48th National Film Awards

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48th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 2000
Awarded by President of India
(K. R. Narayanan)
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented on December 2001 (2001-12)
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Shantham
Best Non-Feature Film Rasikpriya
Most awards Bharathi (4)
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The 48th 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 2000.[1][2] Ceremony took place in December 2001 and awards were given by then President of India, K. R. Narayanan.

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 Asha Bhosle[3] Playback Singer 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 48th National Film Awards, a Malayalam film, Shantham won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film; a Tamil film, Bharathi won the maximum number of awards (4). Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2]

Juries[edit]

A committee headed by Vyjayanthimala was appointed to evaluate the feature films awards. Following were the jury members:[1][2][4]

All India Award[edit]

Following were the awards given:[1][2][5]

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Swarna Kamal[1][2][5]

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 Shantham Malayalam Producer: P. V. Gangadharan
Director: Jayaraj
INR 50,000/- Each
Citation: For addressing the very contemporary issue of political rivalry and violence in our society in an unusually imaginative way. The language of the film goes beyond conventional narrative for appeal to calmness and good sense.
Best Debut Film of A Director Sayahnam Malayalam Producer: M. S. Nazeer
Director: R. Sarath
INR 25,000/- Each
Citation: For the nature and gripping manner in which this young director deals with complex issues like political honesty and nuclear disarmament.
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Vaanathaippola Tamil Producer: Venu Ravichandran
Director: Vikraman
INR 40,000/- Each
Citation: For its sincere projection of the values of a joint family and the need to share good and difficult times together.
Best Children's Film Gharaksharangal Malayalam Producer: Salim Padiyath
Director: Salim Padiyath
INR 30,000/- Each
Citation: For depicting, through the eyes of a child love and respect for our mother tongue and culture tackling many social issues pertaining to education, agriculture and general empowerment, for a civic society.
Best Direction Utsab Bengali Rituparno Ghosh INR 50,000/-
Citation: For working with a large group of actors within the confines of a rambling old house.

The director builds an unpretentious, gripping and entirely credible narrative and brings about in the process some extremely powerful performances.

Silver Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Rajat Kamal[1][2][5]

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 Pukar Hindi Producer: Surinder Kapoor
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
INR 30,000/- Each
Citation: For tackling the problem of terrorist infiltrations and the army's counter attacks. And situations where armed and civilian forces unite against the common external enemy.
Best Film on Family Welfare Kal Kaa Aadmi Hindi Producer: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Director: Amol Palekar
INR 30,000/- Each
Citation: For telling the story of Raghunath Karve, who, early in this century, pioneered the debate on sexual and reproductive rights. The film recreates the period in painstaking detail and helps to raise consciousness about issues which are extremely relevant today.
Best Film on Other Social Issues Vetri Kodi Kattu Tamil Producer: D. Pandian
Director: Cheran
INR 30,000/- Each
Citation: For discussing issues on migration from one's own land and the social implications that follow, in the heart land of Tamilnadu, highlighting the need to re-establish the holistic culture of society .
Munnudi Kannada Producer: Navachitra
Director: P. Sheshadri
Citation: For attempting to discuss the misuse of Shariat by opportunistic men and the manipulation of the testaments on "Nikah" and "Talaaq".
Best Film on Environment / Conservation / Preservation Oru Cheru Punchiri Malayalam Producer: Jisha John
Director: M. T. Vasudevan Nair
INR 30,000/- Each
Citation: For telling the simple and moving story of an elderly couple and their relationship with the world around them. In depicting the couple's love for the trees and plants in their garden, the film spreads the message of environmental conservation in the broadest sense in a gentle, unobtrusive way.
Best Actor Pukar Hindi Anil Kapoor INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his role in the film. A veteran actor of great versatility, meets the varied demands of this role with credibility and assured technical skill.
Best Actress Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence Hindi Raveena Tandon INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a portrayal of a submissive woman who is subjected to constant physical and psychological torture by her husband. The character comes out of her passive shroud fearing her daughter may suffer the same fate as her.
Best Supporting Actor Munnudi Kannada H. G. Dattatreya INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his portrayal of Hasanabba. He is an agent who procures local girls for arabs to marry in an impoverished village in Karnataka. H. G. Dattatreya brings a wonderful sensitivity to the character, without turning it into a stereotypical villain.
Best Supporting Actress Shantham Malayalam K. P. A. C. Lalitha INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the role of Narayani in the film. Narayani is an elderly mother whose son has been killed in political violence. In the course of the film, she is transformed, gently and unobtrusiveuly into a crusade for peace. Lalitha brings great professional skills and sensitivity to the role.
Best Child Artist Nila Kaalam Tamil Udaya Raj INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his portrayal of Pulli in the film. Pulli is a very young orphan who works in a motor garage in chennai. The jury applauds the way in which master udayaraj brings out both the innocence and street - smartness of Pulli, with a combination of energy and spontaneity.
Best Male Playback Singer Kandukondain Kandukondain
("Enna Solla Pogirai")
Tamil Shankar Mahadevan INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the soulful rendering of the song.
Best Female Playback Singer Bharathi
("Mayil Pola Ponnu Onnu")
Tamil Bhavatharini INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the song which is outstanding because it depicts the velvet voice of the diva.
Best Cinematography Moksha Hindi Cameraman: Ashok Mehta
Laboratory Processing: Prasad Film Laboratory
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For providing wide range of tonal variation and outstanding compositions to cater to the changing moods of the film's narrative.
Best Screenplay Kadal Pookkal Tamil P. Bharathiraja INR 10,000/-
Citation: For focusing, in present times of degeneration, on love, sacrifice and family values.
Best Audiography Moksha Hindi Anup Dev INR 10,000/-
Citation: The audiographer has, with extreme care, chosen the right sound, ambience and layered the tracks in an immaculate way to create an atmosphere to support the narrative of the film.
Best Editing Snip! English Suresh Pai, Apurva Asrani INR 10,000/-
Citation: For creating an evocative rhythm in the film enhancing the pace of the narrative while aesthetically maintaining the unit of form and content.
Best Art Direction Bharathi Tamil P. Krishnamoorthy INR 10,000/-
Citation: For aesthetically recreating the period of early twentieth century taking great care in selecting authentic properties of the time to enhance the décor of both interiors as well as exteriors, thus bringing alive Tamilnadu of that period.
Best Costume Design Bharathi Tamil P. Krishnamoorthy INR 10,000/-
Citation: For recreating a whole range of period costume to depict the early twentieth century of Tamil/Banaras. The aesthetic selection of colors go well with the décor of the structure/sets and the costumes give the film and authentic look.
Best Music Direction Refugee Hindi Songs and Background Score: Anu Malik INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a score that blends with the story and heightens its narrative. A great effort has been made to ensure that the compositions have all the ingredients of the music of the soul.
Best Lyrics Mazha
("Gayam Hari Nama Dhayam")
Malayalam Yusufali Kechery INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For depicting the right mix of the ethos of our land in an invocation to lord Krishna.
Refugee
("Panchhi Nadiyaan")
Hindi Javed Akhtar
Citation: For his inimitable style, speaks of transcending borders and countries, with beautifully written words for love and compassion.
Best Choreography Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Malayalam G. Kala INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the classical dance number skillfully composed, creating the symbiotic dance in keeping with our rich traditions and heritage.
Special Jury Award Dekha Bengali Soumitra Chatterjee (Actor) INR 25,000/-
Citation: For his realistic portrayal of the scion of a fading aristocracy who has lost his eyesight. Soumitra with great subtlety takes us through myriad evoking situations of his life, past and present with great sensitivity.

Regional Awards[edit]

The award is given to best film in the regional languages in India.[1][2][5]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film in Bengali Dekha Producer: Ramesh Gandhi
Director: Gautam Ghose
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: The film through the seen and unseen world of the protagonist tries to explore the existential dilemma of modern times which is reflected in the inexorable flow of time and intertwined into a mixed metaphor of modern allegories.
Best Feature Film in Hindi Zubeidaa Producer: Farouq Rattonsey
Director: Shyam Benegal
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For the political turmoil has been juxtaposed with the upheavals of the life of a tempestuous Muslim girl who defies all norms to marry a much married maharaja. It is a story of obsessive love in the times of political priorities in post independent India.
Best Feature Film in Kannada Mathadana Producer: H. G. Narayan and I. P. Malligowda
Director: T. N. Seetharam
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For delineating the way in which the larger political system influences and manipulates the lives of ordinary people at various levels, a commendable critique of the corroding corruption and power managing forces.
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Sayanam Producer: M. P. Sukumaran Nair
Director: M. P. Sukumaran Nair
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For the film with a wonderful structure and well worked out mise-en-scenes tries to depict a complex story of the Christian community in a simple manner.
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Producer: Grihalakshmi Films
Director: Sathyan Anthikad
Citation: For a brilliant narrative depicting the complex relationship between a dancer wife and a loving husband. It highlights the values of life, art and the co-existence of the two.
Best Feature Film in Manipuri Chatledo Eidee Producer: Makhonmani Mongsaba
Director: Makhonmani Mongsaba
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For narrating a complex love story in a simple manner and reflects the flavour of the land beautifully.
Best Feature Film in Marathi Astitva Producer: Jhamu Sugandh
Director: Mahesh Manjrekar
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For dealing with the social issues, adultery and the subjugation of women. The film ends on a positive note of a woman's empowerment when the protagonist extends her horizon beyond home and hearth.
Best Feature Film in Tamil Bharathi Producer: Media Dreams Pvt. Ltd
Director: Gnana Rajasekaran
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For depicting the life and times of Subramaniya Bharati in a very authentic manner, unfolding the history of our freedom struggle. The compositions of this great visionary poet stand out with great relevance today.
Best Feature Film in Telugu Nuvve Kavali Producer: Ramoji Rao
Director: K. Vijaya Bhaskar
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For a refreshing film about a teenage friendship that blossoms into romance. The film stands out for its youthful treatment thus bringing out the exuberance of this film.

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 Pandavas Producer: Pentamedia Graphics Ltd
Director: Pentamedia Graphics Ltd
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For bringing the epic of Mahabharata to life on screen with realistic depth and detail.

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 John Matthew Matthan 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][6]

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 Rasikpriya Hindi and English Producer: Ministry of External Affairs
Director: Arun Vasant Khopkar
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For its sensitive treatment of Hindustani art music, tracing its evolution and cultural confluence to the present times, rendered with an exceptional collage of visuals and sounds.
Best Non-Feature Film Direction Rasikpriya Hindi and English Arun Vasant Khopkar INR 20,000/-
Citation: For artistically weaving visual metaphors to the rhythms of Hindustani classical music in a stylized and poetic manner.

Silver Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Rajat Kamal[1][2][6]

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 First Non-Feature Film Meena Jha Hindi Producer: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute
Director: Anjalika Sharma
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its innovative approach in narrating a story of adolescent human experiences, treated in a stylized manner.
Best Anthropological / Ethnographic Film Scribbles on Akka Kannada Producer: Flavia Agnes
Director: Madhusree Dutta
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For exploring the life of a 12th century Karnataka ascetic poet Mahadevi Akka, who was an exponent of individual independence. The relevance of this rebellious poet is treated dramatically, in the context of contemporary times.
Best Biographical Film Devanarthakan
(The Divine Dancer)
Malayalam Producer: A. V. Ali Koya for Kerala State Chalachitra Academy
Director: Sudish Gopalakrishnan
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For the effective portrayal of Kodakkat Kannan Peruvannan, the renowned Theyyam artist, popularly known as Devanarthakan.
Best Arts / Cultural Film Tribal Women Artists Hindi Producer: Kuldeep Sinha for Films Division
Director: Brij Bhushan for Films Division
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For highlighting the creative abilities of the tribal women of Hazaribagh (Jharkhand) in an effective manner.
Best Scientific Film Vedic Mathematics English Producer: Bhanumurthy Alur for Films Division
Director: K. Jagjivan Ram for Films Division
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For presenting a scientific method of Mathematical calculations, existing in the Vedas and relating the relevance of this knowledge to the present times.
Best Environment / Conservation / Preservation Film The Nest Bengali Producer: Sparsh Productions Pvt. Ltd
Director: Supriyo Sen
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For painstaking effort on capturing the uncompromising dedication oh Jatin Mahato (Midnapore - West Bengal), a heroic conservator and protector of migratory and endangered birds.
Best Promotional Film Pashmina Royale English Producer: Bappa Ray
Director: Bappa Ray
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For creatively tracing the history of Pashmina shawl and aesthetically portraying the designs and styles of this ancient Kashmiri art, which has now been revived.
Best Agricultural Film News Magazine No:424-Vermi Culture Hindi Producer: Kuldip Sinha for Films Division
Director: A. R. Sharief for Films Division
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For methodically unfolding new techniques of composting manure from natural organic wastes that are biodegradable and eco-friendly.
Best Historical Reconstruction / Compilation Film From the land of Buddhism to the Land of Buddha English Producer: Kuldip Sinha for Films Division
Director: Shalini Shah for Films Division
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its realistic and pictorial depiction of the culture, traditions and socio-economic conditions of the Tibetans settled in India.
Best Film on Social Issues Infiltrators English Producer: Urmi Chakraborty for Films Division
Director: Urmi Chakraborty for Films Division
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its in-depth probe that unveils the illegal migration of Bangladeshis into India and the urgent need to address this issue on humanitarian grounds.
Best Educational / Motivational / Instructional Film Tulasi English Producer: Bhanumurthy Alur for Films Division
Director: Rajgopal Rao for Films Division
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For the powerful portrayal of an aged tribal woman Tulasi's single-handed crusade against de-forestation and the resultant participation of people in preserving forests.
Best Investigative Film Wearing the face English Producer: Bankim for Films Division
Director: Joshy Joseph for Films Division
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For insight-fully and sensitively probing the masked lives of college students of Manipur, who are compelled by socio-political circumstances to pull rickshaws for their livelihood.
Best Animation Film The Landscape Only Music Producer: Bankim for Films Division
Director: Ravi Jadhav for Films Division
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its artistic visual narration of nature's beautiful landscapes turning into modern urban horrors.
Best Short Fiction Film Bhor Bengali Producer: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute
Director: Ritubarna Chudgar
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For its multi-layered treatment of a story that sketches the lives of two young people (sibling) caught in the web of their past and yet coping for survival.
Best Film on Family Welfare Akkareninnu Malayalam Producer: T. Sunil Kumar, Susmitham and Pallimalkunnu
Director: T. Sunil Kumar, Susmitham and Pallimalkunnu
INR 5,000/- Each
Citation: For focusing attention on the plight of a family with an AIDS patient and their struggle in overcoming the social stigma.
Mahananda Bengali Producer: Films Division
Director: Manik Das
Citation: For handling a sensitive theme on family welfare, which depicts the fight of a village woman from a minority community who succeeds in her pursuit of a planned family.
Best Cinematography Rasikpriya Hindi and English Cameraman: Prasann Jain
Laboratory Processing: Adlabs
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For capturing images that speak in tones of light and shade, thereby giving life to the lyrical form of the film.
Best Audiography A Memory of the Sea English Hari Kumar INR 10,000/-
Citation: For designing sound that imaginatively and creatively enhances the mood and narration of the film.
Best Editing Lokpriya Hindi Sankalp Meshram INR 10,000/-
Citation: For skilfully juxtaposing three streams of visuals into one rhythmic meaningful narrative.
Best Music Direction Ajeeb Ghar Hindi Usha Khanna INR 10,000/-
Citation: For rendering a melodious and vibrant tune, that keeps the story moving and engrossing.
Special Jury Award A Memory of the Sea English Roabin Mazumdar(Producer)
Lygia Mathews(Director)
INR 10,000/-
Citation: For her skillful narration of the various cultures and religions from across the sea, that have historically influenced the coastal life of Malabar.
Meena Jha Hindi Amal Neerod C. R. (Cameraman) Certificate Only
Citation: For his pictorial vision and capturing of images imaginatively showing great promise.
Balgandharv Marathi Haimanti Banerjee (Director)
Citation: For effectively capturing the spirit of the legendary Marathi theater personality Balgandharv, the singer, well known for his portrayal of women characters.

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 Bharathi Pradhan was appointed to evaluate the writing on Indian cinema. Following were the jury members:[1][2][2][7]

  • Jury Members
    • Bharathi Pradhan (Chairperson) • Prakash Dubey • Jayant Ghosal

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Swarna Kamal[1][2][8]

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

Name of Award Name of Book Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Sholay: The Making of a Classic English Author: Anupama Chopra
Publisher: Penguin Books
INR 15,000/- Each
Citation: For its lucid story-telling. A fast-paced, informative book, a fitting tribute to a box-office phenomenon. Even after 25 years, the making of Sholay, reported crisply and researched thoroughly, makes absorbing reading.
Best Film Critic Telugu Vasiraju Prakasham INR 7,500/- Each
Citation: For deep knowledge of cinema which is reflected in his prolific writing.
Hindi Suresh Sharma
Citation: For his interesting and analytical writing on cinema, constantly keeping in mind the Indian viewer.

Special Mention[edit]

All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit.[1][2][8]

Name of Award Name of Book Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Special Mention (Book on Cinema) Such Is Life English Author: Niranjan Pal Certificate Only
Citation: For its straightforward narration and personalized nostalgia, taking the reader right into the beginnings of Indian cinema.
Sangeet Ka Soundarya Bodh Hindi Author: Uma Garg
Citation: For going into and exploring a territory which authors rarely venture into – Indian film music.
Special Mention (Film Critic) English Ratnottama Sengupta
Citation: For consistency and variety in her knowledgeable reporting 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][5][6][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "48th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "48th National Film Awards (PDF)". Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dadasaheb Phalke Award Past Recipients". Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jury Members for the 48th National film Awards (Feature Films)". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "48th National film Awards (Feature Films)". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "48th National film Awards (Non-Feature Films)". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jury Members for the 48th National film Awards (Books)". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "48th National film Awards (Books)". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 

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