National Film Award for Best Film Critic

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National Film Award for Best Film Critic
Type National
Category Best Writing on Indian Cinema
Instituted 1984
First awarded 1984
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 33
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR75,000 (US$1,200)
Medal Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
First awardee(s) Swapan Mallick
Recent awardee(s) Alaka Sahani

The National Film Award for Best Film Critic 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 Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1984, at 32nd National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners[edit]

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

Awards legends
Indicates a joint award for the year
List of award recipients, showing the year, language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Language(s) Citation
1984
(32nd)
Swapan Mallick[1] English  –
1985
(33rd)
No Award[2]
1986
(34th)
Chidananda Dasgupta[3] Bengali
1987
(35th)
Brajeshwar Madan[4] Hindi
1988
(36th)
Manmohan Chadha[5] Hindi
1989
(37th)
K. N. T. Sastry[6] Telugu
1990
(38th)
Shoma A. Chatterjee[7] Bengali
1991
(39th)
Gautam Kaul[8] English
1992
(40th)
Sudhir Bose[9] Bengali
1993
(41st)
Pritiman Sarkar[10] Bengali
1994
(42nd)
Rashmi Doraiswamy[11] English
1995
(43rd)
M. C. Raja Narayanan[12]  • English
 • Malayalam
1996
(44th)
M. K. Raghavendra[13] English
1997
(45th)
Deepa Gahlot[14] English
1998
(46th)
Meenakshi Shedde[15] English
1999
(47th)
I. Shanmugha Das[16] Malayalam
2000
(48th)
Vasiraju Prakasam[17] Telugu
2000
(48th)
Suresh Sharma[17] Hindi
2001
(49th)
Vinod Anupam[18] Hindi
2002
(50th)
Utpal Borpujari[19] English
2003
(51st)
Saibal Chatterjee[20] English
2004
(52nd)
Namrata Joshi[21] English
2005
(53rd)
Baradwaj Rangan[22] English
2006
(54th)
G. P. Ramachandran[23] Malayalam
2006
(54th)
Rafique A. R. Baghdadi[23] English
2007
(55th)
V. K. Joseph[24] Malayalam
2008
(56th)
Altaf Mazid[25]  • English
 • Assamese
2008
(56th)
R. K. Bidur Singh[25] Manipuri
2009
(57th)
C. S. Venkiteswaran[26] Malayalam
2010
(58th)
Joshy Joseph[27] English
2010
(58th)
N. Manu Chakravarthy[27]  • Kannada
 • English
2011
(59th)
Manoj Barpujari[28]  • Assamese
 • English
2012
(60th)
P. S. Radhakrishnan [29] Malayalam
2013
(61st)
Alaka Sahani[30] English

References[edit]

  1. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "34th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "37th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  23. ^ a b "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  25. ^ a b "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  26. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  27. ^ a b "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  28. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  29. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  30. ^ "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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