National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu

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National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Awarded for Best Telugu Feature Film(s) of the year
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Formerly called President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Telugu (1954–68)
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 100,000 (US$1,400)
First awarded 1955
Last awarded 2017
Most recent winner The Ghazi Attack
Highlights
Total awarded 71
First winner Peddamanushulu

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu 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. 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 1954 film, directed by Kadri Venkata Reddy, Peddamanushulu was honoured with the first president's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Telugu. Certificate of Merit for Second and Third Best Feature Films in Telugu were received by Thodu Dongalu and Vipra Narayana respectively.

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
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)
Peddamanushulu Vauhini Productions Kadri Venkata Reddy  – [1]
Thodu Dongalu National Art Theater, Madras Dasari Yoganand  –
Vipra Narayana Bharani Pictures P. S. Ramakrishna Rao  –
1955
(3rd)
Bangaru Papa Vauhini Productions B. N. Reddy  – [2]
Ardhangi Ragini Films P. Pullaiah  –
1956
(4th)
Tenali Ramakrishna Vikram Productions B. S. Ranga  – [3]
Edi Nijam Pratibha Productions Sundaram Balachander  –
1957
(5th)
Bhagya Rekha Ponnaluri Brothers B. N. Reddy  – [4]
Thodi Kodallu Annapurna Pictures Adurthi Subba Rao  –
1958
(6th)
Pelli Naati Pramanalu Jayanthi Pictures Kadri Venkata Reddy  – [5]
Mangalya Balam Annapurna Pictures Adurthi Subba Rao  –
1959
(7th)
Nammina Bantu Sambhu Films Adurthi Subba Rao  – [6]
Maa Inti Mahalakshmi Navashakthi Films Gutha Ramineedu  –
Jayabheri Vasireddy Narayana Rao P. Pullaiah  –
1960
(8th)
Mahakavi Kalidasu Sarani Productions K. Kameswara Rao  – [7]
Seetharama Kalyanam National Art Theater, Madras N. Trivikrama Rao  –
1961
(9th)
Bharya Bharthalu Prasad Art Pictures K. Pratyagatma  – [8]
1962
(10th)
Mahamantri Timmarusu Gowthami Productions K. Kameswara Rao  – [9]
Kula Gothralu A. Subba Rao Kotayya Pratyagatma  –
Siri Sampadalu V. Venkateswarlu P. Pullaiah  –
1963
(11th)
Lava Kusa Lalita Sivajyoti Films  • C. Pullaiah
 • C. S. Rao
 – [10]
Amar Silpi Jakkanna B. S. Ranga B. S. Ranga  –
Mooga Manasulu C. Sundaram Adurthi Subba Rao  –
1964
(12th)
Doctor Chakravarthy D. Madhusudhana Rao Adurthi Subba Rao  – [11]
Ramadasu Chittor V. Nagaiah Chittor V. Nagaiah  –
1965
(13th)
Antastulu V. B. Rajendra Prasad V. Madhusudhan Rao  – [12]
Palnati Yudham Y. Lakshmaya Choudaray Gutha Ramineedu  –
Manushulu Mamathalu A. Subba Rao K. Atma  –
1966
(14th)
Rangula Ratnam B. N. Reddy B. N. Reddy  – [13]
1967
(15th)
Sudigundalu Chakravarthi Chitra Adurthi Subba Rao  – [14]
1968
(16th)
Varakatnam N. Trivikrama Rao N. T. Rama Rao  – [15]
1969
(17th)
Aadarsa Kutumbam N. Trivikrama Rao Adurthi Subba Rao  – [16]
1970
(18th)
Desamante Manushuloyi  • K. M. K. Naidu
 • G. K. Naidu
C. S. Rao  – [17]
1971
(19th)
Mattilo Manikyam Chalam B. V. Prasad  – [18]
1972
(20th)
Pandanti Kapuram G. Hanumantha Rao Lakshmi Deepak  – [19]
1973
(21st)
No Award [20]
1974
(22nd)
No Award [21]
1975
(23rd)
Mutyala Muggu M. V. L. Narasimha Rao Bapu  – [22]
1976
(24th)
Oorummadi Brathukulu B. S. Narayana B. S. Narayana  – [23]
1977
(25th)
Oka Oori Katha A. Parandhama Reddy Mrinal Sen
For successfully transforming Premchand's story "Kafan" into a scathing commentary on rural destitution and social injustice; for projecting through powerful performances of its leading characters, the degradation and brutalisation of human beings, for its sincere commitment to the cause of the downtrodden; for its fervent impassioned appeal to the conscience of humanity.
[24]
1978
(26th)
Nimajjanam Red Rose Art Films B. S. Narayana
For a simple and restrained depiction of a dramatic theme, involving a woman's violation resulting in suicide.
[25]
1979
(27th)
Nagna Sathyam U. Visweswar Rao U. Visweswar Rao  – [26]
1980
(28th)
Harischandrudu U. D. Murali Krishna U. Visweswar Rao
For an exposure of the manoeuvrings and misdeeds of politicians and for contributing significantly to the development of political cinema in India.
[27]
1981
(29th)
Seethakoka Chiluka Edida Nageshwara Rao P. Bharathiraja
For skilfully handling the theme of inter-communal marriage and making an impassioned stand against bigotry.
[28]
1982
(30th)
Meghasandesam Dasari Narayana Rao Dasari Narayana Rao
For its lyrical and aesthetic qualities.
[29]
1983
(31st)
Rangula Kala K. Venkateswara Rao B. Narsing Rao
For a vivid portrayal of urban life as seen by a sensitive painter in search of his identification with the masses.
[30]
1984
(32nd)
Sitaara Edida Nageswara Rao Vamsy  – [31]
1985
(33rd)
Sravanthi Jaya Krishna Kranthi Kumar
For a moving film, which depicts the plight of the quitessential Indian woman who goes through life discharging obligations as daughter, wife and mother.
[32]
1986
(34th)
Swathi Muthyam Edida Nageswara Rao K. Viswanath
For an effective rendering of a dramatic story about a man too innocent and child-like to fit into the scheme of the hard, calculating world.
[33]
1987
(35th)
No Award [34]
1988
(36th)
Daasi B. Ramachandra Rao B. Narsing Rao
For portraying the grim reality of a feaudal milieu through original and rare use of film language.
[35]
1989
(37th)
Suthradharulu  • Sudhakar Reddy
 • C. Karunakar Rao
K. Viswanath
For the way it charts the conquest of social oppression by spiritual understanding and peace.
[36]
1990
(38th)
Matti Manushulu  • K. Mukherjee
 • Veda Kumar
B. Narsing Rao
For portraying the stark reality of pain which has been underlined with the warm hues of life.
[37]
1991
(39th)
Bhadram Koduko V. Ramachandra Rao Akkineni Kutumba Rao
For effectively focussing attention on the need for providing protection to homeless children.
[38]
1992
(40th)
Ankuram K. V. Suresh Kumar C. Umamaheswara Rao
For the struggle of a simple housewife who fights an oppressive system single-handed and succeeds in making a dent.
[39]
1993
(41st)
Mister Pellam Gavara Partha Sarathi Bapu
For its satirical exploration of the myth of the male ego, being superior to that of female.
[40]
1994
(42nd)
No Award [41]
1995
(43rd)
Stri  • NFDC
 • Doordarshan
K. S. Sethumadhavan
The film is a startling revelation of the mind of a simple village woman, who asserts her right over her man and stands by him under all circumstances.
[42]
1996
(44th)
Ninne Pelladata Akkineni Nagarjuna Krishna Vamsi
For the innovative way in which a family drama with the contemporary theme is handled.
[43]
1997
(45th)
Sindhooram Krishna Vamsi Krishna Vamsi
For the film's sincere effort at analysing, the problem of corruption which leads to disillusionment among the young and perpetuates violence within a society.
[44]
1998
(46th)
Tholi Prema G. V. G. Raju A. Karunakaran
For an unusual love story about two friends who confess their feelings for each other at the end of the film, which is a break from the run-of-the-mill film.
[45]
1999
(47th)
Kalisundam Raa Daggubati Suresh Babu Udayasankar
For a conventionally structured film in the genre of mainstream cinema which conveys in an entertaining and wholesome manner a social message of togetherness and the need for preserving the unit of the joint family.
[46]
2000
(48th)
Nuvve Kavali Ramoji Rao K. Vijaya Bhaskar
For a refreshing film about a teenage friendship that blossoms into romance. The film stands out for its youthful treatment thus bringing out the exuberance of this film.
[47]
2001
(49th)
Show Manjula Ghattamaneni G. Neelakanta Reddy
For depicting the development of human relations between two strangers with spontaneous humour and rare insight into life.
[48]
2002
(50th)
No Award [49]
2003
(51st)
Aithe Gangaraju Gunnam Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
For its portrayal of frustration in the youth, successfully solving it through a positive approach almost making the characters role models.
[50]
2004
(52nd)
Swarabhishekam H. Gopalakrishna Murthy K. Viswanath
For its excellent musical structure clubbed with great classical musical performance.
[51]
2005
(53rd)
Bommalata  • R. K. Film Associates
 • Spirit Media (P) Ltd.
 • Gangaraju Gunnam
Prakash Kovelamudi
For cinematically vibrant rendition of the story of an underprivileged through the medium of puppetry and magic.
[52]
2006
(54th)
Kamli  • B. C. Hari Charana Prasad
 • P. V. Sukanya
K. N. T. Sastry
For a convincing portrayal of the courage of a disadvantaged woman in her fight against female foeticide and child swapping.
[53]
2007
(55th)
No Award [54]
2008
(56th)
1940 Lo Oka Gramam N. C. Narasimham Narasimha Nandi
For its courageous handling of caste-based prejudices.
[55]
2009
(57th)
No Award [56]
2010
(58th)
No Award [57]
2011
(59th)
No Award [58]
2012
(60th)
Eega Sai Korrapati S. S. Rajamouli
In this one-of-its-kind and extraordinary fusion of technology and cinematic narrative the filmmaker has broken new grounds in concept and execution.
[59]
2013
(61st)
Naa Bangaaru Talli Sun Touch Productions Rajesh Touchriver
The film is a searing indictment of the pervasive and ruthless world of the sex trade.
[60]
2014
(62nd)
Chandamama Kathalu Working Dream Production Praveen Sattaru
For its skilful interweaving of stories featuring a variety of characters bound together by a common anxiety about securing their future.
[61]
2015
(63rd)
Kanche Y. Rajeev Reddy Krish
Barriers of caste and conventions breaks down as this romantic period drama unveils its magic.
[62]
2016
(64th)
Pelli Choopulu Dharamapatha Creations Tharun Bhascker
Desires and aspirations of the younger generation on a lighter note.
[63]
2017
(65th)
The Ghazi Attack Prasad V. Potluri Sankalp Reddy  – [64]

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External links

  • Official Page for Directorate of Film Festivals, India
  • National Film Awards Archives
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