Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil

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Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Awarded forBest Director in Tamil films
CountryIndia
Presented byFilmfare
First awardedP. Madhavan,
Gnana Oli (1972)
Currently held bySudha Kongara,
Soorarai Pottru (2020-2021)
WebsiteFilmfare Awards

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 wins
Most Nominations 18 nominations
Most Nominations without a win Vikraman 7 nominations
Most consecutive nominations K. Balachander & Bharathiraja 6 nominations
Most consecutive wins K. Balachander, S. P. Muthuraman, Mani Ratnam, S. Shankar, Cheran 2 wins
Oldest winner K. Balachander 63
Oldest nominee Balu Mahendra 74

Multiple nominations[edit]

Multiple wins[edit]

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 Aval Oru Thodar Kathai [4]
1975
K. Balachander Apoorva Raagangal [5]
1976
S. P. Muthuraman Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu [6]
1977
S. P. Muthuraman Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri [7]
1978
Bharathiraja Sigappu Rojakkal [8]
1979
Mahendran Uthiripookkal [8]
1980
K. Balachander Varumayin Niram Sivappu [9]
1981
K. Balachander Thanneer Thanneer [10]
1982
Balu Mahendra Moondram Pirai [11]
1983 A. Jagannathan Vellai Roja [12]
1984
K. Balachander Achamillai Achamillai [13]
1985
Fazel Poove Poochudava [14] [15]
1986
Mani Ratnam Mouna Raagam [16][17]
1987
Bharathiraja Vedham Puthithu [18][19]
1988
Balu Mahendra Veedu [20]
1989
K.Balachander Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal [21][22]
1990
Mani Ratnam Anjali [23][24]
1991
Mani Ratnam Thalapathi [25]
1992
K.Balachander Vaaname Ellai [26]
1993
Shankar Gentleman [27][28]
1994
Shankar Kadhalan [29]
1995
Mani Ratnam Bombay [30]
1996
Agathiyan Kadhal Kottai [31]
1997
Cheran Bharathi Kannamma
1998
Cheran Desiya Geetham [32]
1999
Bala Sethu [33]
2000
Rajiv Menon Kandukondain Kandukondain [34]
2001
Cheran Pandavar Bhoomi [35]
2002
Mani Ratnam Kannathil Muthamittal [36][37]
2003 Bala Pithamagan [38]
2004 Cheran Autograph [39]
2005
Shankar Anniyan [40]
2006
Vasanthabalan Veyil [41]
2007
Ameer Sultan Paruthiveeran [42]
2008
Sasikumar Subramaniyapuram [43]
2009
Priyadarshan Kanchivaram [44]
2010
Vasanthabalan Angadi Theru
2011
Vetrimaaran Aadukalam [45]
2012
Balaji Sakthivel Vazhakku Enn 18/9 [46]
2013
Bala Paradesi [47]
2014
A. R. Murugadoss Kaththi [48]
2015
mohan Thani Oruvan [49]
2016
Sudha Kongara Irudhi Suttru [50]
2017 Pushkar–Gayathri
(Director Duo)
Vikram Vedha [51]
2018 Ram Kumar Ratsasan [52]
2020-2021
Sudha Kongara Soorarai Pottru [53]

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. Vol. 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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