National Film Award for Best Special Effects

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National Film Award for Best Special Effects
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Awarded forBest special graphic effects for a feature film for a year
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$700)
First awarded1992 (Instituted in 1991)
Last awarded2018
Most recent winnerSiddharth Priyadarshan ( Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea )
Highlights
Total awarded28
First winner Shashilal K. Nair

The National Film Award for Best Special Effects 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).

Contents

The award was instituted in 1991 at 39th National Film Awards but awarded first time at 40th National Film Awards and then awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners

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

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s), language(s) and citation
YearRecipient(s)Film(s)Language(s)CitationRefs.
1991
(39th)
No Award [1]
1992
(40th)
Shashilal K. Nair Angaar Hindi
For his absolutely convincing miniature work.
[2]
1993
(41st)
Sethu Thiruda Thiruda Tamil
For professional and apt handling of spectacular scenes on a large scale, contributing significantly to the overall impact of the film.
[3]
1994
(42nd)
C. Murugesh Kadhalan Tamil
In recognition of many spectacular sequences creatively engineered.
[4]
S. T. Venki
1995
(43rd)
S. T. Venki Kaalapani Malayalam
For creating innovative and spectacular visual effects.
[5]
1996
(44th)
S. T. Venki Indian Tamil
For recreation of the period images and also for combining new footage with stock footage.
[6]
1997
(45th)
No Award [7]
1998
(46th)
S. T. Venki Jeans Tamil
For [Venki's] extremely innovative and spectacular special effects created on computer. The animation of the twin characters is fascinating and intriguing.
[8]
1999
(47th)
Mantra Hey Ram Tamil
For judicious use of special effects to enhance the feel of living in the past and conversing with a legend of Indian history.
[9]
2000
(48th)
No Award [10]
2001
(49th)
N. Madhusudhanan Aalavandhan Tamil
For its creative execution of live and animated special effects which enhance the dramatic impact of the film.
[11]
2002
(50th)
Indian Artists Magic Magic Tamil
For the skilful use of digital technology to create a world of fantasy and magic.
[12]
2003
(51st)
Bimmini Special Fx Design Studios
  James Colmer
  Lara Denman
Koi... Mil Gaya Hindi
For its apt incorporation of Special effects in its depiction of fantasy.
[13]
Digital Art Media
  Marc Kolbe
  Craig Mumma
2004
(52nd)
Sanath
(Fire Fly Digital)
Anji Telugu
For imaginative and effective creation of an outside world using special effects.
[14]
2005
(53rd)
Tata Elxsi Anniyan Tamil
For highly imaginative and creative special effects that lift the style of the film.
[15]
2006
(54th)
EFX, Chennai Krrish Hindi
For impressive effects and technical finesse that enhances the magical quality of the film.
[16]
2007
(55th)
Indian Artists Sivaji Tamil
For the pioneering effort of rendering tones and textures that assume realistic proportions. Turing dark skin tone to fair by painstaking computer graphic work is most convincingly done.
[17]
2008
(56th)
Govardhan
(Tata Elxsi)
Mumbai Meri Jaan Hindi
For its stunning use of technical effects of visual shorts to mirror a man-made disaster.
[18]
2009
(57th)
R. Kamal Kannan Magadheera Telugu
For the stunning use of special effects to enhance the visual sweeps of the fantastical story telling.
[19]
2010
(58th)
V. Srinivas Mohan Enthiran Tamil
For bringing of age a spectrum of visual special effects in Indian cinema and creating a space for the practitioners of this art form on the global map.
[20]
2011
(59th)
Red Chillies VFX
 Harry Hingorani
 Keitan Yadav
Ra.One Hindi
For a skilful deployment of the latest techniques in computerised special effects. The team at Red Chillies VFX department has created a variety of effects from 3D graphics to a complex layering of composite images with real action to demonstrate the magic of robotic creatures. It has paid close attention to minute details for the primary action sequences.
[21]
2012
(60th)
Makuta VFX Eega Telugu
State of the art technology of computer graphics and digital imaging takes centre-stage in this entertainer.
[22]
2013
(61st)
Intermezzo Studio Alien Sense Films Pvt Ltd Jal Hindi
For creative and organic use of special effects to enhance the theme of the film.
[23]
2014
(62nd)
No Award [24]
2015
(63rd)
V. Srinivas Mohan Baahubali: The Beginning Telugu
For creating breath-taking special effects which bring out the emotional and dramatic upheavals of the story.
[25]
2016
(64th)
Naveen Paul Shivaay Hindi
The film has a judicious mix of unbelievable yet entertaining action scenes.
[26]
2017
(65th)
R. C. Kamal Kannan Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Telugu
[27]
2018
(66th)
Srushti Creative Studio Awe Telugu
For the dexterity and finesse in bringing to a cohesive conclusion multiple stories and characters in a visually effective manner.
Unifi Media K.G.F: Chapter 1 Kannada
The film successfully and convincingly creates an era of a rough neighborhood, during the 80s.
2019
(67th)
Siddharth Priyadarshan Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea Malayalam
[28]

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