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60th National Film Awards
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60th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 2012
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Announced on March 18, 2013 (2013-03-18)
Presented on May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03)
Host R. Madhavan and Huma Qureshi
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Paan Singh Tomar
Best Non-Feature Film Shepherds of Paradise
Best Book Silent Cinema in India-A Pictorial Journey
Best Film Critic P. S. Radhakrishnan
Most awards Dekh Indian Circus (4)
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The 60th National Film Awards ceremony was an event during which the Directorate of Film Festivals presented its annual National Film Awards to honor the best films of 2012 in the Indian cinema. The ceremony was held on May 3, 2013.[1][2]

Selection process[edit]

The Directorate of Film Festivals invited nominations for the awards on January 3, 2013.[3] Feature and Non-Feature Films certified by Central Board of Film Certification between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012, were eligible for the film award categories. Books, critical studies, reviews or articles on cinema published in Indian newspapers, magazines, and journals between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012, were eligible for the best writing on cinema section.[4] Entries of dubbed, revised or copied versions of a film or translation, abridgements, edited or annotated works and reprints were ineligible for the awards.[5] The deadline for submissions was January 21, 2013.[1]

For the Feature and Non-Feature Films sections, films in any Indian language, shot on 16 mm, 35 mm, a wider film gauge or a digital format, and released in cinemas, on video or digital formats for home viewing were eligible. Films were required to be certified as a feature film, a featurette or a Documentary/Newsreel/Non-Fiction by the Central Board of Film Certification.[5]

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.[6] A committee consisting of three personalities from the Indian film industry was appointed to evaluate the Dadasaheb Phalke award nominations for 2012. Following were the jury members:

 • Balu Mahendra (Cinematographer, filmmaker and screen writer)
 • Ramesh Sippy (Filmmaker)
 • Saira Banu (Screenwriter and director)

For the year 2012, the award was announced on 12 April 2013 to be presented to Pran, a veteran actor of Bollywood known for portraying various negative roles. He is also Padma Bhushan recipient of 2001.

Name of Award Awardee(s) Awarded As Awards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Pran[7] Actor Swarna Kamal, INR1 million (US$16,000) and a Shawl

Feature Films[edit]

A Hindi film, Dekh Indian Circus won the maximum number of awards (4) followed by Malayalam film Ustad Hotel, Hindi films Kahaani, Chittagong, Vicky Donor and Marathi film Dhag (3 awards each)

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 Basu Chatterjee, 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:[8]

Central Jury

 • Basu Chatterjee (Chairperson)
 • Suresh Jindal  • Sadhu Meher
 • Mohan Sharma  • Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair
 • K. N. T. Sastry  • Chitra Mudgal
 • C. V. Shivshankar  • Malaya Goswami
 • Adesh Shirvastava  • Sudeshna Roy

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

 • Mohan Sharma(Chair)
 • Suhasini Mulay  • Raja Sen
 • Satish Kumar  • Amitabh Parashar

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

 • K. N. T. Sastry (Chair)
 • Mani Ram  • Hemen Das
 • Somnath Gupta  • Ervell Menezes

Western Region: (Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi)

 • Jaya Rajasekharan Nair (Chair)
 • Aditi Ninad Deshpande  • Tarali Sarma
 • Anil Damle  • Bipin Nadkarni

Southern Region I: (Malayalam, Tamil)

 • Sadhu Meher (Chair)
 • Sabu Cherian  • D. P. Mukherjee
 • Baradwaj Rangan  • Dr. Biju

Southern Region II: (Kannada, Telugu)

 • Suresh Jindal (Chair)
 • Nagathihalli Chendrashekhar
 • S. K. Srivastava
 • Narasimha Nandi

All India Awards[edit]

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners are awarded with a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), a certificate and a cash prize.[5]

Name of Award Name of Film(s) Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Paan Singh Tomar Hindi Producer: UTV Software Communications
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
INR250000 (US$3,900)
Best Debut Film of A Director Chittagong Hindi Producer: Bedabrata Pain
Director: Bedabrata Pain
INR125000 (US$2,000)
101 Chodyangal Malayalam Producer: Thomas Kottakkakam
Director: Sidhartha Siva
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Vicky Donor Hindi Producer: Sunil Lulla, John Abraham, Ronnie Lahiri and Ram Mirchandani
Director: Shoojit Sircar
INR200000 (US$3,100)
Ustad Hotel Malayalam Producer: Listin Stephen
Director: Anwar Rasheed
Best Children's Film Dekh Indian Circus Hindi Producer: Mahaveer Jain
Director: Mangesh Hadawale
INR150000 (US$2,400)
Best Direction Dhag Marathi Shivaji Lotan Patil INR250000 (US$3,900)
Best Animated Film Delhi Safari Hindi Producer: Anupama Patil and Kishore Patil
Director: Nikhil Advani
INR100000 (US$1,600)

Silver Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners were awarded with a Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award), a certificate and a cash prize.[5]

Name of Award Name of Film(s) Language(s) Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film on National Integration Thanichalla Njan Malayalam Producer: Cherian Philip
Director: Babu Thiruvalla
INR150000 (US$2,400)
Best Film on Social Issues Spirit Malayalam Producer: Antony Perumbavoor
Director: Ranjith
INR150000 (US$2,400)
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation Black Forest Malayalam Producer: Baby Mathew Somatheeram
Director: Joshy Mathew
INR150000 (US$2,400)
Best Actor Paan Singh Tomar Hindi Irrfan Khan INR50,000 (US$790)
Anumati Marathi Vikram Gokhale
Best Actress Dhag Marathi Usha Jadhav INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Supporting Actor Vicky Donor Hindi Annu Kapoor INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Supporting Actress Vicky Donor Hindi Dolly Ahluwalia INR50,000 (US$790)
Thanichalla Njan Malayalam Kalpana
Best Child Artist Dekh Indian Circus Hindi Virendrasingh Rathore INR50,000 (US$790)
101 Chodyangal Malayalam Minon
Best Male Playback Singer Chittagong
("Bolo Na")
Hindi Shankar Mahadevan INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Female Playback Singer Samhita
("Palakein Naa Moondon")
Marathi Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Cinematography KO: YAD Mishing Cameraman: Sudheer Palsane
Laboratory Processing: Prasad Studios
INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Screenplay
 • Screenplay Writer (Original)
Kahaani Hindi Sujoy Ghosh INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Screenplay
 • Screenplay Writer (Adapted)
OMG – Oh My God Hindi Bhavesh Mandalia and Umesh Shukla INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Screenplay
 • Dialogues
Ustad Hotel Malayalam Anjali Menon INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Audiography
 • Location Sound Recordist
Annayum Rasoolum Malayalam Radhakrishnan S. INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Audiography
 • Sound Designer
Shabdo Bengali Anirban Sengupta and Dipankar Chaki INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Audiography
 • Re-recordist of the Final Mixed Track
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2
Hindi Alok De, Sinoy Joseph and Sreejesh Nair INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Editing Kahaani Hindi Namrata Rao INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Art Direction Vishwaroopam Tamil Boontawee 'Thor', Taweepasas and Lalgudi N. Ilayaraja INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Costume Design Paradesi Tamil Poornima Ramaswamy INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Make-up Artist Vazhakku Enn 18/9 Tamil Raja INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Music Direction
 • Songs
Samhita Marathi Shailendra Barve INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Music Direction
 • Background Score
Kaliyachan Malayalam Bijibal INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Lyrics Chittagong
("Bolo Na")
Hindi Prasoon Joshi INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Special Effects Eega Telugu Makuta VFX INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Choreography Vishwaroopam
("Unnai Kaanadhu Naan")
Tamil Birju Maharaj INR50,000 (US$790)
Special Jury Award Chitrangada Bengali Rituparno Ghosh (Director, Actor) INR200000 (US$3,100)
Kahaani
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2
Dekh Indian Circus
Talaash
Hindi Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Actor)
Special Mention Ozhimuri Malayalam Lal (Actor) Certificate only
Bharat Stores Kannada H. G. Dattatreya (Actor)
Baandhon Assamese Bishnu Kharghoria (Actor)
Ishaqzaade Hindi Parineeti Chopra (Actress)
Dekh Indian Circus Hindi Tannishtha Chatterjee (Actress)
Dhag Marathi Hansraj Jagtap (Child actor)
Ustad Hotel Malayalam Thilakan (Actor) (Posthumously)

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.[5]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Producer(s) Director
Best Feature Film in Assamese Baandhon Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation Ltd. Jahnu Baruah INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Bengali Shabdo Brand Value Kaushik Ganguly INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Gujarati The Good Road NFDC Gyan Corea INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Hindi Filmistaan Satellite Picture Pvt. Ltd. Nitin Kakkar INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Kannada Bharath Stores Basant Productions P. Sheshadri INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Celluloid Kamal and Ubaid Kamal INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Manipuri Leipaklei Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Marathi Investment Pratibha Matkari Ratnakar Matkari INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Punjabi Nabar Jasbir Singh and Sonu Kaur Rajeev Sharma INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Tamil Vazhakku Enn 18/9 N. Subhash Chandra Bose Balaji Sakthivel INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Telugu Eega K. Ranganatha Sai S. S. Rajamouli INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Urdu Harud Aamir Bashir and Shankar Raman Aamir Bashir INR100000 (US$1,600) each

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
Producer Director
Best Feature Film in English Lessons in Forgetting Prince Thampi Unni Vijayan INR100000 (US$1,600) each
Best Feature Film in Mishing KO : YAD Manju Borah Manju Borah INR100000 (US$1,600) each

Non-Feature Films[edit]

Jury[edit]

A committee of seven, headed by chair, Aruna Raje Patil was appointed to evaluate the Non-Feature Films entries. The jury members were:

 • Aruna Raje Patil (Chairperson)
 • Sameera Jain  • Rajendra Jangley
 • Meghnath  • K. R. Manoj
 • Paushali Ganguli  • Tiainla Jamer

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners were awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), a certificate and cash prize.[5]

Name of Award Name of Film(s) Language(s) Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Non-Feature Film Shepherds of Paradise  • Gujari
 • Urdu
Producer: Raja Shabir Khan
Director: Raja Shabir Khan
INR150000 (US$2,400)
Best Non-Feature Film Direction Kaatal Marathi Vikrant Pawar INR150000 (US$2,400)

Silver Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners were awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award) and cash prize.[5]

Name of Award Name of Film(s) Language(s) Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best First Non-Feature Film Eka Gachha Eka Manisa Eka Samudra Oriya Producer: Veenu Bhushan Vaid
Director: Lipika Singh Darai
INR75,000 (US$1,200) each
Best Anthropological / Ethnographic Film Char... The No-Man's Island Bengali Producer: Sourav Sarangi
Director: Sourav Sarangi
INR50,000 (US$790) each
Best Biographical Film /Best Historical Reconstruction Film Celluloid Man English, Hindi, Kannada and Bengali Producer: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
Director: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
INR50,000 (US$790) each
Best Arts / Cultural Film Modikhanyachya Don Goshti Marathi Producer: Gouri Patwardhan
Director: Gouri Patwardhan
INR50,000 (US$790) each
Best Promotional Film Dreaming Taj Mahal Hindi and Urdu Producer: Nirmal Chander
Director: Nirmal Chander
INR50,000 (US$790) each
Best Environment Film including Agriculture Timbaktu English Producer: Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Director: Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh
INR50,000 (US$790) each
Best Film on Social Issues Behind The Mist Malayalam Producer: Babu Kambrath
Director: Babu Kambrath
INR50,000 (US$790) each
Best Exploration / Adventure Film (Including sports) Manipuri Pony English and Manipuri Producer: Films Division
Director: Aribam Syam Sharma
INR50,000 (US$790) each
Best Investigative Film Inshallah, Kashmir English Producer: Ashvin Kumar
Director: Ashvin Kumar
INR50,000 (US$790) each
Best Short Fiction Film Kaatal Marathi Producer: FTII
Director: Vikrant Pawar
INR50,000 (US$790) each
Best Film on Family Welfare After Glow English and Gujarati Producer: FTII
Director: Kaushal Oza
INR50,000 (US$790) each
Best Cinematography Kaatal Marathi Cameraman: Abhimanyu Dange
Lab: Reliance MediaWorks
INR50,000 (US$790)
Shepherds of Paradise Gojri and Urdu Cameraman: Raja Shabir Khan
Best Audiography Do Din Ka Mela Kutchi Harikumar M. INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Editing Celluloid Man English, Hindi, Kannada and Bengali Irene Dhar Malik INR50,000 (US$790)
Best Narration / Voice Over Suranjana Deepali Assamese Moni Bordoloi INR50,000 (US$790)
Special Jury Award I Am Micro English Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia (Director) INR1 lakh (US$1,600)
Cancer Katha English Vasudha Joshi (Director)
Special Mention Pinch of Skin English and Hindi Priya Goswami (Director) Certificate only
Allah Is Great English, Hindi and Danish Andrea Iannetta (Director)
Raah  – Sanjay Jangid (Animator)

Best Writing on Cinema[edit]

Jury[edit]

A committee of three, headed by Swapan Mullick was appointed to evaluate the nominations for the best writing on Indian cinema. The jury members were as follows:

 • Swapan Mullick (Chairperson)
 • Shubhra Gupta  • C. S. Venkiteswaran

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.[2]

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners were awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), cash prize and a certificate.[5]

Name of Award Name of Book Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Silent Cinema in India: A Pictorial Journey English Author: B. D. Garga
Publisher:Harper Collins India
INR75,000 (US$1,200)
Name of Award Language(s) Awardee Cash Prize
Best Film Critic Malayalam P. S. Radhakrishnan INR75,000 (US$1,200)

Special Mention[edit]

All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit.

Name of Award Language(s) Awardee Cash Prize
Special Mention (Film Critic) English Piyush Roy Certificate Only

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Press Trust of India (May 3, 2012). "Nat Film Awards ceremony to be held on May 3 every year: Soni". New Delhi: Business Standard. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Entries invited for 60th National film awards". New Delhi. Zee News. January 1, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Call for entries; 60th National Film Awards for 2012" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "60th National Film Awards: Regulations" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "17th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 38. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Das, Mala (April 12, 2013). "Actor Pran to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award". NDTV. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ ::Directorate Of Film Festivals::

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