33rd National Film Awards

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33rd National Film Awards
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33rd National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1985
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented on June 1986 (1986-06)
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Chidambaram
Best Non-Feature Film Bombay: Our City
Most awards New Delhi Times and Sindhu Bhairavi (3)
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The 33rd 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 1985.[1][2] Ceremony took place in June 1986.

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 V. Shantaram Actor, Film director and Film producer 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 33rd National Film Awards, a Malayalam film, Chidambaram won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas Hindi film, New Delhi Times and Tamil film, Sindhu Bhairavi won the maximum number of awards (3). Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2]

Juries[edit]

A committee headed by Prem Nazir 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 Chidambaram Malayalam Producer: Suryakanti Film Makers INR 50,000/-
Director: G. Aravindan INR 25,000/-
Citation: For providing rare cinematic experience while delineating the inner conflicts and suffering of an individual set against the backdrop of the elements.
Best Debut Film of A Director New Delhi Times Hindi Producer: P. K. Tiwari
Director: Romesh Sharma
INR 25,000/- Each
Citation: For a bold exposure of a murky world of politics where murder and mayhem are engineered for personal gains and truth becomes a casualty.
Best Children's Film Aazadi Ki Ore Hindi Producer: Sangeethalaya INR 30,000/-
Director: P. S. Prakash INR 15,000/-
Citation: For exploring man's cruelty to and exploitation of animals and, through an interesting story, inculcating in the minds of children the love of animals.
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 Sree Narayana Guru Malayalam Producer: A. Jaffer INR 30,000/-
Director: P. A. Backer INR 15,000/-
Citation: For preaching, through the life of a great reformer, the universal values of "One Caste, One Religion and One God for Man".
Best Direction Trikal Hindi Shyam Benegal INR 20,000/-
Citation: For the masterly treatment of an unusual story which, through subtle and sensitive handling, brings out the conflicts in a family trapped in strange memories and situations.
Best Cinematography New Delhi Times Hindi Subrata Mitra INR 15,000/-
Citation: For inspired camera work which brings out the delicate nuances of light and shade resulting in a strong visual presentation.
Best Screenplay Agnisnaan Assamese Bhabendra Nath Saikia INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the powerful rendering of the saga of a woman who goea through the revolution against the prevailing social mores and comesto terms with herself.
Best Actor New Delhi Times Hindi Shashi Kapoor INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a convincing and credible portrayal of a dedicated journalist caught in the cross-currents of political manoevring.
Best Actress Sindhu Bhairavi Tamil Suhasini Maniratnam INR 10,000/-
Citation: For her superb performance in the difficult role of a woman who goes through life as lover and unwed mother who has finally to go back to her lonely existence.
Best Supporting Actor Paroma Bengali Deepankar De INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a convincing portrayal of anguish of a husband who is unable to accept his wife.
Best Supporting Actress Rao Saheb Hindi Vijaya Mehta INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the delicate delineation of the role of a middle-aged widow fighting for modernity though herself rooted in tradition.
Best Child Artist Bettada Hoovu Kannada Master Puneet INR 5,000/-
Citation: For his lively and effortless performance in the role of a poor boy who has to make the difficult choice between his personal goal and his family responsibilities.
Best Audiography Ek Pal Hindi Hitendra Ghosh INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his masterly use of the sound track in keeping with the atmosphere of the film.
Best Editing Hum Naujawan Hindi Babu Sheikh INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his work in the film which, due to his slick editing becomes more effective.
Best Art Direction Rao Saheb Hindi Sham Bhutkar INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the authentic creation of a setting of the early years of the century.
Best Music Direction Sindhu Bhairavi Tamil Ilaiyaraja INR 10,000/-
Citation: For innovative bleding of folk and classical music which lends strength and power to the story.
Best Lyrics Muthal Mariyathai Tamil Vairamuthu INR 10,000/-
Citation: For imaginative use of folk images and form which blend with the pastoral and idyllic backdrop of the film.
Best Male Playback Singer Sree Narayana Guru Malayalam Jayachandran INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his superb rendering of devotional songs keeping in tune with the subject matter of the film.
Best Female Playback Singer Sindhu Bhairavi Tamil K. S. Chithra INR 10,000/-
Citation: For melifluous rendering of songs, both in the folk and the classical moulds, bringing about a melodious synthesis between the two.
Best Costume Design Trikal Hindi Saba Zaidi INR 10,000/-
Citation: For creatively designing the appropriate costumes for this period film, thereby lending authenticity to the milieu.
Special Jury Award Mayuri Telugu Sudha Chandran INR 5,000/-
Citation: For her work in the film in which, in her first screen appearance, she convincingly recreates her own life-story with courage and determination.

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 Agnisnaan Producer: Bhabendra Nath Saikia INR 20,000/-
Director: Bhabendra Nath Saikia INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a powerful film based on a well-known Assamese novel, portraying the ordeals of a woman who revolts and finally overcomes.
Best Feature Film in Bengali Parama Producer: Nirmal Kumar Guha, Niharendu Guha, Sukhendu Guha, Sarojendu Guha INR 20,000/-
Director: Aparna Sen INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a film which handles sensitively the delicate story of a woman who refuses to accept the feeling of guilt forced on her by society.
Best Feature Film in Bodo Alayaron Producer: Bodosa Film Productions INR 20,000/-
Director: Jwndgas Bodosa INR 10,000/-
Citation: For pioneering a film in the language which faithfully brings out the socio-economic life of Bodo community.
Best Feature Film in Hindi Anantyatra Producer: Nachiket Patwardhan INR 20,000/-
Director: Nachiket Patwardhan and Jayu Patwardhan INR 10,000/-
Citation: For an unusual film blending with fact and fantasy, dealing with the contemporary subject of the frustrations of middle-aged executive, presented with wit and humour.
Best Feature Film in Kannada Bettada Hoovu Producer: Parvathamma Rajkumar INR 20,000/-
Director: N. Lakshminarayanan INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a well-made film with a sensitive story of socio-economic deprivation told against a lyrical backdrop.
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Thinkalaazhcha Nalla Divasam Producer: M. Mani INR 20,000/-
Director: P. Padmarajan INR 10,000/-
Citation: For exploring the layers of family relationship in a rural setting threatened by urban culture and explains how the imminent breakdown of the joint family is prevented by a death.
Best Feature Film in Marathi Pudhche Paool Producer: Madhukar Rupji, Sudha A. Chitle and Vinay Newalkar INR 20,000/-
Director: Rajdutt INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a film with powerful social content, exposing the evil of dowry and underlining that the only solution is social censure.
Best Feature Film in Oriya Hakim Babu Producer: Amiya Patnaik INR 20,000/-
Director: Pranab Das INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a film which makes a powerful comment on the bureaucratic system which renders even an idealistic officer helpless and unable to realise his own objectives.
Best Feature Film in Tamil Muthal Mariyathai Producer: P. Bharathiraja INR 20,000/-
Director: P. Bharathiraja INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a love story about the suffering of a man who is destined to live with his memories, spending his last days in a hut on the banks of river in idyllic surroundings.
Best Feature Film in Telugu Sravanthi Producer: Jayakrishna INR 20,000/-
Director: Kranti Kumar INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a moving film, which depicts the plight of the quitessential Indian woman who goes through life discharging obligations as daughter, wife and mother.

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 M. V. Krishnaswamy 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]

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 Non-Feature Film Bombay: Our City English Producer and Director: Anand Patwardhan INR 15,000/- Each
Citation: For its deep concern for the problem of urban slums and the courageous presentation of the theme in an objective manner.

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 The Whispering Wind English Producer:
Director: Biplab Roy Choudhury
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its authentic and comprehensive depiction of the traditional life of the Dongria tribe of Orissa facing social change.
Best Biographical Film Satyajit Ray English Producer: Films Division
Director: Shyam Benegal
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For the deep analysis of the life and work of Satyajit Ray, in a face-to-face interaction.
The Seer Who Walks Alone English Producer and Director: G. Aravindan
Citation: For the sensitive portrayal of the life, personality and philosophy of J. Krishnamurthi, the noted philosopher.
Best Arts / Cultural Film Warli Painting English Producer: B. R. Shendge
Director: V. K. Wankhede
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For a perceptive exploration of the relationship between the life and art of the warli tribals.
Best Scientific Film (including Environment and Ecology) Power to the People English Producer: B. N. Mehra
Director: K. Balakrishnan Nair
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its convincing portrayal of the importance of a people's movement for scientific attitude towards social change.
Best Industrial Film Safety Measures in Handling Agriculture Machinery English Producer: D. Gautaman
Director: Gurbir Singh Grewal
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its clear instructional value.
Best Agricultural Film Cash In Cashew Cultivation English Producer: K. K. Garg
Director: D. Gautaman
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its rich international content about the scientific development in the improvement of cashew crop.
Best Film on Family Welfare Bai Marathi Producer: Streevani and Ishvani
Director: Sumitra Bhave
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its realistic portrayal of poor, oppressed housewife who succeeds in her determined effort to rehabilitate herself and realise her potential to be on her own.
Best Exploration / Adventure Film High Adventure on White Waters English Producer: Yash Choudhary
Director: C. L. Kaul
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its depiction of the thrills of a new water sport in India.
Best News Review News Magazine No.: 59 - Taranath Shenoy English Producer: P. B. Pendharkar and Pritam S. Arshi
Director: M. S. Gangadhar and Ashok Patil
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For an in-depth coverage of the strong determination of Taranath Shenoy, the handicapped swimmer, who crossed the English channel.
Best Animation Film Karuna Ki Vijay Hindi Producer: Children's Film Society
Director and Animator: K. S. Bansod
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its artistice excellence in the use of animation techniques in presenting a heart-warming story for children.
Special Jury Award Bodhvriksha Hindi Rajan Khosa INR 5,000/-
Citation: For his sensitive exploration of the anguish of a woman nursing her aged, paralysed grandmother. The film is characterised by economy and control and innovative cinematic form.
Prisoners of Circumstances English Producer: Film and Television Institute of India
Director: Ramesh Handoo
Certificate Only
Citation: For its objective presentation of the inhuman treatment of children in remand homes.
Anukaran Hindi Producer: R. K. Gupta
Director: Gul Bahar Singh
Citation: For a poignant of discrimination against women in Indian society.

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 Amita Malik was appointed to evaluate 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 Guru Dutt: Teen Anki Shokantika Marathi Author: Arun Khopkar INR 5,000/-
Citation: For a book as it is a major critical work on Guru Dutt, which is researched, attractively published at a reasonable price with a wealth of visual which enriches any book on cinema.

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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