Kerala State Film Award for Best Director

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Kerala State Film Award for Best Director
Awarded by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy
Type State
Category Malayalam cinema
Description
Description Award for excellence in direction
Statistics
Instituted 1969
First awarded 1969
Last awarded 2016
Total awarded 47
First awardee(s) A. Vincent
(Nadhi)
Recent awardee(s) Vidhu Vincent
(Manhole)

The Kerala State Film Award for Best Director is an honour presented annually at the Kerala State Film Awards of India since 1969. It is given to a film director who has exhibited outstanding directing while working in the Malayalam film industry.[1] Until 1997, the awards were managed directly by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala. Since 1998, the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, an autonomous non-profit organisation functioning under the Department of Cultural Affairs, has been exercising control over the awards.[2] The awardees, decided by an independent jury formed by the academy,[3] are declared by the Minister for Cultural Affairs and are presented by the Chief Minister.[4]

The 1st Kerala State Film Awards ceremony was held in 1970 with cinematographer-director A. Vincent receiving the Best Director award for his work in Nadhi (1969).[5] Throughout the years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, the Government of Kerala has presented a total of 47 Best Director awards to 25 different filmmakers. The late filmmaker G. Aravindan is the most frequent winner in this category with seven awards. He is followed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan (six awards), K. S. Sethumadhavan (four awards) and Shyamaprasad (four awards). As of 2017, five directors—Shaji N. Karun, M. T. Vasudevan Nair, T. V. Chandran, Hariharan and Blessy—have won the award two times in their careers. The Academy did not present the award in the 2002 ceremony. As of the 2017 ceremony, Vidhu Vincent is the most recent recipient of the honour for her work in Manhole (2016). She is also the first woman to win the award.[6]

Winners[edit]

List of award recipients, showing the year, and film(s)
Year Image Recipient Film Ref(s)
1969 A. Vincent Nadhi [7][8]
1970 K. S. Sethumadhavan Ara Nazhika Neram [7][9]
1971 K. S. Sethumadhavan Karakanakadal [7]
1972 K. S. Sethumadhavan Panitheeratha Veedu [7]
1973 Mt vasudevan nayar.jpg M. T. Vasudevan Nair Nirmaalyam [7]
1974 G. Aravindan Uttarayanam [7]
1975 P. A. Backer Kabani Nadi Chuvannappol [7]
1976 T. Rajeevnath Thanal [7]
1977 Adoorgopalakrishnan.JPG Adoor Gopalakrishnan Kodiyettam [7]
1978 G. Aravindan Thampu [7]
1979 G. Aravindan Esthappan [7]
1980  – K. S. Sethumadhavan Oppol [7]
1981 G. Aravindan Pokkuveyil [10]
1982 Bharathan Marmaram [10]
1983 Fazil.jpg Fazil Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku [10]
1984 Adoorgopalakrishnan.JPG Adoor Gopalakrishnan Mukhamukham [10]
1985 G. Aravindan Chidambaram [10]
1986 G. Aravindan Oridathu [10]
1987 Adoorgopalakrishnan.JPG Adoor Gopalakrishnan Anantaram [10]
1988 K. P. Kumaran Rukmini [10]
1989 I. V. Sasi Mrigaya [10]
1990 G. Aravindan Vasthuhara [10]
1991 Kamal Director.jpg Kamal Ulladakkam [11]
1992 Hariharan Sargam [11]
1993 Adoorgopalakrishnan.JPG Adoor Gopalakrishnan Vidheyan [11]
1994 Shaji N. Karun.png Shaji N. Karun Swaham [11]
1995 Adoorgopalakrishnan.JPG Adoor Gopalakrishnan Kathapurushan [11]
1996 Jayaraj.jpg Jayaraj Deshadanam [11]
1997 T.V. Chandran.jpg T. V. Chandran Mangamma [11]
1998 Shyamaprasad.jpg Shyamaprasad Agnisakshi [11]
1999 Shaji N. Karun.png Shaji N. Karun Vanaprastham [11]
2000 Mt vasudevan nayar.jpg M. T. Vasudevan Nair Oru Cheru Punchiri [12]
2001 T.V. Chandran.jpg T. V. Chandran Dany [12]
2002
No winner
2003 Sibi Malayil.jpg Sibi Malayil Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum [12]
2004 Shyamaprasad.jpg Shyamaprasad Akale [12]
2005 Blessy.jpg Blessy Thanmathra [12]
2006 Lenin Rajendran2.jpg Lenin Rajendran Rathri Mazha [12]
2007 MGSasi.jpg M. G. Sasi Adayalangal [12]
2008 Adoorgopalakrishnan.JPG Adoor Gopalakrishnan Oru Pennum Randaanum [12]
2009  – Hariharan Pazhassi Raja [12]
2010 Shyamaprasad.jpg Shyamaprasad Elektra [12]
2011 Blessy.jpg Blessy Pranayam [12]
2012 Laljose.jpg Lal Jose Ayalum Njanum Thammil [12]
2013 Shyamaprasad.jpg Shyamaprasad Artist [13]
2014 Sanal Kumar Sasidharan Oraalppokkam [14]
2015 Martin Prakkat Charlie [15]
2016 Vidhu vincent.JPG Vidhu Vincent Manhole [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chandran, Baiju (16 January 2014). "The original super star". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Festival Book. Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. 2004. p. 8. 
  3. ^ India Today International. Living Media India Limited. 1999. p. 52. 
  4. ^ "Sweta Menon's daughter hogs limelight at State Film Awards". Sify. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Cultural Heritage of Kerala. D.C. Books. 2008. ISBN 978-81-264-1903-6. 
  6. ^ a b "Vidhu Vincent bags best director award for 'Manhole'". The Hindu. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "State Film Awards (1969–80)". Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Vijayakumar, B. (1 July 2012). "Old is Gold: Nadhi (1969)". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  9. ^ Vijayakumar, B. (26 July 2010). "Aranazhikaneram (1970)". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "State Film Awards (1981–90)". Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i "State Film Awards (1991–99)". Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "State Film Awards (2000–12)". Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  13. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (24 April 2014). "Portrait of the director". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Sexy Durga wins Sanal Kumar Sasidharan the Rotterdam Film Festival Hivos Tiger Prize". The New Indian Express. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "Charlie stars Dulquer Salmaan, Parvathy shine at state film awards' night". The Indian Express. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2017. While Martin Prakkat bagged best director award for Charlie, Dulquer Salmaan was named best actor for the same film. Parvathy, however, won the best actress award for her performance in Charlie and Ennu Ninte Moideen. 

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