26th July, 2003
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting


50th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS


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1. BEST FEATURE FILM

MONDO MEYER UPAKHYAN

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 50,000/- TO THE

PRODUCER ARYA BHATTACHERJEE

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 50,000/- TO THE

DIRECTOR BUDHADEB DASGUPTA

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO THE BENGALI FILM MONDO MEYER UPAKHYAN FOR ITS POETIC EXPLORATION OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL REALITIES CONCERNING PEOPLE ON THE FRINGES OF SOCIETY.

2. INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR THE BEST FIRST FILM OF A DIRECTOR

PATAL GHAR AND PROHOR

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 12,500/- EACH TO THE

PRODUCER NITI SONEE GOURISARIA FOR PATAL

GHAR AND DEBJANI GUPTA FOR PROHOR

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 12,500/- TO THE

DIRECTOR ABHIJIT CHAUDHURI FOR PATAL GHAR AND SUBHADRO CHAUDHURY FOR PROHOR

CITATION

THE INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR THE BEST FIRST FILM OF A DIRECTOR OF 2002 IS GIVEN JOINTLY TO TWO BENGALI FILMS : PATALGHAR AND PROHOR, THE FIRST FOR ITS CRAFTSMANSHIP AND FINE BLENDING OF THE CONVENTIONS OF SCIENCE FICTION AND AN INDIGENOUS NARRATIVE FORM AND THE SECOND FOR ITS USE OF SENSITIVE IDIOM TO PORTRAY THE TRAUMA OF A BRUTALISED WOMAN.

 

3. BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT

DEVDAS

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS.40,000/- TO THE

PRODUCER BHARAT S. SHAH

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS.40,000/- TO THE

DIRECTOR SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST POPULAR FILM OF 2002 PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT IS GIVEN TO THE HINDI FILM DEVDAS FOR ITS TECHNICAL FINESSE AND ITS MODERN REINTERPRETATION OF AN ENDURING CLASSIC.

 

4. NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION

MR. & MS. IYER

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 30,000/- TO THE

PRODUCER N. VENKATESAN

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 30,000/- TO THE

DIRECTOR APARNA SEN

CITATION

THE NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM OF 2002 ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION IS GIVEN TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM MR & MRS IYER FOR ITS HUMANE DEPICTION OF THE BONDING BETWEEN TWO INDIVIDUALS OF DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS BACKGROUNDS IN THE MIDST OF COMMUNAL TENSION.

 

5. BEST FILM ON FAMILY WELFARE

NO AWARD

6. BEST FILM ON OTHER SOCIAL ISSUES SUCH AS PROHIBITION, WOMEN AND CHILD WELFARE, ANTI-DOWRY, DRUG ABUSE, WELFARE OF THE HANDICAPPED ETC.

SWARAAJ

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 30,000/- TO THE

PRODUCER GEORGE MATHEW

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 30,000/- TO THE

DIRECTOR ANWAR JAMAL

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM ON OTHER SOCIAL ISSUES SUCH AS PROHIBITION, WOMEN AND CHILD WELFARE, ANTI-DOWRY, DRUG ABUSE, WELFARE OF THE HANDICAPPED ETC. OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO THE HINDI FILM SWAARAJ, FOR ITS STRONG AND COMPETENT DEPICTION OF WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT IN RURAL INDIA.

 

7. BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/ PRESERVATION

NO AWARD

8. BEST CHILDREN’S FILM

BAAJA

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS.30,000/- TO THE

PRODUCER CHILDREN'S FILM SOCIETY OF INDIA

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS.30,000/- TO THE

DIRECTOR A. K. BIR

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST CHILDREN'S FILM OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO THE HINDI FILM BAAJA FOR ITS POIGNANT, PORTRAYAL OF THE MATURING OF A YOUNG MIND.

9. BEST DIRECTION

APARNA SEN

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 50,000/- TO

DIRECTOR APARNA SEN

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST DIRECTION OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO APARNA SEN FOR HER EFFECTIVE AND SUBTLE HANDLING OF PEOPLE CAUGHT IN A TRYING AND DIFFICULT TIMES.

10. BEST ACTOR

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO

ACTOR AJAY DEVGAN

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST ACTOR OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO AJAY DEVGAN FOR HIS ROLE IN THE LEGEND OF BHAGAT SINGH FOR ENTERING INTO THE SPIRIT OF THE LEGENDARY CHARACTER AND FOR LIVING UP TO THE CHALLENGE OF HISTORY.

 

11. BEST ACTRESS

KONKONA SEN SHARMA

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO THE

ACTRESS KONKONA SEN SHARMA

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST ACTRESS OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO KONKONA SEN SHARMA OF MR AND MRS IYER FOR HER STRONG AND EFFECTIVE PORTRAYAL OF A TAMIL BRAHMIN WOMAN CAUGHT BETWEEN AN ORTHODOX MINDSET AND HUMAN COMPASSION.

 

12. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

CHANDRASEKHAR

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO THE

SUPPORTING ACTOR CHANDRASEKHAR

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO CHANDRASEKHAR FOR HIS TOUCHING AND ABSORBING PORTRAYAL OF A PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED MAN IN THE TAMIL FILM NANBA NANBA.

 

13. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

RAKHI

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO THE

SUPPORTING ACTRESS RAKHI

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF 2002 GOES TO RAKHI IN SHUBHO MUHURAT FOR HER FINELY BALANCED PORTRYAL OF AN ENIGMATIC AND UNLIKELY DETECTIVE AGAINST A SIMPLE MIDDLE CLASS BACKGROUND.

 

14. BEST CHILD ARTIST

SHWETA PRASAD AND KEERTANA

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 5,000/- EACH TO SHWETA PRASAD AND KEERTANA

CHILD ARTIST SHWETA PRASAD AND KEERTANA

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST CHILD ARTISTE OF 2002 IS GIVEN JOINTLY TO SHWETA PRASAD IN THE HINDI FILM MAKDEE FOR HER SPONTANNEOUS AND LIVELY PORTRAYAL OF TWIN SISTERS AND TO KEERTANA IN THE TAMIL FILM KANNATHIL MUTHAMITHAL FOR HER HEART VENDING PORTRAYAL OF A GIRL IN SEARCH OF HER MOTHER.

 

15. BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER

UDIT NARAYAN

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO UDIT NARAYAN

MALE PLAYBA

CK SINGER UDIT NARAYAN

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO UDIT NARAYAN FOR HIS MELODIOUS RENDERING OF THE TITLE SONG CHHOTE CHOOTE SAPNE IN THE HINDI FILM ZINDAGI KHOOBSURAT HAI.

 

16. BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER

SHREYA GHOSAL

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO SHREYA GHOSAL

FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER SHREYA GHOSAL

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO SHREYA GHOSAL FOR HER SOULFUL RENDERING OF THE SONG BAIRI PIYA FOR THE HINDI FILM DEVDAS.

 

17. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ABHIK MUKHOPADHYAYA

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- THE

CAMERAMAN ABHIK MUKHOPADHYAYA

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO

LABORATORY PROCESSING THE FILM

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO ABHIK MUKHOPADHYAYA FOR CREATING THE DISTINCTIVE AND ELEGANT VISUAL AMBIENCE OF THE FILM THAT IS EXCELLENTLY IN TUNE WITH THE MOOD OF THE STORY.

 

18. BEST SCREENPLAY

APARNA SEN

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO

SCREENPLAY WRITER APARNA SEN

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST SCREENPLAY FOR 2002 IS GIVEN TO APARNA SEN FOR HER ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM MR AND MRS IYER FOR ITS FLUID NARRATION OF THE NUANCES OF AN AMBIGUOS RELATIONSHIP IN TROUBLED TIMES.

 

19. BEST AUDIOGRAPHY

A.S. LAXMI NARAYANAN

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO

RE-RECORDIST OF THE FINAL MIXED TRACK A.S. LAXMI NARAYANAN

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST AUDIOGRAPHY OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO A.S. LAXMI NARAYANAN FOR THE TAMIL FILM KANNATHIL MUTHAMITTAL FOR CREATING A SOUNDSCAPE THAT HEIGHTENS THE DRAMATIC CONFLICTS OF THE STORY.

 

20. BEST EDITING

SREEKAR PRASAD

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO THE

EDITOR SREEKAR PRASAD

THE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING FOR THE YEAR 2002 IS GIVEN TO SREEKAR PRASAD FOR THE TAMIL FILM KANNATHIL MUTHAMITTAL FOR CREATING A SOUNDSCAPE THAT HEIGHTENS THE XRAMATIC CONFLICTS OF THE STORY.

 

21. BEST ART DIRECTION

NITIN CHANDRAKANT DESAI

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO

ART DIRECTOR NITIN CHANDRAKANT DESAI

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST ART DIRECTION OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO NITIN CHANDRAKANT DESAI FOR THE HINDI FILM DEVDAS FOR CREATING AN EVOCATIVE VISUAL SETTING FOR THE ROMANTIC DRAMA.

 

22. BEST COSTUME DESIGNER

NEETA LULLA, ABU JANI AND SANDEEP KHOSLA

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 3,333/- EACH TO

COSTUME DESIGNERS NEETA LULLA, ABU JANI AND SANDEEP KHOSLA

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST COSTUME DESIGNER OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO NEETA LULLA, ABU JANI AND SANDEEP KHOSLA FOR THE HINDI FILM DEVDAS FOR THEIR RESEARCHED , INVENTIVE, DESIGNING OF COSTUMES ENHANCING THE PERSONA OF THE VARIOUS CHARACTERS.

 

23. BEST MUSIC DIRECTION

A. R. REHMAN

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO THE

MUSIC DIRECTOR (SONGS AND BACKGROUND MUSIC SCORE) A. R. REHMAN

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST MUSIC DIRECTION OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO A. R. REHMAN FOR THE TAMIL FILM 'KANNATHIL MUTHAMITTAL' FOR HIS ORIGINAL MUSICAL SCORE HIGHLIGHTING THE CULTURAL CONFLICTS AND PERSONAL ANGUISH IN THE STORY.

 

24. BEST LYRICS

VAIRAMUTHU

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO THE

LYRICIST VAIRAMUTHU

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST LYRICS OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO VAIRAMUTHU

IN THE TAMIL FILM KANNATHIL MUTHAMITTAL FOR RISING ABOVE THE CONVENTIONS OF FILM SONGS TO REACH THE REALMS OF POETRY.

 

25. SPECIAL JURY AWARD

PRAKASH RAJ

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 25,000/- TO

ACTOR PRAKASH RAJ

CITATION

THE SPECIAL JURY AWARD OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO PRAKASH RAJ FOR THE IMPRESSIVE POWER AND VERSATILITY, WHICH HE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO FILMS IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES.

 

26. BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

M/S. INDIAN ARTISTS FOR THE FILM ' MAGIC MAGIC'

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO THE

CREATOR M/S. INDIAN ARTISTS FOR MAGIC MAGIC

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO M/S. INDIAN ARTISTS, CHENNAI FOR THE TAMIL FILM MAGIC MAGIC FOR THE SKILFUL USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE A WORLD OF FANTASY AND MAGIC.

 

27. BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

SAROJ KHAN

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- TO THE

CHOREOGRAPHER SAROJ KHAN

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST CHOREOGRAPHY OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO SAROJ KHAN FOR THE NUMBER ' DOLA RE DOLA' IN HINDI FILM DEVDAS FOR HER CREATION OF CAPTIVATING DANCE MOVEMENTS TO REFLECT THE SPIRIT OF THE CHARACTERS AND THE PERIOD.

 

28. BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION

  1. BEST FEATURE FILM IN ASSAMESE
  2. KONIKAR RAMDHENU

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

    PRODUCER SAILADHAR BAROOAH AND JAHNU BARUA

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

    DIRECTOR JAHNU BARUA

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN ASSAMESE OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO KONIKAR RAMDHENU FOR ITS SENSITIVE PORTRYAL OF CHILD ABUSE.

  3. BEST FEATURE FILM IN BENGALI
  4. SHUBHO MUHURAT

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

    PRODUCER BISHU CHAKRABORTY AND

    INDRA KUMAR GHOSH

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

    DIRECTOR RITUPARNO GHOSH

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN BENGALI FOR THE YEAR 2002 IS GIVEN TO SHUBHO MUHURAT FOR ITS INTELLIGENT HANDLING OF CHARACTERS IN A DETECTIVE STORY.

  5. BEST FEATURE FILM IN HINDI
  6. THE LEGEND OF BHAGAT SINGH

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

    PRODUCER RAMESH S. TAURANI AND KUMAR S. TAURANI

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

    DIRECTOR RAJ KUMAR SANTOSHI

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN HINDI OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO THE LEGEND OF BHAGAT SINGH FOR ITS GRIPPING PORTRAYAL OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A LEGENDARY MARTYR.

  7. BEST FEATURE FILM IN MALAYALAM
  8. NIZHALKOOTHU

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

    PRODUCER ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

    DIRECTOR ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN MALAYALAM OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO NIZHALKOOTHU FOR ITS EXPLORATION OF THE MIND OF A HANGMAN.

  9. BEST FEATURE FILM IN MARATHI
  10. VASTUPURUSH

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

    PRODUCER NATIONAL FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 10,000/- EACH TO THE TWO

    DIRECTORS SUMITRA BHAVE AND

    SUNIL SUKHTANKAR

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN MARATHI OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO VASTUPURUSH FOR ITS COMPETENT HANDLING OF A FEUDAL FAMILY CAUGHT IN THE VORTEX OF SOCIAL CHANGE IN POST-INDEPENDENCE INDIA.

  11. BEST FEATURE FILM IN TAMIL
  12. KANNATHIL MUTHAMITTAL

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- EACH TO THE

    PRODUCER MANI RATNAM AND G. SRENIVASAN

    RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

    DIRECTOR MANI RATNAM

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN TAMIL OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO KANNATHIL MUTHAMITTAL FOR ITS SUPERB CRAFTMANSHIP AND COMMITMENT TO A CONTEMPORATY TRAGEDY.

  13. BEST FEATURE FILM IN KANNADA

SINGARAVVA

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

PRODUCER SANDESH NAGARAJ

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

DIRECTOR T. S. NAGABHARANA

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN KANNADA OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO SINGARAVVA FOR ITS STYLISED TREATMENT OF A FOLK TALE.

NO AWARDS RECOMMENDED FOR GUJARATI, PUNJABI, ORIYA AND TELUGU.

 

29. BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED IN SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION.

I) BEST FEATURE FILM IN ENGLISH

STUMBLE

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

PRODUCER 2 STREAMS MEDIA

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THE

DIRECTOR PRAKASH BELAWADI

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE OF 2002 IS GIVEN TO STUMBLE FOR ITS INTELLIGENT HANDLING OF CORRUPTION PREVAILING IN THE WORLD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

NO AWARDS RECOMMENDED FOR AWADHI

 

SPECIAL MENTION: BHAVUM

THE JURY MAKES A SPECIAL MENTION OF JYOTIRMOYEE FOR HER REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE IN THE MALAYALAM FILM BHAVUM.

 
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