26th July, 2002
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting


49TH NATIONAL FILM AWARD


49th National Film Awards

  1. AWARD FOR THE BEST NON-FEATURE FILM
  2. SONAL ( Hindi & English)

    Swarna Kamal and a Cash Prize of Rs. 20,000/- to the

    Producer : Films Division

    Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- to the

    Director : Prakash Jha

    Citation

    The Award for the Best Non-feature Film of the year 2001 is given to the film SONAL for its excellent use of the cinematic medium to give an insight into one of the greatest dancers of India.

     

  3. THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FIRST NON-FEATURE FILM OF A DIRECTOR
  4. DIARY OF A HOUSEWIFE ( Malayalam)

    Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

    Producer : Asha Joseph & Vinod Sukumaran

    Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

    Director : Vinod Sukumaran

    Citation

    The award for the Best First Non-feature Film of a Director for the year 2001 is given to the Malayalam film Diary of a Housewife for the innovative approach in narrating the pathos of a housewife who is waiting for her husband to return from war.

  5. AWARD FOR THE BEST ANTHROPOLOGICAL/ ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM

THE MONPAS OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH (English)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs 10,000/- to the

Producer : Films Division

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Director : Aribam Syam Sharma

Citation

The award for the Best Anthropological/Ethnographic film of the year 2001 is given to the English film The Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh for exploring the vibrant rites and rituals of the Monpa tribe.

4. AWARD FOR THE BEST BIOGRAPHICAL FILM

TEEJAN BAI (Hindi)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Producer : Kuldeep Sinha, Films Division

Rajat Kamal and a Cash Prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Director : V. Packirisamy

Citation

The award for the Best Biographical Film of the year 2001 is given to the Hindi film Teejan Bai for the portrayal of the success story of the folk artist.

5. AWARD FOR THE BEST ARTS/CULTURAL FILM

Award Not Given

6. AWARD FOR THE BEST SCIENTIFIC FILM

(Including method and process of science, contribution of Scientists etc.)

Award not given

 

7. AWARD FOR THE BEST ENVIRONMENT/CONSERVATION/

PRESERVATION FILM (Including awareness)

THE HOLY GANGA (Hindi)

Rajat Kamal and a Cash Prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Producer : Y.N. Engineer, Films Division

RAJAT Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Director : Viplove Bhatia

Citation

The award for the Best Environment/Conservation/Preservation film of the year 2001 is given to the Hindi film The Holy Ganga for its thought provoking content which makes the viewers realize how badly the mother Ganga is treated.

  1. AWARD FOR THE BEST PROMOTIONAL FILM

(to cover tourism exports, crafts, industry etc.)

NEWS MAGAZINE NO. 458 (In Search of Muga Silk)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Producer : Y.N. Engineer, Films Division

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Director : K.G. Das

Citation

The award for the Best Promotional Film of the year 2001 is given to the English film In search of Muga Silk for depicting the unique art of Muga silk weaving of Assam.

 

 

 

9. AWARD FOR THE BEST AGRICULTURAL FILM

(To include subject related to and allied to agriculture like animal husbandry, dairying etc.)

Award not given

10. AWARD FOR THE BEST HISTORICAL

RECONSTRUCTION/ COMPILATION FILM

Award not given

 

11. AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES

(Such as prohibition, women and child welfare, and dowry, drug abuse, Welfare of the handicapped etc.)

A NEW PARADIGM (English)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Producer : Aruna Raje Patil

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Director : Aruna Raje Patil

Citation

The award for the Best Film on Social Issues for the year 2001 is given to the English film A New Paradigm for dealing with the lives of the mentally challenged, the trauma of their relatives and the endless effort of the teachers to bring hope to this segment of the society.

 

 

12. AWARD FOR THE BEST EDUCATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL/

INSTRUCTIONAL FILM

KANAVU MALAYILEKKU (Malayalam)

RAJAT Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Producer : Tomy Mathew

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Director : M.G. Sasi

Citation

The award for the Best Educational/Motivational Film of the year 2001 is given to the Malayalam film Kanavu Malayilekku for its attempt to reassert the tribal identity and impart a sense of dignity to the tribal children.

13. AWARD FOR THE BEST EXPLORATION/ADVENTURE FILM

(To include sports)

Award not given

14. AWARD FOR THE BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILM

KALAHANDI (Oriya/English)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Producer : Soudamini Mishra

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Director : Goutam Ghosh

Citation

The award for the Best Investigative Film of the Year 2001 is given to the Oriya/English film Kalahandi for its courageous expose’ of endemic poverty in the backward region of Orissa and the state’s apathy to it.

 

 

15. AWARD FOR THE BEST ANIMATION FILM

THE PINK CAMEL (Hindi)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Producer : Children’s Film Society of India

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Director : Paushali Ganguli

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Animator : Paushali Ganguly

Citation

The award for the Best Animation Film of the year 2001 is given to the Hindi film The Pink Camel for interesting animation, enlightening the viewers against superstitions.

16. SPECIAL JURY AWARD

ORCHESTRA (Hindi)

Rajat Kamal and a Cash Prize of Rs. 10,000 to

Producer: Kireet Khurana

Rajat Kamal and a Cash Prize of Rs. 10,000 to

Director: Bhimsain

Citation

Special Jury Award for the year 2001 is given to the Hindi film Orchestra for effectively conveying the message of national integration through synchronous use of sound and animated images of musical instruments.

 

17. AWARD FOR THE BEST SHORT FICTION FILM

CHAITRA (Marathi)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Producer : Director, Film & Television Institute of India

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Director : Kranti Kanade

Citation

The award for the Best Short Fiction Film of the Year 2001 is given to the Marathi film Chaitra for beautifully exploring human relations centred around an age-old ritual of Haldi and Kumkum.

18. AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM ON FAMILY WELFARE

SAYANTHANA THINTE PADAVUKAL (Malayalam)

Rajat Kamal and a Cash Prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Producer: Ratheesh Ramayya

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Director : Satheesh Venganoor

Citation

  The award for the Best Film on Family Welfare for the year 2001 is given to

Malayalam film Sayante Thinte Padavukal for sensitive portrayal of the

plight of the aged who are neglected by their families.

 

19. AWARD FOR THE BEST DIRECTION

Swarna Kamal and a Cash Prize of Rs. 20,000/- to the

Director BUDDHADEB DASGUPTA

Citation

The award for the Best Direction for the Year 2001 is given to Buddhadeb Dasgupta for the film Jorasanko Thakurbari for artistically unfolding the history of the house of the Tagores.

20. AWARD FOR THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/- each to the

Cameramen : NILOTPAL SARKAR (for Jorasanko Thakurbari)

and

IROM MAIKPAK (for The Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-each to the

Laboratories processing the film:

Prasad Labs, Chennai for Jorasanko Thakurbari

and Prasad Kalinga Lab, Bhuvaneshwar for The Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh

Citation

The award for the Best Cinematography for the Year 2001 is given jointly to

Nilotpal Sarkar for the film Jorasanko Thakurbari for imaginatively capturing images in light and shade, through smooth movements to bring life to the historical house of the Tagores’.

and

Irom Maikpak for the film The Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh for his fascinating style of framing under uncontrolled situations.

 

21. AWARD FOR THE BEST AUDIOGRAPHY

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Re-recordist of the final mixed track : ANUP MUKHERJEE

Citation

The award for the Best Audiography for the year 2001 is given to Anup Mukherjee for the English film Enough of Silence for adding a new dimension to the film through innovative sound track.

 22. AWARD FOR THE BEST EDITING

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the

Editor: AJITH

Citation

The award for the Best Editing for the Year 2001 is given to Ajith for the film Athman for maintaining the pace and drama of the film without any spoken words.

 

23. AWARD FOR THE BEST MUSIC DIRECTION

Music Director: BHASKAR CHANDAVARKAR

Citation

The award for the Best Music Direction for the year 2001 is given to Bhaskar Chandavarkar for the Marathi film Chaitra for creating traditional music that blends aesthetically with the theme of the film.

  1. SPECIAL MENTION

A.R.Tripathi and Sonali Kulkarni

The Special Mention for 2001 is made on written narration to A.R.Tripathi

for the film Kalahandi for his carefully crafted words giving an additional

dimension to the film

and

The Special Mention for 2001 is also made for Sonali Kulkarni for

her acting in the film Chaitra for the subtle display of her wide range

of emotions.

 
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