52nd National Film Awards

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52nd National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 2004
Awarded by President of India
(Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam)
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Announced on July 13, 2005 (2005-07-13)
Presented on October 21, 2005 (2005-10-21)
Site Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Page 3
Best Non-Feature Film Girni
Most awards Autograph, Girni and Page 3 (3)
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The 52nd 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 2004.[1][2][3]

The selection process of 52nd National Film Awards began with the constitution of three Juries for feature film, non-feature film and best writing on cinema sections. The renowned filmmaker Sudhir Mishra headed the feature film Jury, which had sixteen other members. Cinematographer and Director A. K. Bir headed the seven-member non-feature film Jury. The Jury for best writing on cinema was headed by veteran film critic and former editor of Screen and Filmfare from Mumbai, Rauf Ahmed.[4]

Awards were announced by each committee chairpersons on July 13, 2005. Award ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on October 21, 2005 and awards were given by then President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.[5]

For 52nd National Film Awards, 107 feature films participated along with 118 non-feature films and 22 books on cinema in 9 Indian languages.[4]

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 Adoor Gopalakrishnan[5][6] Director Swarna Kamal, INR 2,00,000 and a Shawl

Feature Films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 52nd National Film Awards, a Hindi film, Page 3 won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film also winning the maximum number of awards (3), along with a Tamil film, Autograph. Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2][3]

Juries[edit]

A committee headed by Sudhir Mishra was appointed to evaluate the feature films awards. Following were the jury members:[1][2][3][4]

All India Award[edit]

Following were the awards given:[1][2][3]

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Swarna Kamal[1][2][3]

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 Page 3 Hindi Producer: Bobby Pushkarna
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
INR 50,000/- Each
Citation: For a complex and daring attempt which exposes the shallow world of Page 3 in a manner which is both savagely satirical yet gently ironical.
Best Debut Film of A Director Grahanam Telugu Producer: N. Anji Reddy
Director: Mohan Krishna Indraganti
INR 25,000/- Each
Citation: For invoking nostalgia in a manner that is powerful yet poetic.
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Veer-Zaara Hindi Producer: Yash Raj Films
Director: Yash Chopra
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For invoking a touching tale of love highlighting the importance of human relationship above man-made boundaries.
Autograph Tamil Producer: Cheran
Director: Cheran
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For invoking nostalgia in a manner that is powerful yet poetic.
Best Children's Film Chutkan Ki Mahabharat Hindi Producer: Children's Film Society
Director: Sankalp Meshram
INR 30,000/- Each
Citation: The film is phantasanagonic story of a boy whose dreams start coming true suddenly. All hell breaks loose when a Nautanki comes to village to play Mahabharata and suddenly its story changes. The warring Kaurvas and Pandavas bury their differences and become friends even before the war has begun.
Best Direction Swapner Din Bengali Buddhadeb Dasgupta INR 50,000/-
Citation: For his appropriate usage of metaphors and complex handling of socio political situation present in West Bengal in a language simultaneously cinematic and poetic.
Silver Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Rajat Kamal[1][2][3]

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 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Hindi Producer: Sahara India Media Communication Ltd.
Director: Shyam Benegal
INR 30,000/- Each
Citation: Netaji is one of the most controversial and colourful figures of modern Indian history. His struggle to fight the Britishers and bring the Indians together to do this. The idealistic dreamer turns into a revolutionary to achieve his goal. The film effectively brings alive the era.
Best Film on Family Welfare Hasina Kannada Producer: Chiguru Chitra
Director: Girish Kasaravalli
INR 30,000/- Each
Citation: The film deals with a social evil of family planning in a Muslim community. The story of women and her children deserted by a drunkard husband is handled in a unique and subtle way.
Best Film on Other Social Issues Perumazhakkalam Malayalam Producer: Salim Padiyath
Director: Kamal
INR 30,000/- Each
Citation: For its deft handling of a complex, sensitive issue in a very sensitive manner. The central characters in the film reflect the traditional virtues of the Indian women, such as self-sacrifice, endurance and forgiveness, to bring two communities together.
Best Film on Environment / Conservation / Preservation Devrai Marathi Producer: Y. N. Oak INR 30,000/-
Director: Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar INR 15,000/- Each
Citation: In this chaotic world, when every body talks about the importance of environment, conservation and preservation but no body cares to learn from the wisdom of myth created by our forefathers and create a space for every mind to realize its potential without judging, discriminating or condemning.
Best Actor Hum Tum Hindi Saif Ali Khan INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his sheer ease, subtlety and spontaneity in portraying a complex and demanding role.
Best Actress Hasina Kannada Thaara INR 10,000/-
Citation: For her powerful portrayal of a young Muslim wife boldly questioning the traditional laws of her community. Her ability to convey the range of various moods through her performance in a forceful manner is appreciated.
Best Supporting Actor Krantikaal Bengali Haradhan Bandopadhyay INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his subtle yet powerful performance which is understated portraying a helpless bedridden old royal.
Best Supporting Actress Akale Malayalam Sheela INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the grace with which she handles the tragedy of a community that is slowly fading away.
Best Child Artist Chhota Sipahi Hindi Om Bhutakar INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his gradual evolution from a naïve innocent young child to a patriot in the liberation movement of Goa.
Best Male Playback Singer Swades
("Yeh Taara Woh Taara")
Hindi Udit Narayan INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the song to honour his soulful rendition of this beautiful Rahman melody with imaging modulation.
Best Female Playback Singer Autograph
("Ovvoru Pookalume")
Tamil K. S. Chithra INR 10,000/-
Citation: For expressive and soulful rendition of the song with powerful voice throw suitable to the text and the scene.
Best Cinematography Swades Hindi Cameraman: Mahesh Aney
Laboratory Processing: Adlabs
INR 15,000/-
Citation: For his lens that captures the rural Indian landscape with reality and harshness.
Best Screenplay Page 3 Hindi Manoj Tyagi and Nina Arora INR 10,000/-
Citation: For telling a complex story in a stunningly simple manner. It takes you into the empty shallow world of Page 3, in a manner which is funny yet deeply empathetic.
Best Audiography Iti Srikanta Bengali Anup Mukhopadhyay INR 10,000/-
Citation: For finest recordings of the sound in a superb way that lends an extra dimension to the film.
Best Editing Page 3 Hindi Suresh Pai INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the crisp cutting which gives a finesse to the film and the successfully sustains the tempo of the film and mood and emotion while never losing the narrative.
Best Art Direction Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Hindi Samir Chanda INR 10,000/-
Citation: For effectively recreating the period prior to the second world war across nations.
Best Costume Design Hasina Kannada Ishrath Nissar INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the costumes that lent a realistic feel to the characters thereby adding to their credibility.
Best Music Direction Swarabhishekam Telugu Songs and Background Score: Vidyasagar INR 10,000/-
Citation: For the songs that are composed as per the situation and enrich the theme of the film. From the beginning to the end he has maintained traditional classical music and used Indian acoustic instruments thus bringing out the colour and flavor of Indian music.
Best Lyrics Autograph
("Ovvoru Pookalume")
Tamil P. Vijay INR 10,000/-
Citation: For or meaningful and powerful lyrics generating hope for a better future.
Best Special Effects Anji Telugu Sanath (Fire Fly Digital) INR 10,000/-
Citation: For imaginative and effective creation of an outside world using special effects.
Best Choreography Lakshya
("Main Aisa Kyu Hoon")
Hindi Prabhu Deva INR 10,000/-
Citation: For his imaginative, spectacular and rhythmic dance composition.
Special Jury Award Dancer Tamil J. Phillip (Actor) INR 25,000/-
Citation: For his incredible acting and dance performance despite being a physically challenged person.
Des Hoyaa Pardes Punjabi Gurdas Maan (Actor) Certificate Only
Citation: For an effective portrayal of an innocent, helpless, patriotic young Punjabi landlord caught in crossfire between terrorists and the police.
Oridam Malayalam Pradeep Nair (Director)
Citation: For his credible attempt at creating a new imagery and effective cinematic language in his debut film.

Regional Awards[edit]

The award is given to best film in the regional languages in India.[1][2][3]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film in Assamese Dinabandhoo Producer: Krishna Roy
Director: Munin Barua
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For a human struggle against circumstances, mainly because of dowry as well as social status.
Best Feature Film in Bengali Krantikaal Producer: Shampa Bhattacharjee
Director: Sekhar Das
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For dialectical portrayal of a terrorist’s critical encounter with a decadent Bengali royal culture trapped in a time wrap.
Best Feature Film in Hindi Raincoat Producer: Shree Venkatesh Films
Director: Rituparno Ghosh
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For its subtle handling of human relationship in a low-keyed fashion yet mentioning the warmth of a lost love.
Best Feature Film in Kannada Beru Producer: Mitrachitra
Director: P. Sheshadri
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For critical analysis of bureaucratic corruption through the eyes of a folk dancer and its ironic overtone.
Best Feature Film in Konkani Aleesha Producer: Rajendra Talak Creations
Director: Rajendra Talak
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For its concern about pollution and protection at the same time exposing corruption.
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Akale Producer: Tom George Kolath
Director: Shyamaprasad
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For its sensitive handling of characters trapped in tragic situation, in an unconventional filmic way.
Best Feature Film in Marathi Uttarayan Producer: Opticus Films
Director: Bipin Nadkarni
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For its portrayal of nostalgic love between two aged characters and their problems with the next generation.
Best Feature Film in Punjabi Des Hoyaa Pardes Producer: Manjeet Maan
Director: Manoj Punj
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For its sharp handling of terrorism in Punjab and portrayal of alienation, migration of Punjabi youth to the west of that time.
Best Feature Film in Tamil Navarasa Producer: Sunil Doshi
Director: Santosh Sivan
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For its credible exploitation of the world of the third gender blended with director’s own cinematic style.
Best Feature Film in Telugu Swarabhishekam Producer: H. Gopalakrishna Murthy
Director: K. Viswanath
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For its excellent musical structure clubbed with great classical musical performance.

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 Amu Producer: Shonali Bose
Director: Shonali Bose
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For its innovative style of handling a girl’s search for her identity and her encounter with a scarred society.

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 A. K. Bir was appointed to evaluate the non-feature films awards. Following were the jury members:[1][2][3][4]

  • Jury Members

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Swarna Kamal[1][2][3]

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 Girni Marathi Producer: Tripurari Sharan for Film and Television Institute of India
Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
INR 20,000/- Each
Citation: For projecting the impact of noise over a child's mind with excellent visualization and fine cinematic dramatization.
Best Non-Feature Film Direction Girni Marathi Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni INR 20,000/-
Citation: For portraying the impact of sound on a young and sensitive mind with excellent dramatic and cinematic style.

Silver Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Rajat Kamal[1][2][3]

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 Ek Sagar Kinaree... A Seaside Story Marathi and English Producer: Gomantar Marathi Academy
Director: Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For handling the simple and delicate relationship between ordinary human beings in a very profound evocative and enterprising manner, within a commercialized compulsive atmosphere.
Best Anthropological / Ethnographic Film The Legend of Fat Mama English Producer: Rafeeq Ellias
Director: Rafeeq Ellias
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For presenting a nostalgic journey of the Chinese community in Kolkata in a very lively and engrossing, and yet thought provoking moment.
Best Biographical Film It’s Prabhat Marathi Producer: A. V. Damle
Director: Madhavi Vaidya
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For presenting the glorious history of Prabhat Film Company in a very engaging and fascinating manner through excellent compilation of the excerpts of some of the renowned old films of the company.
Best Scientific Film / Best Environment / Conservation / Preservation Film Timeless Traveller-The Horseshoe Crab English Producer: Riverbank Studios
Director: Gautam Pandey
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For venturing to explore the most enigmatic creature, very scientific and analytic manner effectively urging mankind to conserve this unique species.
Best Film on Social Issues Dwijaa Marathi Producer: Tripurari Sharan for Film and Television Institute of India
Director: Pankaj Purandare
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For presenting the distress of a child widow and her graduation over reality with subtle and sensitive cinematic treatment.
Best Exploration / Adventure Film Shores of Silence – Whale Sharks in India English Producer: Gautam Pandey
Director: Ranjana Pandey
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For capturing the cruelty of fisher-man over harmless sea-creature, the whale shark, along the Gujarat coast, with a fine insight and bravado, which could bring transformation to the ignorance of the fisherfock's mindless slaughter.
Best Investigative Film Harvest of Hunger English and Oriya Producer: Action Aid India, Bhubaneshwar
Director: Rupashree Nanda
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For portraying the apathy and the hardships of drought effected villagers from Bolangir District, and their struggle to survive under an atmosphere of compulsive exploitation in excellent investigative and poignant style.
Best Animation Film Raju and I English and Hindi Producer: Aseema Charitable Trust
Director: Gayatri Rao
Animator: Chetan Sharma
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For depicting the emotional journey of a child and his experience and awareness of the social conditions through an excellent technique of animation.
Best Short Fiction Film Cradle Song English and Hindi Producer: Tripurari Sharan for Film and Television Institute of India
Director: Nimisha Pandey
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For exploring the mental agony of a couple, that has given birth to a crippled child in a very ethereal and stimulating cinematic style.
Best Film on Family Welfare Saanjh Hindi Producer: Tripurari Sharan for Film and Television Institute of India
Director: Jasmine Kaur
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For a very sensitively structured short film which deals with the apathy of an old man and his encounter with reality.
Best Cinematography Girni Marathi Cameraman: Manoj Raymond Lobo
Laboratory Processing: Adlabs
INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For a short film which is highly enriched through excellent visual choreography.
Best Audiography Kshy Tra Ghya Hindi Vivek INR 10,000/-
Citation: For evolving an experimental form of narration within a story form, with excellent sound design.
Best Editing Harvest of Hunger English and Oriya Prashant Naik INR 10,000/-
Citation: For documenting with apathy of the drought stricken villagers, by fluent and flowing editing style, keeping the interest on the subject, very engaging.
Best Music Direction Ek Sagar Kinaree... A Seaside Story Marathi and English Dhwani INR 10,000/-
Citation: For a short film which is extremely enhanced by the accompaniment of very throbbing and engaging music.
Best Narration / Voice Over The Legend of Fat Mama English Yang Yen Thaw INR 10,000/- Each
Citation: For communicates the nostalgic journey of the Chinese community in Calcutta through a moving narration, complying with the harmonious pace of the film.
Special Jury Award Kshy Tra Ghya Hindi Amit Dutta (Director) INR 10,000/-
Citation: For evolving an experimental form of narration within a story form, with excellent special visual effects in an innovative style.

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 Rauf Ahmed was appointed to evaluate the writing on Indian cinema. Following were the jury members:[1][2][3]

  • Jury Members
    • Rauf Ahmed (Chairperson) • Utpal Borpujari • Shoma A. Chatterji

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Swarna Kamal[1][2][3]

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 Stardust - Vignettes from the Fringes of Film Industry English Author: Roopa Swaminathan
Publisher: Penguin Books
INR 15,000/- Each
Citation: For giving a rare, fascinating insight into the lives of people on the fringes of the film industry whose contribution to cinema is no less significant. The work is marked by painstaking research and incisive analysis that does not alienate the average cinema lover.
Best Film Critic Namrata Joshi INR 15,000/-
Citation: For consistently maintaining a high standard of film evaluation at a time when reviews are tending to become a public relations exercise. Her writings reveal a sound grasp of all aspects of film-making.

Awards not given[edit]

Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award:[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "52nd National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "52nd National Film Awards (PDF)". Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "52nd National Film Awards - PIB (PDF)". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Juries for the selection of films for National Awards set up". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "President Gives Away 52nd National Film Award". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dadasaheb Phalke Award Past Recipients". Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 

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