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National Film Award for Best Production Design

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The National Film Award for Best Production Design is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

National Film Award for Best Production Design
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Formerly called National Film Award for Best Art Direction (1979–2010)
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$750)
First awarded 1979
Last awarded 2017
Most recent winner Santhosh Raman
Highlights
Total awarded 40
First winner Jayoo Patwardhan

The award was instituted in 1979, at 27th National Film Awards as National Film Award for Best Art Direction, and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages. The award renamed as National Film Award for Best Production Design from the 57th National Film Awards in 2011.[1][2]

WinnersEdit

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

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Film(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
1979
(27th)
Jayoo Patwardhan 22 June 1897 Marathi  – [3]
1980
(28th)
Meera Lakhia Bhavni Bhavai Gujarati
For perfectly creating the glamour of the royal palace juxtaposed with the grim austerity of hutments, for successfully providing a period touch down to the smallest details, for providing a stamp of authenticity to the film.
[4]
1981
(29th)
Manzur Umrao Jaan Urdu
For re-creating the sets of the Lucknow Kothas and aristocratic homes with an unerring sense of the historical period portrayed.
[5]
1982
(30th)
Nitish Roy Kharij Bengali
For recreating milieu with delicate details.
[6]
1983
(31st)
Nitish Roy Mandi Hindi
For the inventive creation of a backdrop which admirably complemented the varying moods of the film.
[7]
1984
(32nd)
Nachiket Patwardhan Utsav Hindi  – [8]
Jayoo Patwardhan
1985
(33rd)
Sham Bhutker Rao Saheb Hindi
For the authentic creation of a setting of the early years of the century.
[9]
1986
(34th)
P. Krishnamoorthy Madhvacharya Kannada
For effectively recreating the era of Madhvacharya.
[10]
1987
(35th)
Thotta Tharani Nayakan Tamil
For interpreting the visual content of the film as authentically as possible, both in the design and construction of the sets and the colour schemes, to create the appropriate atmosphere and character of the film.
[11]
1988
(36th)
T. Vaikundam Daasi Telugu
For his minute care and concern for detail of prop and decor, creating a period locale which becomes an amalgamated part of the film enhancing its aesthetic value.
[12]
1989
(37th)
P. Krishnamoorthy Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha Malayalam
For adding to the aesthetic value of the film as a whole by carefully recreating the essence of the reality of a bygone era in Kerala with minute attention to details of pros and decor.
[13]
1990
(38th)
Nitish Roy Lekin... Hindi
For maintaining the era, etching the characters against the canvas, with perfect color, design and execution.
[14]
1991
(39th)
Samir Chanda Rukmavati Ki Haveli Hindi
For creating an authentic and real setting, matching the mood and manner of the film.
[15]
1992
(40th)
Samir Chanda Rudaali Hindi
For its realistic recreation of the desert scape, with its requisite architectural structures, both opulent and humble.
[16]
1993
(41st)
Suresh Sawant Muhafiz  • Hindi
 • Urdu
For recreating architecture, landscape and interiors of exceptional beauty and cinematic integrity, synchronised to perfection with the thematic content of the protagonist's search for the poetry of an ailing maestro.
[17]
1994
(42nd)
Sabu Cyril Thenmavin Kombath Malayalam
For creating an appropriate space for a romantic fantasy in cinema-scope in tandem with the cinematography.
[18]
1995
(43rd)
Sabu Cyril Kalapani Malayalam
For his apt and outstanding recreation of the early decades of this century, with a remarkably detailed work of mis-en-scene.
[19]
1996
(44th)
Thotta Tharani Indian Tamil
For erection of sets and selection of locations perfectly retaining the period depicted in the story and enhancing the huge canvas of the film.
[20]
1997
(45th)
Ramesh Desai Thaayi Saheba Kannada
For his meticulous attention to minute details creating the exact atmosphere and aura of the film's period lifestyle and its changing perspective decade to decade.
[21]
1998
(46th)
Nitin Chandrakant Desai Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar English
The film covers a large time span from the pre-electricity age to post independence India. The scene, both indoor and outdoor move effortlessly around rural, urban, Indian and foreign locales and blur the distinction between sets and locations – with the aid of faultless camerawork, the art direction almost single handedly creates the entire period mood and feel of the film.
[22]
1999
(47th)
Nitin Chandrakant Desai Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Hindi
For recreating the haveli ambience and matching it with the existing structure used, the décor of the sets and for recreating the best of life styles of the region.
[23]
2000
(48th)
P. Krishnamoorthy Bharati Tamil
For aesthetically recreating the period of early twentieth century taking great care in selecting authentic properties of the time to enhance the décor of both interiors as well as exteriors, thus bringing alive Tamilnadu of that period.
[24]
2001
(49th)
Nitin Chandrakant Desai Lagaan Hindi
For aesthetically recreating the pre independence period village with authentic details.
[25]
2002
(50th)
Nitin Chandrakant Desai Devdas Hindi
For creating an evocative visual setting for the romantic drama.
[26]
2003
(51st)
Indranil Ghosh Chokher Bali Bengali
For his muted recreation of a period and its ambiance.
[27]
Sharmishta Roy Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities Hindi
For creating a colourful ambiance which effectively supported the narrative.
2004
(52nd)
Samir Chanda Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero  • English
 • Hindi
For effectively recreating the period prior to the second world war across nations.
[28]
2005
(53rd)
C. B. More Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story Hindi
For effectively recreating the mughal period and rendering life to an era.
[29]
2006
(54th)
Rashid Rangrez Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris Punjabi
For the authentic recreation of a historic and culturally rich era.
[30]
2007
(55th)
Sabu Cyril Om Shanti Om Hindi
For creating authentic film settings of 1970s and recreating them in a dilapidated condition a generation later.
[31]
2008
(56th)
Gautam Sen Firaaq Hindi
For its perfect use of props and choice of colours to enhance the ambience of a post-riots.
[1]
2009
(57th)
Samir Chanda Delhi-6 Hindi
For a very convincing match of actual locations with detailed, recreated sets.
[2]
2010
(58th)
Sabu Cyril Enthiran Tamil
For the style and finesse realised in the creation of a set design that is coherent with the futuristic visual style of the narrative.
[32]
2011
(59th)
Indranil Ghosh Noukadubi Bengali
For a detailed visualisation of the Bengal renaissance through a very intricate weaving of sets, props and the colours that epitomise such an era. He brings in his expertise and knowledge of that period and deftly merges it with the tragic plight of star-crossed lovers in this famous Tagorean tragedy. Recreating locations without making them too elaborate is a highlight of this film.
[33]
2012
(60th)
Boontawee 'Thor' Vishwaroopam Tamil
For a subject that transcends different times and space, the commendable production design has played a huge part in making this film what it is.
[34]
Taweepasas
N. Ilayaraja
2013
(61st)
Ashim Ahluwalia Miss Lovely Hindi
For a style and finesse realized by authentic recreating an era in a not too distant past and dressing up the location that is coherent with the visual style of the narrative.
[35]
Tabasheer Zutshi
Parichit Paralkar
2014
(62nd)
Aparna Raina Nachom-ia Kumpasar Konkani
For convincingly recreating spaces from a different era and with minute attention to detail.
[36]
2015
(63rd)
Shriram Iyengar Bajirao Mastani Hindi
For the inventive use of spaces, props and set decoration to provide a dramatic setting for a grand historical spectacle.
[37]
Saloni Dhatrak
Sujeet Sawant
2016
(64th)
Subrata Chakraborthy 24 Tamil
The total production value of the film is more than its art effects, locations, gadgets etc. whereby giving it an organic whole.
[38]
Shreyas Khedekar
Amit Ray
2017
(65th)
Santhosh Raman Take Off Malayalam

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
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  8. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
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  10. ^ "34th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
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  30. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  31. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  32. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
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  35. ^ "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  36. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  37. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  38. ^ "64th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 

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