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62nd National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 2014
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Announced on 24 March 2015 (2015-03-24)
Presented on 3 May 2015 (2015-05-03)
Official website dff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature Film Court
Best Non-Feature Film Tender is the Sight
Best Book Silent Cinema (1895-1930)
Best Film Critic Tanul Thakur
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Shashi Kapoor
Most awards Haider (5)

The 62nd National Film Awards ceremony was an event during which the Directorate of Film Festivals presents its annual National Film Awards to honour the best films of 2014 in the Indian cinema. The awards were announced on 24 March 2015 and the ceremony was held on 3 May 2015.[1][2]

Selection process

The Directorate of Film Festivals invited nominations for the awards by late December 2014 and the acceptable last date for entries was until 20 January 2015.[3] Feature and Non-Feature Films certified by Central Board of Film Certification between 1 January 2014, and 31 December 2014, were eligible for the film award categories. Books, critical studies, reviews or articles on cinema published in Indian newspapers, magazines, and journals between 1 January 2014, and 31 December 2014, were eligible for the best writing on cinema section. Entries of dubbed, revised or copied versions of a film or translation, abridgements, edited or annotated works and reprints were ineligible for the awards.[4]

For the Feature and Non-Feature Films sections, films in any Indian language, shot on 16 mm, 35 mm, a wider film gauge or a digital format, and released in cinemas, on video or digital formats for home viewing were eligible. Films were required to be certified as a feature film, a featurette or a Documentary/Newsreel/Non-Fiction by the Central Board of Film Certification.[4]

Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Introduced in 1969, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest award given to recognise the contributions of film personalities towards the development of Indian cinema and for distinguished contributions to the medium, its growth and promotion.[5] Following were the jury members:

  • Jury Members
 • Gulzar
 • Asha Bhosle
 • Jahnu Barua
 • Prasoon Joshi
 • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

For the year 2014, the award was announced on 23 March 2015 to be presented to actor, film-maker Shashi Kapoor. He has won two National Film Awards including Best Actor for New Delhi Times in 1985 and is also Padma Bhushan recipient of 2011.[6]

Name of Award Awardee(s) Awarded As Awards
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Shashi Kapoor Actor, film-maker Swarna Kamal, 10 lakh (US$15,000) and a Shawl

Feature films

Hindi film Haider won the maximum number of awards (5).

Jury

For the Feature Film section, six committees were formed based on the different geographic regions in India. The two-tier evaluation process included a central committee and five regional committees. The central committee, headed by P. Bharathiraja,[7] included the heads of each regional committee and five other jury members. At regional level, each committee consisted of one chief and four members. The chief and one non-chief member of each regional committee were selected from outside that geographic region.

Central Jury

 • P. Bharathiraja (Chairperson)
 • Lekh Tandon  • Joyoshree Arora
 • K. Bhagyaraj  • Jayshree Kanal
 • Keval Arora  • Kirti Jain
 • Sanjoy Hazarika  • Bela Negi
 • Manmohan Chadha  • Nanthyath Gopalakrishnan

Northern Region: (Bhojpuri, Dogri, English, Hindi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Urdu)

 • K. Bhagyaraj (Head)
 • Ashok Mishra  • Batul Mukhtiar
 • Nayan Prasad  • Parvin Dabas

Eastern Region: (Assamese, Bengali, Oriya and North-Eastern dialects)

 • Thara Anooraadha (Head)
 • Krishnendu Bose  • Manmohan Chadha
 • Patricia Mukhim  • Prabin Hazarika

Western Region: (Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi)

 • Lekh Tandon (Head)
 • Amrik Gill  • Dnyanesh Moghe
 • Mangesh Hadawale  • Rajiv Vijayankar

Southern Region I: (Malayalam, Tamil)

 • Joyoshree Arora (Head)
 • Kamal  • R. Selvaraj
 • Sudesh Syal  • S. Muruganantham

Southern Region II: (Kannada, Telugu)

 • Jayshree Kanal (Head)
 • B. N. Subramanya  • Leslie Carvalho
 • Pradip Kurbah  • Rajesh Touchriver

All India Award

Following will be the awards given:

Golden Lotus Award

Official Name: Swarna Kamal

All the awardees are awarded with 'Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal)', a certificate and cash prize.[8]

Name of Award Name of Film(s) Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film Court Marathi
Producer: Vivek Gomber
Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
250,000/- Each
Best Debut Film of a Director Asha Jaoar Majhe Bengali Producer: For Films
Director: Aditya Vikram Sengupta
1,25,000/- Each
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Mary Kom Hindi Producer: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Director: Omung Kumar
200,000/- Each
Best Children's Film Kaaka Muttai Tamil Producer: Grass Root Film Company
Director: M. Manikandan
150,000/- Each
Elizabeth Ekadashi Marathi Producer: Essel Vision Productions
Director: Paresh Mokashi
Best Direction Chotushkone Bengali Srijit Mukherji 250,000/-

Silver Lotus Award

Official Name: Rajat Kamal

All the awardees are awarded with 'Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)', a certificate and cash prize.

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Film on Other Social Issues Chotoder Chobi Bengali Producer: Shree Venkatesh Films
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
150,000/- Each
Best Film on Environment / Conservation / Preservation Ottaal Malayalam Producer: Director Cutz Film Company Pvt Ltd (K Mohanan and Vinod Vijayan)
Director: Jayaraj
150,000/- Each
Best Actor Naanu Avanalla...Avalu Kannada Sanchari Vijay 50,000/-
Best Actress Queen Hindi Kangana Ranaut 50,000/-
Best Supporting Actor Jigarthanda Tamil Bobby Simha 50,000/-
Best Supporting Actress Pagdi The Honour Haryanvi Baljinder Kaur 50,000/-
Best Child Artist Kaaka Muttai Tamil  • J. Vignesh
 • Ramesh
50,000/-
Best Male Playback Singer Haider Hindi Sukhwinder Singh (for "Bismil") 50,000/-
Best Female Playback Singer Saivam Tamil Uthara Unnikrishnan (for "Azhage") 50,000/-
Best Cinematography Chotushkone Bengali Sudeep Chatterjee 50,000/-
Best Screenplay
 • Screenplay Writer (Original)
Chotushkone Bengali Srijit Mukherji 50,000/-
Best Screenplay
 • Screenplay Writer (Adapted)
Ottaal Malayalam Joshy Mangalath 50,000/-
Best Screenplay
 • Dialogues
Haider Hindi Vishal Bhardwaj 50,000/-
Best Audiography
 • Location Sound Recordist
Khwada Marathi Mahavir Sabannavar 50,000/-
Best Audiography
 • Sound designer
Asha Jaoar Majhe Bengali Anish John 50,000/-
Best Audiography
 • Re-recordist of the Final Mixed Track
Nirbashito Bengali  • Anirban Sengupta
 • Dipankar Chaki
50,000/-
Best Editing Jigarthanda Tamil Vivek Harshan 50,000/-
Best Production Design Nachom-ia Kumpasar Konkani Aparna Raina 50,000/-
Best Costume Design Haider Hindi Dolly Ahluwalia 50,000/-
Best Make-up Artist Naanu Avanalla...Avalu Kannada  • Nagaraju
 • Raju
50,000/-
Best Music Direction
 • Songs
Haider Hindi Vishal Bhardwaj 50,000/-
Best Music Direction
 • Background Score
1983 Malayalam Gopi Sundar 50,000/-
Best Lyrics Saivam Tamil Na. Muthukumar (for "Azhage") 50,000/-
Best Choreography Haider Hindi Sudesh Adhana (for "Bismil") 50,000/-
Special Jury Award Khwada Marathi Bhaurao Karhade (Director) 1,25,000/-
Special Mention Ain Malayalam Musthafa (Actor) Certificate only
Nachom-ia Kumpasar Konkani Palomi Ghosh (Actress)
 • Killa
 • Bhoothnath Returns
Marathi
Hindi
Parth Bhalerao (Child Artist)

Regional Awards

The award is given to best film in the regional languages in India.

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film in Assamese Othello Producer: Artha Films
Director: Hemanta Kumar Das
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Bengali Nirbashito Producer: Kaushik Ganguly Productions
Director: Churni Ganguly
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Hindi Queen Producer: Phantom Films Pvt. Ltd. & Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Director: Vikas Bahl
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Kannada Harivu Producer: Avinash U. Shetty
Director: Mansore (Manjunatha Somashekara Reddy)
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Konkani Nachom-ia Kumpasar Producer: Goa Folklore Productions
Director: Bardroy Barretto
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Malayalam Ain Producer: 1: 1: Entertainments
Director: Sidhartha Siva
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Marathi Killa Producer: JAR Pictures & M R Film Works
Director: Avinash Arun
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Odia Aadim Vichar Producer: Mohapatra Movie Magic Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Sabyasachi Mohapatra
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Punjabi Punjab 1984 Producer: White Hill Production India Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Anurag Singh
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Tamil Kuttram Kadithal Producer: JSK Film Corporation
Director: G.Bramma
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Telugu Chandamama Kathalu Producer: Working Dream Production
Director: Praveen Sattaru
100,000/- Each

Best Feature Film in Each of the Language Other Than Those Specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Feature Film in Haryanvi Pagdi The Honour Producer: V R Entertainers
Director: Rajeev Bhatia
100,000/- Each
Best Feature Film in Rabha Orong Producer: Suraj Kr. Duwarah, Aucto Creation
Director: Suraj Kr. Duwarah
100,000/- Each

Non-Feature Films

Short Films made in any Indian language and certified by the Central Board of Film Certification as a documentary/newsreel/fiction are eligible for non-feature film section.

Jury

A committee of seven, headed by Kamal Swaroop, was appointed to evaluate the Non-Feature Films entries. The jury members were:

 • Kamal Swaroop (Chairperson)
 • Ahsan Muzid  • Harikumar Madhavan Nair
 • Joy Bimal Roy  • Mir Mushtaq Ahmad
 • Sanjiv Rattan  • Vandana Kohli

Golden Lotus Award

Official Name: Swarna Kamal

All the awardees are awarded with 'Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal)', a certificate and cash prize.

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Non-Feature Film Tender is the Sight English Producer: Films Division
Director: Torsha Banerjee
100,000/- Each
Best Non-Feature Film Direction Aaranyak  • Marathi
 • English
Renu Savant 150,000/-

Silver Lotus Award

Official Name: Rajat Kamal

All the awardees are awarded with 'Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)' and cash prize.

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best First Non-Feature Film Goonga Pehelwan Producer: Drishti Media
Director: Mit Jani, Prateek Gupta and Vivek Chaudhary
75,000/- Each
Best Anthropological / Ethnographic Film Qissa–e–Parsi : The Parsi Story Producer: Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Director: Divya Cowasji & Shilpi Gulati
50,000/- Each
Best Biographical Film / Best Historical Reconstruction Film Aamaar Katha : Story of Binodini Producer: Films Division
Director: Tuhinabha Majumdar
50,000/- Each
Best Arts / Cultural Film Kapila Producer: Films Division
Director: Sanju Surendran
50,000/- Each
Best Promotional Film Documentation of Clay Image Makers of Kumartuli Producer: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Director: Ranajit Ray

Assistant Director Goutam Sharma

50,000/- Each
Best Environment Film Including Agriculture I Cannot Give You My Forest Producer: Top Quark Films Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Nandan Saxena & Kavita Bahl
50,000/- Each
Best Film on Social Issues Can't Take This Shit Anymore Producer: Bhagirathi Films
Director: Vinod Kapri
50,000/- Each
Daughters of Mother India Producer: Vibha Bakshi
Director: Vibha Bakshi
Best Educational / Motivational / Instructional Film Komal Producer: Climb Media India Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Prashant Shikare
50,000/- Each
Behind the Glass Wall Producer: Gaahimedia
Director: Aruna Raje Patil
Best Exploration / Adventure Film Life Force – India's Western Ghats Producer: Grey Films India Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Nallamuthu Subbiah
50,000/- Each
Best Investigative Film Phum Shang Producer: Films Division
Director: Haobam Paban Kumar
50,000/- Each
Best Animation Film Sound of Joy Producer: Aura Cinematics
Director: Sukankan Roy
Animator: Rishi Sahany
50,000/- Each
Best Short Fiction Film Mitraa Marathi Producer: Athaansh Communications
Director: Ravi Jadhav
50,000/- Each
Best Film on Family Welfare Towards the Silver Lining Producer: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute
Director: Bhabani Tamuli
50,000/- Each
Best Cinematography Aamaar Katha: Story of Binodini Indraneel Lahiri 50,000/-
Best Audiography Tender is the Sight  • Anindit Roy
 • Ateesh Chattopadhyay
 • Ayan Bhattacharya
50,000/-
Best Editing Tigress Blood Andi Campbell Waite 50,000/-
Best Narration / Voice Over Nitya Kalyani – Oru Mohiniyattam Patham Ambooty (Anil Kumar), Devi S. 50,000 (US$730)
Special Jury Award A Poet, A City & A Footballer Producer: Films Division
Director: Joshy Joseph
100,000 (US$1,500)
Special Mention Gunjaa Mrinal Dev (Director) Certificate only
Seek and Hide Manoj Kumar Nitharwal (Director)
5 O'Clock Accident Ruchir Arun (Director)

Best Writing on Cinema

The awards aim at encouraging study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and dissemination of information and critical appreciation of this art-form through publication of books, articles, reviews etc.

Jury

A committee of three, headed by Madhan, was appointed to evaluate the nominations for the best writing on Indian cinema. The jury members were as follows:

 • Madhan (Chairperson)
 • Anirudha Bhattacharjee  • Ziya Us Salam

Golden Lotus Award

All the winners were awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), cash prize and a certificate.

Name of Award Name of Book Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Silent Cinema (1895-1930) English Author: Pasupuleti Purnachandra Rao
Publisher:EMESCO BOOKS
75,000 (US$1,100)
Name of Award Language(s) Awardee Cash Prize
Best Film Critic Tanul Thakur 75,000 (US$1,100)

Special Mention

All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit.

Name of Award Name of Book Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Best Book on Cinema Pride of Tamil Cinema (1931-2013) English G. Dhananjayan Certificate Only

See also

References

  1. ^ Press Trust of India (3 May 2012). "Nat Film Awards ceremony to be held on May 3 every year: Soni". New Delhi: Business Standard. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "62nd National Film Awards' winners: 'Haider' wins five, Kangana Ranaut's 'Queen' two". Express News Service. New Delhi: The Indian Express. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Entries invited for 62nd National Film Awards for the year 2014". New Delhi: Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "62nd National Film Awards: Regulations" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "17th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 38. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Shashi Kapoor to get Dada Saheb Phalke award". The Indian Express. New Delhi. Press Trust of India. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  7. ^ V.V., Binu (22 March 2015). "6 Malayalam films make it to the final round of Natl Awards". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "62nd National Film Awards for 2014 (Press Release)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 

External links

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