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59th National Film Awards
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59th National Film Awards event logo
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 2011
Awarded by Mohammad Hamid Ansari
(Vice President of India)
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Announced on March 7, 2012 (2012-03-07)
Presented on May 3, 2012 (2012-05-03)
Site Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
Host Vinay Pathak and Saumya Tandon
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film
Best Non-Feature Film And We Play On
Most awards Anhe Ghore Da Daan, Balgandharva, Chillar Party, Deool, Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona and The Dirty Picture (3)
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The 59th National Film Awards, presented by the Directorate of Film Festivals, honoured the best of Indian cinema for 2011 and took place on 3 May 2012 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Awards were presented in 38 categories in the Feature Films section, 20 categories in the Non-Feature Films section and two categories for the Best Writing on Cinema section; 41 jury members chose the winners from 392 entries. The ceremony was hosted by actors Vinay Pathak and Saumya Tandon. Awards were presented by the Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari. The ceremony was broadcast live on three television channels, eleven All India Radio stations, and webcast live.

Deool, a Marathi film, and Byari, the first and only Beary film, shared the award for the Best Feature Film. The award for the Best Non-Feature Film was given to the Hindi‐English documentary And We Play On. The book, R. D. Burman: The Man, The Music, co-authored by Anirudha Bhattacharjee and Balaji Vittal, won the Best Book on Cinema; Assamese film critic Manoj Barpujari was declared the Best Film Critic. Gurvinder Singh won the best feature film direction award for his directorial debut, Anhe Ghore Da Daan. For the film Deool, Girish Kulkarni won the awards for Best Actor and Best Dialogue; Bollywood actress Vidya Balan won the Best Actress award for The Dirty Picture. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, regarded as the most prestigious recognition in Indian cinema, was given to the veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee for his contribution to Bengali cinema.

Selection process[edit]

The Directorate of Film Festivals invited nominations for the 2012 award ceremony on 26 December 2011.[1] Feature and Non-Feature Films certified by Central Board of Film Certification between 1 January 2011, and 31 December 2011, were eligible for the film award categories. The written material on Indian cinema published in Indian print media during the same period were eligible for the best writing on cinema section.[2] The dubbed, revised or copied versions of a film or translation, abridgements, edited or annotated works and reprints were ineligible for the awards.[3] The deadline for submissions was 17 January 2012.[1]

The Feature Film category received 186 entries in 19 languages, marking the highest number of submissions in the history of the National Film Awards, as of 2011. A total of 156 entries were received in the Non-Feature Films category along with 28 books and 22 articles which were submitted for the Best Writing in Cinema.[4]

Awards[edit]

The National Film Awards are grouped into three sections: Feature Films, Non-Feature Films and Writing on Cinema. On 7 March 2012, in a press conference held at Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi, the winners for the 2012 award ceremony were announced.[5] A lifetime achievement award, named after Dadasaheb Phalke, was awarded to a film personality for an outstanding contribution to the Indian Cinema. The winners were awarded a medallion, a cash prize and a certificate of merit.[3][6]

Dadasaheb Phalke Award[edit]

Introduced in 1969, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest award given to recognise the contributions of film personalities towards the development of Indian cinema and for distinguished contributions to the medium, its growth and promotion.[7] A committee consisting of five personalities from the Indian film industry was appointed to evaluate the Dadasaheb Phalke award nominations for 2011. Following were the jury members:[8]

 • Shyam Benegal (Filmmaker and screen writer)
 • Girish Kasaravalli (Filmmaker)
 • Saeed Akhtar Mirza (Screenwriter and director)
 • Ramesh Sippy (Filmmaker and producer)
 • V. K. Murthy (Cinematographer)

The Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2011 was announced on 23 March 2012. Actor Soumitra Chatterjee won the award for his contribution to Indian cinema, predominantly in Bengali cinema.[9] Chatterjee was a regular in Satyajit Ray films, has worked with other notable directors such as Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha in a career lasting over 50 years.

Name of Award Awardee(s) Awarded As Awards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Soumitra Chatterjee[10] Actor Swarna Kamal, INR1 million (US$17,000) and a Shawl

Feature Films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at national and regional levels. A Marathi film, Deool and a Beary film, Byari, shared the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. Deool became the third Marathi film to win the honour after Shyamchi Aai (1953) and Shwaas (2003).[11] The film's author and lead actor, Girish Kulkarni, won the awards for Best Actor and Best Dialogues. Byari is the first feature film ever made in the Beary language.[12] In this section, 24 films won awards, and six films, including Deool, the Punjabi film Anhe Ghore Da Daan, another Marathi film Balgandharva, a Bengali film Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona and two Hindi films Chillar Party and The Dirty Picture, won three awards each.[13]

Jury[edit]

For the Feature Film section, six committees were formed based on the different geographic regions in India. The two-tier evaluation process included a central committee and five regional committees. The central committee, headed by the actor Rohini Hattangadi, included the heads of each regional committee and five other jury members. At regional level, each committee consisted of one chief and four members. The chief and one non-chief member of each regional committee were selected from outside that geographic region. The table below names the jury members for the central and regional committees:[13][14]

Central Jury

 • Rohini Hattangadi (Chairperson) (Actress)
 • K. Hariharan (Filmmaker)  • K. P. Kumaran (Filmmaker)
 • Vinay Shukla (Filmmaker)  • Alaknanda Roy (Actress)
 • A. S. Kanal (Filmmaker, cinematographer and editor)  • Latika Padgaonkar (Writer)
 • Prakash Belawadi (Director and journalist)  • Hiren Bora (Actor)
 • Kishwar Desai (Author)  • Ranjani Mazumdar (Author)

Northern Region: (Bhojpuri, Dogri , English, Hindi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Urdu)

 • K. Hariharan (Head)
 • Amrik Gill (Writer)  • Ayesha Sayani (Ad filmmaker)
 • K. Bikram Singh (Filmmaker)  • Shyamal Karmakar (Director and editor)

Eastern Region: (Assamese, Bengali, Oriya and North-Eastern dialects)

 • K. P. Kumaran (Head)
 • Satarupa Sanyal (Filmmaker, actress and poet)  • Dilip Patnaik (Filmmaker)
 • Bhagirathi (Actress)  • Ganesh Matkari (Film critic)

Western Region: (Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi)

 • Vinay Shukla (Head)
 • Pandhari Juker (Makeup Artist)  • Kanchan Nayak (Director)
 • Hemendra Chaya (Actor)  • Banwari Taneja (Actor)

Southern Region I: (Malayalam, Tamil)

 • Alaknanda Roy (Head)
 • Sashi Paravoor (Director)  • T. G. Thyagarajan (Producer)
 • S. P. Jananathan (Director)  • Bela Negi (Filmmaker and editor)

Southern Region II: (Kannada, Telugu)

 • A. S. Kanal (Head)
 • Umashanker Swamy (Filmmaker)  • P. H. Vishwanath (Filmmaker)
 • K. Satyanarayana (Filmmaker)  • Ratnottama Sengupta (Film critic)

All India Awards[edit]

At national level, feature films competed in 29 categories. The Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award) was awarded in five categories, the Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award) in the rest. In this edition, the Golden Lotus Award for the Best Animation Film and eight Silver Lotus Awards were not announced. The awards given were as follows:[15][16]

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners were awarded with a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), a certificate and a cash prize.[3]

Name of Award Name of Film(s) Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Deool Marathi Producer: Abhijeet Gholap
Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
INR250000 (US$4,200)
Byari Beary Producer: T. H. Althaf Hussain
Director: Suveeran
Best Debut Film of A Director Aaranya Kaandam Tamil Producer: S. P. B. Charan
Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja
INR125000 (US$2,100)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai Tamil Producer: P. Madhan
Director: Suseenthiran
INR200000 (US$3,300)
Best Children's Film Chillar Party Hindi Producer: UTV Software Communications, Salman Khan
Director: Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari
INR150000 (US$2,500)
Best Direction Anhe Ghore Da Daan Punjabi Gurvinder Singh INR250000 (US$4,200)

Silver Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners were awarded with a Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award), a certificate and a cash prize.[3]

Name of Award Name of Film(s) Language(s) Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Actor Deool Marathi Girish Kulkarni INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Actress The Dirty Picture Hindi Vidya Balan INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Supporting Actor Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai Tamil Appukutty INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Supporting Actress Phijigee Mani Manipuri Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Child Artist Stanley Ka Dabba Hindi Partho Gupte INR50,000 (US$840)
Chillar Party Hindi Irrfan Khan, Sanath Menon, Rohan Grover, Naman Jain, Aarav Khanna, Vishesh Tiwari, Chinmai Chandranshuh, Vedant Desai, Divij Handa, Shriya Sharma
Best Male Playback Singer Balgandharva Marathi Anand Bhate INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Female Playback Singer Abosheshey
("Dure Kothao Dure Dure" and "Aaji Bijan Ghare")
Bengali Rupa Ganguly INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Cinematography Anhe Ghore Da Daan Punjabi Cameraman: Satya Rai Nagpaul
Laboratory Processing: Reliance MediaWorks
INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Screenplay
 • Screenplay Writer (Original)
Chillar Party Hindi Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari and Vijay Maurya INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Screenplay
 • Screenplay Writer (Adapted)
Shala Marathi Avinash Deshpande Nigdi INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Screenplay
 • Dialogues
Deool Marathi Girish Kulkarni INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Audiography
 • Location Sound Recordist
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Hindi Baylon Fonseca INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Audiography
 • Sound Designer
Game Hindi Baylon Fonseca INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Audiography
 • Re-recordist of the Final Mixed Track
Game Hindi Hitendra Ghosh INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Editing Aaranya Kaandam Tamil Praveen K. L. and N. B. Srikanth INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Art Direction Noukadubi Bengali Indraneel Ghosh INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Costume Design Balgandharva Marathi Neeta Lulla INR50,000 (US$840)
The Dirty Picture Hindi Niharika Khan
Best Make-up Artist Balgandharva Marathi Vikram Gaikwad INR50,000 (US$840)
The Dirty Picture Hindi
Best Music Direction
 • Songs
Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona Bengali Neel Dutt INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Music Direction
 • Background Score
Laptop Bengali Mayookh Bhaumik INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Lyrics I Am
("Agar Zindagi")
Hindi Amitabh Bhattacharya INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Special Effects Ra.One Hindi Harry Hingorani and Keitan Yadav (Red Chillies VFX) INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Choreography Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
("Senorita")
Hindi Bosco-Caesar INR50,000 (US$840)
Special Jury Award Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona Bengali Anjan Dutt (Actor, Singer, Writer, Director) INR200000 (US$3,300)
Byari Beary Mallika (Actress) Certificate only
Adimadhyantham Malayalam Sherrey (Director)

Regional Awards[edit]

National Film Awards are also given to the best films in the regional languages of India. Awards for the regional languages are categorised as per their mention in the Eighth schedule of the Constitution of India. Awardees included producers and directors of the film. No films in languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution were eligible.[15][16]

All the winners were awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award), a certificate and cash prize.[3] Following were the awards given:

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Producer(s) Director
Best Feature Film in Bengali Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona Rana Sarkar Anjan Dutt INR100000 (US$1,700)
Best Feature Film in Dogri Dille Ch Vasya Koi Sanjeev Rattan Sanjeev Rattan INR100000 (US$1,700)
Best Feature Film in Hindi I Am Onir and Sanjay Suri Onir INR100000 (US$1,700)
Best Feature Film in Kannada Koormavatara Basant Kumar Patil Girish Kasaravalli INR100000 (US$1,700)
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Indian Rupee August Cinema India Pvt. Ltd. Ranjith INR100000 (US$1,700)
Best Feature Film in Manipuri Phijigee Mani Takhelchangbam Ongbi and Medha Sharmi Oinam Gautam Singh INR100000 (US$1,700)
Best Feature Film in Marathi Shala Vivek Wagh and Nilesh Navalkar Sujay Dahake INR100000 (US$1,700)
Best Feature Film in Punjabi Anhe Ghore Da Daan NFDC Gurvinder Singh INR100000 (US$1,700)
Best Feature Film in Tamil Vaagai Sooda Vaa S. Muruganandham A. Sarkunam INR100000 (US$1,700)

Non-Feature Films[edit]

In the Non-Feature Film section, 21 films won awards. Three films—Panchakki, There is Something in the Air and Tiger Dynasty—won three awards each. There is Something in the Air also won the award for best direction—one of the Golden Lotus awards for Non-Feature Films.[16] Three Silver Lotus Awards from Non-Feature Films section were not awarded.

Jury[edit]

A committee of seven, headed by director Romesh Sharma, was appointed to evaluate the Non-Feature Films entries. The jury members were:[13]

 • Romesh Sharma (Chairperson)(Producer and director)
 • Brahmanand Singh (Filmmaker and screen writer)  • Supriyo Sen (Director)
 • Suresh Kohli (Journalist)  • Sameer Hanchate (Producer and director)
 • Haobam Paban Kumar (Director)  • Gouri Patwardhan (Cinematographer)

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners were awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), a certificate and cash prize.[3]

Name of Award Name of Film(s) Language(s) Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Non-Feature Film And We Play On  • Hindi
 • English
Producer: Pramod Purswane
Director: Pramod Purswane
INR150000 (US$2,500)
Best Non-Feature Film Direction There is Something in the Air  • Hindi
 • Urdu
 • English
Iram Ghufran INR150000 (US$2,500)

Silver Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners were awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award) and cash prize.[3]

Name of Award Name of Film(s) Language(s) Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best First Non-Feature Film The Silent Poet Manipuri Producer: Borun Thokchom
Director: Borun Thokchom
INR75,000 (US$1,300)
Best Anthropological / Ethnographic Film Bom  • Hindi
 • English
Producer: Anirban Datta
Director: Amlan Datta
INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Biographical Film /Best Historical Reconstruction Film Vishnupant Damle: Bolpatancha Mook Nayak Marathi Producer: Anil Anant Damle
Director: Virendra Valsangkar
INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Arts / Cultural Film Fried Fish, Chicken Soup and a Premiere Show  • Manipuri
 • English
Producer: Madhusree Dutta
Director: Mamta Murthy
INR50,000 (US$840)
Lasya Kavvya – The World of Alarmel Valli English Producer: Sankalp Meshram
Director: Sankalp Meshram
Best Environment / Conservation / Preservation Film Tiger Dynasty English Producer: S. Nallamuthu
Director: S. Nallamuthu
INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Promotional Film The Dream Fulfilled — Memories of the Engineering Challenges English Producer: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Director: Satish Pande
INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Film on Social Issues Mindscapes... of Love and Longing  • Hindi
 • English
Producer: Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Director: Arun Chadha
INR50,000 (US$840)
Inshallah, Football  • Kashmiri
 • Urdu
 • English
Producer: Javed Jaffrey
Director: Ashvin Kumar
Best Educational / Motivational / Instructional Film A Drop of Sunshine English Producer: Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Director: Aparna Sanyal
INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Exploration / Adventure Film (Including sports) The Finish Line English Producer: Syed Sultan Ahmed and Tabassum Modi
Director: Akshay Roy
INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Investigative Film Cotton for My Shroud English Producer: Kavita Bahl
Director: Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl
INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Short Fiction Film Panchakki Hindi Producer: Sanjeev Rattan
Director: Sanjeev Rattan
INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Film on Family Welfare Red Building where the Sun Sets English Producer: Syed Sultan Ahmed and Tabassum Modi
Director: Revathi
INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Cinematography Tiger Dynasty English Cameraman: S. Nallamuthu INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Audiography 1, 2 Hindi Gautam Nair INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Editing There is Something in the Air  • Hindi
 • Urdu
 • English
Iram Ghufran INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Music Direction Panchakki Hindi Dhruba Jyoti Phukan INR50,000 (US$840)
Best Narration / Voice Over Just that Sort of a Day English Ann Abraham INR50,000 (US$840)
Special Jury Award Jai Bhim Comrade Marathi Anand Patwardhan (Director) INR100000 (US$1,700)
You Don't Belong  • Bengali
 • English
Spandan Banerjee (Director) Certificate only
Airawat  • Marathi
 • Hindi
Renu Savant (Director)

Best Writing on Cinema[edit]

The Best Writing on Cinema awards are intended to encourage the study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and the dissemination of information and critical appreciation of the medium through books, articles, reviews etc.[15]

Jury[edit]

A committee of three, headed by the National Award winning writer Vijaya Mulay was appointed to evaluate the nominations for the best writing on Indian cinema. The jury members were as follows:[13]

 • Vijaya Mulay (Chairperson)(Filmmaker and writer)
 • J. M. Parakh (Writer)  • M. F. Thomas (Editor and writer)

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

Official Name: Swarna Kamal

All the winners were awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), cash prize and a certificate.[3]

Name of Award Name of Book Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema R. D. Burman: The Man The Music English Author: Anirudha Bhattacharjee and Balaji Vittal
Publisher:Harper Collins India
INR75,000 (US$1,300)
Name of Award Language(s) Awardee Cash Prize
Best Film Critic  • Assamese
 • English
Manoj Barpujari INR75,000 (US$1,300)

Awards not given[edit]

Across all the sections, 12 out of 60 awards were not presented. Some were not awarded because no entries were submitted and for others, no suitable films were found. All the awards for the Best Writing on Cinema section were awarded. The following awards from the other two sections were not given:[15][16]

Feature films
Non-Feature Films

Award ceremony[edit]

The awards presentation ceremony took place on 3 May 2012, at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The ceremony was presided over by the Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari.[a 1][a 2] Other dignitaries present were Ambika Soni (Minister of Information and Broadcasting), Vinod Lamba (President of Film Federation of India), Dharmesh Tiwari (President of Federation of Western India Cine Employees), and two Ministers of State for Information and Broadcasting, C. M. Jatua and R. Jagathrakshkan. The chairpersons of the jury for the three awards sections were also present. The show was hosted by Hindi film actor Vinay Pathak and Hindi television actress, Saumya Tandon.[a 2][a 3] It was broadcast live on the television channels Doordarshan 1, DD India and DD News; on eleven All India Radio stations; and on the official websites of the Directorate of Film Festivals and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.[a 3][a 4] The public screenings of the award-winning films were scheduled from 1 June 2012, to 10 June 2012, at the Siri Fort Auditorium II, New Delhi.[a 5][a 6]

To mark the centenary of Indian cinema, the ceremony started with clips of the first full-length Indian feature film, Raja Harishchandra (1913). Directed by Dadasaheb Phalke, this silent film was released on 3 May 1913 at Coronation Cinema, Mumbai. To honour this historic event, Soni announced that 2013 would be observed as the centenary year of Indian Cinema and that the National Film Awards ceremony would be held on 3 May every year. She also announced that a National Heritage Mission would be set up to digitise and restore all audio and video tapes of Indian films. A Museum of Indian Cinema would also be inaugurated at the Gulshan Mahal, Mumbai, before May 2013.[a 7]

Rajiv Mehrotra of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust won his twentieth National Film Award. The acclaimed Kannada director Girish Kasaravalli received his 13th National Film Award when his film Koormavatara won the Best Feature Film in Kannada award.[a 2] The dress designer Neeta Lulla won her fourth award for the costumes in Balgandharva. Also, eleven child artists were given Best Child Artist Awards for their performances.

Three award-winners—Anand Bhate, Rupa Ganguly and Amitabh Bhattacharya, who won the award for Best Male Playback Singer, Best Female Playback Singer and Best Lyrics respectively—performed live during the ceremony.[a 3] Both the singers performed their award-winning songs—Bhate sang "Chinmaya Sakal Hridaya" from the Marathi film Balgandharva and Ganguly performed "Dure Kothao Dure Dure" from her film Abosheshey. Bhattacharya was accompanied by singer-songwriter Amit Trivedi for the song "Agar Zindagi" from I Am.[a 8]

Controversy[edit]

After the awards were announced on 7 March 2012, Enajori.com, a society which promotes cultural heritage of Assam, filed a petition against the jury's decision for not considering Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare as an Assamese film and rejecting its nomination.[17] In response to the plea the Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the Directorate of Film Festivals, the Central Board of Film Certification, Rohini Hattangadi—chairperson of Feature Film section, and Hiren Bora—a jury member for the Feature Film section.[18] After examining the documents submitted for the selection of regional films, the High Court dismissed the plea. The proceedings revealed that Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare, and other films from the eastern region, were previewed and rejected by the jury. The court imposed costs of INR2,000 (US$33) on the petitioner for moving to the court without ascertaining the facts of the case.[19]

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