National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema

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National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema
Type National
Category Best Writing on Indian Cinema
Instituted 1981
First awarded 1981
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 38
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR50,000 (US$830)
Medal Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
First awardee(s) Thamizh Cinemavin Kathai
Recent awardee(s) Cinema Ga Cinema

The National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for Best Writing on Indian Cinema and awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1981, at 29th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners[edit]

Award includes 'Swarna Kamal' (Golden Lotus) and cash prize. Following are the award winners over the years:

Awards legends
Indicates a joint award for the year
List of books, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), author(s), publisher(s) and citation
Year Book(s) Language(s) Author(s) Publisher(s) Citation
1981
(29th)
Thamizh Cinemavin Kathai[1] Tamil Aranthai Narayanan  –
1982
(30th)
Chalachitra Sameeksha[2] Malayalam Vijayakrishnan  –
1983
(31st)
Cinemayude Lokam[3] Malayalam Adoor Gopalakrishnan  –  –
1984
(32nd)
Chalachitrer Abirbhab[4] Bengali Jagannath Chathopadhyay  –  –
1985
(33rd)
Guru Dutt: Teen Anki Shokantika [5] Marathi Arun Khopkar  –
1986
(34th)
Rabindranath O Chalachithra[6] Bengali Arun Kumar Roy  –
1987
(35th)
Kazhchayude Asanthi
(Torments of Seeing)
[7]
Malayalam V. Rajakrishnan  –
1988
(36th)
The Moving Image[8] English Kishore Vallicha Orient Longman
1989
(37th)
Shataranj Ke Khiladi[9] Hindi Surendranath Tiwari Madhya Pradesh Film Development Corporation
1989
(37th)
Cinema, Kannakkum Kavithayum[9] Malayalam Sreekumaran Thampi Sahithya Pravarthaka
1990
(38th)
Hindi Cinema Ka Itihaas[10] Hindi Manmohan Chadhha Sachin Prakashan
1991
(39th)
Athmanindayude Pookal
(Flowers of Self-Condemnation)
[11]
Malayalam Aravindan Vallachira V. R. Pushpakaran
1992
(40th)
Awara[12] English Gayatri Chatterjee Wiley Eastern Ltd
1993
(41st)
Naalo Nenu[13] Telugu Bhanumathi Ramakrishna K. N. T. Sastry
1994
(42nd)
Abhinayam Anubhavam[14] Malayalam Bharath Gopi P. Bhuvanesan
1995
(43rd)
Marathi Cinema: In Retrospect [15] English Sanjit Narwekar Govind Swarup
1996
(44th)
The Eye of the Serpent[16] English S. Theodore Baskaran East West Books Pvt. Ltd.
1997
(45th)
Cinemachi Goshta[17] Marathi Anil Jhankar Rajhans Prakashan
1997
(45th)
Hindi Cinema Aur Delhi[17] Hindi  • Savita Bhakhri
 • Adithya Aswathi
Praveen Prakashan
1998
(46th)
Cinemaee Bhasha Aur Hindi Samvadon Ka Vishleshan[18] Hindi Kishore Vaswani Hindi Book Centre
1999
(47th)
Malayala Cinemayum Sahithyavum[19] Malayalam Madhu Eravankara D. C. Books
1999
(47th)
Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetachi Vatchal[19] Marathi Aruna Anant Damle Anil Damle
2000
(48th)
Sholay: The Making of a Classic[20] English Anupama Chopra Penguin Books
2001
(49th)
Asoumiya Chalachitrar Chaa-Pohar[21] Assamese Apurba Sarma Jnan Pujari
2001
(49th)
Moulik Marathi Chitrageete[21] Marathi Gangadhar Mahambare Rajiv D. Barve
2002
(50th)
Paroma and other Outsiders: The Cinema of Aparna Sen [22] English Shoma Chatterjee Parumita Publications
2002
(50th)
Ritu Aaye Ritu Jaaye[22] Hindi Sarat Dutt Saaransh Publications
2003
(51st)
Filmi Jagat Mein Ardhashakti Ka Romanch[23] Hindi Bharatiya Jnanpith Ramakrishna
2004
(52nd)
Stardust: Vignettes from the Fringes of Film Industry [24] English Roopa Swaminathan Penguin Books
2005
(53rd)
Kundan[25] Hindi Saransh Prakashan Sharad Dutt
2006
(54th)
Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb [26] English Jerry Pinto Penguin Books
2007
(55th)
From Raj to Swaraj: The Non-fiction Film In India [27] English B. D. Garga Penguin Books
2008
(56th)
Bollywood Melodies[28] English Ganesh Anantharaman Penguin Books
2009
(57th)
Cinemaa Yaana[29] Kannada K. Puttaswamy Hasiru Prakashana
2010
(58th)
From Rajahs and Yogis to Gandhi and Beyond: Images of India in International Films of the Twentieth Century [30] English Vijaya Mulay Seagull Books
2011
(59th)
R. D. Burman: The Man The Music [31] English  • Anirudha Bhattacharjee
 • Balaji Vittal
Harper Collins India
2012
(60th)
Silent Cinema in India - A Pictorial Journey [32] English B D Garga Harper Collins India
2012
(61st)
Cinema Ga Cinema[33] Telugu Nandagopal Praga India, Hyderabad

References[edit]

  1. ^ "29th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "30th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "31st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "34th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "37th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  22. ^ a b "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  23. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  25. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  26. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  27. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  28. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  29. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  30. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  31. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  32. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  33. ^ "61st National Film Awards For 2013". Directorate of Film Festivals. April 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 

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