The exclusion of ‘Indira’ and ‘Nargis’ from the titles of prestigious film awards has sparked discourse
February 14, 2024

The exclusion of ‘Indira’ and ‘Nargis’ from the titles of prestigious film awards has sparked discourse

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The National Film Awards have undergone significant changes, with the ‘Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director’ and the ‘Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration’ being renamed based on recommendations from the Committee for Rationalization of Film Awards. As part of these changes, the cash prizes for all categories have been notably increased, including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which has been raised from ₹ 10 lakh to ₹ 15 lakh.

In accordance with the committee’s suggestions, adopted by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, adjustments have been made to the regulations for the 70th National Film Awards (2022). The renaming of awards includes changing the ‘Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director’ to simply ‘Best Debut Film of a Director’, with an increased award amount of ₹ 3 lakh.

Additionally, the ‘Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration’ has been merged with other categories and renamed as ‘Best Feature Film Promoting National, Social, and Environmental Values’. This revamped award now grants ₹ 2 lakh each to the director and producer, replacing the previous separate awards for social issues and environment conservation/preservation

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