Bengali Movie Antaheen by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Bags Best Film Award at 56th National Film Awards - Full List Of Awards

Once again, Bengal leads India in film-making !

The DIRECTORATE OF FILM FESTIVALS (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting), Government of India has just announced the 56th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR 2008 (official announcement).

Check out the complete list of awards announced by the Indian government. Buy the award winning movies on DVD and Blu-Ray online from WBRi Kolkata Tube's trusted genuine affiliates.

S. No. Name of Award Name of Film Awardee Medal & Cash Prize Citation
1 BEST FEATURE FILM

Antaheen (Bengali)
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Producer:ScreenplayFilmsPvt.Ltd.Director:AniruddhaRoyChowdhury Swarna Kamal Rs 2,50,000/- For lyrical blend of technical devices in the right proportion to depict shifting human relationships in an urban scenario.
2 INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FILM OF A DIRECTOR A Wednesday (Hindi)
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Producer:UTVMotionPicturesDirector:NeerajPandey Swarna Kamal Rs 1,25,000/- For slick and searing exposure of the tension below the normal rhythm of life and the angst of the common man in Mumbai.
3 BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT Oye Lucky ! Lucky Oye (Hindi)
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Producer:UTVMotionPicturesDirector:DibakarBanerjee Swarna Kamal Rs 2,00,000/- For its intelligent treatment of an off-beat subject that makes it different within the popular format.
4 NARGIS DUTT AWARD Aai Kot Nai Producer: Rajat Kamal For its honest look at a burning

FOR BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION (Assamese) RajenBoraDirector:ManjuBorah Rs 1,50,000/- problem in Northeast India, its attempt to break down artificial boundaries and giving it a human and aesthetic appeal.
5 BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUES Little Zizou (English, Gujarati)
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Producer:JigriDostProductionsDirector:SooniTaraporevala Rajat Kamal Rs 1,50,000/- For its witty and intelligent handling of the conflicts and convictions confronting the Paris community.
6 BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES SUCH AS PROHIBITION, WOMEN AND CHILD WELFARE, ANTI-DOWRY, DRUG ABUSE, WELFARE OF THE HANDICAPPED ETC. Jogva (Marathi) Producer:ShripalMorakhiaDirector:RajeevPatil Rajat Kamal Rs 1,50,000/- For hard hitting comment on the victims of age old social customs.
7 BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/ PRESERVATION Jianta Bhoota (Oriya) Producer:AkshayKumarParijaDirector:PrashantaNanda Rajat Kamal Rs 1,50,000/- For sensitive portrayal of exploitation of innocence in the name of development.
8 BEST CHILDREN’S FILM Gubbachigalu (Kannada) Producer:MediaHouseStudio Swarna Kamal Rs 1,50,000/- For imaginative portrayal of a magic world that exists in the minds of children.



Director:




AbhayaSimha

9 BEST ANIMATION FILM Roadside Romeo Producer: Swarna Kamal For its technical achievements


(Hindi)
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AdityaChopraDirector:JugalHansraj Rs 1,00,000/- to further the craft of animation for mainstream audience.



Animator:




TataElxsi/VCL

10 BEST DIRECTION Naan Kadauul (Tamil) Bala Swarna Kamal Rs 2,50,000/-

For its powerful handling of an extraordinary subject that focuses on marginal characters with great convection.

11 BEST ACTOR Jogva (Marathi) UpendraLimaye Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For his restrained yet powerful depiction of a complex character.
12 BEST ACTRESS Fashion (Hindi)
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PriyankaChopra Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For convincing portrayal of a whole range of emotions within a single character.
13 BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Rock On !! (Hindi)
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ArjunRampal Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For his moving performance as a musician trying to rise above personal tragedy.
14 BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Fashion (Hindi)
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KanganaRanaut Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For compelling portrayal of a down and out supper model that enriches the impact of the film.
15 BEST CHILD ARTIST Thanks Maa (Hindi)
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ShamsPatel Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For his very natural depiction of a street child thrown into an unusual situation.
16 BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER Jogva (Marathi) HariharanForthesongJeevDanglaGunglaRangla….” Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For his soulful rendition reflecting the agony of unfulfilled emotions.
17 BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER Antaheen (Bengali)
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ShreyaGhoshal Rajat Kamal forherwiderangingrenditionofhumanemotions


& Jogva (Marathi) Forthesong“PherariMon…..”&“JeevDanglaGunglaRangla” Rs 50,000/-
18 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Antaheen (Bengali)
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AvikMukhopadhyayLab:Filmlab,Mumbai Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For the poetically captured visuals with inspired use of light and shades to enhanced the mood of the film.
19 BEST SCREENPLAY Gandha (Marathi) SachinKundalkar Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For its remarkable integration of three different plots using the sense of smell at as a liet motif to focus sensitively on human relationships.
20 BEST AUDIOGRAPHY Gandha (Marathi) PramodJ.Thomas Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For its use of dramatically scripted sounds to heighten th mood of the film.
21 BEST EDITING Firaaq (Hindi) A.SreekarPrasad Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For aesthetically weaving together unrelated sequences to heighten the dramatic impact.
22 BEST ART DIRECTION Firaaq (Hindi)
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GautamSen Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For its perfect use of props and choice of colours to enhance the ambience of a post-ri
23 BEST COSTUME DESIGNER Jodha Akbar (Hindi)
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NeetaLulla Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For its painstaking detail to recreate the costume costumes and jewellery of Mughal era.
24 BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST Naan Kadauul MoorthyV. Rajat Kamal For its wide variety of make-up inputs to reflect the large


(Tamil)
Rs 50,000/- spectrum of characters.
25 BEST MUSIC DIRECTION Jogva (Marathi) AjayandAtul Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For its well-researched use of traditional and folk music to reinforce the theme of the film.
26 BEST LYRICS Antaheen (Bengali) AnindyaBannerjee&ChandranilBhattacharyaforthelyric“PherariMon…..” Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For its simple composition of verses to contribute meaningfully to the film.
27 SPECIAL JURY AWARD Bioscope (Malayalam) Producer:NationalFilmDevelopmentCorporationDirector:K.M.Madhusudhanan Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For its exciting revival of a sincerely personal style to look back on a chapter of history.
28 BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS Mumbai Meri Jaan (Hindi) Govardhan(TATAELXSI) Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For its stunning use of technical effects of visual shorts to mirror a man-made disaster.
29 BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Jodha Akbar (Hindi) ChinniPrakash&RekhaPrakash“Azeem‐o‐ShaanShaheshah….” Rajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- For its extravagant and dreamlike treatment of celebrations on a magnificent scale.
30 BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION



I BEST ASSAMESE FILM Mon Jai Producer:MoirangthemMoviesDirector:M.Maniram Rajat Kamal Rs 1,00,000/- For its honest exploration of ethical values confronting the youth.
II BEST BENGALI FILM Shob Charitro Producer: Rajat Kamal Poetic treatment of an


Kalponik RelianceBigPicturesDirector:RituparnoGhosh Rs 1,00,000/- individual crisis. sensitivities in a
III BEST HINDI FILM Rock On Producer:ExcelEntertainmentPvt.Ltd.Director:AbhishekKapoor Rajat Kamal Rs 1,00,000/- For an emotional story of musical bonding.
IV BEST KANNADA Vimukthi Producer:NavyachitraCreationsDirector:P.Sheshadri Rajat Kamal Rs 1,00,000/- For exploring different dimension of family ties.
V BEST MALAYALAM FILM Thirakkada Producer:VarnachithraBIGSCREENDirector:Ranjith Rajat Kamal Rs 1,00,000/- For its poignant story of an actress told with sincerity and conviction.
VI BEST MARATHI FILM Harishcnadrachi Factory Producer:UTVMotionPicturesDirector:PareshMokashi Rajat Kamal Rs 1,00,000/- For its original of stylized recreation of a slice of history.
VIII BEST TAMIL FILM Veranam Airam Producer:V.RavichandranDirector: Rajat Kamal Rs 1,00,000/- For its engaging depiction of a depiction of a father and son relationship.



Gautham




VasudevaMenon


BEST TELUGU FILM 1940 Lookagramam Producer:N.C.NarasimhamDirector:NarasimhaNandi Rajat Kamal Rs 1,00,000/- For its courageous handling of caste-based prejudices.
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BEST ENGLISH FILM Land Gold Women Producer:VivekAgrawalDirector:AvantikaHari Rajat Kamal Rs 1,00,000/- For its intense depiction of the issue of honour killing.

BEST KOKBOROK FILM Yarwng Producer:JosephKizhakechennaduDirector: Rajat Kamal Rs 1,00,000/- For a meaningful story of displaced people looking to rebuild their lives.



Joseph




Pulinthanath


BEST TULU FILM Gaggara Producer:M.DurganandDirector:ShivadhwajShetty Rajat Kamal Rs 1,00,000/- For its attempt to preserve traditional folk forms.

DIRECTORATE OF FILM FESTIVALS (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) Government of India

56th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2008 Non - Feature Films

S. No. Name of Award
Name of Film
Awardee Medal
Citation
1 Best Non-Feature film
AFSPA 1958
Producer:BachaspaTimayun SWARNA Rs 1,00,000/-
A courageous depiction of the non - violent resistance of the people of Manipur





Sunzu&

to protest against a legislation, which





HaobamPaban

undermines the values of self respect and





Kumar

the fundamentals of democracy. The





Director:

documentation process by various crews and the way it is chronicled offers multiple





HaobamPaban

perspectives.





Kumar


2 Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director
VITTHAL
Producer:VinooCholiparambil& RAJAT Rs 1,00,000/-
A sensitive portrayal of the latent violence building up in a child against the ritualistic social norms which are forced on him. The





ManuPushpendranDirector:VinooCholiparambil

filmmaker demonstrates maturity and dexterity in handling the script and the actors, bringing out the complexity of a child’s mind trapped in a world of adults.
3
Best Anthropological/Ethnogr aphic Film BOLIAY PITAIER SOHOKI SOOTAL Producer:AltafMazid,ZabeenAhmed&SusantaRoyDirector:AltafMazid
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
A film which uniquely depicts the long arduous struggle of a community to build check dams using their indigenous engineering skills. An experiential journey which transcends documentation and makes the viewer participate in the process.
4
Best Biographical/Historical Reconstruction/Compilati on film THE ASSASSINATION OF RAJIV GANDHI – A RECONSTRUCTION Producer:FilmsDivisionDirector:R.KrishnaMohan
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
Traversing vast stretches of time and geographical space, this film deftly puts together strands of information, perception, evidence and historical contexts to reconstruct a compelling narrative about the gruesome assassination of a world leader.
5
Best Arts/Cultural Film KARNA MOTCHAM Producer:MGRFilm&TVInstituteDirector:S.MuraliManohar
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
Using powerful imagery and ironical juxtaposition, the film depicts the life of a Koothu artist. With subtlety, it captures the frustration and the hopelessness of a performer whose art is a misfit in a changing cultural world.
6
Best Scientific Film (including method and process of science, contribution of Scientists etc.)/ Environment Conservation/Preservati on Film (including awareness) TRIP Producer:Film&TelevisionInstituteofIndiaDirector:EmmanuelPalo
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
The film with a simple, almost lighthearted, treatment evolves into a powerful message of conservation. Using an unconventional music track and animation, the film jolts the viewer to re-look at waste and pollution.
7
Best Promotional Film (to cover tourism, exports, crafts, industry, etc.) LOST AND FOUND
Producer:HarshavardhanG.Kulkarni,KirtiNakhwa&AmitabhShuklaDirector:HarshavardhanG.Kulkarni
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
Using a bottle as a metaphor for a journey of discovery, the filmmaker finds an innovative style to explore various locations through people and their experiences, challenging the classical promotional style of selling tourism.
8
Best Agriculture Film (to include subject related to and allied to agriculture like animal husbandry, dairying etc.) THE LAND OF RUPSHUPAS
Producer:FilmsDivisionDirector:A.K.Sidhpuri
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
With breath taking images of the higher Himalayas and the nomadic people living in this harsh climate and terrain, the film effectively explores the relationship of the Rupshupas with their livestock and how critical it is for their survival.
9
Best Film on Social Issues (such as prohibition, women and child welfare and dowry, drug abuse, welfare of the handicapped etc.) THE FEMALE NUDE & BURU GAARA Producer:PSBTDirector:Hemjyotika&DeviPrasadMishraProducer:PSBTDirector:Shriprakash
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
A compelling portrait of a woman who rises above her circumstances in an unconventional way, carving out a position for herself irrespective of how others view her. The journey of two adivasi women from Jharkhand, finding their identity and dignity using language - one through poetry and the other through grassroots journalism. The film creates a space where the narratives of the women emerge as powerful tales of their struggle for empowerment.
10
Best Educational/Motivational/ Instructional Film POLIO VS. POLIO VICTIMS Producer:GulshanSachdevaDirector:AmanSachdeva
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
An innovative campaign for the eradication of polio - the film follows the polio afflicted who take the initiative for mass awareness by going door to door.
11
Best Exploration/ Adventure Film (to include sports) SHINGNABA Producer:BachaspaTimayumSunzuDirector:BachaspaTimayumSunzu
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
The film is an inspiring portrayal of an HIV positive person who dramatically transforms his life and becomes a champion body builder. A first person narrative, it provides a new perspective on AIDS and our understanding of sports.
12
Best Investigative Film
DISTANT RUMBLINGS
Producer:Ms.RongsenkalaDirector:BaniPrakashDas
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
The film evokes painful memories of World War II as experienced by people of North East India, after the Japanese invasion. Through war wreckages found in the jungles and first person accounts, the film stitches together a moving story of affected families long forgotten.
13
Best Animation Film
PRINCE AND THE CROWN OF STONES
Producer:Children’sFilmSocietyofIndiaDirector:
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
A well knit theme-oriented film, complemented by 2D graphics and a restrained colour palette. A strong message about leadership emerges through the film making it relevant to the contemporary times.






GautamBenegal









Animator:Gautam









Benegal



14
Special Jury Award
Director of CHILDREN OF THE PYRE
RajeshS.Jala
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
Constrained by the stifling and searing world of children working in cremation grounds, the film helps them to recreate a world of their own. The director captures rare reflexive moments of the children and










makes the viewers live their pain, joys and dreams.
15
Short Fiction Film
STATIONS Producer:Film&TelevisionInstituteofIndiaDirector:EmmanuelPalo
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
The film weaves a complex contemporary form of expression, through fragmented stories of a few sparsely connected lives in transit, over an omnipresent dark urban reality of economic disparity, alienation, and bad faith.
16
Best Film on Family Values
APPUVIN NAYAGAN-SPOTTY (My Hero) Producer:A.V.AnoopDirector:Madhavan
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
The film scores with a very tender story that transforms into a moving portrayal of a child’s attachment to her toy and her grandfather’s dilemma when he loses it. A sensitive film that offers fresh insights into a child’s imagination and needs.
17
Best Direction
THREE OF US Director:UmeshKulkarni
SWARNA Rs 1,00,000/-
With immense sensitivity, the film offers a slice of life of a physically challenged person, which transcends into a telling cinematic practice of minimalism and control. A poetic exploration that breathes the indomitable spirit of these real characters playing themselves, way above its bleak mise-en-scene.
18
Best Cinematography
THREE OF US &
Lab:Filmlab,MumbaiCameraman:ShariqvaBadarKhan RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
With amazing discipline and sensitivity, the cinematography provides an intimate insight into the lives of a small family, living in a confined space, with exquisite use of composition, rhythm, lensing and lighting.




WHEN THIS MAN DIES
Lab:Adlabs,MumbaiCameraman:JayakrishnaGummadi

Using highly sophisticated texture and tonal work, with deep anticipation into the flow and narrative of the film, the cinematography strives to redefine ways of image making and experience.
19
Best Audiography
CHILDREN OF THE PYRE
Re‐Recordist:MateenAhmad RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
With multiple layers of sound, and the incessant crackle of funeral pyres that cease to sleep, the film grips its audience with a









sense of entrapment around the life of children working inside a cremation ground. It is a telling example of digetic sound design









keeping its truth to the reality of the location.
20
Best Editing
STATIONS
ManojKannoth RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
A delicately interwoven edit of three sparsely connected contemporary urban tales of









alienation. Developing a rhythm with parallel and simultaneous stories, the cutting sculpts









an extremely powerful contemporary form.
21
Best Music Direction
NARMEEN
VipinMishra
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
A sensitive and evocative musical score, with an amazing use of the violin ensemble, which is both a deeply personal and universal experience.
22
Best Narration/Voice Over
SANA KEITHEL
ElangbamNatasha
RAJAT Rs 50,000/-
A gentle and intimate voice which leads you to a great treasure house of insights on markets run by women in Manipur.
23
Jury Special Mention
Child actor in VITTHAL
ChildActor:AniketRumade
Certificate only
For his excellent portrayal of a young boy, Vitthal, dealing with ritualistic norms forced on him and his struggle to contain the anger brewing within.

DIRECTORATE OF FILM FESTIVALS (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) Government of India

56th NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2008 BEST WRITING ON CINEMA

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Name of

Name of Book

Awardee

Medal

Citation No.

Award

Swarna

Ganesh Anantraman sails down the

1

BEST BOOK

Bollywood

Publisher:

Kamal

Melodies

mainstream of Hindi film music but manages

ON CINEMA

to find rivulets of solace all his own. He

PenguinBooks

Rs 75,000

(English)

blends substance with style, taking care not to appear too profound or flimsy. He brings

IndiaPvt.Ltd.

out the lesser known aspects of popular Hindi film songs thereby infusing them with fresh dignity. Ganesh delves into the ragas

Author:

Ganesh

of film songs, keeping some space for little

Anantharaman

banter between artists.

Certificate

Ujjal Chakraborty gives a fresh insight into

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SPECIAL

The Director’s

Ujjal

Mind

the works of timeless luminaries. That is no

JURY

Chakraborty

mean achievement considering Ujjal talks of

MENTION

(English)

works of some of biggest film makers. Rather then confusing the readers with technical jargon, Ujjal brings to the fore the ethos of film making, revealing the masterpieces of past Masters.

2 BEST FILM CRITIC
AltafMazidandR.K.BidurSingh Swarna Kamal Rs 75,000 A straight laced expression marks Altaf Mazid’s works. His simple narration of subjects is backed up by a researcher’s keen eye. He talks of the specific in a universally acceptable manner. No flourishes, he focuses on Assamese film industry with steadfastness and perseverance. Quite appropriately too, for an industry that is now celebrating its Platinum jubilee. and R.K. Bidur Singh takes the readers to a state little known to our film makers. He understands cinema like few others, bringing with him an open mindset that accepts the plurality of thought. He upholds the cause of regional film makers and his ability to focus on cultural relativity does not leave him even when he talks of international cinema. He loves films and it shows in his works.
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