National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam

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National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Description
Description Best Malayalam Feature Film(s) of the year
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
Statistics
Instituted 1954
First awarded 1954
Last awarded 2016
Total awarded 67
Cash award 100,000 (US$1,500)
Previous name(s) President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Malayalam (1954–68)
First awardee(s) Neelakuyil
Recent awardee(s) Pathemari

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up 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 National Film Awards, established in 1954, are the most prominent film awards in India that merit the best of the Indian cinema. The ceremony also presents awards for films in various regional languages.

Awards for films in seven regional language (Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu) started from 2nd National Film Awards which were presented on 21 December 1955.[1] Three awards of "President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film", "Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film" and "Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film" were instituted. The later two certificate awards were discontinued from 15th National Film Awards (1967).

The first winner of the "President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Malayalam" was the 1954 film Neelakuyil. Jointly directed by P. Bhaskaran and Ramu Kariat, the film was based on a story written by Malayalam writer Uroob. It told the story of a love affair between a Dalit girl and an educated, high caste school teacher. The film is considered landmark in Malayalam cinema history.[2] Along with Neelakuyil, Dakshina Murthy directed film Sneha Seema was honoured with a Certificate of Merit. Following is the list of Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal) recipient films produced in Malayalam language.

Winners[edit]

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

Awards legends
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President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film
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Indicates a joint award for that year
List of award films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1954
(2nd)
Neelakuyil Chandrathara Productions  • P. Bhaskaran
 • Ramu Kariat
 – [1]
1954
(2nd)
Snehaseema Associate Pictures S. S. Rajan  –
1955
(3rd)
No Award [3]
1956
(4th)
No Award [4]
1957
(5th)
Padatha Painkili Neela Productions P. Subramaniam  – [5]
1958
(6th)
Nairu Pidicha Pulivalu T. E. Vasudevan P. Bhaskaran  – [6]
1958
(6th)
Randidangazhi Neela Productions P. Subramaniam  –
1959
(7th)
Chathurangam Capt. (Dr.) G. T. Joshua  • J. D. Thottan
 • D. V. Swamy
 – [7]
1960
(8th)
No Award [8]
1961
(9th)
Mudiyanaya Puthran Chandrathara Productions Ramu Kariat  – [9]
1961
(9th)
Kandam Becha Kottu Modern Theatres T. R. Sundaram  –
1961
(9th)
Sabarimala Ayyappan K. Kuppuswamy S. M. Sriramulu Naidu  –
1962
(10th)
Puthiya Akasam Puthiya Bhoomi Associated Producers M. S. Mani  – [10]
1962
(10th)
Kalpadukal T. R. Raghavan K. S. Anthony  –
1963
(11th)
Ninamaninja Kalpadukal  • K. V. Bhavadas
 • N. K. Karunakara Pillai
 • K. Parameshwaran Nair
N. N. Pisharody  – [11]
1963
(11th)
Doctor H. H. Ebrahim M. S. Mani  –
1963
(11th)
Kalayum Kaminiyum Neela Productions P. Subramaniam  –
1964
(12th)
Aadyakiranangal  • P. Bhaskaran
 • V. Abdullah
P. Bhaskaran  – [12]
1964
(12th)
Kudumbini  • P. A. Thomas
 • J. Sasikumar
 • P. A. Thomas
 • J. Sasikumar
 –
1965
(13th)
Kavyamela T. E. Vasudevan M. Krishnan Nair  – [13]
1965
(13th)
Odayil Ninnu P. Ramaswamy K. S. Sethumadhavan  –
1965
(13th)
Murappennu K. Parameswaran Nair A. Vincent  –
1966
(14th)
Kunjali Marikkar T. K. Pareekutty S. S. Rajan  –
1967
(15th)
Anveshichu Kandethiyilla K. Ravindran Nair P. Bhaskaran  – [14]
1968
(16th)
Adhyapika Neela Productions P. Subramaniam  – [15]
1969
(17th)
Adimakal M. O. Joseph K. S. Sethumadhavan  – [16]
1970
(18th)
Ezhuthatha Kadha Jai Maruthy Pictures A. B. Raj  – [17]
1971
(19th)
Karakanakadal Hari Pothan K. S. Sethumadhavan  –
1972
(20th)
Panitheeratha Veedu K. S. R. Moorthy K. S. Sethumadhavan  – [18]
1973
(21st)
Gayathri  • A. R. Shreedharan Elayidom
 • P. B. Ashram
P. N. Menon  – [19]
1974
(22nd)
Uttarayanam Pattathuvila Karunakaran G. Aravindan  – [20]
1975
(23rd)
Swapnadanam T. Mohamed Babu K. G. George  – [21]
1976
(24th)
Manimuzhakkam Cartoonist Thomas P. A. Backer  –
1977
(25th)
Kodiyettam Kulathoor Bhaskaran Nair Adoor Gopalakrishnan [22]
1978
(26th)
Thampu K. Ravindran Nair G. Aravindan [23]
1979
(27th)
Peruvazhiyambalam Prem Prakash Padmarajan  –
1980
(28th)
Yagam B. Chandramani Bai Sivan [24]
1981
(29th)
Elippathayam K. Ravindran Nair Adoor Gopalakrishnan [25]
1982
(30th)
Chappa P. K. Abdul Latif P. A. Backer [26]
1983
(31st)
Malamukalile Daivam Surya Mudra Films P. N. Menon [27]
1984
(32nd)
Mukhamukham K. Ravindran Nair Adoor Gopalakrishnan  – [28]
1985
(33rd)
Thinkalaazhcha Nalla Divasam M. Mani P. Padmarajan [29]
1986
(34th)
Uppu K. M. A. Rahim V. K. Pavithran [30]
1987
(35th)
Purushartham P. T. K. Mohammad K. R. Mohanan [31]
1988
(36th)
Rugmini  • S. C. Pillai
 • Gigy Abraham
K. P. Kumaran [32]
1989
(37th)
Mathilukal Adoor Gopalakrishnan Adoor Gopalakrishnan [33]
1990
(38th)
Vasthuhara Ravindranath G. Aravindan [34]
1991
(39th)
Kadavu M. T. Vasudevan Nair M. T. Vasudevan Nair [35]
1992
(40th)
Swaroopam P. T. K. Mohammed K. R. Mohanan [36]
1993
(41st)
Vidheyan K. Ravi Adoor Gopalakrishnan [37]
1994
(42nd)
Sukrutham Harikumar M. M. Ramachandran [38]
1995
(43rd)
Ormakalundayirikkanam Salam Karassery T. V. Chandran [39]
1996
(44th)
Desadanam Jayaraj Jayaraj [40]
1997
(45th)
Mangamma NFDC T. V. Chandran [41]
1998
(46th)
Agnisakshi Srishti Films Shyamaprasad [42]
1999
(47th)
Punaradhivasam N. P. Prakash V. K. Prakash [43]
2000
(48th)
Sayanam M. P. Sukumaran Nair M. P. Sukumaran Nair [44]
2000
(48th)
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Grihalakshmi Films Sathyan Anthikad
2001
(49th)
Dany T. V. Chandran T. V. Chandran [45]
2002
(50th)
Nizhalkuthu Adoor Gopalakrishnan Adoor Gopalakrishnan [46]
2003
(51st)
Saphalam Anil Thomas Asok R. Nath [47]
2004
(52nd)
Akale Tom George Kolath Shyamaprasad [48]
2005
(53rd)
Thanmathra Century Films Blessy [49]
2006
(54th)
Drishtantham M. P. Sukumaran Nair M. P. Sukumaran Nair [50]
2007
(55th)
Ore Kadal Vindhyan N. B. Shyamaprasad [51]
2008
(56th)
Thirakkatha Varnachithra Big Screen Ranjith [52]
2009
(57th)
Keralavarma Pazhassiraja A. M. Gopalan T. Hariharan [53]
2010
(58th)
Veettilekkulla Vazhi B. C. Joshi Dr. Biju [54]
2011
(59th)
Indian Rupee August Cinema Ranjith [55]
2012
(60th)
Celluloid Kamal & Ubaid Kamal [56]
2013
(61st)
North 24 Kaatham C. V. Sarathi Anil Radhakrishnan Menon [57]
2014
(62nd)
Ain 1:1 Enternatments Sidhartha Siva [58]
2015
(63rd)
Pathemari Allens Media Salim Ahamed [59]

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