National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi

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National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Awarded forBest Hindi Feature Film(s) of the year
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Formerly calledPresident's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Hindi (1954–68)
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 100,000 (US$1,400)
First awarded1954
Last awarded2019
Most recent winner Chhichhore
Highlights
Total awarded84
First winner Mirza Ghalib

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi 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).

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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).

Directed by Sohrab Modi, the 1954 film Mirza Ghalib was honoured with the first president's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Hindi. The most recent recipient is the 2019 comedy-drama Chhichhore .

Winners

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
YearFilm(s)Producer(s)Director(s)CitationRefs.
1954
(2nd)
Mirza Ghalib Minerva Moviestone Sohrab Modi   [1]
Jagriti Filmistan Ltd. Satyen Bose  
1955
(3rd)
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje Rajkamal Kalamandir V. Shantaram   [2]
Shree 420 R. K. Films Raj Kapoor  
Devdas Bimal Roy Productions Bimal Roy  
1956
(4th)
Basant Bahar Shri Vishwa Bharati FilmsR. Chandra  [3]
1957
(5th)
Do Aankhen Barah Haath Rajkamal Kalamandir V. Shantaram   [4]
Mother India Mehboob Productions Mehboob Khan  
Musafir Hrishikesh Mukherjee Hrishikesh Mukherjee  
1958
(6th)
Madhumati Bimal Roy Bimal Roy   [5]
Lajwanti Mohan Segal Narendra Suri  
Karigar Vasant Joglekar Vasant Joglekar  
1959
(7th)
Anari Lachman B. Lulla Hrishikesh Mukherjee   [6]
1960
(8th)
Mughal-e-Azam K. Asif K. Asif   [7]
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai Raj Kapoor Radhu Karmakar  
Kanoon B. R. Chopra B. R. Chopra  
1961
(9th)
Dharmputra B. R. Chopra Yash Chopra   [8]
Gunga Jumna Dilip Kumar Nitin Bose  
Pyaar Ki PyaasAnupam ChitraMahesh Kaul 
1962
(10th)
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Guru Dutt Abrar Alvi   [9]
1963
(11th)
Bandini Bimal Roy Productions Bimal Roy   [10]
Mere Mehboob Harnam Singh Rawail Harnam Singh Rawail  
Gumrah B. R. Films B. R. Chopra  
1964
(12th)
Dosti Tarachand Barjatya Satyen Bose   [11]
Yaadein Sunil Dutt Sunil Dutt  
Geet Gaya Patharon Ne V. Shantaram Productions V. Shantaram  
1965
(13th)
Shaheed Kewal KashyapS. Ram Sharma  [12]
Oonche Log M/S Chitrakala Phani Majumdar  
Guide Dev Anand Vijay Anand  
1966
(14th)
Anupama L. B. Lachman Hrishikesh Mukherjee  
1967
(15th)
Hamraaz B. R. Chopra B. R. Chopra   [13]
1968
(16th)
Aashirwad  N. C. Sippy
  Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Hrishikesh Mukherjee   [14]
1969
(17th)
Satyakam Sher Jeng Singh Punchee Hrishikesh Mukherjee   [15]
1970
(18th)
Anand   Hrishikesh Mukherjee
 N.C. Sippy
Hrishikesh Mukherjee   [16]
1971
(19th)
Phir Bhi Shivendra ShahShivendra Shah  [17]
1972
(20th)
Maya Darpan Kumar Shahani Kumar Shahani   [18]
1973
(21st)
27 Down (Late) Awatar Krishna Kaul(Late) Awatar Krishna Kaul  [19]
1974
(22nd)
No Award [20]
1975
(23rd)
Nishant  Freni M. Variava
 Mohan J. Bijlani
Shyam Benegal   [21]
1976
(24th)
Manthan Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. Shyam Benegal  
1977
(25th)
Shatranj Ke Khiladi Suresh Jindal Satyajit Ray
For the skilful juxtaposing and interweaving of two parallel destinies, the personal and the political; for the setting these against the decadent splendor of the court of Avadh, recreated with a sense of great pictorial beauty and musical charm; for presenting vividly the clash of two cultures, irreconcilable in their distinctive views of the world; for performances of remarkable depth and range, true to the style and flavour of the period.
[22]
1978
(26th)
Kasturi Bimal DuttBimal Dutt
For a lyrical depiction of the elemental and eternal conflict between science and superstition.
[23]
Junoon Shashi Kapoor Shyam Benegal
For overall technical virtuousity and successful evocation of a bygone era.
1979
(27th)
Sparsh Basu Bhattacharya Sai Paranjpye [24]
1980
(28th)
Aakrosh Devi Dutt Govind Nihalani
For its severe indictment of an establishment and a society that permits injustice, for presenting a bold theme in a cinematic style which makes it both socially and aesthetically significant.
[25]
1981
(29th)
Arohan Government of West Bengal Shyam Benegal
For hard-hitting treatment of contemporary reality, especially as it is reflected in the continuing predicament of the West Bengal peasantry.
[26]
1982
(30th)
Katha Suresh Jindal Sai Paranjpye
For its social satire of great charm and wit.
[27]
1983
(31st)
Ardh Satya   Manmohan Shetty
  Pradeep Uppoor
Govind Nihalani
For its powerful exploration of a labyrinthine socio-political situation.
[28]
1984
(32nd)
Paar Swapan Sarkar Gautam Ghose   [29]
1985
(33rd)
AnantyatraNachiket Patwardhan Nachiket Patwardhan
 Jayu Patwardhan
For an unusual film blending with fact and fantasy, dealing with the contemporary subject of the frustrations of middle-aged executive, presented with wit and humour.
[30]
1986
(34th)
Mirch Masala NFDC Ketan Mehta
For its moving depiction of a rural woman's struggle against oppressive social conditions in the pre-Independence era.
[31]
1987
(35th)
Pestonjee NFDC Vijaya Mehta
For creating an exquisite and gentle tale full of irony, stressing the universal need for human companionship, loyalty and acceptance of life.
[32]
1988
(36th)
Salaam Bombay!  NFDC
  Mirabai Films
  Doordarshan
Mira Nair
For exploring the tragic realities of life for the homeless children and women and those enmashed by drugs.
[33]
1989
(37th)
Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro NFDC Saeed Akhtar Mirza
For its novel examination of the nexus between urban lumpen life, crime and religious revivalism.
[34]
1990
(38th)
Drishti Govind Nihalani Govind Nihalani
For depicting marital pain very effectively.
[35]
1991
(39th)
Diksha  NFDC
  Doordarshan
Arun Kaul
For the impressive treatment of a relevant social theme.
[36]
Dharavi  NFDC
  Doordarshan
Sudhir Mishra
For its affirmation of the indefatigable human spirit of survival.
1992
(40th)
Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda NFDC Shyam Benegal
For its poetically charming enquiry into the nature and meaning of love.
[37]
1993
(41st)
Patang  Sanjay Sahay
 Durba Sahay
Gautam Ghose
For a restrained and symbolic portrayal of love and betrayal and of the various layers of moral corruption, which overpower the lives of innocents.
[38]
1994
(42nd)
Mammo  NFDC
  Doordarshan
Shyam Benegal
For a poignant narrative of a family set against the trauma of exiled people in past post partition India.
[39]
1995
(43rd)
Bandit Queen Sundeep Singh Bedi Shekhar Kapur
For its stark and frank portrayal of an Indian woman in a caste ridden society.
[40]
1996
(44th)
Gudia   Amit Khanna
  Mahesh Bhatt
Gautam Ghose
For an unusual exploration into the lives of traditional entertainers and the entwined relationships between the animate and inanimate players that develop into an obsession.
[41]
1997
(45th)
Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa Govind Nihalani Govind Nihalani
For a moving depiction of the story of a mother who beings to realise her son's values and beliefs only after his tragic death and in the process emerges a stronger being.
[42]
1998
(46th)
Godmother Gramco Films Vinay Shukla
The films deals with contemporary power structure and confronts violence, corruption and passions with ease. The music, art direction and the dialogues combine to create a strong ethnic character setting a new trend in popular Indian cinema.
[43]
1999
(47th)
Shool   Ram Gopal Varma
 Nitin Manmohan
E. Nivas
For unveiling the complete collapse of the socio-political system. A very effective portrayal of the determined fight of a single citizen in the centre of a façade of democracy.
[44]
2000
(48th)
Zubeidaa Farouq Rattonsey Shyam Benegal
For the political turmoil has been juxtaposed with the upheavals of the life of a tempestuous Muslim girl who defies all norms to marry a much married maharaja. It is a story of obsessive love in the times of political priorities in post independent India.
[45]
2001
(49th)
Dil Chahta Hai Ritesh Sidhwani Farhan Akhtar
For artistically and humorously portraying the growing up years of young persons in modern society.
[46]
2002
(50th)
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Tips Industries Rajkumar Santoshi
For its gripping portrayal of the life and times of a legendary martyr.
[47]
2003
(51st)
Raghu Romeo NFDC Rajat Kapoor
For a zestful spoof of popular culture where the boundaries of illusion and reality collapse and the common man turns into hero.
[48]
2004
(52nd)
Raincoat Shree Venkatesh Films Rituparno Ghosh
For its subtle handling of human relationship in a low-keyed fashion yet mentioning the warmth of a lost love.
[49]
2005
(53rd)
Black  Anshuman Swami
  Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
For a stylised and visually vibrant tale of a physically challenged child who learns to live and become an achiever against insurmountable odds.
[50]
2006
(54th)
Khosla Ka Ghosla Savita Raj Hiremath Dibakar Banerjee
For an original Portraying the middle class struggle against the real estate mafia.
[51]
2007
(55th)
1971 Sagar Films Amrit Sagar
A sensitive depiction of the ordeal of Indian prisoners of war trapped between extreme hostility and official apathy in an alien land and showing fortitude in a hopeless situation.
[52]
2008
(56th)
Rock On Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Abhishek Kapoor
For an emotional story of musical bonding.
[53]
2009
(57th)
Paa   Amitabh Bachchan Corporation
  Sunil Manchanda
R. Balki
A heart rendering, yet unsentimental portrayal of a family dealing with a tragedy foretold.
[54]
2010
(58th)
Do Dooni Chaar Arindam Chaudhuri Habib Faisal
For an entertaining narrative that brings to the fore the struggle of a school teacher who is torn between maintaining his integrity and the lure of a little more comfort.
[55]
2011
(59th)
I Am   Onir
  Sanjay Suri
Onir
For the dexterous weaving of four different stories across India which negotiate the complexities of people undergoing the trauma of being dispossessed and thereby disempowered. The director attempts to bridge links between various social issues of those suffering the consequences of political exile; some face humiliation for their sexual preferences while others feel the pain of violation.
[56]
2012
(60th)
Filmistaan Satellite Picture Pvt. Ltd.Nitin Kakkar
A gripping tale of a Mumbai film buff who gets unwittingly involved in a cross border misadventure only to realize how divided hearts can be brought together through cinema.
[57]
2013
(61st)
Jolly LLB Fox Star Studios Subhash Kapoor
A fast-paced film of an ambitious lawyer wanting to make it big through short-cut method ends up opening a high profile case and what follows is a roller coaster ride of a man, his moralities, ambitions and relationships.
[58]
2014
(62nd)
Queen   Phantom Films
  Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Vikas Bahl
For a delightful portrayal of a young girl who emerges from her cocoon of diffidence and middle-class mores to discover the pleasure and fulfillment of a life lived on her own terms.
[59]
2015
(63rd)
Dum Laga Ke Haisha   Maneesh Sharma
  Yash Raj Films
Sharat Katariya
For a sweet and resonant film set in Haridwar and challenges the middle class prejudices in choosing a bride.
[60]
2016
(64th)
Neerja Fox Star Studios India Pvt. Ltd. Ram Madhvani
A sensitive story of a valiant battle brought alive with cinematic brilliance.
[61]
2017
(65th)
Newton Drishyam Films Amit V Masurkar  
2018
(66th)
Andhadhun Viacom18 Motion Pictures Sriram Raghavan
The film is a judicious mix of intrigue and creativity.
[62]
2019
(67th)
Chhichhore   Fox Star Studios India Pvt. Ltd.
  Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Nitesh Tiwari  

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