9th National Film Awards

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9th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1961
Awarded bySarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(Vice President of India)
Presented byMinistry of Information and Broadcasting
Announced on5 April 1962 (1962-04-05)
Presented on21 April 1962 (1962-04-21)
SiteVigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
Official websitedff.nic.in
Best Feature FilmBhagini Nivedita

The 9th National Film Awards, then known as State Awards for Films, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in 1961.[1] The awards were announced on 5 April 1962 and were presented on 21 April at the Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, by then Vice-President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

Selection process[edit]

The Central Committee for State Awards for Films for the year was headed by politician and author R. R. Diwakar. To select films for the awards, the committee viewed "27 feature films, five children's films, seven documentaries and six educational films and a few filmstrips" between 19 March and 2 April 1962.[2]

Awards[edit]

Awards were divided into feature films and non-feature films.

President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film is now better known as National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is analogous to today's National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. For children's films, Prime Minister's Gold Medal is now given as National Film Award for Best Children's Film. At the regional level, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film is now given as National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language. Certificate of Merit in all the categories is discontinued over the years.

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For the 9th National Film Awards, a Bengali film Bhagini Nivedita won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film. Following were the awards given:[1]

All India Award[edit]

Following were the awards given in each category:[1]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film Bhagini Nivedita Bengali Producer: Aurora Film Corporation Gold Medal and 20,000
Director: Bijoy Bose 5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Pava Mannippu Tamil Producer: Buddha Pictures Certificate of Merit and 10,000
Director: A. Bhimsingh 2,500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Prapanch Marathi Producer: Indian National Pictures Certificate of Merit only
Director: Madhukar Pathak
Prime Minister's Gold Medal for the Best Children's Film Hattogol Vijay Hindi Producer: Hari S. Dasgupta Productions Gold Medal and 20,000
Director: Buju Das Gupta 5,000
Director: Raghunath Goswami
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Children's Film Savitri Hindi Producer: Children's Film Society Certificate of Merit and 10,000
Director: Phani Majumdar 2,500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Children's Film Nanhe Munne Sitare Hindi Producer: Ajay Kumar Chakravarty Certificate of Merit only
Director: Ajay Kumar Chakravarty

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. For 9th National Film Awards, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given in Gujarati, Kannada and Odia language; instead Certificate of Merit was awarded in each particular language.[1]

Award Film Awardee(s)
Producer Director
Feature Films in Assamese
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Shakuntala Kamrup Chitra Bhupen Hazarika
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Samapti Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Saptapadi Uttam Kumar Ajoy Kar
Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film Punascha Mrinal Sen Mrinal Sen
Feature Films in Gujarati
Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film Nandanvan Shrikumar V. Gaglani Ganpatrao Brahmbhatt
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Dharmputra B. R. Chopra Yash Chopra
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Gunga Jumna Dilip Kumar Nitin Bose
Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film Pyaar Ki Pyaas Anupam Chitra Mahesh Kaul
Feature Films in Kannada
Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film Kittur Chennamma Padmini Pictures B. Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu
Feature Films in Malayalam
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Mudiyanaya Puthran Chandrathara Productions Ramu Kariat
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Kandam Becha Kottu Modern Theatres T. R. Sundaram
Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film Sabarimala Sri Ayyappan K. Kuppuswamy S. M. Sriramulu Naidu
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Manini Kala Chitra Anant Mane
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Vaijayanta Rekha Films Gajanan Jagirdar
Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film Manasala Pankh Astat Madhav Shinde Madhav Shinde
Feature Films in Odia
Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film Nua Bou Ram Krishna Tripathy Prabhat Mukherjee
Feature Films in Tamil
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Kappalottiya Thamizhan Padmini Pictures B. Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu
Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film Pasamalar Rajamani Pictures A. Bhimsingh
Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film Kumudham Modern Theatres Adurthi Subba Rao
Feature Films in Telugu
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Bharya Bharthalu Prasad Art Pictures Pvt Ltd. K. Pratyagatma

Non-Feature films[edit]

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries and educational films made in the country. Following were the awards given:[1]

Documentaries[edit]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film Rabindranath Tagore
(Longer Version)
English Producer: Films Division Gold Medal and 4,000
Director: Satyajit Ray 1,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary Film Our Feathered Friends English Producer: Films Division Certificate of Merit and 2,000
Director: Gopal Datt 500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Documentary Film Romance of the Indian Coin English Producer: Films Division Certificate of Merit only
Director: G. H. Saraiya

Educational films[edit]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
Prime Minister's Gold Medal for the Best Educational Film Citrus Cultivation English Producer: Films Division Gold Medal and 4,000
Director: Krishna Kapil 1,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Educational Film Coir Worker English Producer: F. R. Bilimoria Certificate of Merit only
Director: F. R. Bilimoria
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Educational Film Ahvan Hindi Producer: Dhruva Kumar Pandya Certificate of Merit only
Director: Dhruva Kumar Pandya

Awards not given[edit]

Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "9th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  2. ^ "'Pava Mannippu' Adjudged Second Best Feature Film". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 6 April 1962. p. 5.

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