National Film Awards - 2003

Also Known As- 50th National Film Awards 2003
Location- New Delhi, India

National Film Awards 2003 - Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal)
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film Budhdhadeb DasguptaMondo Meyer Upakhyan (Bengali)
Best Children's FilmA.K. BirBaaja (Oriya)
Best DirectionAparna SenMr. and Mrs. Iyer (English)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentSanjay Leela BhansaliDevdas (Hindi)
National Film Awards 2003 - Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best ActorAjay Devgan The Legend of Bhagat Singh (Hindi)
Best ActressKonkona Sen SharmaMr. and Mrs. Iyer (English)
Best Supporting ActorChandra SekharNanba Nanba (Tamil)
Best Supporting ActressRaakhee GulzarShubho Muhurat (Bengali)
Best Music DirectionA. R. RahmanKannathil Muthamittal (Tamil)
Best Lyrics VairamuthuKannathil Muthamittal (Tamil)
Best Playback Singer (Male)Udit Narayanfor song 'Chhote Chhote Sapne' from film 'Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai (Hindi)'
Best Playback Singer (Female)Shreya Ghosalfor song 'Bairi Piya' from film 'Devdas (Hindi)'
Best Art DirectionNitin Chandrakant DesaiDevdas (Hindi)
Best Cinematography Abhik MukhopadhyayPatalghar (Bengali)
Best Editing A. Sreekar PrasadKannathil Muthamittal (Tamil)
Best Choreography Saroj Khanfor song 'Dola Re Dola' from 'Devdas (Hindi)'
Best ScreenplayAparna Sen Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (English)
Best Special EffectsM.S. Indian Artists, ChennaiMagic Magic (Tamil)
Best Costume DesignNeeta Lulla, Abu Jani, Sandeep KhoslaDevdas (Hindi)
Best Audiography H. Sridhar, A.S. Laxmi NarayananKannathil Muthamittal (Tamil)
Best Child ArtistP.S. Keerthana
Shweta Prasad
Kannathil Muthamittal (Tamil)
Makdee (Hindi)
Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film)Prakash Raj (Actor)
Jyorthirmayi (Actress)
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Bhavam (Malayalam)
National Film Awards 2003 - Best Regional Film
CategoryWinnerFilm
For languages specified in schedule VIII of the constitution
Best Regional Film (Hindi)Rajkumar SantoshiThe Legend of Bhagat Singh
Best Regional Film (Marathi)Sumitra Bhave/Sunil SukhtankarVastupurash
Best Regional Film (Bengali)Rituparno GhoshShubho Mahurat
Best Regional Film (Assamese)Jahnu BaruaKonikar Ramdhenu
Best Regional Film (Kannada)T.S. NagabharanaSingaravva
Best Regional Film (Malayalam)Adoor GopalakrishnanNizhalkkuthu
Best Regional Film (Tamil)Mani RatnamKannathil Muthamittal
For languages those are not specified in schedule VIII of the constitution
Best Feature Film in EnglishPrakash BelawadiStumble
National Film Awards 2003 - Other Feature Film Awards
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film on Other Social IssuesAnwar JamalSwaraj (Hindi)
National Film Awards 2003 - Non-Feature Film Awards
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Non-Feature Film DirectionAnjali PanjabiA Few Things I Know About Her (English)
Best Biographical Film Budhdhadeb DasguptaMeeting Manjit (English)
Best Arts/Cultural FilmPriya Krishna SwamyThe Eye of the Fish - The Kalaries of Kerala (English)
Best Film on Social IssuesManisha DwivediAvchetan (Hindi)
Best Non-Feature Film on Family WelfareGul Bahar SinghDhatri Panna (Hindi)
Best Environment/Conservation/Preservation FilmB. SivakumarUrumattram (Tamil)
Best Short Fiction FilmSandeep ChattopadhyaySunder Jebbon (Bengali)
Best Promotional FilmGoutam GhoseThe Treasure in the Snow: A Film on Sikkim (English)
Best Anthropological/Ethnographic FilmBappa RayThe Morung - Silent Witness of the Brave Wancho (English)
Best Non-Feature Film EditingPrathapan P.00 : 00 (English)
Best Non-Feature Film Music DirectionRaja MitraKalighat Paintings and Drawings (English)
National Film Awards 2003 - Indira Gandhi Award
WinnerFilm
Abhijit Chaudhary
Subhadro Chaudhary
Patal Ghar (Bengali)
Prohorm (Bengali)
National Film Awards 2003 - Nargis Dutt Award
WinnerFilm
Aparna Sen Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (English)
National Film Awards 2003 - Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award
WinnerState
Mrinal Sen (Director)West Bengal
National Film Awards 2003 - Best Book on Cinema
WinnerBook
Shoma Chatterjee
Sarat Dutt
Paroma and other Outsiders: The Cinema of Aparna Sen (English)
Ritu Aaye Ritu Jaaye (Hindi)