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The National Film Award for Best Screenplay is one of the categories in the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in India It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal Silver Lotus The award is announced for films produced in a year across the country, in all Indian languages As of 2016, the award comprises a Rajat Kamal, a certificate, and a cash prize of ₹ 50,000

The National Film Awards were established in 1954 to "encourage production of the films of a high aesthetic and technical standard and educational and culture value" and also planned to include awards for regional films The awards were instituted as the "State Awards for Films" but were renamed to "National Film Awards" at the 15th National Film Awards in 1967 and a new category of award for Best Screenplay was introduced, presented with a plaque and a cash prize At the 57th National Film Awards in 2009, the Screenplay award was reclassified into three different awards: Screenplay Writer Original, Screenplay Writer Adapted, and Dialogues Although the Indian film industry produces films in around twenty languages and dialects, as of 2016, the seventy-three unique writers have been awarded those who have worked in nine major languages: Bengali eleven awards, Hindi twenty awards, Malayalam twelve awards, Marathi seven awards, Tamil six awards, Kannada five awards, English two awards, Sanskrit and Assamese one award each

The inaugural award, in 1967, of this category was presented to S L Puram Sadanandan for the Malayalam film Agniputhri No award was presented at the 23rd National Film Awards 1975 As of 2016, Malayalam author and screenplay writer M T Vasudevan Nair holds the record of winning maximum awards in category with four wins for the films: Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha 1989, Kadavu 1991, Sadayam 1992, and Parinayam 1994 Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray was presented the award in 1993 posthumously for the film Uttoran; he had earlier received awards for Pratidwandi 1970 and Sonar Kella 1974 At the 59th National Film Awards in 2011, Girish Kulkarni awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Best Dialogue for the Marathi film Deool The film was itself adjudged as the National Film Award for Best Feature Film In 2015 at the 63rd ceremony, Screenplay Writer Original as well as Dialogue was jointly awarded to Juhi Chaturvedi and Himanshu Sharma for their films Piku and Tanu Weds Manu: Returns, respectively

As of 2016, sixty-three awards have been presented for Original Screenplay writing, eleven for Adapted Screenplay writing, and nine for dialogue The most recent recipients of the awards are Syam Pushkaran Screenplay Writer Original for Malayalam film Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Sanjay Krishnaji Patil Screenplay Writer Adapted for Marathi film Dashakriya for its cinematic adaption of a Marathi language novel by the same name by author Baba Bhand, and Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam Dialogue for Telugu film Pelli Choopulu who were honoured at the 64th National Film Awards

Contents

  • 1 Award
  • 2 Winners
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Award

The first recipient of the award, S L Puram Sadanandan, was presented with a plaque and ₹ 5000 cash prize The award was revised in 1973 at the 21st ceremony to include ₹ 10,000 cash, a silver medal and a certificate It was shared by Mrinal Sen and Ashish Burman for their Bengali film Padatik At the 54th awarding ceremony in 2006, the next revision of the award was declared to include cash remuneration of ₹ 50,000 which was presented to Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra for their Hindi film Lage Raho Munna Bhai in which Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence was depicted

For twelve times, multiple writers were awarded for their work in a single film; Mrinal Sen and Ashish Burman for Padatik 1973, Satyadev Dubey, Shyam Benegal, and Girish Karnad for Bhumika 1977, T S Ranga and T S Nagabharana for Grahana 1978, Ashok Mishra and Saeed Akhtar Mirza for Naseem 1995, Manoj Tyagi and Nina Arora for Page 3 2004, Prakash Jha, Shridhar Raghavan, and Manoj Tyagi for Apaharan 2005, Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani, and Vidhu Vinod Chopra for Lage Raho Munna Bhai 2006, Gopal Krishan Pai and Girish Kasaravalli for Kanasemba Kudureyaneri 2009, P F Mathews and Harikrishna for Kutty Srank 2009, Anant Mahadevan and Sanjay Pawar for Mee Sindhutai Sapkal 2010, Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari, and Vijay Maurya for Chillar Party 2011, Bhavesh Mandalia and Umesh Shukla for OMG – Oh My God! 2012

Shyamoli Banerjee Deb, one of the jury members at the 53rd National Film Awards, filed a petition objecting to the selections in five awards categories; the Best Feature Film in Hindi, the Best First Film of a Director, the Best Actress, the Best Screenplay, and the Best Special Effects Deb challenged the decision to confer the award to Prakash Jha, Shridhar Raghavan, and Manoj Tyagi for the Hindi film Apaharan and claimed that the film was not in the primary selection list The Delhi High Court put a stay on the announcement and requested a reply from the Directorate of Film Festivals Fourteen months later, Justice B D Ahmed removed the stay and the award was announced for Apaharan

Winners

Following are the award winners over the years:

Awards legends
Screenplay Writer Original
Screenplay Writer Adapted
Dialogue
List of award recipients, showing the year award ceremony, films, languages and citation
Year Recipients Films Languages Citation Refs
1967
15th
S L Puram Sadanandan Agniputhri Malayalam  –
1968
16th
Pandit Anand Kumar Anokhi Raat Hindi  –
1969
17th
Puttanna Kanagal Gejje Pooje Kannada  –
1970
18th
Satyajit Ray Pratidwandi Bengali  –
1971
19th
Tapan Sinha Ekhonee Bengali  –
1972
20th
Gulzar Koshish Hindi  –
1973
21st
  Mrinal Sen
  Ashish Burman
Padatik Bengali  –
1974
22nd
Satyajit Ray Sonar Kella Bengali  –
1975
23rd
No Award
1976
24th
Vijay Tendulkar Manthan Hindi  –
1977
25th
  Satyadev Dubey
  Shyam Benegal
  Girish Karnad
Bhumika Hindi   For powerfully recreating the biography of an actress, for its rare, psychological insights and understanding of human relationships, for the complex integration of theme, style and dramatic situation into an engrossing whole, which provokes the spectator into a new awareness of the predicament of the working woman in Indian society
1978
26th
  T S Ranga
  T S Nagabharana
Grahana Kannada   For maintaining taunt narrative line without resorting to melodrama and retaining a firm grip on the central idea in an action packed film
1979
27th
Sai Paranjpye Sparsh Hindi  –
1980
28th
Mrinal Sen Akaler Sandhane Bengali   For effectively combining the terse and pithy dialogue with creation of well-defined, lively characters to convey a poignant story which leaves a lasting impression
1981
29th
K Balachander Thanneer Thanneer Tamil   For translating the suffering of the people in drought-affected areas into a gripping visual narrative
1982
30th
Mrinal Sen Kharij Bengali   For its economy of expression in the treatment of a sensitive theme
1983
31st
G V Iyer Adi Shankaracharya Sanskrit   For its rich texture, lyricism and cinematic elegance in its presentation of Shankaracharya as an embodiment of greatness
1984
32nd
Adoor Gopalakrishnan Mukhamukham Malayalam  –
1985
33rd
Bhabendra Nath Saikia Agnisnaan Assamese   For the powerful rendering of the saga of a woman who goes through the revolution against the prevailing social mores and comes to terms with herself
1986
34th
Buddhadeb Dasgupta Phera Bengali   For its penetrative and sensitive screenplay depicting the trauma faced by an artist in search of his identity in relation to his professional and personal life
1987
35th
Adoor Gopalakrishnan Anantaram Malayalam   For the precision in structuring a very complex narrative content requiring both exceptional dramatic and literary skills
1988
36th
Arundhati Roy In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones English   For capturing the anguish prevailing among students of professional institutions
1989
37th
M T Vasudevan Nair Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha Malayalam   For the gripping plot, clearly etched characterisations and the brilliant portrayal of life in Kerala a few hundred years ago
1990
38th
K S Sethumadhavan Marupakkam Tamil   For depicting a simplistic story, capturing the various levels of philosophy, psychology, tradition and relationships perfectly
1991
39th
M T Vasudevan Nair Kadavu Malayalam   For its sensitive and poetic treatment of disillusionment of an underprivileged adolescent
1992
40th
M T Vasudevan Nair Sadayam Malayalam   For an extremely well structured script
1993
41st
Satyajit Ray Posthumously Uttoran Bengali   For designing and structuring a screenplay from an imaginative and aesthetic angle, with a superb control over the unity of impressions
1994
42nd
M T Vasudevan Nair Parinayam Malayalam   For his masterly use of fiction in cinema, reconstructing pre-1940s Kerala through sharply defined characters and remarkable control over dialogue
1995
43rd
  Ashok Mishra
  Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Naseem Hindi   For their masterly and sensitive visual narration of a volatile and confused situation of the year 1992 in India with great depth and simplicity of words
1996
44th
Agathiyan Kadhal Kottai Tamil   For tightly knit and smooth flowing plot with excellent dialogues and razor-sharp tuning
1997
45th
Rituparno Ghosh Dahan Bengali   For tactfully crafting a sensitive theme that dwells upon an incident which raises issues of social responsibility and personal awareness
1998
46th
Ashok Mishra Samar Hindi   For Hindi film Samar where he has used a unique structure to ekplore the complek contradictions of urban/rural, rich/poor, pcwerful/dcwntrodden in a simple story line laced with poignant Moments of humour and irony for a perceptive insight into contemporary indian life
1999
47th
Madampu Kunjukuttan Karunam Malayalam   For expressing with extreme economy and skilful cinematic treatment a story based on a sensitive screenplay woven around an old couple
2000
48th
P Bharathiraja Kadal Pookkal Tamil   For focusing, in present times of degeneration, on love, sacrifice and family values
2001
49th
G Neelakanta Reddy Show Telugu   For the film, which seems to probes a real – unreal dramatic situation involving two characters full of emotion and conflicts, with a rare touch of artistic sensitivity
2002
50th
Aparna Sen Mr and Mrs Iyer English   For its fluid narration of the nuances of an ambiguous relationship in troubled times
2003
51st
Gautam Ghose Abar Aranye Bengali   For weaving together the strands of time creating a resonant dialogue between the past and the present
2004
52nd
  Manoj Tyagi
  Nina Arora
Page 3 Hindi   For telling a complex story in a stunningly simple manner It takes you into the empty shallow world of Page 3, in a manner which is funny yet deeply empathetic
2005
53rd
  Prakash Jha
  Shridhar Raghavan
  Manoj Tyagi
Apaharan Hindi   For creating a crisp screenplay that is riveting and renders pace to the entire film
2006
54th
  Abhijat Joshi
  Rajkumar Hirani
  Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Lage Raho Munna Bhai Hindi   For the original vision with which Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence is given life in popular parlance
2007
55th
Feroz Abbas Khan Gandhi, My Father Hindi   For the imaginative and emotional handling of uncompromisingly steadfast side of the Father of the Nation with special reference to his relationship with his troublesome son
2008
56th
Sachin Kundalkar Gandha Marathi   For its remarkable integration of three different plots using the sense of smell at as a liet motif to focus sensitively on human relationships
2009
57th
  P F Mathews
  Harikrishna
Kutty Srank Malayalam   For the mysterious narrative that weaves together multiple perspectives to create a coherent whole, and yet leaves a haunting ambiguity
2009
57th
  Gopal Krishan Pai
  Girish Kasaravalli
Kanasemba Kudureyaneri Kannada   For linking the theme of death and its inevitability through a narrative style that presents two versions of the same event, not necessarily in chronological order
2009
57th
Pandiraj Pasanga Tamil   For the conversational quality with its cutting edge wit and life like freshness
2010
58th
Vetrimaaran Aadukalam Tamil   For its kaleidoscopic variety that uses realism, tradition and contemporaneity, soaked in local flavour on an infinite canvas
2010
58th
  Anant Mahadevan
  Sanjay Pawar
Mee Sindhutai Sapkal Marathi   For retaining the concerns and values of a biographical account while translating it into the cinematic medium and honouring the essence of the original
2010
58th
Sanjay Pawar Mee Sindhutai Sapkal Marathi   For bringing to life the textures of various characters through articulating their emotion and thought process
2011
59th
  Vikas Bahl
  Nitesh Tiwari
  Vijay Maurya
Chillar Party Hindi   For a charming and utterly professional construct of an engaging middle class urban narrative that neatly delivers the values of compassion, friendship, loyalty, commitment and imagination in the world of children They use familiar spaces, characters and situations to create an entertaining and surprising fabric of a caring society that still believes in what is good and right
2011
59th
Avinash Deshpande Nigdi Shala Marathi   For the cinematic adaptation of a literary work that encompasses several issues and characters is always a challenging task He skilfully transforms the descriptive power of the literary text into a cinematic narrative of layered and tender moments Despite a range of characters and subplots, the screenplay engagingly links the lives of its teenage protagonists to the repressive context of the National Emergency
2011
59th
Girish Kulkarni Deool Marathi   For its immensely varied and textured use of language that is both an authentic and an energetic reflection of the different sections of life shown in the film: the language of the village, of politicians, of the scholar and much else His dialogues – robustly rustic yet influenced by urban vocabulary – is characteristic of the Indian scene today
2012
60th
Sujoy Ghosh Kahaani Hindi   A well structured screenplay that formed the heart of an edge of the seat suspense film
2012
60th
  Bhavesh Mandalia
  Umesh Shukla
OMG – Oh My God! Hindi   A carefully crafted screenplay dealing with a social satire with shades of oriental philosophy
2012
60th
Anjali Menon Ustad Hotel Malayalam   Easy flowing, yet down to earth dialogues complement the well mounted entertainer with a social message
2013
61st
P Sheshadri December-1 Kannada   For its kaleidoscopic variety that uses realism and colloquialism that is soaked in a contemporary flavour
2013
61st
Panchakshari Prakruti Kannada   For retaining the concerns and values of an original work by a celebrated author while adapting it into the cinematic idiom
2013
61st
Sumitra Bhave Astu Marathi   For an extraordinary blend in language and conversations that cover philosophy day-to-day anxieties and emotions in a most compelling manner
2014
62nd
Srijit Mukherji Chotushkone Bengali   Chotushkone for the masterful telling of a taut suspense thriller which weaves a sinister web around the journey and lives of four egotistical characters
2014
62nd
Joshy Mangalath Ottaal Malayalam   Ottal for beautifully transposing Anton Chekov’s short story onto a canvas of nature that enhances the shades of the original
2014
62nd
Vishal Bhardwaj Haider Hindi   Haider for the multi layered and resonant dialogues that evoke angst and passion with crispness and brevity
2015
63rd
Juhi Chaturvedi Piku Hindi   For effortless movement of the plot structure, and natural repartees which happens in a delightful love/ hate relationship of a father and daughter
2015
63rd
Himanshu Sharma Tanu Weds Manu: Returns Hindi   For The writer's interpretation of love story set in a small town, becomes populated with interesting characters and their dialogues and dialects
2015
63rd
Vishal Bhardwaj Talvar Hindi   For the dramatic structure devised by this writer effectively mirrors the tragedy of a family when their daughter is found murdered
2015
63rd
Juhi Chaturvedi Piku Hindi   For effortless movement of the plot structure, and natural repartees which happens in a delightful love/ hate relationship of a father and daughter
2015
63rd
Himanshu Sharma Tanu Weds Manu: Returns Hindi   For The writer's interpretation of love story set in a small town, becomes populated with interesting characters and their dialogues and dialects
2016
64th
Syam Pushkaran Maheshinte Prathikaaram Malayalam   The screenplay interweaves the various idiosyncrasy of a small town near Idukki river
2016
64th
Sanjay Krishnaji Patil Dashakriya Marathi   The film brings out a semblance of 'time' and 'place' specified in the novel by Baba Bhand
2016
64th
Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam Pelli Choopulu Telugu   The film has incorporated a Modern, Witty and 'on-your-face' dialogue that too with the local flavor

References

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  40. ^ "38th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  41. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 6 March 2012 
  42. ^ "44th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  43. ^ "45th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 11 March 2012 
  44. ^ "46th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 12 March 2012 
  45. ^ "47th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 13 March 2012 
  46. ^ "48th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 13 March 2012 
  47. ^ "49th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 14 March 2012 
  48. ^ "50th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 14 March 2012 
  49. ^ "51st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 15 March 2012 
  50. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 28 January 2012 
  51. ^ "55th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 26 March 2012 
  52. ^ "56th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 27 March 2012 
  53. ^ "58th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 29 March 2012 
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  55. ^ "61st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals 16 April 2014 Retrieved 16 April 2014 
  56. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" PDF Press release Directorate of Film Festivals 24 March 2015 Retrieved 24 March 2015 

External links

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

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