National Film Awards - 1997

Also Known As- 44th National Film Awards 1997
Location- New Delhi, India

National Film Awards 1997 - Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal)
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmBudhdhadeb DasguptaLal Darja (Bengali)
Best Children's Film--
Best DirectionAgathiyanKadhal Kottai (Tamil)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentGulzarMaachis (Hindi)
National Film Awards 1997 - Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best ActorKamal HaasanIndian (Tamil)
Best ActressTabuMaachis (Hindi)
Best Supporting ActorNana PatekarAgni Sakshi (Hindi)
Best Supporting ActressRajeshwari SachdevSardari Begum (Urdu)
Best Music DirectionA. R. RahmanMinsaara Kanavu (Tamil)
Best LyricsJaved AkhtarSaaz (Hindi)
Best Playback Singer (Male)S. P. Balasubrahmanyamfor song 'Thanga Thamarai' from film 'Minsaara Kanavu (Tamil)'
Best Playback Singer (Female)K. S. Chithrafor song 'Maana Madurai (Ooh La La La)' from film 'Minsaara Kanavu (Tamil)'
Best Art DirectionThotta TharaniIndian (Tamil)
Best CinematographyMrinal KanthidasRag Birag (Assamese)
Best EditingA. Sreekar PrasadRag Birag (Assamese)
Best ChoreographyPrabhu Devafor song 'Strawberry Kannae' from film 'Minsaara Kanavu (Tamil)'
Best ScreenplayAgathyanKadhal Kottai (Tamil)
Best Special EffectsVenkyIndian (Tamil)
Best Costume Design--
Best AudiographyT. KrishnanunniKulam (Malayalam)
Best Child ArtistKumar &
Kavya
Desadanam (Malayalam) &
Little Soldiers (Telugu) Resp.
Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film)Amol Palekar (Director) &
Kiron Kher (Actress)
Daayraa (Hindi)
Sardari Begum (Hindi) Resp.
National Film Awards 1997 - Best Regional Film
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Regional Film (Bengali)Aparna SenYuganta
Best Regional Film (Telugu)Krishna vamsiSindhuram
Best Regional Film (Tamil)AgaththianKadhal Kottai
National Film Awards 1997 - Other Feature Film Awards
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film on Other Social IssuesMahesh BhattTamanna (Hindi)
Best Film on Family WelfarePrabhat RoyLaathi (Bengali)
National Film Awards 1997 - Indira Gandhi Award
WinnerFilm
Bindhu ChakraborthyRag Birag (Assamese)
National Film Awards 1997 - Nargis Dutt Award
WinnerFilm
Siby MalayilKanakinavu (Malayalam)
National Film Awards 1997 - Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award
WinnerState
Pradeep (Lyricist)-
National Film Awards 1997 - Best Book on Cinema
WinnerBook
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