National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil

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National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
Award Information
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Description Best Tamil Feature Film(s) of the year
Instituted 1955
First awarded 1955
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 66
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR100000 (US$1,700)
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
Previous name(s) President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Tamil (1954–1968)
First awardee(s) Malaikkallan
Recent awardee(s) Thanga Meenkal

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[edit]

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

Awards legends
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President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film
List of award films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1954
(2nd)
Malaikkallan[1] Pakshiraja Studios S. M. Sriramulu Naidu  –
1954
(2nd)
Andha Naal[1] AVM Productions Sundaram Balachander  –
1954
(2nd)
Edhir Paradhathu[1]  • Saravanabhava
 • Unity Pictures
C. H. Narayana Moorthy  –
1955
(3rd)
Mangaiyar Thilakam[2] Vaidya Films L. V. Prasad  –
1956
(4th)
Kula Deivam[3] S. K. Pictures Krishnan–Panju  –
1957
(5th)
Mudhalali[4] M. A. V. Pictures V. Srinivasan  –
1958
(6th)
Thanga Padhumai[5] Jupitor Pictures Pvt Ltd. A. S. A. Samy  –
1958
(6th)
Annaiyin Aanai[5] A. M. M. Ismayil C. H. Narayana Moorthy  –
1959
(7th)
Bhaaga Pirivinai[6] G. N. Velumani A. Bhimsingh  –
1959
(7th)
Veerapandiya Kattabomman[6] B. R. Panthulu B. R. Panthulu  –
1959
(7th)
Kalyana Parisu[6]  • Sarvashri S. Krishnamurthy
 • T. Govindarajan
 • C. V. Sridhar
C. V. Sridhar  –
1960
(8th)
Parthiban Kanavu[7] Jubilee Films Pvt Ltd. D. Yoganand  –
1960
(8th)
Paadhai Theriyudhu Paar[7] Kumari Films Pvt Ltd. Nemai Ghosh  –
1960
(8th)
Kalathur Kannamma[7] AVM Productions A. Bhimsingh  –
1961
(9th)
Kappalottiya Thamizhan[8] Padmini Pictures B. R. Panthulu  –
1961
(9th)
Pasamalar[8] Rajamani Pictures A. Bhimsingh  –
1961
(9th)
Kumudham[8] Modern Theatres Adurthi Subba Rao  –
1962
(10th)
Nenjil Oor Alayam[9] Chithralaya C. V. Sridhar  –
1962
(10th)
Annai[9] AVM Productions  • Sarvashri R. Krishnan
 • S. Panju
 –
1962
(10th)
Sarada[9] Al. Srinivasan K. S. Gopalakrishnan  –
1963
(11th)
Naanum Oru Penn[10] Murugan Brothers A. C. Tirulokchandar  –
1963
(11th)
Karpagam[10] K. S. Sabarinathan K. S. Gopalakrishnan  –
1963
(11th)
Karnan[10] B. R. Panthulu B. R. Panthulu  –
1964
(12th)
Kai Kodutha Deivam M. S. Velappan K. S. Gopalakrishnan  –
1964
(12th)
Pazhani A. P. Chinnappa A. Bhimsingh  –
1964
(12th)
Server Sundaram A. V. Meiyappan Krishnan–Panju  –
1965
(13th)
Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum[11] AVM Productions R. Krishnan  –
1965
(13th)
Thiruvilayadal[11] Shri Vijayalakshmi Pictures A. P. Nagarajan  –
1966
(14th)
Ramu A. V. Meiyappan A. C. Tirulokchandar  –
1967
(15th)
Aalayam[12] M/s. Sunbeam  • Thirumalai
 • Mahalingam
 –
1968
(16th)
Thillana Mohanambal[13] Vijayalakshmi A. P. Nagarajan  –
1969
(17th)
Iru Kodugal[14]  • N. Selvaraj
 • B. Doraisamy
 • N. Krishan
 • V. Govindarajan
K. Balachander  –
1970
(18th)
Raman Ethanai Ramanadi[15] P. Madhavan P. Madhavan  –
1971
(19th)
Veguli Penn Abdul Kabar S. S. Devadass  –
1972
(20th)
Pattikada Pattanama[16] P. Madhavan P. Madhavan  –
1973
(21st)
Dikkatra Parvathi[17]  • M. Lakshmikantha Reddy
 • H. M. Sanjeeva Reddy
Singeetham Srinivasa Rao  –
1974
(22nd)
No Award[18]
1975
(23rd)
Apoorva Raagangal[19]  • P. R. Govindarajan
 • J. Duraisamy
K. Balachander  –
1976
(24th)
No Award
1977
(25th)
Agraharathil Kazhuthai[20]  – John Abraham
1978
(26th)
No Award[21]
1979
(27th)
Pasi[22][23] Durai  –
1980
(28th)
Nenjathai Killathe[24] K. Rajgopal Chetty J. Mahendran
1981
(29th)
Thaneer Thaneer[25]  • P. R. Govindarajan
 • J. Duraisamy
K. Balachander
1982
(30th)
Ezhavathu Manithan[26] Palai N. Shanmugam K. Hariharan
1983
(31st)
Oru Indhiya Kanavu[27]  • T. P. Varadarajan
 • Vijayalakshmi Desikan
Komal Swaminathan
1984
(32nd)
Achamillai Achamillai[28]  • Rajam Balachander
 • V. Natarajan
K. Balachander  –
1985
(33rd)
Muthal Mariyathai[29] Bharathiraja Bharathiraja
1986
(34th)
Mouna Ragam[30] G. Venkateswaran Mani Ratnam
1987
(35th)
Veedu[31] Kaladas Balu Mahendra
1988
(36th)
No Award[32]
1989
(37th)
Pudhea Paadhai[33] A. Sundaram R. Parthiban
1990
(38th)
Anjali[34] M/S Sujatha Productions (P) Ltd Mani Ratnam
1991
(39th)
Vanna Vanna Pookkal[35] Kalaipuli S. Dhanu Balu Mahendra
1992
(40th)
Thevar Magan[36] Kamal Haasan Bharathan
1993
(41st)
Mahanadi[37] Gopal Reddy Santhana Bharathi
1994
(42nd)
Nammavar[38] R. Venkatarama Reddy K. S. Sethumadhavan
1995
(43rd)
Anthimanthaarai[39] Tilaka Ganesh
(Mega Movie Makers)
Bharathiraja
1996
(44th)
Kadhal Kottai[40] Sivashakthi Pandian Agaththian
1997
(45th)
The Terrorist[41] A. Sriram Santosh Sivan
1998
(46th)
Housefull[42] R. Parthiban R. Parthiban
1999
(47th)
Sethu[43] A. Kandasamy Bala
2000
(48th)
Bharati[44] Messers Media Dreams (P) Ltd Gnana Rajasekaran
2001
(49th)
Ooruku Nooruper[45] L. Suresh B. Lenin
2002
(50th)
Kannathil Muthamittal[46]  • Mani Ratnam
 • G. Srinivasan
Mani Ratnam
2003
(51st)
Iyarkai[47] V. R. Kumar S. P. Jananathan
2004
(52nd)
Navarasa[48] Sunil Doshi Santosh Sivan
2005
(53rd)
Aadum Koothu[49] Light and Shadow Movie Makers T. V. Chandran
2006
(54th)
Veyil[50] S. Shankar Vasanthabalan
2007
(55th)
Periyar[51] M/s Liberty Creations Ltd. Gnana Rajasekaran
2008
(56th)
Vaaranam Aayiram[52] Venu Ravichandran Gautham Menon
2009
(57th)
Pasanga[53] M. Sasikumar Pandiraj
2010
(58th)
Thenmerku Paruvakaatru[54] Shibu Issac Seenu Ramasamy
2011
(59th)
Vaagai Sooda Vaa[55]  • S. Muruganandham
 • N. Puranna
A. Sarkunam
2012
(60th)
Vazhakku Enn 18/9[56] N. Subhash Chandra Bose Balaji Sakthivel
2013
(61st)
Thanga Meenkal[57] JSK Film Corporation Ram

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