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National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film

National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Instituted 1957
First awarded 1957
Last awarded 1992
Total awarded 24
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award 30,000 (US$450) (Producer)
15,000 (US$230) (Director)
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
Previous name(s) All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film (1957–1967)
First awardee(s) Andhare Alo
Last awardee(s) Padma Nadir Majhi

The National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film was one of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It was one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1957, at the 5th National Film Awards. It was awarded annually to a film produced in India that year, in any Indian language. It was last awarded in 1992, at the 40th National Film Awards.


Award includes 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus) and cash prize. Following are the award winners over the years:

Awards legends
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film
List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
Andhare Alo[1] Bengali Sreemati Pictures Haridas Bhattacharya  –
Jalsaghar[2] Bengali Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray  –
Heera Moti[3] Hindi Pravin Desai Krishnan Chopra  –
Kshudhita Pashan[4] Bengali Hemen Ganguly Tapan Sinha  –
Pava Mannippu[5] Tamil Buddha Pictures A. Bhimsingh  –
Abhijan[6] Bengali Abhijatrik Satyajit Ray  –
Nartanasala[7] Telugu  • Sridhar Rao
 • C. Lakshmi Rajyam
K. Kameshwara Rao  –
Haqeeqat[8] Hindi Chetan Anand Chetan Anand  –
Atithi[9] Bengali New Theaters Pvt Ltd. Tapan Sinha  –
No Award[10]
Upkar[11] Hindi R. N. Goswami Manoj Kumar  –
Thulabharam[12] Malayalam Supriya Pictures A. Vincent  –
Dibratrir Kabya[13] Bengali  • Bimal Bhowmick
 • Narayan Chakraborty
Khwaja Ahmad Abbas  –
Pratidwandi[14] Bengali  • Nepal Dutta
 • Asim Dutta
Satyajit Ray  –
Anubhav[15] Hindi Basu Bhattacharya Basu Bhattacharya  –
Calcutta 71[16] Bengali D. S. Sultania Mrinal Sen  –
Kaadu[17] Kannada  • K. N. Narayan
 • G. K. Lakshmipathy
Girish Karnad  –
Ankur[18] Hindi Blaze Film Enterprises Shyam Benegal  –
Mausam[19] Hindi P. Mallikharjuna Rao Gulzar  –
No Award[20]
No Award[21]
No Award[22]
No Award[23]
Oppol[24] Malayalam Rosamma George K. S. Sethumadhavan
Pokkuveyil[25] Malayalam K. Ravindranathan Nair G. Aravindan
Kharij[26] Bengali Neel Kanth Films Mrinal Sen
Maya Miriga[27] Oriya NFDC Nirad N. Mohapatra
No Award[28]
No Award[29]
No Award[30]
No Award[31]
No Award[32]
Parshuramer Kuthar[33] Bengali Dhurjati Prasad Mukherji Nabyendu Chattopadhyay
Ek Doctor Ki Maut[34] Hindi NFDC Tapan Sinha
Firingoti[35] Assamese  • Sailadhar Baruah
 • Jahnu Barua
Jahnu Barua
Padma Nadir Majhi[36] Bengali Government of West Bengal Gautam Ghose


  1. ^ "5th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  2. ^ "6th National Film Awards".  
  3. ^ "7th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  4. ^ "8th National Film Awards".  
  5. ^ "9th National Film Awards".  
  6. ^ "10th National Film Awards".  
  7. ^ "11th National Film Awards".  
  8. ^ "12th National Film Awards".  
  9. ^ "13th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  10. ^ National Film Awards (1976)
  11. ^ "15th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  12. ^ "16th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  13. ^ "17th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  14. ^ "18th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  15. ^  
  16. ^ "20th National Film Awards".  
  17. ^ "21st National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  18. ^ "22nd National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  19. ^ "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  20. ^ National Film Awards (1976)
  21. ^ "25th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  22. ^ "26th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  23. ^ Film World. T.M. Ramachandran. 1980. p. 217. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "28th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  25. ^ "29th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  26. ^ "30th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  27. ^ "31st National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  28. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  29. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  30. ^ "34th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  31. ^ "35th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  32. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  33. ^ "37th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  34. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  35. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF).  
  36. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF).  

External links

  • Official Page for Directorate of Film Festivals, India
  • National Film Awards Archives
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