5th National Film Awards

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5th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1957
Awarded by President of India
(Dr. Rajendra Prasad)
Presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Presented on April 16, 1958 (1958-04-16)
Site Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Do Aankhen Barah Haath
Most awards Andhare Alo, Do Aankhen Barah Haath and Mother India (2)
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The 5th National Film Awards, then known as State Awards for Films, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in the year 1957.[1][2] Ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 16 April 1958 and awards were given by then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

Starting with 5th National Film Awards, monetary award was also included as a part of award along with the medal/certificate which was different for producer and director of a film/documentary.

Awards[edit]

Awards were divided into feature films and non-feature films.

President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film is now better known as National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is analogous to today's National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. For children's films, Prime Minister's Gold Medal is now given as National Film Award for Best Children's Film. At the regional level, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film is now given as National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language. Certificate of Merit in all the categories is discontinued over the years.

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 5th National Film Awards, in this category, two Hindi films, Do Aankhen Barah Haath and Mother India along with a Bengali film Andhare Alo, won the maximum number of awards (two), with Do Aankhen Barah Haath also winning the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film. Following were the awards given:[1][2]

All India Award[edit]

Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film Do Aankhen Barah Haath Hindi Producer: Rajkamal Kalamandir Gold Medal and INR20,000
Director: V. Shantaram INR5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Andhare Alo Bengali Producer: Sreemati Pictures Certificate of Merit and INR10,000
Director: Haridas Bhattacharya INR2,500
All India Certificate of Merit Mother India Hindi Producer: Mehboob Productions
Director: Mehboob Khan
Certificate of Merit only
Prime Minister's Gold Medal for the Best Children's Film Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke Hindi Producer: AVM Productions Gold Medal and INR20,000
Director: P. L. Santoshi INR5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for Second Best Children's Film Janmatithi Bengali Producer: R. B. Films Certificate of Merit and INR10,000
Director: Dilip Mukherjee INR2,500

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. For 5th National Film Awards, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given in Assamese, Tamil and Telugu language; instead Certificate of Merit was awarded in each particular language.[1][2]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s)
Feature Films in Assamese
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Maak Aru Morom Producer: Brajen Barua
Director: Nip Barua
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Andhare Alo Producer: Sreemati Pictures
Director: Haridas Bhattacharya
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Louha-Kapat Producer: L. B. Films International
Director: Tapan Sinha
Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film Harano Sur Producer: Alochaya Productions
Director: Ajoy Kar
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Do Aankhen Barah Haath Producer: Rajkamal Kalamandir
Director: V. Shantaram
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Mother India Producer: Mehboob Productions
Director: Mehboob Khan
Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film Musafir Producer and Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Feature Films in Kannada
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Premada Puthri Producer: R. N. R. Pictures
Director: R. Nagendra Rao
Feature Films in Malayalam
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Padatha Painkili Producer: Neela Productions
Director: P. Subramaniam
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Grihadevata Producer: Surel Chitra, Kolhapur
Director: Madhav Shinde
Feature Films in Tamil
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Mudhalali Producer: M. A. V. Pictures
Director: V. Srinivasan
Feature Films in Telugu
Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film Bhagya Rekha Producer: Ponnaluri Brothers
Director: B. N. Reddy
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Thodi Kodallu Producer: Annapoorna Pictures
Director: Adurthi Subba Rao

Non-Feature films[edit]

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries made in the country. Following were the awards given:[1][2]

Documentaries[edit]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film A Himalayan Tapestry English Producer: Burmah Shell Gold Medal and INR4,000
Director: Mohan Bhavnani INR1,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary Mandu English Producer: Films Division Certificate of Merit and INR2,000
Director: Neil Gokhale INR500
All India Certificate of Merit Dharti Ki Jhankar Hindi Producer: Films Division
Director: Bhaskar Rao
Certificate of Merit only

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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