34th National Film Awards

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34th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1986
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented on September 1987 (1987-09)
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Tabarana Kathe
Best Non-Feature Film The Land of Sand Dunes
Most awards Mirch Masala and Phera (3)
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The 34th 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 1986.[1][2] Ceremony took place in September 1987.

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 Bommireddy Nagi Reddy 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 34th National Film Awards, a Kannada film, Tabarana Kathe won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas a Hindi film, Mirch Masala and a Bengali film, Phera won the maximum number of awards (3). Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2]

Juries[edit]

A committee headed by Bhisham Sahni 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 Tabarana Kathe Kannada Producer: Apoorva Chitra INR 50,000/-
Director: Girish Kasaravalli INR 25,000/-
Citation: For an extremely sensitive probe into the anguish of a helpless individual caught in a bureaucratic web, depicted with great feeling and expertise as he waits for his pension, which arrives too late.
Best Debut Film of A Director Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin Hindi Producer and Director: Sudhir Mishra INR 25,000/- Each
Citation: For an incisive analysis of history as seen through the eyes of three elderly freedom fighters and its impact on their stand against social injustice in contemporary times.
Best Film Providing Popular and Wholesome Entertainment Samsaram Adhu Minsaram Tamil Producer: AVM Productions INR 40,000/-
Director: Visu INR 20,000/-
Citation: For its entertaining presentation of a complex contemporary social problem - the disintegration of the joint family.
Silver Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Rajat Kamal[1][2]

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

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Film on Other Social Issues Doore Doore Oru Koodu Koottam Malayalam Producer: M. Mani INR 30,000/-
Director: Sibi Malayil INR 15,000/-
Citation: For focussing on the dire need for integrity in the educational system in remote areas in a heart warming film, charmingly narrated.
Best Direction Oridathu Malayalam G. Aravindan INR 20,000/-
Citation: For his masterly and powerful depiction of changing society reeling under the onslaught of technical progress.
Best Cinematography Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal Malayalam Venu INR 15,000/-
Citation: For the lyrical and brilliant visual presentation.
Amma Ariyan Malayalam Venu
Citation: For his powerful and disturbing black and white photography.
Best Screenplay Phera Bengali Buddhadeb Dasgupta INR 10,000/-
Citation: For its penetrative and sensitive screenplay depicting the trauma faced by an artist in search of his identity in relation to his professional and personal life.
Best Actor Tabarana Kathe Kannada Charuhasan INR 10,000/-
Citation: For an immensely moving and controlled portrayal of an individual's anguish, as he waits endlessly for justice.
Best Actress Nakhakshathangal Malayalam Monisha INR 10,000/-
Citation: For her portrayal in the film, in which she depicts an entire range of human emotions and gives an extra dimension to the character os Gowri, a village lass destined to love and lose.
Best Supporting Actor Mirch Masala Hindi Suresh Oberoi INR 10,000/-
Citation: For breathing life into complex feaudal character, who tries to control a destiny beyond his reach.
Best Supporting Actress Bhangala Silata Oriya Manjula Kanwar INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a startlingly realistic portrayal of an exploited, illiterate woman who lives like a haunted animal, trapped into accepting her ultimate fate.
Best Child Artist Phera Bengali Aniket Sengupta INR 5,000/-
Citation: For his lively and poignant portrayal of a young boy who brings new faith and meaning to the life of an aged artiste.
Best Audiography Path Bhola Bengali Durga Mitra and Jyoti Prasad Chatterjee INR 10,000/-
Citation: For adding a new dimension to the film by a sensitive employment of sound.
Best Editing Mirch Masala Hindi Sanjiv Shah INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his perfection in creating a smooth flow.
Best Art Direction Madhvacharya Kannada P. Krishnamurthy INR 10,000/-
Citation: For effectively recreating the era of Madhvacharya.
Best Music Direction Madhvacharya Kannada M. Balamuralikrishna INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the effective use of classical music blended with folk music.
Best Male Playback Singer Lalan Fakir Bengali Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his superb rendering of the traditional songs in his deep and vibrant voice.
Best Female Playback Singer Nakhakshathangal
("Manjal Prasadavum")
Malayalam K. S. Chithra INR 10,000/-
Citation: For her melodious rendering of songs.
Best Costume Design Parinati Hindi Prabhat Jha INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the authenticity in the use of costumes.
Special Jury Award Amma Ariyan Malayalam John Abraham INR 5,000/-
Citation: For his directorial excellence and originality in the treatment.
Himghar Bengali Sandip Ray Certificate only

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 Baan Producer: Do-Re-Me Films INR 20,000/-
Director: Charu Kamal Hazarika INR 10,000/-
Citation: For its incisive comment on the post-independence establishment in a flood-prone region.
Best Feature Film in Bengali Phera Producer: Buddhadeb Dasgupta INR 20,000/-
Director: Buddhadeb Dasgupta INR 10,000/-
Citation: For its depiction of dilemma of a creative artiste in a world of changing values.
Best Feature Film in Hindi Mirch Masala Producer: NFDC INR 20,000/-
Director: Ketan Mehta INR 10,000/-
Citation: For its moving depiction of a rural woman's struggle against oppressive social conditions in the pre-Independence era.
Best Feature Film in Kannada Shankha Nada Producer: Umesh Kulkarni INR 20,000/-
Director: Umesh Kulkarni INR 10,000/-
Citation: For its satirical presentation of the facts of the panchayat system in a faction-ridden village.
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Uppu Producer: K. M. A. Rahim INR 20,000/-
Director: V. K. Pavithran INR 10,000/-
Citation: For its depiction of people caught in the midst of religious conservatism.
Best Feature Film in Oriya Majhi Pahacha Producer: Dipti Mohanty INR 20,000/-
Director: Manmohan Mahapatra INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a faithful portrayal of a range of individuals in today's urban milieu.
Best Feature Film in Tamil Mouna Ragam Producer: G. Venkateswaran INR 20,000/-
Director: Mani Ratnam INR 10,000/-
Citation: For its sensitive portrayal of an urban young woman's voyage to self-discovery.
Best Feature Film in Telugu Swathi Muthyam Producer: Edida Nageshwara Rao INR 20,000/-
Director: Kasinadhuni Viswanath INR 10,000/-
Citation: For an effective rendering of a dramatic story about a man too innocent and child-like to fit into the scheme of the hard, calculating world.

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 English Watchman Producer: T. S. Narasimhan INR 20,000/-
Director: Shankar Nag INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the charming rendering of the story an old watchman saving a young girl from suicide, himself having lost all his near and dear ones.

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 Adoor Gopalakrishnan 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 The Land of Sand Dunes English Producer: Orchid Films Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Gautam Ghose
INR 15,000/- Each
Citation: For the sensitivity and feel for the subject expressed in its effective cinematic style.

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 Land Where Wind Blows Free English Producer: Director of Cultural Affairs, Assam
Director: Chandra Narayan Barua
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its faithful and authentic portrayal of the tribal communities of North-East India.
Best Biographical Film Sister Alphonsa of Bharananganam English Producer: Dejo Kappen and George Sebastian
Director: Rajiv Vijay Raghavan
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its creative use of cinematography in portraying with great sympathy and understanding the life of Sister Alphonsa.
Kamala Nehru English Producer: Uma Shankar
Director: Ashish Mukherjee
Citation: For the innovative use of graphics in the effective depiction of the subject.
Best Arts / Cultural Film Our Islamic Heritage - Part II English Producer: K. K. Garg for Films Division
Director: K. K. Garg
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its well researched treatment and the artistry and imagination employed in bringing an aspect of our great heritage into focus.
Classical Dance Forms of India - Koodiattam English Producer: Doordarshan
Director: Prakash Jha
Citation: For its excellent visual treatment of a great traditional theatre form.
Best Scientific Film (including Environment and Ecology) Kaamdhenu Redeemed English Producer: Radha Narayanan and Mohi-Ud-Din Mirza
Director: Mohi-Ud-Din Mirza
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its very effective use of cinematographic medium for covering modern scientific methods of cattle breeding.
Best Industrial Film The Story of Glass English Producer: S. Kumar
Director: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its comprehensive and engaging treatment of glass-making in our country.
Best Agricultural Film Three Spices - Cinnamon Part I English Producer: D. Gautaman for Films Division
Director: D. Gautaman
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its high motivational and educational value.
Best Historical Reconstruction / Compilation Film We The People of India English Producer: N. S. Thapa for Films Division
Director: Bhanumurthy Alur
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For creative compilation of historic facts and materials.
Best Film on Social Issues Inner Instincts English Producer: Ministry of Welfare (India)
Director: P. Vijay Kumar
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its sensitive and probing treatment of a vital social issue.
Best Educational / Motivational Film Mitraniketan Vellanad English Producer: Cinemart Foundation
Director: Jagannath Guha
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For effectively bringing into focus the services of an institution engaged in tackling the rural problems at the grass roots level.
For Better Living English Producer: Padmalaya Mohapatra and Ghanashyam Mohapatra
Director: Ghanashyam Mohapatra
Citation: For the competence with which an important social endeavour like the upliftment of the Adivasis is depicted.
Best News Review The Pope Meets India
(News Magazine 70)
English Producer: P. B. Pendharkar and P. S. Arshi for Films Division
Director: Camera Team for Films Division
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For the excellently co-ordinated team work in making the coverage of the Pope's visit to India more than mere news.
Best Animation Film A. B. See English Producer: P. B. Pendharkar for Films Division
Director and Animator: Arun Gongade
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For the freshness of treatment using animation technique to effectively convey a message of great social significance.
Special Jury Award Equal Partners English Yash Chaudhary INR 5,000/-
Citation: For the deft handling of a complex subject designed to promote better understanding between nations.

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 Vijay Tendulkar 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 Rabindranath O Chalachithra Bengali Author: Arun Kumar Roy INR5,000/-
Citation: For making an original evaluation and analysis of films and documentaries made on Tagore's writings and personality from the silent era of cinema to date and thus linking cinema, an important creative mediumm, to a great creative mind.
Best Film Critic Bengali Chidananda Dasgupta INR5,000/-
Citation: For his unique writings which do not look at films in isolation and instead evaluate them in the context of a total artistic expression as integrated in other forms of arts. This gives most of his writings a broader perspective and depth and links them with social, psychological and historical changes.

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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