National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare

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National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$750)
First awarded 1968
Last awarded 2008
Highlights
Total awarded 21
First winner Anchal Ke Phool
Last winner Little Zizou

The National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare 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 feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1968, at 16th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners[edit]

Indicates a joint award for that year

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

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1968
(16th)
Anchal Ke Phool Hindi M. R. Seth Karunesh Thakur  – [1]
1969
(17th)
No Award [2]
1970
(18th)
No Award [3]
1971
(19th)
1972
(20th)
No Award [4]
1973
(21st)
No Award [5]
1974
(22nd)
No Award [6]
1975
(23rd)
No Award [7]
1976
(24th)
1977
(25th)
No Award [8]
1978
(26th)
No Award [9]
1979
(27th)
1980
(28th)
No Award [10]
1981
(29th)
No Award [11]
1982
(30th)
Spandan Hindi  • Satyanarayanan Misra
 • Abdul Majid
 • Durga Nanda
Biplab Roy Chowdhary
For its intense and graphic representation of the twin problem of poverty and over-population, which it tackles on the level of both the family and of society.
[12]
1983
(31st)
No Award [13]
1984
(32nd)
Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! Hindi Saeed Akhtar Mirza Saeed Akhtar Mirza  – [14]
1985
(33rd)
No Award [15]
1986
(34th)
No Award [16]
1987
(35th)
No Award [17]
1988
(36th)
No Award [18]
1989
(37th)
Sandhya Raagam Tamil Balu Mahendra
(A Doordarshan production)
Balu Mahendra
For the humanity with which it traces a character coming to terms with the problem of old age through suffering, resolution and understanding.
[19]
1990
(38th)
No Award [20]
1991
(39th)
Durga Hindi NFDC Basu Chatterjee
For the skilful way in which the message of small family norm is communicated.
[21]
1992
(40th)
Shwet Paatharer Thala Bengali Shankar Gope Prabhat Roy
For its bold depiction of a widow who defies tradition.
[22]
1993
(41st)
Akashadoothu Malayalam Anupama Cinema Siby Malayil
For the urgency of family welfare through human love and compassion.
[23]
1994
(42nd)
Karuththamma Tamil Vetrivel Art Creations P. Bharathiraja
For extending the pressing social issue of female infanticide onto a melodrama spanning the canvas of rural Tamil Nadu, a dimension that is now uniquely Bharathiraja signature.
[24]
1995
(43rd)
Mini Malayalam Madhu P. Chandrakumar
For the effective handling of the problem of alcoholism through the determined efforts of a young girl to save her father from self destruction.
[25]
1996
(44th)
Latthi Bengali Robin Agarwal Prabhat Roy
For focusing on the plight of the seniors in the society and how a determined group of pensioners transform the power relations in a family, in a wholesome manner.
[26]
1997
(45th)
Samaantharangal Malayalam Balachandra Menon Balachandra Menon
For an original script evolved from personal experience in a film that nartures family and community life. The protagonist makes sacrifices in order to project the emotional and moral needs of his family members and through them projects a larger picture of the National Interests that bind us all.
[27]
1998
(46th)
Atmiyo Swajan Bengali Dhatri Films Raja Sen
For vividly portraying emotional and moral problems faced by an extended family wearing a rich tapestry of relationships, the film brings forth hope for the aged and celebrates life for the young.
[28]
1999
(47th)
Hari-Bhari Hindi Government of India Shyam Benegal
For unfolding several aspects of family life in an Indian Town where awareness of women's health and upbringing of girl-child is enveloped in ignorance and blind belief.
[29]
2000
(48th)
Kal Kaa Aadmi Hindi Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Amol Palekar
For telling the story of Raghunath Karve, who, early in this century, pioneered the debate on sexual and reproductive rights. The film recreates the period in painstaking detail and helps to raise consciousness about issues which are extremely relevant today.
[30]
2001
(49th)
No Award [31]
2002
(50th)
No Award [32]
2003
(51st)
Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam Malayalam Aryadan Shaukat T. V. Chandran
For raising a voice against early marriage and for its advocacy of women's education in a conservative society.
[33]
2004
(52nd)
Hasina Kannada Chiguru Chitra Girish Kasaravalli
The film deals with a social evil of family planning in a Muslim community. The story of women and her children deserted by a drunkard husband is handled in a unique and subtle way.
[34]
2005
(53rd)
Thavamai Thavamirundhu Tamil P. Shanmugam Cheran
For the evocative portrayal of a family caught in trials and tribulations in a simple narrative style
[35]
2006
(54th)
Karutha Pakshikal Malayalam  • Kaladharan K. V.
 • Vallabhan K. G.
Kamal
For redefining family values in the slums of a city through the life of a man who irons clothes for a living.
[36]
Faltu Bengali Arindam Chaudhuri Anjan Das
For delineating the need for family through the predicament of an illegitimate child.
2007
(55th)
Taare Zameen Par Hindi Aamir Khan Aamir Khan
For realistically depicting the psychological dialectic between an ordinary family driving their children to educational excellence, thereby neglecting their specially gifted child dealing with the problem of dyslexia in isolation.
[37]
2008
(56th)
Little Zizou  • English
 • Gujarati
Jigri Dost Productions Sooni Taraporevala
For its witty and intelligent handling of the conflicts and convictions confronting the Parsi community.
[38]
2009
(57th)
No Award [39]
2010
(58th)
No Award [40]
2011
(59th)
No Award [41]
2012
(60th)
No Award [42]
2013
(61st)
No Award [43]
2014
(62nd)
No Award [44]
2015
(63rd)
No Award [45]
2016
(64th)
No Award [46]
2017
(65th)
No Award

References[edit]

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  35. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  36. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  37. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  38. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
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  44. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  45. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  46. ^ "64th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 

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