36th National Film Awards

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36th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1988
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Piravi
Best Non-Feature Film Kanaka Purandara
Most awards Daasi (5)
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The 36th 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 1988.[1][2] Ceremony took place in 1989.

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 Ashok Kumar Actor 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 36th National Film Awards, a Malayalam film, Piravi won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film whereas a Telugu film, Daasi won the maximum number of awards (5). Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2]

Juries[edit]

A committee headed by Tapan Sinha 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 Piravi Malayalam Producer: S. Jayachandran Nair INR 50,000/-
Director: Shaji N. Karun INR 25,000/-
Citation: For creattive evocation of human pathos with refined cinematic sensitivity.
Best Debut Film of A Director Trishagni Hindi Producer and Director: Nabendu Ghosh INR 25,000/- Each
Citation: For excellent exploration of complex philosophical theme for the first time in Indian cinema.
Best Film Providing Popular and Wholesome Entertainment Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Hindi / Urdu Producer: M/s Nasir Hussain Films INR 40,000/-
Director: Mansoor Khan INR 20,000/-
Citation: For presenting fresh and clean charm on celluloid with discerning imagination.
Best Children's Film Manu Uncle Malayalam Producer: Joy Thomas INR 30,000/-
Director: Dennis Joseph INR 15,000/-
Citation: For endearing and hilarious picturisation which promotes a sense of adventure among children.
Best Direction Piravi Malayalam Shaji N. Karun INR 50,000/-
Citation: For remarkable success in accomplishing fusion of various elements and creating new heights of cinematic aesthetics.
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 Feature Film on National Integration Rudraveena Telugu Producer: Nagendra Babu INR 30,000/-
Director: K. Balachander INR 15,000/-
Citation: For presenting vertical as well as horiontal social integration on a musical plane and thus offering a cultural revolution as solution to maladies of the rural population.
Best Film on Other Social Issues Main Zinda Hoon Hindi Producer: NFDC and Doordarshan INR 30,000/-
Director: Sudhir Mishra INR 15,000/-
Citation: For portraying with redeemed finesse the saga of the agony of the middle class working woman.
Best Actor Piravi Malayalam Premji INR 10,000/-
Citation: For excellence in restrained performance.
Best Actress Daasi Telugu Archana INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the convincing portrayal of a 1925 Telengaa Dasi girl who was subject to total exploitation.
Best Supporting Actor Raakh Hindi Pankaj Kapoor INR 10,000/-
Best Supporting Actress Ek Din Achanak Hindi Uttara Baokar INR 10,000/-
Citation: For essaying the difficult role of a wife caught in the midst of unique social and psychological predicament.
Best Child Artist Salaam Bombay! Hindi Shafiq Syed INR 5,000/-
Citation: For the natural ease with which he has portrayed a slum child.
Best Male Playback Singer Rudraveena Telugu S. P. Balasubrahmanyam INR 10,000/-
Citation: For bringing playback singing a rare depth of emotion adorned by his command of classical idiom.
Best Female Playback Singer Vaishali Malayalam K. S. Chithra INR 10,000/-
Citation: For her clear and tuneful rendering of the song.
Best Cinematography Daasi Telugu Apurba Kishore Bir INR 10,000/-
Citation: For high technical excellence and creative participation in evolving the basic statement.
Best Screenplay In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones English Arundhati Roy INR 10,000/-
Citation: For capturing the anguish prevailing among students of professional institutions.
Best Audiography Piravi Malayalam T. Krishnan Unni INR 10,000/-
Citation: For creatively helping to capture and sustain the delicate seasonal and emotional mood of the film.
Best Editing Raakh Hindi A. Sreekar Prasad INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his precise use of time and juxtaposition in bringing out creatively the internal turmoil of a modern youth.
Best Art Direction Daasi Telugu T. Vaikuntham INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his minute care and concern for detail of prop and decor, creating a period locale which becomes an amalgamated part of the film enhancing its aesthetic value.
Best Costume Design Daasi Telugu Sudharshan INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his tender handling of warped fabric and jewellery with correct hues and authenticity.
Best Music Direction Rudraveena Telugu Ilaiyaraaja INR 10,000/-
Citation: For creating an innovative score which brings out the splendour of classical tradition and blends it beautifully with modern sensitibilities.
Best Lyrics Vaishali Malayalam O. N. V. Kurup INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the rare poetic heights reached in all lyrics in the film.
Special Jury Award Vasundhara Hindi Ashok Ahuja (Director) INR 5,000/-
Citation: For the sensitive and compulsive evolution of the much needed love for the eco-system and for defining the role of humanity in saving mankind and nature from devastation.
 • Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
 • Raakh
Hindi Aamir Khan (Actor) Certificate only
Citation: For the imaginative, innovative and promosing performance of character roles in the films.

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 Kolahal Producer: Bhabendra Nath Saikia INR 20,000/-
Director: Bhabendra Nath Saikia INR 10,000/-
Citation: For taking up the bold theme of the struggle of a deserted woman caught between convection and the desire to live.
Best Feature Film in Hindi Salaam Bombay! Producer: NFDC, Mirabai Films and Doordarshan INR 20,000/-
Director: Mira Nair INR 10,000/-
Citation: For exploring the tragic realities of life for the homeless children and women and those enmashed by drugs.
Best Feature Film in Kannada Bannada Vesha Producer: Doordarshan INR 20,000/-
Director: Girish Kasaravalli INR 10,000/-
Citation: For superb blend of different departments of film-making to bring out lyrically the predicament of performing artiste and his quest for identity.
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Rugmini Producer: S. C. Pillai and Gigy Abraham INR 20,000/-
Director: K. P. Kumaran INR 10,000/-
Citation: For compassionate depiction of the human condition permeating the dark realities of a social evil.
Best Feature Film in Oriya Kichi Smruti Kichi Anubhuti Producer: K. Jagadeswari INR 20,000/-
Director: Manmohan Mahapatra INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the cinematic depiction of the past, present and future of the psyche of a representative village.
Best Feature Film in Telugu Daasi Producer: B. Ramachandra Rao INR 20,000/-
Director: B. Narsing Rao INR 10,000/-
Citation: For portraying the grim reality of a feaudal milieu through original and rare use of film language.

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 In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones Producer: Pradip Krishen INR 20,000/-
Director: Pradip Krishen INR 10,000/-
Citation: For portrayal of the agonies and aspiration of the present day student community in excellent cinematic language.

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 Homi Sethna 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 Kanaka Purandara Kannada Producer: Girish Karnad for Films Division
Director: Girish Karnad
INR 15,000/- Each
Citation: For communicating, through the lives of Kanakadas and Purandaradas, the many facets of Bhakti, transcending all barriers of caste and creed, encompassing the love of man for man and man for God, using an unique fusion of different elements of cinema of the documentary genre.

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 Maa Oru Telugu Producer: B. Ramachandra Rao
Director: B. Narsing Rao
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For recalling with nostalgia the life of a village community of the fifties in Telengana and does so with sensitivity and a graphic lyricism.
Best Arts / Cultural Film Scroll Painters of Birbhum (Patua) English Producer: Dilip Ghosh and Biswanath Bose
Director: Raja Mitra
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For portraying with sensitivity and insight the vanishing tribe of the Muslim scroll painters whose essentially secular art harmonises painting and singing.
Best Scientific Film (including Environment and Ecology) Reconstructive Surgery Leprosy (Hand) English Producer: Jal Mehta
Director: Anil Revankar
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its meticulous and credible account of the reconstructive surgery on disfigured and disabled hands, evoking confidence in the scientific method and in indigenous endeavour.
Best Industrial Film The Duo English Producer and Director: Sanat Kumar Dasgupta INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For capturing with economy and precision the mass production of ceramic and glassware in exquisite photographic detail.
Best Agricultural Film Seeds of Hope English Producer: M/s Eco Media Pvt Ltd.
Director: Romulus Whitaker and Shekar Dattatri
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its profound and intimate plea for afforestation, transcending the purely instructional aspects of the production of quality seeds and saplings.
Best Film on Social Issues Voices from Baliapal English Producer: M/s Vector Productions
Director: Vasudha Joshi and Ranjan Palit
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For the meticulousness of its investigation and the clarity and conviction with which it carries the story of the non-violent resistance of the people of Baliapal against the establishing of a missile testing range of their rich and fertile lands.
Best Educational / Motivational Film Chitthi Hindi Producer: M/s Cinemart Foundation
Director: Suhasini Mulay
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its authentic and poignant enactment of the problem of illiteracy that is treated with compassion and gentle humour.
Best News Review More Than A Success Story
(News Magazine No. 129)
English Producer: Biren Das for Films Division
Director: K. B. Nair
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For going beyond the limitations of the news film format to tell the inspiring and moving stories of those who triumphed over their socic-economic circumstances and physical diabilities.
Best Short Fiction Film The Story of Tiblu Idu Mishmi Producer: Santosh Sivan for Films Division
Director: Santosh Sivan
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For telling the story of a spirited young tribal girl who comes into her own in the alien environment of an urban school, while retaining the innocence and sensitivity bred of living close to nature; and for capturing the freshness and spontaneity of its tribal actors in real life locations with enduring simplicity.
Best Film on Family Welfare Lacchmi Hindi Producer: K. K. Garg for Films Division
Director: Om Prakash Sharma
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For weaving a powerful family welfare message into a credible story told simply and gently.
Nirnay Hindi Producer: B. R. Shedge for Films Division
Director: R. R. Swamy
Citation: For the clarity and simplicity with which, making effective use of both animation and live action, it communicates aspects of sterilisation, evoking confidence in its procedures.
Special Jury Award Before My Eyes Only Music Mani Kaul INR 5,000/-
Citation: For capturing the texture of Kashmir's landscape with a rare control over cinematic form that combines visual poetry with an effective use of sound on a track that uses no commentary.
Dispossession English N. H. Prasad Certificate Only
Citation: For its fresh and innovative experimentation with cinematic form, dealing with an unusual theme.

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 Chidananda Dasgupta 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 The Moving Image English Author: Kishore Vallicha
Publisher: Orient Longman
INR 10,000/-
Citation: For its analytic insights and its plausible theoretical framework.
Best Film Critic Hindi Manmohan Chadha INR 5,000/-
Citation: For the seriousness of his approach and the wide compass of his thoughts.

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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