48th National film Awards

 

THE FEATURE FILM JURY OF THE 48Th NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-2001 HAS GIVEN THE FOLLOWING AWARDS: -

  1. BEST FEATURE FILM                            SHANTHAM (Malayalam)

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 50,000/- TO THE PRODUCER P V GANGADHARAN

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 50,000/- TO THE DIRECTOR JAYARAJ

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO THE MALAYALAM FILM SHANTHAM. SHANTHAM ADDRESSES THE VERY CONTEMPORARY ISSUE OF POLITICAL RIVALRY AND VIOLENCE IN OUR SOCIETY IN AN UNUSUALLY IMAGINATIVE WAY. THE LANGUAGE OF THE FILM GOES BEYOND CONVENTIONAL NARRATIVE FOR APPEAL TO CALMNESS AND GOOD SENSE.

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

                                                SAYAHNNAM (Malayalam)

 

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 25,000/- TO THE PRODUCER M. S. NAZEER

 

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 25,000/- TO THE DIRECTOR R. SARATH

CITATION

THE INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR THE BEST FIRST FILM OF A DIRECTOR OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO THE MALAYALAM FILM SAYAHNNAM. THE JURY APPLAUDS THE NATURE AND GRIPPING MANNER IN WHICH THIS YOUNG DIRECTOR DEALS WITH COMPLEX ISSUES LIKE POLITICAL HONESTY AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT.

 

    3. BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT VANATHAIPPOLA (Tamil)

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs..40,000/- TO THE PRODUCER V. RAVICHANDRAN

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs..40,000/- TO THE DIRECTOR VIKRAMAN

 

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO THE TAMIL FILM VANATHAIPPOLA FOR ITS SINCERE PROJECTION OF THE VALUES OF A JOINT FAMILY AND THE NEED TO SHARE GOOD AND DIFFICULT TIMES TOGETHER.

 

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

PUKAR (Hindi)

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 30,000/- TO THE PRODUCER SURINDER KAPOOR

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 30,000/- TO THE DIRECTOR RAJKUMAR SANTOSHI

CITATION

THE NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO THE HINDI FILM, PUKAR. THE FILM TACKLES THE PROBLEM OF TERRORIST INFILTRATIONS AND THE ARMY’S COUNTER ATTACKS. AND SITUATIONS WHERE ARMED AND CIVILIAN FORCES UNITE AGAINST THE COMMON EXTERNAL ENEMY.

 

    5. BEST FILM ON FAMILY WELFARE

KAL KAA AADMI (Hindi)

RAJAT KAMAL AND CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 30,000/- TO THE PRODUCER MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 30,000/- TO THE DIRECTOR AMOL PALEKAR

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM ON FAMILY WELFARE OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO THE HINDI FILM KAL KA AADMI. THE FILM TELLS 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.

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

VETRIKKODI KATTU (Tamil)

and

MUNNUDI (Kannada)

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 30,000/- TO THE PRODUCERS D. PANDIAN for VETRIKKODI KATTU and NAVACHITRA for MUNNUDI

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 30,000/- TO THE DIRECTORS CHERAN for VETRIKKODI KATTU and P. SHESHADRI for MUNNUDI

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 2000 IS BEING SHARED BY TWO FILMS VETRIKKODI KATTU (TAMIL) FOR DISCUSSING ISSUES ON MIGRATION FROM ONE’S OWN LAND AND THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS THAT FOLLOW, IN THE HEART LAND OF TAMIL NADU, HIGHLIGHTING THE NEED TO RE-ESTABLISH THE HOLISTIC CULTURE OF SOCIETY AND MUNNUDI (KANNADA) FOR ATTEMPTING TO DISCUSS THE MISUSE OF SHARIAT BY OPPORTUNISTIC MEN AND THE MANIPULATION OF THE TESTAMENTS ON ‘NIKAH’ AND ‘TALAAQ’.

 

  1. BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/ PRESERVATION

ORU CHERU PUNCHIRI (MALAYALAM)

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 30,000/- TO THE PRODUCER JISHA JOHN

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 30,000/- TO THE DIRECTOR M.T. VASUDEVAN NAIR

 

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/PRESERVATION OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO MALAYALAM FILM ORU CHERU PUNCHIRI. THE FILM TELLS THE SIMPLE AND MOVING STORY OF AN ELDERLY COUPLE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORLD AROUND THEM. IN DEPICTING THE COUPLE’S LOVE FOR THE TREES AND PLANTS IN THEIR GARDEN, THE FILM SPREADS THE MESSAGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION IN THE BROADEST SENSE IN A GENTLE, UNOBTRUSIVE WAY.

 

    8. BEST CHILDREN’S FILM

GHARAKSHARANGAL (CUSSED LETTERS) (MALAYALAM)

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 30,000/- TO THE PRODUCER SALIM PADIYATH

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 30,000/- TO THE DIRECTOR SALIM PADIYATH

 

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST CHILDREN’S FILM OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO GHARAKSHARANGAL. THE FILM DEPICTS, THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD LOVE AND RESPECT FOR OUR MOTHER TONGUE AND CULTURE TACKLING MANY SOCIAL ISSUES PERTAINING TO EDUCATION, AGRICULTURE AND GENERAL EMPOWERMENT, FOR A CIVIC SOCIETY.

    9. BEST DIRECTION

RITUPARNA GHOSH

SWARNA KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 50,000/- TO THE DIRECTOR RITUPARNA GHOSH

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST DIRECTION OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO RITUPARNA GHOSH FOR HIS BENGALI FILM UTSAB. THE DIRECTOR WORKS WITH A LARGE GROUP OF ACTORS WITHIN THE CONFINES OF A RAMBLING OLD HOUSE. HE BUILDS AN UNPRETENTIOUS, GRIPPING AND ENTIRELY CREDIBLE NARRATIVE AND BRINGS ABOUT IN THE PROCESS SOME EXTREMELY POWERFUL PERFORMANCES.

 

    10. BEST ACTOR

ANIL KAPOOR

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 10,000/- TO THE ACTOR ANIL KAPOOR

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST ACTOR OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO ANIL KAPOOR FOR HIS ROLE IN PUKAR. A VETERAN ACTOR OF GREAT VERSATILITY, ANIL KAPOOR MEETS THE VARIED DEMANDS OF THIS ROLE WITH CREDIBILITY AND ASSURED TECHNICAL SKILL.

 

  1. BEST ACTRESS

RAVEENA TANDON

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 10,000/- TO THE ACTRESS RAVEENA TANDON

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST ACTRESS OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO RAVEENA TANDON FOR HER ROLE IN DAMAN. IT IS A PORTRAYAL OF A SUBMISSIVE WOMAN WHO IS SUBJECTED TO CONSTANT PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE BY HER HUSBAND. THE CHARACTER COMES OUT OF HER PASSIVE SHROUD FEARING HER DAUGHTER MAY SUFFER THE SAME FATE AS HER.

 

    12. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

H.G. DATTATREYA

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 10,000/- TO THE SUPPORTING ACTOR H. G. DATTATREYA

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO H.G. DATTATREYA IN THE KANNADA FILM MUNNUDI FOR HIS PORTRAYAL OF HASANABBA. HE IS AN AGENT WHO PROCURES LOCAL GIRLS FOR ARABS TO MARRY IN AN IMPOVERISHED VILLAGE IN KARNATAKA. H.G. DATTATREYA BRINGS A WONDERFUL SENSITIVITY TO THE CHARACTER, WITHOUT TURNING IT INTO A STEREOTYPICAL VILLAIN.

    13. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

K P A C LALITHA

RAJAT KAMAL AND A CASH PRIZE OF Rs. 10,000/- TO THE SUPPORTING ACTRESS K P A C LALITHA

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF 2000 GOES TO K P A C LALITHA FOR THE ROLE OF NARAYANI IN THE MALAYALAM FILM SHANTHAM. NARAYANI IS AN ELDERLY MOTHER WHOSE SON HAS BEEN KILLED IN POLITICAL VIOLENCE. IN THE COURSE OF THE FILM, SHE IS TRANSFORMED, GENTLY AND UNOBTRUSIVEULY INTO A CRUSADE FOR PEACE. LALITHA BRINGS GREAT PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND SENSITIVITY TO THE ROLE.

    14. BEST CHILD ARTIST

MASTER UDAYARAJ

 

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

CHILD ARTIST MASTER UDAYARAJ

 

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST CHILD ARTIST OF 2000 GIVEN TO MASTER UDAYARAJ ( PULLI ) FOR HIS PORTRAYAL OF PULLI IN THE TAMIL FILM NILAA KALAM. PULLI IS A VERY YOUNG ORPHAN WHO WORKS IN A MOTOR GARAGE IN CHENNAI. THE JURY APPLAUDS THE WAY IN WHICH MASTER UDAYARAJ BRINGS OUT BOTH THE INNOCENCE AND STREET – SMARTNESS OF PULLI, WITH A COMBINATION OF ENERGY AND SPONTANEITY.

  1. BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER
  2. SHANKAR MAHADEVAN

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

    MALE PLAYBACK SINGER SHANKAR MAHADEVAN

     

     

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO SHANKAR MAHADEVAN FOR THE SOULFUL RENDERING OF THE SONG "ILLAI, ILLAI, SOLLA ORU KANANU PONTHUM" IN THE TAMIL FILM KANDUKONDEN KANDUKONDEN

  1. BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER
  2. BHAVATHARINI R.

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

    FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER BHAVATHARINI R.

     

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO BHAVATHARINI R. FOR THE SONG "MAIL POOLA PATTU" IN THE TAMIL FILM BHARATI. THE SONG IS OUTSTANDING BECAUSE IT DEPICTS THE VELVET VOICE OF THE DIVA.

  3. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  4. ASHOK MEHTA

     

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

    CAMERAMAN ASHOK MEHTA FOR THE FILM MOKSHA

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

    LABORATORY PROCESSING THE FILM PRASAD FILM LABORATORY

     

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO ASHOK MEHTA FOR THE HINDI FILM MOKSHA FOR PROVIDING WIDE RANGE OF TONAL VARIATION AND OUTSTANDING COMPOSITIONS TO CATER TO THE CHANGING MOODS OF THE FILM’S NARRATIVE.

     

  5. BEST SCREENPLAY
  6. BHARATHI RAJA

     

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

    SCREENPLAY WRITER BHARATHI RAJA

     

     

     

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST SCREENPLAY FOR 2000 IS GIVEN TO BHARATHI RAJA FOR THE TAMIL FILM KADAL POOKKAL. IN PRESENT TIMES OF DEGENERATION, THE FILM FOCUSES ON LOVE, SACRIFICE AND FAMILY VALUES.

  7. BEST AUDIOGRAPHY

ANUP DEV

 

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

RE-RECORDIST OF THE FINAL MIXED TRACK ANUP DEV

 

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST AUDIOGRAPHY OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO ANUP DEV IN HINDI FILM MOKSHA. THE AUDIOGRAPHER HAS, WITH EXTREME CARE, CHOSEN THE RIGHT SOUND, AMBIENCE AND LAYERED THE TRACKS IN AN IMMACULATE WAY TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE TO SUPPORT THE NARRATIVE OF THE FILM.

20. BEST EDITING

SURESH PAI & APURVA ASRANI

 

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

EDITOR SURESH PAI & APURVA ASRANI

 

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST EDITING OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO SURESH PAI & APURVA ASRANI IN THE ENGLISH FILM SNIP ! THE EDITOR HAS CREATED AN EVOCATIVE RHYTHM IN THE FILM ENHANCING THE PACE OF THE NARRATIVE WHILE AESTHETICALLY MAINTAINING THE UNIT OF FORM AND CONTENT.

 

 

 

21. BEST ART DIRECTION

P. KRISHNAMOORTHY

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

ART DIRECTOR P. KRISHNAMOORTHY

 

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST ART DIRECTION OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO P. KRISHNAMOORTHY IN TAMIL FILM BHARATI. THE ART DIRECTOR HAS AESTHETICALLY RECREATED THE PERIOD OF EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY TAKING GREAT CARE IN SELECTING AUTHENTIC PROPERTIES OF THE TIME TO ENHANCE THE DÉCOR OF BOTH INTERIORS AS WELL AS EXTERIORS, THUS BRINGING ALIVE TAMIL NADU OF THAT PERIOD.

 

22. BEST COSTUME DESIGNER

P. KRISHNAMOORTHY

 

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

COSTUME DESIGNER P. KRISHNAMOORTHY

 

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST COSTUME DESIGNER OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO P. KRISHNAMOORTHY IN TAMIL FILM BHARTI. THE COSTUME DESIGNER RECREATES A WHOLE RANGE OF PERIOD COSTUME TO DEPICT THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY OF TAMIL/BANARAS. THE AESTHETIC SELECTION OF COLORS GO WELL WITH THE DÉCOR OF THE STRUCTURE/SETS AND THE COSTUMES GIVE THE FILM AND AUTHENTIC LOOK.

 

 

23. BEST MUSIC DIRECTION

ANU MALIK

 

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

MUSIC DIRECTOR (SONGS AND BACKGROUND MUSIC SCORE) ANU MALIK

 

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST MUSIC DIRECTION OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO ANU MALIK FOR THE HINDI FILM REFUGEE FOR A SCORE THAT BLENDS WITH THE STORY AND HEIGHTENS IT’S NARRATIVE. A GREAT EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ENSURE THAT THE COMPOSITIONS HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS OF THE MUSIC OF THE SOUL.

 

24. BEST LYRICS

YUSAFALI KECHERY AND JAVED AKHTAR

 

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

LYRICISTS YUSAFALI KECHERY AND JAVED AKHTAR

 

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST LYRICS OF 2000 IS BEING SHARED BY YUSAF ALI KECHERY AND JAVED AKHTAR JOINTLY FOR THE SONG "GAYAM HARI NAMA DHAYAM" IN THE MALAYALAM FILM MAZHA - THE RAIN AND FOR THE SONG "PANCHHI NADIYA AUR" IN THE HINDI FILM REFUGEE, RESPECTIVELY. YUSAF ALI’S SONG DEPICTS THE RIGHT MIX OF THE ETHOS OF OUR LAND IN AN INVOCATION TO LORD KRISHNA. WHILE JAVED AKHTAR IN HIS INIMITABLE STYLE SPEAKS OF TRANSCENDING BORDERS AND COUNTRIES, WITH BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN WORDS FOR LOVE AND COMPASSION.

 

 

25. SPECIAL JURY AWARD

SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE

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

ACTOR SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE

 

CITATION

 

THE SPECIAL JURY AWARD OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO THE ACTOR SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE IN BENGALI FILM DEKHA FOR HIS REALISTIC PORTRAYAL OF THE SCION OF A FADING ARISTOCRACY WHO HAS LOST HIS EYESIGHT. SOUMITRA WITH GREAT SUBTLETY TAKES US THROUGH MYRIAD EVOKING SITUATIONS OF HIS LIFE, PAST AND PRESENT WITH GREAT SENSITIVITY.

 

26. BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

NO AWARD

 

27. BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

G. KALA

 

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

CHOREOGRAPHER G. KALA

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST CHOREOGRAPHY OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO G. KALA IN MALAYALAM FILM KOCHU KOCHU SANTHOSHANGAL FOR THE CLASSICAL DANCE NUMBER SKILFULLY COMPOSED, CREATING THE SYMBIOTIC DANCE IN KEEPING WITH OUR RICH TRADITIONS AND HERITAGE.

 

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

 

  1. BEST FEATURE FILM IN ASSAMESE
  2. No Award

     

     

  3. BEST FEATURE FILM IN BENGALI
  4. DEKHA

     

     

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

    PRODUCER RAMESH GANDHI

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

    DIRECTOR GOUTAM GHOSE

     

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN BENGALI IS GIVEN TO DEKHA. THE FILM THROUGH THE SEEN AND UNSEEN WORLD OF THE PROTAGONIST TRIES TO EXPLORE THE EXISTENTIAL DILEMMA OF MODERN TIMES WHICH IS REFLECTED IN THE INEXORABLE FLOW OF TIME AND INTERTWINED INTO A MIXED METAPHOR OF MODERN ALLEGORIES.

     

  5. BEST FEATURE FILM IN HINDI

ZUBEIDAA

 

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

PRODUCER FAROUQ RATTONSEY

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

DIRECTOR SHYAM BENEGAL

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN HINDI OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO ZUBEIDAA THE POLITICAL TURMOIL HAS BEEN JUXTAPOSED WITH THE UPHEAVALS OF THE LIFE OF A TEMPESTUOUS MUSLIM GIRL WHO DEFIES ALL NORMS TO MARRY A MUCH MARRIED MAHARAJA. IT IS A STORY OF OBSESSIVE LOVE IN THE TIMES OF POLITICAL PRIORITIES IN POST INDEPENDENT INDIA.

 

 

    1. BEST FEATURE FILM IN KANNADA

MATHADANA

 

 

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

PRODUCER H.G. NARAYAN AND I.P. MALLIGOWDA

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

DIRECTOR T. N. SEETHARAM

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN KANNADA OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO MATHADANA BASED ON A NOVEL WRITTEN IN THE EARLY 60’s. THE FILM DELINEATES THE WAY IN WHICH THE LARGER POLITICAL SYSTEM INFLUENCES AND MANIPULATES THE LIVES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE AT VARIOUS LEVELS, A COMMENDABLE CRITIQUE OF THE CORRODING CORRUPTION AND POWER MANAGING FORCES.

 

 

  1. BEST FEATURE FILM IN MALAYALAM
  2. SAYANAM AND KOCHU KOCHU SANTHOSHANGAL

     

     

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

    PRODUCERS M.P. SUKUMARAN NAIR FOR SAYANAM

    AND

    MESSERS GRIHALAKSHMI FILMS FOR KOCHU KOCHU SANTHOSHANGAL

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

    DIRECTORS M.P. SUKUMARAN NAIR FOR SAYANAM

    AND

    SATHYAN ANTHIKKAD FOR KOCHU KOCHU SANTHOSHANGAL

     

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN MALAYALAM OF 2000 IS SHARED BY (1) SAYANAM AND (2) KOCHU KOCHU SANTHOSHANGAL.

    SAYANAM

    THE FILM WITH A WONDERFUL STRUCTURE AND WELL WORKED OUT MISE-EN-SCENES TRIES TO DEPICT A COMPLEX STORY OF THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IN A SIMPLE MANNER.

    KOCHU KOCHU SANTHOSHANGAL

    THE FILM HAS A BRILLIANT NARRATIVE DEPICTING THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A DANCER WIFE AND A LOVING HUSBAND. IT HIGHLIGHTS THE VALUES OF LIFE, ART AND THE CO-EXISTENCE OF THE TWO.

     

  3. BEST FEATURE FILM IN MANIPURI

CHATLEDO EIDEE

 

 

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

PRODUCER MAKHONMANI MONGSABA

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

DIRECTOR MAKHONMANI MONGSABA

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN MANIPURI IS GIVEN TO CHATLEDO EIDEE. THE FILM NARRATES A COMPLEX LOVE STORY IN A SIMPLE MANNER AND REFLECTS THE FLAVOUR OF THE LAND BEAUTIFULLY.

  1. BEST FEATURE FILM IN MARATHI
  2. ASTITVA

     

     

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

    PRODUCER JHAMU SUGANDH

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

    DIRECTOR MAHESH MANJREKAR

     

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN MARATHI OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO ASTITVA AS IT DEALS WITH THE SOCIAL ISSUES, ADULTERY AND THE SUBJUGATION OF WOMEN. THE FILM ENDS ON A POSITIVE NOTE OF A WOMAN’S EMPOWERMENT WHEN THE PROTAGONIST EXTENDS HER HORIZON BEYOND HOME AND HEARTH.

     

  3. BEST FEATURE FILM IN ORIYA
  4. NO AWARD

     

  5. BEST FEATURE FILM IN PUNJABI
  6. NO AWARD

     

  7. BEST FEATURE FILM IN TAMIL
  8. BHARATI

     

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

    PRODUCER MESSERS MEDIA DREAMS (P) LTD

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

    DIRECTOR GNANARAJASEKHARAN

     

     

    CITATION

    THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN TAMIL IS GIVEN TO BHARATI. THIS BIOGRAPHICAL FILM DEPICTS THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SUBRAMANIYA BHARATI IN A VERY AUTHENTIC MANNER, UNFOLDING THE HISTORY OF OUR FREEDOM STRUGGLE. THE COMPOSITIONS OF THIS GREAT VISIONARY POET STAND OUT WITH GREAT RELEVANCE TODAY.

     

  9. BEST FEATURE FILM IN TELUGU

NUVVE KAAVAALI

 

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

PRODUCER RAMOJI RAO

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

DIRECTOR K. VIJAYA BHASKAR

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN TELUGU IS GIVEN TO NUVVE KAAVAALI A REFRESHING FILM ABOUT A TEENAGE FRIENDSHIP THAT BLOSSOMS INTO ROMANCE. THE FILM STANDS OUT FOR IT’S YOUTHFUL TREATMENT THUS BRINGING OUT THE EXUBERANCE OF THIS FILM.

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

BEST FEATURE FILM IN ENGLISH

PANDAVAS

 

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

PRODUCER PENTAMEDIA GRAPHICS LTD

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

DIRECTOR PENTAMEDIA GRAPHICS

CITATION

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM IN ENGLISH OF 2000 IS GIVEN TO PANDAVAS. THIS FILM OF 3-D ANIMATION BRINGS THE EPIC OF MAHABHARATA TO LIFE ON SCREEN WITH REALISTIC DEPTH AND DETAIL.