Ram and A. R. Saroef Rajat Kamal 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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