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National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English


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

The National Film Awards, established in 1954, are the most prominent film awards in India that merit the best of the Indian cinema The ceremony also presents awards for films in various regional languages

Awards for films in seven regional language Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu started from 2nd National Film Awards which were presented on 21 December 1955 Three awards of "President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film", "Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film" and "Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film" were instituted The later two certificate awards were discontinued from 15th National Film Awards 1967

Produced and directed by Serbjeet Singh, the 1964 film The Avalanche was honoured with the first president's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in English After 1964, awards were discontinued for certain period and resumed for feature films produced in 1981 at 29th National Film Awards

Winners

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

List of award films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
1964
12th
The Avalanche Serbjeet Singh Serbjeet Singh  –
1981
29th
36 Chowringhee Lane Shashi Kapoor Aparna Sen   For eloquently portraying the tragedy of a lonely woman belonging to the Anglo-Indian community in contemporary India
1982
30th
No Award
1983
31st
No Award
1984
32nd
No Award
1985
33rd
No Award
1986
34th
Watchman T S Narasimhan Shankar Nag   For the charming rendering of the story an old watchman saving a young girl from suicide, himself having lost all his near and dear ones
1987
35th
No Award
1988
36th
In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones Pradip Krishen Pradip Krishen   For portrayal of the agonies and aspiration of the present day student community in excellent cinematic language
1989
37th
No Award
1990
38th
No Award
1991
39th
No Award
1992
40th
Electric Moon Bobby Bedi Pradip Krishen   For its tongue-in-cheek parody of royalty gone to seed A humorous depiction of a decaying way of life, not without its tragic undertones
1993
41st
No Award
1994
42nd
English, August Anuradha Parikh Dev Benegal   For adapting a complex and highly applauded novel with a cinematic skill and mastery matching the original work, a translation unusual in contemporary Indian cinema
1995
43rd
The Making of the Mahatma NFDC Shyam Benegal   For tracing the significant early years of strife and struggle of Gandhi in South Africa in a realistic and lyrical form
1996
44th
No Award
1997
45th
No Award
1998
46th
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar   Government of India
  Government of Maharashtra
Jabbar Patel   For an authentic and well researched biographical film which probes the political and social aspects of the life of one of the greatest leaders of India
1999
47th
No Award
2000
48th
Pandavas: The Five Warriors Pentamedia Graphics Ltd Pentamedia Graphics Ltd   For bringing the epic of Mahabharata to life on screen with realistic depth and detail
2001
49th
Mitr, My Friend Suresh Menon Revathi   For depicting the agony of individuals torn between social values practised in different societies It explores the nuances of emotions within a marriage and family
2002
50th
Stumble 2 Streams Media Prakash Belawadi   For its intelligent handling of corruption prevailing in the world of information technology
2003
51st
Dance like a Man NFDC Pamela Rooks   For a human drama that engages issues of creativity and gender dynamics
2004
52nd
Amu Shonali Bose Shonali Bose   For its innovative style of handling a girl’s search for her identity and her encounter with a scarred society
2005
53rd
15 Park Avenue Bipin Kumar Vohra Aparna Sen   For its effective and intense portrayal of a schizophrenic girl who seeks a dream world that may or may not even exist
2006
54th
Quest Amol Palekar Amol Palekar   For a bold film addressing issues of sexuality
2007
55th
The Last Lear Arindam Chaudhuri Rituparno Ghosh   For a brilliant and visually stunning work of cinema on the life of a reclusive Shakespearian actor, well past his prime His whimsical and passionate persona makes him a memorable and loveable character
2008
56th
Land Gold Women Vivek Agrawal Avantika Hari   For its intense depiction of the issue of honour killing
2009
57th
No Award
2010
58th
Memories in March Shrikant Mohta Sanjoy Nag   For the effective exploration of a bereaved mother’s coming to terms with the fact of her son’s sexual identity
2011
59th
No Award
2012
60th
Lessons in Forgetting Prince Thampi Unni Vijayan   The investigative free spirit of a young girl which proves to be almost fatal, finds its cinematic experience in this sleek and well crafted film
2013
61st
The Coffin Maker Shree Narayan Studio Veena Bakshi   Tale of a coffin maker and his wife living in a small Goan village The film gets very interesting, intriguing and philosophical as death as a character enters their lives
2013
62nd
No Award
2015
63rd
No Award

References

  1. ^ "12th National Film Awards" International Film Festival of India Retrieved 14 September 2011 
  2. ^ "29th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 4 October 2011 
  3. ^ "30th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 4 October 2011 
  4. ^ "31st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 December 2011 
  5. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 6 January 2012 
  6. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 7 January 2012 
  7. ^ "34th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 7 January 2012 
  8. ^ "35th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  9. ^ "36th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  10. ^ "37th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 29 January 2012 
  11. ^ "38th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  12. ^ "39th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 27 February 2012 
  13. ^ "40th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 2 March 2012 
  14. ^ "41st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 3 March 2012 
  15. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 5 March 2012 
  16. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 6 March 2012 
  17. ^ "44th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  18. ^ "45th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 11 March 2012 
  19. ^ "46th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 12 March 2012 
  20. ^ "47th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 13 March 2012 
  21. ^ "48th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 13 March 2012 
  22. ^ "49th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 14 March 2012 
  23. ^ "50th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 14 March 2012 
  24. ^ "51st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 15 March 2012 
  25. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 28 January 2012 
  26. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 19 March 2012 
  27. ^ "54th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 24 March 2012 
  28. ^ "55th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 26 March 2012 
  29. ^ "56th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 27 March 2012 
  30. ^ "57th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 28 March 2012 
  31. ^ "58th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 29 March 2012 
  32. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced" Press Information Bureau PIB, India Retrieved 7 March 2012 
  33. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" PDF Press release Press Information Bureau PIB, India Retrieved 18 March 2013 
  34. ^ "61st National Film Awards Announced" Press release Press Information Bureau PIB, India Retrieved 17 April 2014 
  35. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" PDF Press release Directorate of Film Festivals 24 March 2015 Retrieved 24 March 2015 
  36. ^ "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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