The countrys most prestigious national film awards were established in 1954. For more info about national award (golden lotus award) for best direction, read on.


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Best Direction Award

The National Film Awards are considered as India’s most prestigious film awards. It is the most prominent and oldest Filmfare Awards, established in the year 1954. Since 1973, the award ceremonies have been administrated by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals. The Best Direction Award is listed under the Golden Lotus Award category. The winners are honored with a cash prize of Rs.1, 00,000 and a Swarna Kamal (golden lotus). A national panel is appointed by the government to select the winning entry and the President of India presents the awards to the winners for the year. The ‘Best Direction’ award was introduced in 1968 and was first awarded to Satyajit Ray for the film ‘Chiriakhana’. Satyajit Ray was an Indian Bengali filmmaker and was regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of 20th century cinema. 

Golden Lotus Award Winners For Best Direction Are:

Year
Director
Film
Language
2009
Bala
Naan Kadavul
Tamil
2008
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Naalu Pennungal
Malayalam
2007
Madhur Bhandarkar
Traffic Signal
Hindi
2006
Rahul Dholakia
Parzania
English
2005
Budhdhadeb Dasgupta
Swapner Din
Bengali
2004
Gautam Ghose
Abar Aranye
Bengali
2003
Aparna Sen
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
English
2002
B. Lenin
Ooruku Nooruper
Tamil
2001
Rituparno Ghosh
Utsab
Bengali
2000
Budhdhadeb Dasgupta
Uttara
Bengali
1999
Rajivnath
Janani
Malayalam
1998
Jayaraaj
Kaliyattam
Malayalam
1997
Agathiyan
Kadhal Kottai
Tamil
1996
Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Naseem
Hindi
1995
Jahnu Barua
Hkhagoroloi Bahu Door
Assamese
1994
T.V. Chandran
Ponthan Mada
Malayalam
1993
Gautam Ghosh
Padma Nadir Majhi
Bengali
1992
Satyajit Ray
Agantuk
Bengali
1991
Tapan Sinha
Ek Doctor Ki Maut
Hindi
1990
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Mathilukal
Malayalam
1989
Shaji N. Karun
Piravi
Malayalam
1988
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Anantharam
Malayalam
1987
G. Aravindan
Oridathu
Malayalam
1986
Shyam Benegal
Trikaal
Hindi
1985
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Mukhamukham
Malayalam
1984
Mrinal Sen
Khandhar
Hindi
1983
Utpalendu Chakrabarty
Chokh
Bengali
1982
Aparna Sen
36 Chowringhee Lane
English
1981
Mrinal Sen
Akaler Sandhane
Bengali
1980
Mrinal Sen
Ek Din Pratidin
Bengali
1979
G. Aravindan
Thamp
Malayalam
1978
G. Aravindan
Kanchana Sita
Malayalam
1977
P. Lankesh
Pallavi
Kannada
1976
Satyajit Ray
Jana Aranya
Bengali
1975
Satyajit Ray
Sonar Kella
Bengali
1974
Mani Kaul
Duvidha
Hindi
1973
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Swayamvaram
Malayalam
1972
Girish Karnad, B.V. Karanth
Vamsa Vriksha
Kannada
1971
Satyajit Ray
Pratidwandi
Bengali
1970
Mrinal Sen
Bhuvan Shome
Hindi
1969
Satyajit Ray
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne
Bengali
1968
Satyajit Ray
Chiriakhana
Bengali

  
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