Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil

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The Filmfare Best Director Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards South for Tamil (Kollywood) films. The awards were extended to "Best Director" in 1972.[1]

Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Best Director - Tamil
Most awards K. Balachander 7 awards
Second most winner Mani Ratnam 5 awards

Winners[edit]

Year Recipient Film Ref(s).
1972 P. Madhavan Gnana Oli [2]
1973 A. C. Tirulokchandar Bharatha Vilas [2]
1974 K. Balachander Aval Oru Thodar Kathai [2]
1975 K. Balachander Apoorva Raagangal [2]
1976 S. P. Muthuraman Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu [2]
1977 S. P. Muthuraman Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri [2]
1978 Bharathiraja Sigappu Rojakkal [2]
1979 J. Mahendran Uthiripookkal [2]
1980 K. Balachander Varumayin Niram Sivappu [3]
1981 K. Balachander Thaneer Thaneer [3]
1982 Balu Mahendra Moondram Pirai [3]
1983 A. Jagannathan Vellai Roja [3]
1984 K. Balachander Achamillai Achamillai [3]
1985 Fazil Poove Poochudava [3]
1986 Mani Ratnam Mouna Raagam [4][3]
1987 Bharathiraja Vedham Pudhithu [5][6]
1988 Balu Mahendra Veedu
1989 K. Balachander Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal [7][8]
1990 Mani Ratnam Anjali
1991 Mani Ratnam Thalapathi [9]
1992 K. Balachander Vaaname Ellai [10]
1993 Shankar Gentleman [11]
1994 Shankar Kadhalan [12][11]
1995 Mani Ratnam Bombay [13]
1996 Agathiyan Kadhal Kottai [14]
1997 Cheran Bharathi Kannamma [15]
1998 Cheran Desiya Geetham [16]
1999 Bala Sethu [17]
2000 Rajiv Menon Kandukondain Kandukondain [18]
2001 Cheran Pandavar Bhoomi [19]
2002 Mani Ratnam Kannathil Muthamittal [20][21]
2003 Bala Pithamagan [22]
2004 Cheran Autograph [23]
2005 Shankar Anniyan [24]
2006 Vasanthabalan Veyil [25]
2007 Ameer Sultan Paruthiveeran [26]
2008 Sasikumar Subramaniyapuram [27]
2009 Priyadarshan Kanchivaram [28]
2010 Vasanthabalan Angadi Theru
2011 Vetrimaaran Aadukalam [29]
2012 Balaji Sakthivel Vazhakku Enn 18/9
2013 Bala Paradesi [30]
2014 A. R. Murugadoss Kaththi [31]
2015 Mohan Raja Thani Oruvan [32]
2016 Sudha Kongara Irudhi Suttru [33]

Nominations[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Film world, p 43
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h The Times of India directory and year book including who's who, p 234
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Collections, p 394
  4. ^ https://archive.is/XKkNp
  5. ^ https://archive.is/ZoiwQ
  6. ^ https://archive.is/c4QOI
  7. ^ "Awards". Kavithalayaa.com. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  8. ^ https://books.google.com/books/about/Vidura.html?id=_JZZAAAAMAAJ. C. Sarkar., 1990
  9. ^ https://archive.is/iOxwb
  10. ^ Press Institute of India (1993). Data India. Press Institute of India. ISSN 0377-6832. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Everyone loves the black lady - The Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  12. ^ https://archive.is/oc40i
  13. ^ "Filmfare Awards". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on October 10, 1999. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Minnoviyam Star Tracks". chandrag.tripod.com. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ "The Hindu : Star-spangled show on cards". hinduonnet.com. Archived from the original on July 15, 2006. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  18. ^ Kannan, Ramya (2001-03-24). "Trophy time for tinseldom". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  19. ^ "Nuvvu Nenu wins 4 Filmfare awards". The Times Of India. 2002-04-06. 
  20. ^ "Madras Talkies Accolades". Madrastalkies.com. Archived from the original on May 14, 2006. Retrieved 5 July 2009. 
  21. ^ "Manikchand Filmfare Awards: Sizzling at 50". BSNL. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  22. ^ "Pithamagan sweeps FilmFare Awards - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "Filmfare awards for South India - Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam & Kannada - Telugu Cinema". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "`Anniyan` sweeps Filmfare Awards!". sify.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  25. ^ "54th Fair One Filmfare Awards 2006 - Telugu cinema function". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  27. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  28. ^ "Filmfare Awards winners". The Times Of India. 2010-08-09. 
  29. ^ "Filmfare Awards South Winners". indicine.com. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  30. ^ "IN PICS: 61st Filmfare Awards (South) Tamil winners list 2013 - The Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  31. ^ "Winners of 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards South". Filmfare. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  32. ^ Winners of the 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South) Archived 2016-07-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  33. ^ "Winners: 64th Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 (South)". Times of India. 19 June 2017. 
  34. ^ "The 49th Annual Filmfare Awards – South". The Times Of India. Archived from the original on 23 May 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  35. ^ "The 55th Filmfare South Awards in Chennai on July 12". Televisionpoint. Bhash Media Private Limited. Archived from the original on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 

References[edit]

  • Ramachandran, T.M. (1973). Film world. 9. 
  • Collections. Update Video Publication. 1991. 
  • The Times of India directory and year book including who's who. Times of India Press. 1984. 

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