Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (film)

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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
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Directed by Jabbar Patel
Produced by Tirlok Malik
Written by Daya Pawar
Arun Sadhu
Sooni Taraporevala
Starring Mammootty
Sonali Kulkarni
Mohan Gokhale
Mrinal Kulkarni
Music by Amar Haldipur
Cinematography Ashok Mehta
Edited by Vijay Khochikar
Release date
Language English
Budget 8.95 crore

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar is a 2000 Indian feature film in English language, directed by Jabbar Patel.[1] It tells the story of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, known mainly for his contributions in shaping the Constitution of India, as the chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constituent Assembly.[2] The film was a project funded jointly by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Government of Maharashtra. It was made at a budget of 8.95 crore.[3] The production was managed by the government-owned National Film Development Corporation of India. The film was dubbed in nine Indian languages.[4]

The role of Ambedkar was played by actor Mammootty:[5] He won the National Film Award for Best Actor that year. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar won the National Film Awards for Best feature film in English and Best Art Direction (Nitin Chandrakant Desai) in 1999.[6] The film was screened retrospective on August 15th 2016 at the Independence Day Film Festival jointly presented by the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals and Ministry of Defense, commemorating 70th Indian Independence Day.[7][8]


Although Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was certified in 1998, it was released commercially in 2000. It was considered for Indian National Awards for best film in 1998.


The film won three National Film Awards (India) in 1999.


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