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]

Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Awarded forBest Director in Tamil films
CountryIndia
Presented byFilmfare
First awardedP. Madhavan,
Gnana Oli(1972)
Currently held byRam Kumar,
Ratsasan (2018)
WebsiteFilmfare Awards

Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Best Director - Tamil
Most awards

Mani Ratnam

8
Most Nominations K. Balachander 18
Most Nominations without a win Vikraman 7

Winners[edit]

Year Photos of winners Winners Film Ref(s).
1972 P. Madhavan Gnana Oli [2]
1973 A. C. Tirulokchandar Bharatha Vilas [3]
1974
K Balachander.jpg
K. Balachander Aval Oru Thodar Kathai [4]
1975
K Balachander.jpg
K. Balachander Apoorva Raagangal [5]
1976
Director SP Muthuraman at Be the Change 2015 Calendar Launch.jpg
S. P. Muthuraman Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu [6]
1977
Director SP Muthuraman at Be the Change 2015 Calendar Launch.jpg
S. P. Muthuraman Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri [7]
1978
Director Bharathiraja at Salim Movie Audio Launch.jpg
Bharathiraja Sigappu Rojakkal [8]
1979
J Mahendran at Veena S Balachander Felicitation.jpg
J. Mahendran Uthiripookkal [8]
1980
K Balachander.jpg
K. Balachander Varumayin Niram Sivappu [9]
1981
K Balachander.jpg
K. Balachander Thaneer Thaneer [10]
1982
Balu Mahendra (cropped).JPG
Balu Mahendra Moondram Pirai [11]
1983 A. Jagannathan Vellai Roja [12]
1984
K Balachander.jpg
K. Balachander Achamillai Achamillai [13]
1985
Fazil.jpg
Fazel Poove Poochudava [14]
1986
Mani Ratnam at the Museum of the Moving Image.jpg
Mani Ratnam Mouna Raagam [15][16]
1987
Director Bharathiraja at Salim Movie Audio Launch.jpg
Bharathiraja Vedham Puthithu [17][18]
1988
Balu Mahendra (cropped).JPG
Balu Mahendra Veedu [19]
1989
K Balachander.jpg
K.Balachander Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal [20]
1990
Mani Ratnam at the Museum of the Moving Image.jpg
Mani Ratnam Anjali [citation needed]
1991
Mani Ratnam at the Museum of the Moving Image.jpg
Mani Ratnam Thalapathi [21]
1992
Mani Ratnam at the Museum of the Moving Image.jpg
Mani Ratnam Roja [22]
1993
Shankar at the 2.0 Audio launch.jpg
Shankar Gentleman [23][24]
1994
Shankar at the 2.0 Audio launch.jpg
Shankar Kadhalan [25][24]
1995
Mani Ratnam at the Museum of the Moving Image.jpg
Mani Ratnam Bombay [26]
1996
Agathiyan at the ‘Kennedy Club’ Audio Launch.jpg
Agathiyan Kadhal Kottai [27]
1997
Cheran (Tamil film director).jpg
Cheran Bharathi Kannamma [28]
1998
Cheran (Tamil film director).jpg
Cheran Desiya Geetham [29]
1999
Bala Paradesi Shoot.jpg
Bala Sethu [30]
2000
Rajiv Menon at Kanika Dhillon's The Dance of Durga Book Launch.jpg
Rajiv Menon Kandukondain Kandukondain [31]
2000
Mani Ratnam at the Museum of the Moving Image.jpg
Mani Ratnam Alaipayuthey [32]
2001
Cheran (Tamil film director).jpg
Cheran Pandavar Bhoomi [33]
2002
Mani Ratnam at the Museum of the Moving Image.jpg
Mani Ratnam Kannathil Muthamittal [34][35]
2003 Bala Paradesi Shoot.jpg Bala Pithamagan [36]
2004 Cheran (Tamil film director).jpg Cheran Autograph [37]
2005
Shankar at the 2.0 Audio launch.jpg
Shankar Anniyan [38]
2006
Vasantha Balan at the Kaaviya Thalaivan Press Meet.jpg
Vasanthabalan Veyil [39]
2007
Ameer at Santhanathevan Movie Launch.jpg
Ameer Sultan Paruthiveeran [40]
2008
Director M Sasikumar at the Thalaimuraigal Team Press Meet showing their National Award for 2013.jpg
Sasikumar Subramaniyapuram [41]
2009
Priyadarshan at a press conference for ‘Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal’ (cropped).jpg
Priyadarshan Kanchivaram [42]
2010
Mani Ratnam at the Museum of the Moving Image.jpg
Mani Ratnam Raavanan [citation needed]
2011
Vetrimaaran Pay Homage to Na Muthukumar.jpg
Vetrimaaran Aadukalam [43]
2012
Balaji Sakthivel At The ‘Vaanam Kottatum’ Audio Launch.jpg
Balaji Sakthivel Vazhakku Enn 18/9 [44]
2013
Bala Paradesi Shoot.jpg
Bala Paradesi [45]
2014
Murugadoss.jpg
A. R. Murugadoss Kaththi [46]
2015
Jayam Raja at Enna Satham Indha Neram Press Meet.jpg
mohan Thani Oruvan [47]
2016
Sudha Kongara Prasad at Irudhi Suttru Thanks Giving Meet.jpg
Sudha Kongara Irudhi Suttru [48]
2017 Pushkar-Gayathri at the Brew Person Of The Year Awards 2017.jpg Pushkar–Gayathri
(Director Duo)
Vikram Vedha [49]
2018 Ram Kumar Ratsasan [50]

Nominations[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

References[edit]

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Sources[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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