24th National Film Awards

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24th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1976
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Official website dff.nic.in
Best Feature Film Mrugaya
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The 24th 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 1976.[1][2]

Awards[edit]

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

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Name of Award Awardee(s) Awarded As Awards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Kanan Devi[3] Actress Swarna Kamal, INR20,000 and a Shawl

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 24th National Film Awards, a Hindi film, Mrugaya won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film. Following were the awards given in each category:

All India Award[edit]

Following were the awards given:

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
Best Feature Film Mrigayaa Hindi Producer: Swarna Kamal, INR40,000 and a Certificate
Director: Mrinal Sen Rajat Kamal, INR15,000 and a Certificate
Second Best Feature Film Producer: Rajat Kamal, INR15,000 and a Certificate
Director: Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Feature Film with Mass Appeal, Wholesome Entertainment and Aesthetic Value No Award Producer:No Award Swarna Kamal and a Certificate
Director: Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Direction Pallavi Kannada [P. Lankesh Rajat Kamal, INR20,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Black and White) Mohiniattam Malayalam P. S. Nivas Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Best Cinematography (Color) Rishyashringa Kannada S. Ramachandra Rajat Kamal, INR5,000 and a Certificate
Best Actor Mrugaya Hindi Mithun Chakraborty Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Actress Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal Tamil Lakshmi Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Male Playback Singer Chitchor K. J. Yesudas Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Female Playback Singer 16 Vayathinile Tamil S. Janaki Rajat Kamal and a Certificate
Best Music Direction Rishyashringa Kannada B. V. Karanth Rajat Kamal, INR10,000 and a Certificate
Best Editing Siri Siri Muvva Telugu K. Babu Rao Rajat Kamal and INR5,000
Best Child Artist Chitchor Hindi Raju Rajat Kamal and INR5,000
Best Screenplay Manthan Hindi Vijay Tendulkar Rajat Kamal and INR5,000
Best Audiography Bhakta Kannappa Telugu S. P. Ramanathan Rajat Kamal and INR5,000

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India.[4][5]

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

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Awards
Best Feature Film in Assamese Putala Ghar Producer: Dr. Bhabendranath Saikia INR10,000
Director: INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Bengali Ek Je Chillo Desh Producer: INR10,000
Director: INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Hindi Manthan Producer: Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. INR10,000
Director: Shyam Benegal INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Kannada Pallavi Producer: INR10,000
Director: INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Mani Muzhhakam Producer: INR10,000
Director: INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Manipuri Saap Abhi Producer: INR10,000
Director: INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Oriya Sesha Sravan Producer: INR10,000
Director: INR5,000
Best Feature Film in Telugu Oorummadi Brathukulu Producer: INR10,000
Director: INR5,000

Non-Feature films[edit]

Not Available

Awards not given[edit]

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

References[edit]