National Film Award for Best Feature Film

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National Film Award for Best Feature Film
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Description Best Feature Film of the year
Instituted 1953
First awarded 1953
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 61
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR 2,50,000/-
Medal Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
Previous name(s) President's Gold Medal for Best Feature Film
First awardee(s) Shyamchi Aai
Recent awardee(s) Ship of Theseus

The National Award for Best Feature Film is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, India, and was constituted in the year 1954. 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.

Films in the following languages have won the Best Feature Film award: Bengali (22 awards), Hindi (13 awards), Malayalam (11 awards), Kannada (6 awards), Marathi (3 awards), Sanskrit (2 awards), Tamil (2 awards), Assamese (1 award) and Beary (1 award). It was awarded in all years except in 1979.

Awards[edit]

All the awardees are awarded with 'Swarna Kamal' (Golden Lotus Award), cash prize and a Certificate. Award winners include Producer and Director of the film.

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

Year (Period) Producer Director
1953 (1st) - 1956 (4th) President's Gold Medal
1957 (5th) - 1966 (14th) Gold Medal and INR 20,000 INR 5,000
1967 (15th) - 1969 (17th) Gold Medal and INR 20,000 A plaque and INR 5,000
1970 (18th) - 1973 (21st) Swarna Kamal and INR 40,000 A plaque and INR 10,000
1974 (22nd) - 1975 (23rd) Swarna Kamal and INR 40,000 Rajat Kamal, INR 15,000
1977 (25th) Swarna Kamal and INR 40,000 Rajat Kamal and INR 20,000
1980 (28th) - 1994 (42nd) Swarna Kamal and INR 50,000 Swarna Kamal and INR 25,000
1995 (43rd) - 2005 (53rd) Swarna Kamal and INR 50,000
2006 (54th) - present Swarna Kamal and INR 2,50,000

Winners[edit]

Indicates a joint award for that year
List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1953
(1st)
Shyamchi Aai Marathi Pralhad Keshav Atre Pralhad Keshav Atre  – [1]
1954
(2nd)
Mirza Ghalib Hindi Sohrab Modi Sohrab Modi  – [2]
1955
(3rd)
Pather Panchali Bengali Government of West Bengal Satyajit Ray  – [3]
1956
(4th)
Kabuliwala Bengali Charuchitra Tapan Sinha  – [4]
1957
(5th)
Do Aankhen Barah Haath Hindi V. Shantaram V. Shantaram  – [5]
1958
(6th)
Sagar Sangamey Bengali De Luxe Film Distributors Debaki Bose  – [6]
1959
(7th)
Apur Sansar Bengali Satyajit Ray Productions Satyajit Ray  – [7]
1960
(8th)
Anuradha Hindi  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee
 • L. B. Thakur
Hrishikesh Mukherjee  – [8]
1961
(9th)
Bhagini Nivedita Bengali Aurora Film Corporation Bijoy Bose  – [9]
1962
(10th)
Dada Thakur Bengali Shyamlal Jalan Sudhir Mukherjee  – [10]
1963
(11th)
Shehar Aur Sapna Hindi Naya Sansar Khwaja Ahmad Abbas  – [11]
1964
(12th)
Charulata Bengali R. D. Bansal Satyajit Ray  – [12]
1965
(13th)
Chemmeen Malayalam Babu Ismail Settu Ramu Kariat  – [13]
1966
(14th)
Teesri Kasam Hindi Shailendra Basu Bhattacharya  – [14]
1967
(15th)
Hatey Bazarey Bengali Asim Dutta Tapan Sinha  – [15]
1968
(16th)
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne Bengali  • Nepal Dutta
 • Asim Dutta
Satyajit Ray  – [16]
1969
(17th)
Bhuvan Shome Hindi Mrinal Sen Productions Mrinal Sen  – [17]
1970
(18th)
Samskara Kannada Pattabhirama Reddy Pattabhirama Reddy  – [18]
1971
(19th)
Seemabaddha Bengali  • Bharat Shamsher
 • Jang Bahadur Rana
Satyajit Ray  – [19]
1972
(20th)
Swayamvaram Malayalam Adoor Gopalakrishnan Adoor Gopalakrishnan  – [20]
1973
(21st)
Nirmalyamdagger Malayalam M. T. Vasudevan Nair M. T. Vasudevan Nair  – [21]
1974
(22nd)
Chorusdagger Bengali Mrinal Sen Productions Mrinal Sen  – [22]
1975
(23rd)
Chomana Dudi Kannada Praja Films B. V. Karanth  – [23]
1976
(24th)
Mrigayaa Hindi Uday Bhaskar International Mrinal Sen  – [24]
1977
(25th)
Ghatashraddha Kannada Sadanand Suvarna Girish Kasaravalli [25]
1978
(26th)
No Award[26]
1979
(27th)
Shodh Hindi Sitakant Misra Biplab Roy Choudhary  – [27]
1980
(28th)
Akaler Shandhaney Bengali D. K. Films Mrinal Sen [28]
1981
(29th)
Dakhal Bengali West Bengal Film Industry Gautam Ghose [29]
1982
(30th)
Chokh Bengali  • Department of Information, Cultural Affairs India
 • Government of West Bengal
Utpalendu Chakrabarty [30]
1983
(31st)
Adi Shankaracharya Sanskrit NFDC G. V. Iyer [31]
1984
(32nd)
Damul Hindi Prakash Jha Productions Prakash Jha  – [32]
1985
(33rd)
Chidambaram Malayalam G. Aravindan G. Aravindan [33]
1986
(34th)
Tabarana Kathe Kannada Girish Kasaravalli Girish Kasaravalli [34]
1987
(35th)
Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai Assamese  • Sailadhar Barua
 • Jahnu Barua
Jahnu Barua [35]
1988
(36th)
Piravi Malayalam Film Folks Shaji N. Karun [36]
1989
(37th)
Bagh Bahadur Bengali Buddhadeb Dasgupta Buddhadeb Dasgupta [37]
1990
(38th)
Marupakkam Tamil NFDC K. S. Sethumadhavan [38]
1991
(39th)
Agantuk Bengali NFDC Satyajit Ray [39]
1992
(40th)
Bhagwat Gita Sanskrit T. Subbarami Reddy G. V. Iyer [40]
1993
(41st)
Charachar Bengali  • Gita Gope
 • Shankar Gope
Buddhadeb Dasgupta [41]
1994
(42nd)
Unishe April Bengali Rituparno Ghosh Rituparno Ghosh [42]
1995
(43rd)
Kathapurushan Malayalam Adoor Gopalakrishnan Adoor Gopalakrishnan [43]
1996
(44th)
Lal Darja Bengali  • Chitrani Lahiri
 • Dulal Roy
Buddhadeb Dasgupta [44]
1997
(45th)
Thaayi Saheba Kannada Jayamala Girish Kasaravalli [45]
1998
(46th)
Samar Hindi  • Shyam Benegal
 • Sahyadri Films
 • NFDC
Shyam Benegal [46]
1999
(47th)
Vanaprastham Malayalam Mohanlal Shaji N. Karun [47]
2000
(48th)
Shantham Malayalam P. V. Gangadharan Jayaraj [48]
2001
(49th)
Dweepa Kannada Soundarya Girish Kasaravalli [49]
2002
(50th)
Mondo Meyer Upakhyan Bengali Arya Bhattacharya Buddhadeb Dasgupta [50]
2003
(51st)
Shwaas Marathi Arun Nalawade Sandeep Sawant [51]
2004
(52nd)
Page 3 Hindi and English Bobby Pushkarna Madhur Bhandarkar [52]
2005
(53rd)
Kaalpurush Bengali Jugal Sughand Buddhadeb Dasgupta [53]
2006
(54th)
Pulijanmam Malayalam M. G. Vijay Priyanandanan [54]
2007
(55th)
Kanchivaram Tamil Percept Picture Company Priyadarshan [55]
2008
(56th)
Antaheen Bengali Screenplay Films Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury [56]
2009
(57th)
Kutty Srank Malayalam Reliance Big Pictures Shaji N. Karun [57]
2010
(58th)
Adaminte Makan Abu Malayalam  • Salim Ahamed
 • Ashraf Bedi
Salim Ahamed [58]
2011
(59th)
Deool Marathi Abhijeet Gholap Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni [59]
2011
(59th)
Byari Beary Altaaf Hussain Suveeran [59]
2012
(60th)
Paan Singh Tomar Hindi UTV Software Communications Tigmanshu Dhulia [60]
2013
(61th)
Ship of Theseus English-Hindi Recyclewala Films Pvt Ltd Anand Gandhi [61]
dagger Leading actor and Leading actress were awarded with Medallion

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