National Film Award for Best Screenplay

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National Film Award for Best Screenplay
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Description Best screenplay for a feature film for a year
Instituted 1967 (Screenplay Writer (Original))
2009 (Screenplay Writer (Adapted))
2009 (Dialogues)
First awarded 1967 (Screenplay Writer (Original))
2009 (Screenplay Writer (Adapted))
2009 (Dialogues)
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 46 (Screenplay Writer (Original))
5 (Screenplay Writer (Adapted))
5 (Dialogues)
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR50,000 (US$810)
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
First awardee(s) S. L. Puram Sadanandan
Recent awardee(s)  • P. Sheshadri
Screenplay Writer (Original)
 • Panchakshari
Screenplay Writer (Adapted)
 • Sumitra Bhave
(Dialogues)

This is the list of the National Film Awards (India) for Best Screenplay presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation established 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 award was instituted in 1967, at 15th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Since the 57th National Film Awards in 2009, the award has been sub-categorized into Screenplay Original, Screenplay Writer (Adapted) and Dialogues.

Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Best Screenplay
Most awards M T Vasudevan Nair (1989,1991,1992,1994) 4

winners[edit]

Awards legends
Screenplay Writer (Original)
Screenplay Writer (Adapted)
Dialogues

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

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Film(s) Language(s) Citation
1967
(15th)
S. L. Puram Sadanandan[1] Agniputhri Malayalam  –
1968
(16th)
Pandit Anand Kumar[2] Anokhi Raat Hindi  –
1969
(17th)
Puttanna Kanagal[3] Gejje Pooje Kannada  –
1970
(18th)
Satyajit Ray[4] Pratidwandi Bengali  –
1971
(19th)
Tapan Sinha[5] Ekhonee Bengali  –
1972
(20th)

Gulzar[6] Koshish Hindi  –
1973
(21st)
 • Mrinal Sen[7]
 • Ashish Burman
Padatik Bengali  –
1974
(22nd)
Satyajit Ray[8] Sonar Kella Bengali  –
1975
(23rd)
No Award[9]
1976
(24th)
Vijay Tendulkar[10] Manthan Hindi  –
1977
(25th)
 • Satyadev Dubey
 • Shyam Benegal
 • Girish Karnad[11]
Bhumika Hindi
1978
(26th)
 • T. S. Ranga[12]
 • T. S. Nagabharana
Grahana Kannada
1979
(27th)
Sai Paranjpye[13] Sparsh Hindi  –
1980
(28th)
Mrinal Sen[14] Akaler Sandhane Bengali
1981
(29th)
K. Balachander[15] Thanneer Thanneer Tamil
1982
(30th)
Mrinal Sen[16] Kharij Bengali
1983
(31st)
G. V. Iyer[17] Adi Shankaracharya Sanskrit
1984
(32nd)
Adoor Gopalakrishnan[18] Mukhamukham Malayalam  –
1985
(33rd)
Bhabendra Nath Saikia[19] Agnisnaan Assamese
1986
(34th)
Buddhadeb Dasgupta[20] Phera Bengali
1987
(35th)
Adoor Gopalakrishnan[21] Anantaram Malayalam
1988
(36th)
Arundhati Roy[22] In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones English
1989
(37th)
M. T. Vasudevan Nair[23] Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha Malayalam
1990
(38th)
K. S. Sethumadhavan[24] Marupakkam Tamil
1991
(39th)
M. T. Vasudevan Nair[25] Kadavu Malayalam
1992
(40th)
M. T. Vasudevan Nair[26] Sadayam Malayalam
1993
(41st)
Satyajit Ray (Posthumously)[27] Uttoran Bengali
1994
(42nd)
M. T. Vasudevan Nair[28] Parinayam Malayalam
1995
(43rd)
 • Ashok Mishra[29]
 • Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Naseem Hindi
1996
(44th)
Agathiyan[30] Kadhal Kottai Tamil
1997
(45th)
Rituparno Ghosh[31] Dahan Bengali
1998
(46th)
Ashok Mishra[32] Samar Hindi
1999
(47th)
Madampu Kunjukuttan[33] Karunam Malayalam
2000
(48th)
P. Bharathiraja[34] Kadal Pookkal Tamil
2001
(49th)
G. Neelakanta Reddy[35] Show Telugu
2002
(50th)
Aparna Sen[36] Mr. and Mrs. Iyer English
2003
(51st)
Gautam Ghose[37] Abar Aranye Bengali
2004
(52nd)
 • Manoj Tyagi
 • Nina Arora[38]
Page 3 Hindi
2005
(53rd)
 • Prakash Jha
 • Shridhar Raghavan
 • Manoj Tyagi[39]
Apaharan Hindi
2006
(54th)
 • Abhijat Joshi[40]
 • Rajkumar Hirani
 • Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Lage Raho Munna Bhai Hindi
2007
(55th)
Feroz Abbas Khan[41] Gandhi, My Father Hindi
2008
(56th)
Sachin Kundalkar Gandha[42] Marathi
2009
(57th)
 • P. F. Mathews
 • Harikrishna[43]
Kutty Srank Malayalam
2009
(57th)
 • Gopal Krishan Pai
 • Girish Kasaravalli[43]
Kanasemba Kudureyaneri Kannada
2009
(57th)
Pandiraj[43] Pasanga Tamil
2010
(58th)
Vetrimaaran[44] Aadukalam Tamil
2010
(58th)
 • Anant Mahadevan
 • Sanjay Pawar[44]
Mee Sindhutai Sapkal Marathi
2010
(58th)
Sanjay Pawar[44] Mee Sindhutai Sapkal Marathi
2011
(59th)
 • Vikas Bahl
 • Nitesh Tiwari
 • Vijay Maurya[45]
Chillar Party Hindi
2011
(59th)
Avinash Deshpande Nigdi[45] Shala Marathi
2011
(59th)
Girish Kulkarni[45] Deool Marathi
2012
(60th)
Sujoy Ghosh[46] Kahaani Hindi
2012
(60th)
 • Bhavesh Mandalia
 • Umesh Shukla[46]
OMG – Oh My God! Hindi
2012
(60th)
Anjali Menon[46] Ustad Hotel Malayalam
2013
(61st)
P. Sheshadri[47] December-1 Kannada
2013
(61st)
Panchakshari[47] Prakruti Kannada
2013
(61st)
Sumitra Bhave[47] Astu Marathi

References[edit]

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