32nd National Film Awards

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32nd National Film Awards
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32nd National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1984
Awarded by President of India
(Giani Zail Singh)
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented on June 1985 (1985-06)
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Damul
Best Non-Feature Film Music of Satyajit Ray
Most awards Mukhamukham (4)
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The 32nd 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 1984.[1][2] Ceremony took place in June 1985.

With 32nd National Film Awards, three more categories from feature films are awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) along with Best Feature Film, namely Best Debut Film of A Director, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Best Children's Film.

Also couple of new categories were introduced with 32nd National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design and Best Film on Other Social Issues and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus). As per the Constitution of India, Best Feature Film in each of the languages other than those specified in schedule VIII of the constitution are also awarded with Rajat Kamal.

For Non-feature films section, a new award was introduced for Best Non-Feature Film and awarded with Swarna Kamal, for both, film producer and director.

For Best Writing on Cinema section, a new award was introduced for Best Film Critic and awarded with Rajat Kamal.

Awards[edit]

Awards were divided into feature films, non-feature films and books written on Indian cinema.

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Name of Award Awardee(s) Awarded As Awards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Satyajit Ray Film director Swarna Kamal, INR 1,00,000 and a Shawl

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 32nd National Film Awards, a Hindi film, Damul won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film whereas a Malayalam film, Mukhamukham won the maximum number of awards (four). Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2]

Juries[edit]

A committee headed by Bhupen Hazarika was appointed to evaluate the feature films awards. Following were the jury members:[1][2]

All India Award[edit]

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

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Swarna Kamal[1][2]

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

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Damul Hindi Producer: Prakash Jha
Director: Prakash Jha
INR 50,000
INR 25,000
Best Debut Film of A Director Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai Tamil Producer: Radhika Pothan
Director: Prathap K. Pothan
INR 25,000 Each
Best Feature Film with Mass Appeal, Wholesome Entertainment and Aesthetic Value Koni Bengali Producer: Government of West Bengal INR 50,000
Director: Saroj Dey INR 25,000
Best Children's Film My Dear Kuttichathan Malayalam Producer: M. C. Punnoose INR 30,000
Director: Jijo Punnoose INR 15,000
Silver Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Rajat Kamal[1][2]

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

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film on National Integration Aadmi Aur Aurat Hindi Producer: Doordarshan INR 30,000
Director: Tapan Sinha INR 15,000
Best Film on Family Welfare Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! Hindi Producer: Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza
INR 30,000
INR 15,000
Best Film on Other Social Issues Accident Kannada Producer: Saket INR 30,000
Director: Shankar Nag INR 15,000
Best Direction Mukhamukham Malayalam Adoor Gopalakrishnan INR 20,000
Best Cinematography Holi Hindi Jehangir Choudhary INR 15,000
Best Screenplay Mukhamukham Malayalam Adoor Gopalakrishnan INR 10,000
Best Actor Paar Hindi Naseeruddin Shah INR 10,000
Best Actress Paar Hindi Shabana Azmi INR 10,000
Best Supporting Actor Ghare Baire Bengali Victor Banerjee INR 10,000
Best Supporting Actress Party Hindi Rohini Hattangadi INR 10,000
Best Child Artist My Dear Kuttichathan Malayalam Master Arvind, Master Suresh, Master Mukesh and Baby Sonia INR 5,000/-
Best Audiography Mukhamukham Malayalam P. Devdas INR 10,000
Best Editing Sitaara Telugu Anil Malnad INR 10,000
Best Art Direction Utsav Hindi Nachiket Patwardhan and Jayoo Patwardhan INR 10,000
Best Lyrics Saaransh Hindi Vasant Dev INR 10,000
Best Music Direction Ankahee Hindi Jaidev INR 10,000
Best Male Playback Singer Ankahee Hindi Bhimsen Joshi INR 10,000
Best Female Playback Singer Sitaara Telugu S. Janaki INR 10,000
Best Costume Design Ghare Baire Bengali Harudas and Bapuldas INR 10,000
Special Jury Award Giddh Hindi T. S. Ranga INR 5,000

Regional Awards[edit]

The award is given to best film in the regional languages in India.[1][2]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film in Assamese Son Maina Producer: R. B. Mehta, M. P. N. Nair and Shiv Prasad Thakur INR 20,000
Director: Shiv Prasad Thakur INR 10,000
Best Feature Film in Bengali Ghare Baire Producer: NFDC INR 20,000
Director: Satyajit Ray INR 10,000
Best Feature Film in Hindi Paar Producer: Swapan Sarkar INR 20,000
Director: Gautam Ghose INR 10,000
Best Feature Film in Kannada Bandhana Producer: Rohini Pictures INR 20,000
Director: R. B. Rajendra Singh INR 10,000
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Mukhamukham Producer: K. Ravindranathan Nair INR 20,000
Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan INR 10,000
Best Feature Film in Marathi Mahananda Producer: Mahesh Satoskar INR 20,000
Director: K. G. Koregaonkar INR 10,000
Best Feature Film in Oriya Klanta Aparahna Producer: Dynamic Studio INR 20,000
Director: Manmohan Mahapatra INR 10,000
Best Feature Film in Tamil Achamillai Achamillai Producer: Rajam Balachander and V. Natarajan INR 20,000
Director: K. Balachander INR 10,000
Best Feature Film in Telugu Sitaara Producer: Edida Nageshwara Rao INR 20,000
Director: Vamsy INR 10,000

Best Feature Film in Each of the Language Other Than Those Specified In the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film in Khasi Manik Raitong Producer: Rishan Rapsang INR 20,000
Director: Ardhendu Bhattacharya INR 10,000

Non-Feature films[edit]

Short Films made in any Indian language and certified by the Central Board of Film Certification as a documentary/newsreel/fiction are eligible for non-feature film section.

Juries[edit]

A committee headed by V. K. Murthy was appointed to evaluate the non-feature films awards. Following were the jury members:[1][2]

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Swarna Kamal[1][2]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Non-Feature Film Music of Satyajit Ray English Producer: NFDC
Director: Utpalendu Chakrabarty
INR 5,000/- Each

Silver Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Rajat Kamal[1][2]

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

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Anthropological / Ethnographic Film Bada Media Hindi Producer:
Director: Manohar S. Varpe
INR 10,000/- Each
Best Biographical Film Padmashri Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Malayalam Producer: James Paul
Director: Matthew Paul
INR 10,000/- Each
Best Scientific Film (including Environment and Ecology) Aranya Aamar Bengali Producer: West Bengal Ministry of Forest
Director: Tarun Majumdar
INR 10,000/- Each
Best Agriculture Film and Best Industrial Film (Jointly given) Krishi Jantrapati Hindi Producer and Director: Ghanashyam Mahapatra INR 10,000/- Each
Best Historical Reconstruction / Compilation Film Nehru English Producer: Yash Chowdhary
Director: Shyam Benegal and Yuri Aldokhin
INR 10,000/- Each
Best Film on Family Welfare Sweekar Hindi Producer: Bal Mehta
Director: Vishram Revankar
INR 10,000/- Each
Geeli Meetti Producer: Women and Social Welfare Ministry
Director: Sanjay Kak
Best Exploration / Adventure Film Everest 84 English Producer: Cinema Vision India
Director: Siddharth Kak
INR 10,000/- Each
Best News Film The Rickshaw Drivers of Madhya Pradesh English Producer: Madhya Pradesh Media
Director: Naren Kondra
INR 10,000/- Each
Best Animation Film National Highway English Producer: National Institute of Design
Director and Animator: R. N. Mistry
INR 10,000/- Each
Special Jury Award Hemkunt Saahib INR 5,000/-

Best Writing on Cinema[edit]

The awards aim at encouraging study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and dissemination of information and critical appreciation of this art-form through publication of books, articles, reviews etc.

Juries[edit]

A committee headed by Vikram Singh was appointed to judge the writing on Indian cinema. Following were the jury members:[1][2]

Silver Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Rajat Kamal[1][2]

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

Name of Award Name of Book Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Chalachitrer Abirbhab Bengali Author: Jagannath Chathopadhyay INR5,000
Best Film Critic Swapan Mallick INR5,000

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