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National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil


The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil 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

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

The 1954 film, directed by S M Sriramulu Naidu, Malaikkallan was honoured with the first president's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Tamil Certificate of Merit for Second and Third Best Feature Films in Tamil were received by Andha Naal and Edhir Paradhathu respectively

Winners

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

Awards legends
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film
Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film
List of award films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
YearFilmsProducersDirectorsCitationRefs
1954
2nd
MalaikkallanPakshiraja StudiosS M Sriramulu Naidu –
1954
2nd
Andha NaalAVM ProductionsS Balachander –
1954
2nd
Edhir Paradhathu  Saravanabhava
  Unity Pictures
Ch Narayanamoorthy –
1955
3rd
Mangaiyar ThilakamVaidya FilmsL V Prasad –
1956
4th
KuladeivamS K PicturesKrishnan–Panju –
1957
5th
MudhalaliM A V PicturesMuktha V Srinivasan –
1958
6th
Thanga PadhumaiJupitor Pictures Pvt LtdA S A Samy –
1958
6th
Annaiyin AanaiA M M IsmayilCh Narayanamoorthy –
1959
7th
Bhaaga PirivinaiG N VelumaniA Bhimsingh –
1959
7th
Veerapandiya KattabommanB R PanthuluB R Panthulu –
1959
7th
Kalyana Parisu  Sarvashri S Krishnamurthy
  T Govindarajan
  C V Sridhar
C V Sridhar –
1960
8th
Parthiban KanavuJubilee Films Pvt LtdD Yoganand –
1960
8th
Paadhai Theriyudhu PaarKumari Films Pvt LtdNemai Ghosh –
1960
8th
Kalathur KannammaAVM ProductionsA Bhimsingh –
1961
9th
Kappalottiya ThamizhanPadmini PicturesB R Panthulu –
1961
9th
PasamalarRajamani PicturesA Bhimsingh –
1961
9th
KumudhamModern TheatresAdurthi Subba Rao –
1962
10th
Nenjil Oor AlayamChithralayaC V Sridhar –
1962
10th
AnnaiAVM ProductionsKrishnan-Panju –
1962
10th
SaradaAl SrinivasanK S Gopalakrishnan –
1963
11th
Naanum Oru PennMurugan BrothersA C Tirulokchandar –
1963
11th
KarpagamK S SabarinathanK S Gopalakrishnan –
1963
11th
KarnanB R PanthuluB R Panthulu –
1964
12th
Kai Koduttha DheivamM S VelappanK S Gopalakrishnan –
1964
12th
PazhaniA P ChinnappaA Bhimsingh –
1964
12th
Server SundaramAVM ProductionsKrishnan–Panju –
1965
13th
Kuzhandaiyum DeivamumAVM ProductionsKrishnan–Panju –
1965
13th
ThiruvilayadalShri Vijayalakshmi PicturesA P Nagarajan –
1966
14th
RamuAVM ProductionsA C Tirulokchandar –
1967
15th
AalayamM/s Sunbeam  Thirumalai
  Mahalingam
 –
1968
16th
Thillana MohanambalShri Vijayalakshmi PicturesA P Nagarajan –
1969
17th
Iru Kodugal  N Selvaraj
  B Doraisamy
  N Krishan
  V Govindarajan
K Balachander –
1970
18th
Raman Ethanai RamanadiP MadhavanP Madhavan –
1971
19th
Veguli PennAbdul KabarS S Devadass –
1972
20th
Pattikada PattanamaP MadhavanP Madhavan –
1973
21st
Dikkatra Parvathi  M Lakshmikantha Reddy
  H M Sanjeeva Reddy
Singeetham Srinivasa Rao –
1974
22nd
No Award
1975
23rd
Apoorva Raagangal  P R Govindarajan
  J Duraisamy
K Balachander –
1976
24th
No Award
1977
25th
Agraharathil Kazhuthai –John Abraham For bold experimentation in a conservative milieu; for poetic intensity on a variety of levels; for creating a parable set against the orthodoxies and superstitions of a Brahmin village community; for its sympathy with the dumb world of animals and the equally dumb world of handicapped human beings; for the memorable impression it leaves on the minds of the viewers through the striking visual use of the verses of Subramanya Bharati, the first Tamil modernist
1978
26th
No Award
1979
27th
PasiG LalithaDurai –
1980
28th
Nenjathai KillatheK Rajgopal ChettyJ Mahendran For artistically portraying the gradual development of a girl from adolescence to womanhood, for depicting in a gentle moving narrative her emotional suffering and how she overcomes them
1981
29th
Thaneer Thaneer  P R Govindarajan
  J Duraisamy
K Balachander For powerfully projecting the helplessness of a village community living in a drought-affected area and its valiant efforts to solve its problem through self-help being thwarted by an insensitive administrative system
1982
30th
Ezhavathu ManithanPalai N ShanmugamK Hariharan For focusing attention on the important topical problems of pollution and industrial exploitation
1983
31st
Oru Indhiya Kanavu  T P Varadarajan
  Vijayalakshmi Desikan
Komal Swaminathan For its honesty of purpose to articulate the cause of tribal welfare
1984
32nd
Achamillai Achamillai  Rajam Balachander
  V Natarajan
K Balachander –
1985
33rd
Muthal MariyathaiBharathirajaBharathiraja For a love story about the suffering of a man who is destined to live with his memories, spending his last days in a hut on the banks of river in idyllic surroundings
1986
34th
Mouna RagamG VenkateswaranMani Ratnam For its sensitive portrayal of an urban young woman's voyage to self-discovery
1987
35th
VeeduKaladasBalu Mahendra For a deeply compassionate portrayal of a middle class working woman with an old grandfather and sister as her dependents, attempting to retain the integrity of her family in the present day urban milieu
1988
36th
No Award
1989
37th
Pudhea PaadhaiA SundaramR Parthiban For its depiction of the transforming effects of a woman's courage and devotion on her husband
1990
38th
AnjaliM/S Sujatha Productions P LtdMani Ratnam For the unusual usage of film form, utilising music, choreography and sound with depth, achieving the highest aesthetic excellence to narrate the emotional nearness of the mentally retarted
1991
39th
Vanna Vanna PookkalKalaipuli S DhanuBalu Mahendra For the truthful and effective portrayal of juvenile romance ending in unexpected tragedy
1992
40th
Thevar MaganKamal HaasanBharathan For its dynamic depiction of an educated youth who returns to his roots to fight injustice and in the process is forced to unleash the animal within him
1993
41st
MahanadiGopal ReddySanthana Bharathi For depicting the aspiration and frustrations of the protagonist, his separation from reunion with his children, spanning a vast canvas of various cinema skills put together into an epic saga of a struggle against justice
1994
42nd
NammavarR Venkatarama ReddyK S Sethumadhavan For professionally assembled tale of a college professor who encounters student violence, marked by several impressive performances
1995
43rd
AnthimanthaaraiTilaka Ganesh
Mega Movie Makers
Bharathiraja For a most heart breaking portrayal of the unrecognised and lonely life of people who fought for the freedom of this country
1996
44th
Kadhal KottaiSivashakthi PandianAgaththian For a charming love story with unusual twists and turns of fate told in an interesting manner with good production values
1997
45th
The TerroristA SriramSantosh Sivan For the film's stylised, evocative presentation of a theme that introspectively and in a silent, subtle manner says a loud "NO" to violence
1998
46th
HousefullR ParthibanR Parthiban For telling the story of a theatre manager and his passionate bonding with his audience A bomb is discovered in the theatre bharat talkies during show time but removed in the nick of time saving the lives of those in the audience In denouncing violence, the film makes a strong statement against terrorism
1999
47th
SethuA KandasamyBala For an impressive debut by a director with a commendable grasp of the grammar of mainstream cinema It deserves special mention for combining popular elements with the unconventional
2000
48th
BharatiMessers Media Dreams P LtdGnana Rajasekaran For depicting the life and times of Subramaniya Bharati in a very authentic manner, unfolding the history of our freedom struggle The compositions of this great visionary poet stand out with great relevance today
2001
49th
Ooruku NooruperL SureshB Lenin For depicting a thought provoking story about crime, based on ideology It reflects upon life, death and justice
2002
50th
Kannathil Muthamittal  Mani Ratnam
  G Srinivasan
Mani Ratnam For its superb craftsmanship and commitment to a contemporary tragedy
2003
51st
IyarkaiV R KumarS P Jananathan For a rich visual portrayal of a love story set against a unique canvas
2004
52nd
NavarasaSunil DoshiSantosh Sivan For its credible exploitation of the world of the third gender blended with director’s own cinematic style
2005
53rd
Aadum KoothuLight and Shadow Movie MakersT V Chandran For its imaginative portrayal of a young girl who travels between past and present time zones
2006
54th
VeyilS ShankarVasanthabalan For a moving portrayal of sibling bonding in a turbulent family
2007
55th
PeriyarM/s Liberty Creations LtdGnana Rajasekaran A biographical feature which takes on issues like superstition, untouchability, widow remarriage etc by forcefully depicting the life of the great social reformer Shri EV Ramaswamy Naicker popularly known as Periyar
2008
56th
Vaaranam AayiramVenu RavichandranGautham Menon For its engaging depiction of a father and son relationship
2009
57th
PasangaM SasikumarPandiraj For the unconventional, imaginative and energetic joyride of children that is delightful and uplifting
2010
58th
Thenmerku ParuvakaatruShibu IssacSeenu Ramasamy For an emotive articulation of the combative spirit of a mother for whom her son’s happiness is paramount
2011
59th
Vaagai Sooda Vaa  S Muruganandham
  N Puranna
A Sarkunam For its inventive mix of folklore, politics and rural deprivation Instead of mimicking the grim realities of an illiterate, poor and barren village, the director paints the hopeful desires of brick-kiln workers and their children who want to come out of their desolation to redeem themselves The story is set in 1968 when Tamil Nadu undertook a series of social reforms
2012
60th
Vazhakku Enn 18/9N Subhash Chandra BoseBalaji Sakthivel A love story unfolding to a horrific tragedy and the ugly face of an unforgiving system come through strongly in this well-narrated film
2013
61st
Thanga MeengalJSK Film CorporationRam An emotional tale of a man who separates from his wife and beloved eight-year-old daughter to look for a job in a distant city The consequences that follow, finally lead to an emotional and heart-warming reunion
2014
62nd
Kuttram KadithalChris Pictures & JSK Film CorporationG Bramma For the pervasive empathy with which it examines the guilt and the anger that follows upon a school teacher’s impulsive slapping of a student
2015
63rd
VisaranaiWunderbar FilmsVetrimaaran A gripping drama about the atrocities thrust on by the police on innocent citizens, based on a true story
2016
64th
JokerDream Warrior PicturesRaju Murugan A Political satire film which criticises the present political absurdities

References

  1. ^ "2nd National Film Awards" PDF Retrieved 23 August 2011 
  2. ^ "3rd National Film Awards" PDF Retrieved 11 March 2011 
  3. ^ "4th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 2 September 2011 
  4. ^ "5th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 2 September 2011 
  5. ^ "6th National Film Awards" International Film Festival of India Retrieved 3 September 2011 
  6. ^ "7th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 4 September 2011 
  7. ^ "8th National Film Awards" International Film Festival of India Retrieved 7 September 2011 
  8. ^ "9th National Film Awards" International Film Festival of India Retrieved 8 September 2011 
  9. ^ "10th National Film Awards" International Film Festival of India Retrieved 9 September 2011 
  10. ^ "11th National Film Awards" International Film Festival of India Retrieved 13 September 2011 
  11. ^ "13th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 15 September 2011 
  12. ^ "15th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 21 September 2011 
  13. ^ "16th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals p 2 Retrieved 22 September 2011 
  14. ^ "17th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 26 September 2011 
  15. ^ "18th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 26 September 2011 
  16. ^ "20th National Film Awards" International Film Festival of India Retrieved 26 September 2011 
  17. ^ "21st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 29 September 2011 
  18. ^ "22nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 1 October 2011 
  19. ^ "23rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 4 October 2011 
  20. ^ "25th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 4 October 2011 
  21. ^ "26th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 4 October 2011 
  22. ^ Careers Digest 1980 p 396 Retrieved 3 September 2013 
    • Film World TM Ramachandran 1980 p 217 Retrieved 3 September 2013 
  23. ^ "28th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 4 October 2011 
  24. ^ "29th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 4 October 2011 
  25. ^ "30th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 4 October 2011 
  26. ^ "31st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 December 2011 
  27. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 6 January 2012 
  28. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 7 January 2012 
  29. ^ "34th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 7 January 2012 
  30. ^ "35th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  31. ^ "36th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  32. ^ "37th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 29 January 2012 
  33. ^ "38th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  34. ^ "39th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 27 February 2012 
  35. ^ "40th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 2 March 2012 
  36. ^ "41st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 3 March 2012 
  37. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 5 March 2012 
  38. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 6 March 2012 
  39. ^ "44th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  40. ^ "45th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 11 March 2012 
  41. ^ "46th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 12 March 2012 
  42. ^ "47th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 13 March 2012 
  43. ^ "48th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 13 March 2012 
  44. ^ "49th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 14 March 2012 
  45. ^ "50th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 14 March 2012 
  46. ^ "51st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 15 March 2012 
  47. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 28 January 2012 
  48. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 19 March 2012 
  49. ^ "54th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 24 March 2012 
  50. ^ "55th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 26 March 2012 
  51. ^ "56th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 27 March 2012 
  52. ^ "57th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 28 March 2012 
  53. ^ "58th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 29 March 2012 
  54. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced" Press Information Bureau PIB, India Retrieved 7 March 2012 
  55. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" PDF Press release Press Information Bureau PIB, India Retrieved 18 March 2013 
  56. ^ "61st National Film Awards Announced" PDF Press release Press Information Bureau PIB, India 16 April 2014 Retrieved 16 April 2014 
  57. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" PDF Press release Directorate of Film Festivals 24 March 2015 Retrieved 24 March 2015 
  58. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" PDF Press release Directorate of Film Festivals 28 March 2016 Retrieved 28 March 2016 
  59. ^ "64th National Film Awards" PDF Press release Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 7 April 2017 

External links

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


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