National Film Award for Best Direction

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National Film Award for Best Direction
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Description Excellence in cinematic direction achievement
Instituted 1967
First awarded 1967
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 47
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR 2,50,000/-
Medal Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
Previous name(s) Award for excellence in direction (1967 - 1976)
First awardee(s) Satyajit Ray
Recent awardee(s) Hansal Mehta

The National Film Award for Best Direction is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, India, and was constituted in 1967. This is one of the Golden Lotus Awards (Swarna Kamal) given among National Film Awards. It is announced for films produced in a year across the country, in all Indian languages. As of 2014, Satyajit Ray is the most frequent winner with six awards.

The award winners for Best Direction are given below. The award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a cash prize of INR 2,50,000/- and a certificate.

Awards[edit]

Cash prize amount varied over the period. Following table illustrates the cash prize amount over the years:

Year (Period) Cash Prize
1967 (15th) - 1972 (20th) A plaque, INR 5,000
1973 (21st) - 1986 (34th) Rajat Kamal and INR 20,000
1987 (35th) Swarna Kamal and INR 25,000
1988 (36th) - 2005 (53rd) Swarna Kamal and INR 50,000
2006 (54th) - present Swarna Kamal and INR 2,50,000

Winners[edit]

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Image Director(s) Film(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
1967
(15th)
SatyajitRay.jpg Satyajit Ray Chiriyakhana Bengali  – [1]
1968
(16th)
SatyajitRay.jpg Satyajit Ray Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne Bengali  – [2]
1969
(17th)
Mrinal-sen.jpg Mrinal Sen Bhuvan Shome Hindi  – [3]
1970
(18th)
SatyajitRay.jpg Satyajit Ray Pratidwandi Bengali  – [4]
1971
(19th)
Girish Karnad Screening Cornell.JPG Girish Karnad Vamsha Vriksha Kannada  – [5]
 – B. V. Karanth [5]
1972
(20th)
DirectorAdoor.jpg Adoor Gopalakrishnan Swayamvaram Malayalam  – [6]
1973
(21st)
 – Mani Kaul Duvidha Hindi  – [7]
1974
(22nd)
SatyajitRay.jpg Satyajit Ray Sonar Kella Bengali  – [8]
1975
(23rd)
SatyajitRay.jpg Satyajit Ray Jana Aranya Bengali  – [9]
1976
(24th)
 – P. Lankesh Pallavi Kannada  – [10]
1977
(25th)
 – G. Aravindan Kanchana Sita Malayalam [11]
1978
(26th)
 – G. Aravindan Thampu Malayalam [12]
1979
(27th)
Mrinal-sen.jpg Mrinal Sen Ek Din Pratidin Bengali  – [13]
1980
(28th)
Mrinal-sen.jpg Mrinal Sen Akaler Shandhaney Bengali [14]
1981
(29th)
Aparna Sen.jpg Aparna Sen 36 Chowringhee Lane English [15]
1982
(30th)
 – Utpalendu Chakrabarty Chokh Bengali [16]
1983
(31st)
Mrinal-sen.jpg Mrinal Sen Khandhar Hindi [17]
1984
(32nd)
DirectorAdoor.jpg Adoor Gopalakrishnan Mukhamukham Malayalam  – [18]
1985
(33rd)
Shyam Benegal.jpg Shyam Benegal Trikal Hindi [19]
1986
(34th)
 – G. Aravindan Oridathu Malayalam [20]
1987
(35th)
DirectorAdoor.jpg Adoor Gopalakrishnan Anantaram Malayalam [21]
1988
(36th)
Shaji N. Karun.png Shaji N. Karun Piravi Malayalam [22]
1989
(37th)
DirectorAdoor.jpg Adoor Gopalakrishnan Mathilukal Malayalam [23]
1990
(38th)
 – Tapan Sinha Ek Doctor Ki Maut Hindi [24]
1991
(39th)
SatyajitRay.jpg Satyajit Ray Agantuk Bengali [25]
1992
(40th)
GoutamGhose.JPG Goutom Ghosh Padma Nadir Majhi Bengali [26]
1993
(41st)
T.V. Chandran.jpg T. V. Chandran Ponthan Mada Malayalam [27]
1994
(42nd)
Jahnu Baruah.JPG Jahnu Barua Xagoroloi Bohudoor Assamese [28]
1995
(43rd)
 – Saeed Akhtar Mirza Naseem Hindi [29]
1996
(44th)
 – Agathiyan Kadhal Kottai Tamil [30]
1997
(45th)
Jayaraj.jpg Jayaraj Kaliyattam Malayalam [31]
1998
(46th)
 – Rajeevnath Janani Malayalam [32]
1999
(47th)
 – Buddhadeb Dasgupta Uttara Bengali [33]
2000
(48th)
Rituparno.jpg Rituparno Ghosh Utsab Bengali [34]
2001
(49th)
 – B. Lenin Ooruku Nooruper Tamil [35]
2002
(50th)
Aparna Sen.jpg Aparna Sen Mr. and Mrs. Iyer English [36]
2003
(51st)
GoutamGhose.JPG Goutom Ghosh Abar Aranye Bengali [37]
2004
(52nd)
 – Buddhadeb Dasgupta Swapner Din Bengali [38]
2005
(53rd)
Rahul Dholakia.jpg Rahul Dholakia Parzania English [39]
2006
(54th)
Madhur Bhandarkar FilmiTadka.JPG Madhur Bhandarkar Traffic Signal Hindi [40]
2007
(55th)
DirectorAdoor.jpg Adoor Gopalakrishnan Naalu Pennungal Malayalam [41]
2008
(56th)
Director Bala in 2011.jpg Bala Naan Kadavul Tamil [42]
2009
(57th)
Rituparno.jpg Rituparno Ghosh Abohoman Bengali [43]
2010
(58th)
Vetrimaaran director.jpg Vetrimaaran Aadukalam Tamil [44]
2011
(59th)
 – Gurvinder Singh Anhe Ghore Da Daan Punjabi [45]
2012
(60th)
 – Shivaji Lotan Patil Dhag Marathi [46]
2013
(61st)
 – Hansal Mehta Shahid Hindi [47]

References[edit]

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