National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi

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National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Awarded forBest Marathi Feature Film(s) of the year
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Formerly calledPresident's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Marathi (1954–1968)
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 100,000 (US$1,400)
First awarded1954
Last awarded2018
Most recent winnerBhonga
Highlights
Total awarded62
First winner Mahatma Phule

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi 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 P. K. Atre, the 1954 film Mahatma Phule , based on life of a Maharashtrian social reformer Jyotiba Govindrao Phule, was honoured with the first president's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Marathi. Following is the list of Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal) recipient films produced in Marathi language.

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)
Mahatma Phule Atre Pictures Pralhad Keshav Atre   [1]
1955
(3rd)
Me Tulas Tujhya AnganiNav Chitra Raja Thakur   [2]
Shevagyachya Shenga Sadashiv Row J. Kavi Shantaram Athavale  
1956
(4th)
No Award [3]
1957
(5th)
GruhdevtaSurel Chitra Madhav Shinde   [4]
1958
(6th)
Dhakti Jau Sarvashri Wamanrao Kulkarni
 Vishnupant Chavan
Anant Mane   [5]
1959
(7th)
No Award [6]
1960
(8th)
KanyadanSurel Chitra Madhav Shinde   [7]
Umaj Padel TarNarayan Baburao Kamat Dinkar D. Patil  
1961
(9th)
ManiniKala Chitra Anant Mane   [8]
VaijayantaRekha Films Gajanan Jagirdar  
Manasala Pankh Astat Madhav Shinde Madhav Shinde  
1962
(10th)
Rangalya Ratree AshyaThe Maharashtra Film Industrial Co-Operative Society Ltd. Raja Thakur   [9]
Jaawai Majha BhalaManeesha Chitra Pvt Ltd.Neelkanth Magdum 
Gariba Gharchi LekShivaji Gulabrao KatkarKamlakar Vishnu Torne 
1963
(11th)
Ha Majha Marg Ekla Sudhir Phadke Raja Paranjape   [10]
Te Majhe GharRavindra BhatGanesh Bhat 
1964
(12th)
Pathlaag Raja Paranjape Raja Paranjape   [11]
Tuka Jhalasi KalasN. G. DatarRaja Nene 
Sawaal Majha Aika! Anant Mane Anant Mane  
1965
(13th)
Sadhi ManasaLilabai Bhalji Pendharkar Bhalji Pendharkar   [12]
Nirmon (Konkani) Frank Fernand A. Salam 
Yuge Yuge Me Vaat PahiliBabasaheb S. FatehlalC. Vishwanath 
1966
(14th)
Pawana Kantcha DhondiAnant Thakur 
1967
(15th)
Santh Wahate KrishnamaiSahakari Chitrapath Sanstha LtdM. G. Pathak  [13]
1968
(16th)
EkteeG. Chaugle Raja Thakur   [14]
1969
(17th)
Tambdi MatiLilabai Bhalji Pendharkar Bhalji Pendharkar   [15]
1970
(18th)
Mumbaicha JawaiTushar Pradhan Raja Thakur   [16]
1971
(19th)
Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe Arvind Deshpande  
1972
(20th)
Pinjra V. Shantaram V. Shantaram   [17]
1973
(21st)
No Award [18]
1974
(22nd)
No Award [19]
1975
(23rd)
Saamna Ramdas Phutane Jabbar Patel   [20]
1976
(24th)
No Award
1977
(25th)
Jait Re Jait Usha Mangeshkar Jabbar Patel
For consistently transferring to the film medium a successful fictional work (Thakurwadi by G. N. Dandekar); for high lightening the mutual inconsistencies of love, of the fear of God and of superstition in a simple, innocent community of tribal, for the memorable use of the drum in evoking presence of the God and expressing the inexorable demands of love for a cinematic form which captures the lyricism, the cadence and the lilt of folk culture.
[21]
1978
(26th)
No Award [22]
1979
(27th)
Sinhasan Jabbar Patel  
1980
(28th)
No Award [23]
1981
(29th)
Umbartha   Jabbar Patel
 D. V. Rao
Jabbar Patel
For a sincere cinematic statement on the theme of a woman seeking to establish her identity by pursuing a career, even at the risk of alienation from her family.
[24]
1982
(30th)
Shaapit Madhukar Rupji
 Sudha Chitale
 Vinay Newalkar
  Arvind Deshpande
 Rajdutt
For dealing with several dimensions of feudalism.
[25]
1983
(31st)
Smruti ChitreVinayak Chaskar Vijaya Mehta
For its compassionate portrayal of an early woman writer and its compelling study of a tormented soul coming to terms with her social condition.
[26]
1984
(32nd)
MahanandaMahesh SatoskarK. G. Koregaonkar  [27]
1985
(33rd)
Pudhche Paool Madhukar Rupji
 Sudha A. Chitle
 Vinay Newalkar
Rajdutt
For a film with powerful social content, exposing the evil of dowry and underlining that the only solution is social censure.
[28]
1986
(34th)
No Award [29]
1987
(35th)
Sarja Seema Deo Rajdutt
For its patriotic vigour in the retelling of a story set during the turbulent times of Shivaji.
[30]
1988
(36th)
No Award [31]
1989
(37th)
Kalat Nakalat Smita Talwalkar Kanchan Nayak
For its delicate description of the tension of love in various facets; wife, mistress and children; and the resolution of tensions in favour of keeping a family together.
[32]
1990
(38th)
No Award [33]
1991
(39th)
No Award [34]
1992
(40th)
Ek Hota Vidushak NFDC Jabbar Patel
For its humane portrait of simple tamash clown sucked in by the glittering world of show business and exploited by politicians.
[35]
1993
(41st)
Lapandav  Sachin Parekar
 Sanjay Parekar
Shravani Devdhar
For its clever portrayal of comedy of errors, cutting across the generation gap and for its charming depiction of puppy-love, extending from the campus to the homes of today's youth, in a refreshing directorial debut.
[36]
1994
(42nd)
No Award [37]
1995
(43rd)
Bangarwadi   NFDC
  Doordarshan
Amol Palekar
For its realistic portrayal of a Maharashtrian village in the thirties through the experience of a young school teacher who tries to fight against all odds and superstition.
[38]
1996
(44th)
Rao Saheb  K. B. Joshi
 Ravindra Surve
Sanjay Surkar
For depicting the struggle for power of ambitious politicians in a most effective manner.
[39]
1997
(45th)
No Award [40]
1998
(46th)
Tu Tithe Mee Smita Talwalkar Sanjay Surkar
For shedding light on the plight of the old and the ageing and the crumbling of the joint family system in a novel and entertaining format of a love story. Beautiful performance by Mohan Joshi and Suhas Joshi are the highlights of the film.
[41]
1999
(47th)
Gharabaher  Ratan Madan
 Narendra Shinde
Sanjay Surkar
For depicting the hypocrisy exercised by man in complete contradiction of declared socio-political positions and a total reversal of behaviour when it comes to power and lust. It draws attention to the inherent problems in the empowerment of women.
[42]
2000
(48th)
Astitva Jhamu Sughand Mahesh Manjrekar
For dealing with the social issues, adultery and the subjugation of women. The film ends on a positive note of a woman's empowerment when the protagonist extends her horizon beyond home and hearth.
[43]
2001
(49th)
No Award [44]
2002
(50th)
Vastupurush NFDC   Sumitra Bhave
  Sunil Sukthankar
For its competent handling of a feudal family caught in the vortex of social change in post-independence India.
[45]
2003
(51st)
Not Only Mrs. Raut Aditi Deshpande Gajendra Ahire
For its treatment of two women's struggle against male exploitation and domination.
[46]
2004
(52nd)
Uttarayan  Bipin Nadkarni
 Sanjay Shetty
Bipin Nadkarni
For its portrayal of nostalgic love between two aged characters and their problems with the next generation.
[47]
2005
(53rd)
Dombivali Fast Ramakant Gaikwad Nishikant Kamat
For its portrayal of an urban middle class man who breaks down under tremendous stress and pressures of life in a corrupt modern city.
[48]
2006
(54th)
Shevri Neena Kulkarni Gajendra Ahire
For an empathetic portrayal of the struggles of middle class married woman estranged from her family.
[49]
2007
(55th)
Nirop Aparna Dharmadhikari Sachin Kundalkar
An original offbeat film that gives a fresh perspective of the internal landscapes of the human mind.
[50]
2008
(56th)
Harishchandrachi Factory   UTV Motion Pictures
 Smiti Kanodia
  Paresh Mokashi
Paresh Mokashi
For its original of stylised recreation of a slice of history.
[51]
2009
(57th)
Natarang Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. Ravindra Harischandra Jadhav
For depicting the passion of an artiste, who despite social ostracism, political oppression and personal failures, pursues his dream.
[52]
2010
(58th)
Mala Aai Vhhaychy! Samruddhi PoreySamruddhi Porey
For an emotional presentation of the story of a surrogate mother who is torn between love and sacrifice for the child.
[53]
2011
(59th)
Shala  Vivek Wagh
 Nilesh Navalkar
Sujay Dahake
For film set in the time of the Emergency that is at once a coming of age, a slice of life and a political film. The director draws a map of ephemeral and fleeting moments, sensitively making connections between political culture, sexual repression, the family and the School System. The director also manages to maintain a unique balance between historical turbulence and the tender innocence of teenage love.
[54]
2012
(60th)
Investment Pratibha Matkari Ratnakar Matkari
This bold film portrays the devastating effects of instilling wrong values among children.
[55]
2013
(61st)
Aajcha Divas Majha White Swan Productions Chandrakant Kulkarni
A parody on musical chair in politics and a critique of the hierarchical system in bureaucracy, the film takes an unusual turn when the political boss has a change of heart.
[56]
2014
(62nd)
Killa   Jar Pictures
 M. R. Film Works
Avinash Arun
For its warm portrait of a young boy as he emerges from the shadows of dislocation and loss in an unfamiliar environment to embracing what life has to offer.
[57]
2015
(63rd)
Ringan My Role Motion Pictures Makarand Mane
A heart rending survival story of a father-son duo, who decide to fight and live rather than end their lives, in the background of farmer suicides in Maharashtra.
[58]
2016
(64th)
DashakriyaRangneel CreationsSandeep Bhalachandra Patil
For depicting an age old tradition and exposing it’s darker side.
[59]
2017
(65th)
Kaccha LimbuMandar Devasthali Prasad Oak  
2018
(66th)
BhongaNalinee Productions Shivaji Lotan Patil
The film contrasts spirituality with mindless ritualism.
2019
(67th)
BardoPaanchjanya Productions Pvt. Ltd.Bhimrao Mude-

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