Film Awards are the most awaited awards not only in India but in the whole world. People are mad about films around the whole World. Here I will tell you about the prestigious film awards in India
The Indian Film Industry annually honours the directors, actors, cinematographers, musicians, and many more.
Certainly for the amount of work that they have given towards their art for a particular project or a film.
Indian Film Awards have awarded Indian films and other artistic and technical brilliance in the Indian Cinema. This brilliance is given awards like, National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Oscar Awards, Dada Saheb Phalke award, and many more.
But the most respected among them are Dada Saheb Phalke and National Film Award
MOST PRESTIGIOUS INDIAN FILM AWARDS
Dada Saheb Phalke Film Awards
Dada Saheb Phalke awards was started in 1969. This Indian Film award is given by the Indian government. In order to respect the contribution made by Mr. Dada Saheb Phalke to the Indian cinema.
- History of DADA SAHEB PHALKE
- LIFE CHANGING DAY
- OTHER NOTABLE FILMS
- WINNERS OF DAD SAHEB PHALKE FILM AWARDS
On the other hand, Let me tell you that Dada Saheb Phalke’s award is not just an ordinary award like the ones which are on tv for TRP purpose.
Therefore It is considered as the highest level of honor a person can receive for his work. However, this award is always given to the people who have worked in this field for a very long time.
In short, this is the most Prestigious film awards
Recently the legend Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was also honored with this Indian Film award. However You would be surprised to know that he has worked in this field for more than 45 years and is still working.
Mr. Amitabh Bahchan is working for more than 45 years in films as a lead actor. A lot of hard work is required for working for such a long period of time.
Therefore, you can guess that what a piece of art, hard work, and experience is needed in the films to be honored by Dada Saheb Phalke Film awards.
Let me tell you that Dada Saheb Phalke award is named after the filmmaker of the first feature film of India i.e Mr. Dada Saheb Phalke. He was the first Filmmaker of India.
His first Film was 40 minutes long and also the first mute film in India.
HISTORY OF DADA SAHEB PHALKE
Dundiraj Phalke commonly or popularly known as Dada Saheb Phalke was born on 30 April 1870 in an extremely Marathi speaking family at an area called Trimbak
Firstly, Phalke completed his primary education in Trimbakeshwar.
Secondly, In 1885 Phalke joined sir JJ school of art, Bombay, and completed a year course of drawing. After that, he also started testing in photography, processing, and printing.
In addition to that, he did a 6-month professional course of learning Three color ceramic photography, Halftone blocks, and photo-lithium. To know more about filmmaking click here: 4 Stages of Filmmaking
LIFE- CHANGING DAY
14th April 1911 was a life-changing day for Phalke.
Because this was the primary time when he visited to see a movie named Amazing Animals, at the America India movie theatre, Girgaon Bombay ( lifetime of Christ ).
He saw the movie along with his elder son Bhalchandra.
Watching Jesus in the film, Phalke imagined Hindu Gods like Krishna and Rama instead. Therefore he decided to start the business of “Moving Pictures”.
After that for the following, one year Phalke started collecting materials associated or In relation to films like catalogs, books, and also bought some movie-making equipment.
In addition to that he also bought a little camera and reels with it to indicate movies at nighttime, by focusing candlelight on a lens and projecting pictures at the wall.
On 10th February 1912, Phalke left for London. there He was introduced with Cecil Hepworth of Walton studios.
On 1st April 1912, Phalke returned to India. After coming to India he founded the ‘Phalke films company’.Therefore In India He decided to make films as he was knowing photography.
He decided to make his first film on the legends of Harish-Chandra and also wrote a script for it.
Regarding the cast and crew of the film, no female actress was able to play a task within the film therefore male actors had to portray female roles.
The film was completed after 6 months and 27 days and was launched on 21st April 1913 at Olympia Theatre, Bombay.
Theatrical release was on 3 May 1913 At the coronation cinema, Girgaon, Bombay. certainly the film was a success and was the First full-length Indian moving picture. This laid the muse of Indian cinema.
To know more about the Indian Film Industry click here: INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY
OTHER HIT FILMS
Then he decided to make a movie on the romance of Nala, king Nishadha Kingdom.
In Nashik, he met a drama company Chittakarshak Natak company.
Where Durgabai Gokhale was playing the role of Parvati, and on the other hand her daughter Kamlabai Ghokale was playing Mohini who became the first woman to act in Indian cinema.
He also directed the short film Pitache Panje.
He made his third film Satyavan Savitri on the legends of Satyavan and Savitri. All three films of his were successful at that time. These were some artistic films.
To know more about artistic film genre click here : Film Genres
WINNERS OF DADA SAHEB PHALKE AWARD
- 1969- Devika Rani
- 1970 -B. N. Sircar
- 1971 -Prithviraj Kapoor
- 1972 -Pankaj Mullick
- 1973 -Ruby Myers (Sulochana)
- 1974 -Bomireddi Narasimha Reddy
- 1975 -Dhirendranath Ganguly
- 1976 -Kanan Devi
- 1977 -Nitin Bose
- 1978 -Rai Chand Boral
- 1979 -Sohrab Modi
- 1980 -Paidi Jairaj
- 1981 -Naushad Ali
- 1982 -L. V. Prasad
- 1983 -Durga Khote
- 1984 -Satyajit Ray
- 1985 -V. Shantaram
- 1986 -B. Nagi Reddy
- 1987 -Raj Kapoor
- 1988 -Ashok Kumar
- 1989 -Lata Mangeshkar
- 1990 -A. Nageswara Rao
- 1991 -Bhalji Pendharkar
- 1992 -Bhupen Hazarika
- 1993 -Majrooh Sultanpuri
- 1994 -Dilip Kumar
- 1995 -Dr. Rajkumar
- 1996 -Sivaji Ganesan
- 1997 -Pradeep
- 1998 -B.R. Chopra
- 1999 -Hrishikesh Mukherjee
- 2000 -Asha Bhosle
- 2001 -Yash Chopra
- 2002 -Dev Anand
- 2003 -Mrinal Sen
- 2004 -Adoor Gopalakrishnan
- 2005 -Shyam Benegal
- 2006 -Tapan Sinha
- 2007 -Manna Dev
- 2008 -V. K. Murthy
- 2009 -D. Ramanaidu
- 2010 -K. Balachander
- 2011 -Soumitra Chatterjee
- 2012 -Mr. Pran Sikand
- 2013 -Mr. Gulzar
- 2014 -Shashi Kapoor
- 2015 -Manoj Kumar
- 2o17-Vinod Khanna
- 2018-Amitabh Bachchan
SOURCE of the above list : Jagran josh
National film awards were established in 1954 and it is the most respected Film award similar to the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
Other than those private award nights where awards are purchased and are not given on the basis of any criteria. On the other hand, the National film award is managed along with the Indian Film Festival.
In addition to that, the Indian Panorama by the Indian Governments Directorate of Film Festivals. Above all is The Directorate is the organization that helps in appointing the members of the jury panel. But it has no hand in the selection of the film.
Each year a national jury is appointed by the Directorate of Film festival.
Majorly the National film awards are divided into two main categories :
- FEATURE FIMS AWARDS
- NON FEATURE FILMS AWARDS
A total of 100 films which are made in the country are entered or selected in each category ( Feature and Non Feature films). The films are selected by the members on the jury panel based on some criteria.
Whether the film is a feature film or a Non-feature film it is decided by the film jury.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE FILMS FOR SELECTION
- The Film Maker or the director of the film should be Indian citizens
- The producer of the film should be also born in Indian or if the co-producer film is a foreign entity then there are six conditions that are to be satisfied
- The film should be certified by the Central Board of Film Certification between 1 January and 31 December
These Film Awards are divided into three main categories that is Feature Films, Non Feature films, and Best Writing on Cinema.
Basically, Feature films are those films that are made on a high budget and with a high technical and social standard.
Nonfeature films are generally documentaries and more story-based. Best writing in the cinema award is given to the best writer.
Feature Film Awards
|Feature Film Awards|
|Best Film||Hellaro (Gujarati)|
|Best Director||Aditya Dhar (Uri)|
|Best Hindi film Award||Andhadhun|
|Best Actor||Ayushmann Khurrana (Andhadhun)Vicky Kaushal (Uri)|
|Best Actress||Keerthy Suresh (Mahanati)|
|Best Film on Social Issues||Padman|
|Best Film on Environment Conversation||Paani (Mararthi)|
|Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment||Badhaai Ho|
|Best Supporting Actor||Swanand Kirkire for Chumbak|
|Best Supporting Actress||Surekha Sikri for Andhadhun|
|Nargis Dutt Award||Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada)|
|Best Debut Film of a Director||Naal by Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti|
|Best Adapted Screenplay||Andhadhun|
|Best Original Screenplay||Chi La Sow|
|Best Female Playback Singer||Bindhumalinif for Nathicharami song “Maayavi Manave”|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Arijit Singh for Padmaavat song “Binte Dil”|
|Best Music Director||Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat|
|Best Sound Designer||Uri|
|Best Child Artist||PV Rohit, Sahib Singh, Talha Arshad Reshi and Shrinivas Pokale|
|Best Choreography||Kruti Mahesh Midya and Jyoti D Tommar for Padmaavat song “Ghoomar”|
|Best Special Effects||Telugu film Awe, Kannada film KGF|
|Best Makeup Artist||Awe|
|Best Costume Designer||Mahanati|
|Best Production Design||Kammara Sambhavam|
|Best Editing||Nathicharami (Kannada)|
|Best Lyrics||Nathicharami (Kannada Film)|
|Best Dialogue||Tarikh (Bengali)|
|Best Urdu Film||Hamid|
|Best Malayalam Film||Sundani|
|Best Telugu Film||Mahanati|
|Best Tamil Film||Baaram|
|Best Assamese Film||Bulbul Can Sing|
|Best Punjabi Film||Harjeeta|
|Best Marathi film||Bhonga|
|Best Garu Film||Mama|
|Best Rajasthani film||Turtle|
|Most Film-Friendly State||Uttarakhand|
So these were some of the Prestigious film awards which the country gives t0 respect the enormous art of some personalities.
Above all, the National Film Awards and Dada, Saheb Phalke award is the most prestigious film awards of India
The national film awards ceremony will be held on 3 May 2020
The another Film awards that are held internationally are Oscars, Cannes Film Festival.
A film called Slum-Dog Millionarie has won the Oscar Film Awards.