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National Film Award for Best Biographical Film

national film award for best biographical films
The National Film Award for Best Biographical Film 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 non-feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal Silver Lotus

The award was instituted in 1984, at 32nd National Film Awards and awarded annually for the short films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages

Winners

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

Awards legends
Indicates a joint award for the year
Awarded as Best Biographical Film / Best Historical Reconstruction Film
List of films, showing the year, languages, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Languages Producers Directors Citation Refs
1984
32nd
Padmashri Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Malayalam James Paul Matthew Paul  –
1985
33rd
Satyajit Ray English Films Division Shyam Benegal   For the deep analysis of the life and work of Satyajit Ray, in a face-to-face interaction
1985
33rd
The Seer Who Walks Alone English G Aravindan G Aravindan   For the sensitive portrayal of the life, personality and philosophy of J Krishnamurthi, the noted philosopher
1986
34th
Sister Alphonsa of Bharananganam English   Dejo Kappen
  George Sebastian
Rajiv Vijay Raghavan   For its creative use of cinematography in portraying with great sympathy and understanding the life of Sister Alphonsa
1986
34th
Kamala Nehru English Uma Shankar Ashish Mukherjee   For the innovative use of graphics in the effective depiction of the subject
1987
35th
Basheer: The Man English Kannakulam Abdulla M R Rahman   For its presentation of a relatively unknown literary personality through a fresh, spontaneous, uninhibited portrayal that brings out the complexity of an unconventional individual, rich in wit and worldly wisdom
1988
36th
No Award
1989
37th
C V Raman: The Scientist and His Legacy English N K Saigal Nandan Kudhyadi   For being an innovative and sensitive biography of a great scientist, C V Raman, portraying his achievements, trials and tribulations
1990
38th
Baba English Mediart Film Pvt Ltd Rajiv Mehrotra   For the relaxed and sensitive portrayal of an extraordinary man of our times, bubbling with humanity, portraying the social causes for which Baba Amte has dedicated life, with a sense of deep involvement, never descending to eulogising
1991
39th
Bhavantarana Oriya Bombay Cinematograph Kumar Shahani   For presenting the life and art of Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra in distinct stylised manner
1991
39th
Kabitar Ananta Jatrapathe Bengali Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal Sanat Kumar Dasgupta   For imaginative visualisation of poetry of the late Jibananand Das and relating it to his life and time
1992
40th
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Hindi Gulzar for Films Division Gulzar   For a moving rendering of the life of great master of ragas
1993
41st
Colors of Absence English   Shanta Gokhale
  Arun Khopkar
Arun khopkar   For a beautifully crafted and successful presentation of the biography of the painter, Jehangir Sabavala, through his work The sound design of the film has also been meticulously conceived
1994
42nd
No Award
1995
43rd
A Living Legend English Aurora Film Corporation Satadru Chaki   For portraying with sincerity the life of an educationist and parliamentarian Prof Hiren Mukherjee
1996
44th
Hastir Kanya Assamese Digbijay Medhi Prabin Hazarika   For exploring the world of Goalpariya folk music through the life of singer Pratima Borooah Pandey of Gauripur, Assam
1997
45th
Mounam Sowmanasyam Malayalam Ravindranath Ravindran   For an insightful evocation of the shy and retiring filmmaker Arvindan, and the erudite assessement of his cinematic idiom
1998
46th
  'Premji': Ithihasathinte Sparsam
  Unarvinte Kalam: MRB
Malayalam Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi M R Rajan   For an insightful voyage into the meaningful and exemplary lives of Premji and MRB, two legendary social reformers
1999
47th
Nottam Malayalam Bina Narayan M R Rajan   For portraying the renowned Kathakali actor Kizhpadam Kumaran Nair, his valuable contribution to the art form, his devotion, dignity and his insights into nature, art and life
1999
47th
Mallika Sarabhai English Films Division Aruna Raje Patil   For a vibrant presentation of a contemporary woman’s life and art, through the perspective of Mallika Sarabhai
2000
48th
Devanarthakan
The Divine Dancer
Malayalam A V Ali Koya for Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Sudish Gopalakrishnan   For the effective portrayal of Kodakkat Kannan Peruvannan, the renowned Theyyam artist, popularly known as Devanarthakan
2001
49th
Teejan Bai Hindi Kuldeep Sinha for Films Division V Packirisamy   For the portrayal of the success story of the folk artist
2002
50th
Meeting Manjit English Ina Puri Buddhadeb Dasgupta   For making incisive use of the visual potential of cinema to give us rare insight into an artist's life, his subconscious and its articulation on canvas The film brilliantly juxtaposes the journeys of the artist, his friend Ina and the film maker himself
2003
51st
No Award
2004
52nd
It’s Prabhat Marathi A V Damle Madhavi Vaidya   For presenting the glorious history of Prabhat Film Company in a very engaging and fascinating manner through excellent compilation of the excerpts of some of the renowned old films of the company
2005
53rd
Hans Akela: Kumar Gandharva Hindi Films Division Jabbar Patel   For a film made with a deep sense of understanding of classical Music This well researched film sensitively evokes the unique personality and contribution of Kumar Gandharva and shows the human face of his outstanding creativity
2006
54th
Minukku Malayalam   Devadasan Keezhpatt
  Bina Narayanan
M R Rajan   The film succeeds in imaginatively presenting the life story of "Kottakkal Sivaraman" the legendary Kathakali artist, who specialises in performing female roles In the process it also highlights some aspects of traditional Kathakali dance
2006
54th
Guru Laimayum Thambalngoubi Devi Meitei Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma   For the simplicity and grace with which the director has related the story of the great Manipuri dance and theatre artist "Guru Laimayum Thambalngoubi Devi"
2007
55th
Antardhwani Hindi Films Division Jabbar Patel   For creatively bringing out the life and times of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma in his journey to revive the lost music of the Santoor and place it on the world stage The pace and rhythm of the film is in tune with the melodious music of the Santoor
2008
56th
The Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: A Reconstruction English Films Division R Krishna Mohan   For 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
2009
57th
Pancham Unmixed   Bengali
  Hindi
  English
Brahmanand S Siingh Brahmanand S Siingh   For an engaging compilation of the tumultuous journey of a legendary and iconic music composer of the Indian Film Industry whose music lives on
2010
58th
Nilamadhaba English Films Division Dilip Patnaik   For an intimate portrayal of the inimitable Sunanda Patnaik, whose life is inseparable from contemporary Indian classical music The film explores the inner spirit of the artist through evocative moments, pregnant with visual passages
2011
59th
Vishnupant Damle: Bolpatancha Mook Nayak Marathi Anil Anant Damle Virendra Valsangkar   For capturing the odyssey of an unsung pioneer of cinema who dared to follow his dreams and enriched the grand canvas experience of the Indian film history
2012
60th
Celluloid Man   English
  Hindi
  Kannada
  Bengali
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur Shivendra Singh Dungarpur   For capturing, with warmth, the essential impetus of the life of a person whose love for cinema and its diligent archiving has virtually created a cinematic heritage and encouraged generations of filmmakers And for the film's ability to share the beauty of this impetus with its own creative archiving that makes for a rich multi-layered biography
2013
61st
The Last Adieu English Films Division Shabnam Sukhdev   For its insight into the work of an exceptionally passionate documentary filmmaker blended with a frank and moving account of his daughter’s attempt to come to terms with his estrangement from the family
2014
62nd
Amar Katha: Story of Binodini Bengali Films Division Tuhinabha Majumder   For its stylistic and poetic portrayal of the 19th century theatre actress Binodini Devi’s autobiography
2015
63rd
Life In Metaphors: A Portrait Of Girish Kasaravalli   English
  Kannada
Reelism Film OP Shrivastava   Philosophical images of life and beyond

References

  1. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 6 January 2012 
  2. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 7 January 2012 
  3. ^ "34th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 7 January 2012 
  4. ^ "35th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  5. ^ "36th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  6. ^ "37th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 29 January 2012 
  7. ^ "38th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  8. ^ "39th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 27 February 2012 
  9. ^ "40th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 2 March 2012 
  10. ^ "41st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 3 March 2012 
  11. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 5 March 2012 
  12. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 6 March 2012 
  13. ^ "44th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  14. ^ "45th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 11 March 2012 
  15. ^ "46th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 12 March 2012 
  16. ^ "47th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 13 March 2012 
  17. ^ "48th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 13 March 2012 
  18. ^ "49th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 14 March 2012 
  19. ^ "50th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 14 March 2012 
  20. ^ "51st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 15 March 2012 
  21. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 28 January 2012 
  22. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 19 March 2012 
  23. ^ "54th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 24 March 2012 
  24. ^ "55th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 26 March 2012 
  25. ^ "56th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 27 March 2012 
  26. ^ "57th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 28 March 2012 
  27. ^ "58th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 29 March 2012 
  28. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced" Press Information Bureau PIB, India Retrieved 7 March 2012 
  29. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" PDF Press release Press Information Bureau PIB, India Retrieved 17 April 2014 
  30. ^ "61st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals 16 April 2014 Retrieved 16 April 2014 
  31. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals 30 March 2015 Retrieved 14 May 2015 
  32. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" PDF Press release Directorate of Film Festivals 28 March 2016 Retrieved 28 March 2016 

External links

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

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