National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali

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National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Awarded forBest Bengali Feature Film(s) of the year
Sponsored byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Formerly calledPresident's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Bengali (1954–68)
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 100,000 (US$1,400)
First awarded1954
Last awarded2018
Most recent winnerEk Je Chhilo Raja
Highlights
Total awarded81
First winnerChheley Kaar

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

Directed by Chitta Bose, the 1954 film Chheley Kaar was honoured with the first president's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Bengali. Certificate of Merit for Second and Third Best Feature Films in Bengali were received by Jadu Bhatta and Annapurnar Mandir respectively. Following is the list of Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal) recipient films produced in Bengali language.

Winners[edit]

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
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1954
(2nd)
Chheley Kaar Charan Chitra Chitta Bose  – [1]
Jadu Bhatta Sunrise Film Distributors Niren Lahiri  –
Annapurnar Mandir Chitra Mandir Naresh Mitra  –
1955
(3rd)
Pather Panchali Government of West Bengal Satyajit Ray  – [2]
Rani Rashmoni Chalachitra Pratishthan Kali Prasad Ghosh  –
Rai Kamal Aurora Films Corporation Subodh Mitra  –
1956
(4th)
Kabuliwala Charuchitra Tapan Sinha  – [3]
Mahakavi Girishchandra Emkeji Productions Madhu Bose  –
Ek Din Ratre R. K. Films  • Sombhu Mitra
 • Amit Maitra
 –
1957
(5th)
Andhare Alo Sreemati Pictures Haridas Bhattacharya  – [4]
Louha-Kapat L. B. Films International Tapan Sinha  –
Harano Sur Alochaya Productions Ajoy Kar  –
1958
(6th)
Sagar Sangamey De Luxe Film Distributors Ltd. Debaki Bose  – [5]
Jalsaghar Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray  –
Daak Harkara Agragami Productions Agragami  –
1959
(7th)
Bicharak Arundhati Mukherjee Prabhat Mukherjee  – [6]
1960
(8th)
Devi Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray  – [7]
Ganga Cine Art Production Pvt Ltd. Rajen Tarafdar  –
1961
(9th)
Samapti Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray  – [8]
Saptapadi Uttam Kumar Ajoy Kar  –
Punascha Mrinal Sen Mrinal Sen  –
1962
(10th)
Kancher Swarga Prokash Chandra Nan Yatrik  – [9]
Nishithe Agragami Productions Agragami  –
1963
(11th)
Uttar Falguni Uttam Kumar Asit Sen  – [10]
Saat Paake Bandha R. D. Bansal Ajoy Kar  –
Jatu Griha Uttam Kumar Tapan Sinha  –
1964
(12th)
Aarohi Asim Pal Tapan Sinha  – [11]
Anustup Chhanda B. K. Productions Pijush Bose  –
1965
(13th)
Akash Kusum Ranjit Basu Mrinal Sen  – [12]
Subarnarekha Radheshyam Ritwik Ghatak  –
Raja Rammohun Aurora Films Corp Pvt Ltd. Bijoy Basu  –
1966
(14th)
 –
1967
(15th)
Arogya Niketan Aurora Film Corp Pvt Ltd. Bijoy Bose  – [13]
1968
(16th)
Apanjan  • R. N. Malhotra
 • R. K. Kapur
 • T. M. Shah
Tapan Sinha  – [14]
1969
(17th)
Natun Pata M/s Gora Pictures Dinen Gupta  – [15]
1970
(18th)
Malyadan  • Ajoy Kar
 • Bimal Dey
Ajoy Kar  – [16]
1971
(19th)
Nimantran Tarun Majumdar  –
1972
(20th)
Strir Patra Dhrupadi Purnendu Patri  – [17]
1973
(21st)
Ashani Sanket Sarbeni Bhattacharya Satyajit Ray  – [18]
1974
(22nd)
Sonar Kella Information and Public Relations Department, Government of West Bengal Satyajit Ray  – [19]
1975
(23rd)
Palanka M/s. Filmarts, Calcutta Rajen Tarafdar  – [20]
1976
(24th)
Ek Je Chillo Desh  –  –  – [21][22]
1977
(25th)
No Award [23]
1978
(26th)
Dooratwa Buddhadeb Dasgupta Buddhadeb Dasgupta
For a sensitive depiction of a leftist middle class intellectual's marital conflict waiting for a revolution which does not materialise.
[24]
1979
(27th)
Ek Din Pratidin Amalendu Chakraborty Mrinal Sen  – [25][26]
1980
(28th)
Hirak Rajar Deshe  • Information & Cultural Affairs Department
 • Government of West Bengal
Satyajit Ray
For an allegorical representation of the victory of good over evil, embellished by superb acting and haunting music.
[27]
1981
(29th)
Adalat o Ekti Meye Dhiresh Kumar Chakraborty Tapan Sinha
For its powerful presentation of the problems of rape and its shattering after-effects in the life of a woman.
[28]
1982
(30th)
Nagmoti Sibaprasad Sen Gautam Chattopadhyay
For its absorbing portrayal of an ethnic group.
[29]
1983
(31st)
Vasundhra Sanjukta Films Sekhar Chatterjee
For its sincere attempt to depict the struggle against social injustice.
[30]
1984
(32nd)
Ghare Baire NFDC Satyajit Ray  – [31]
1985
(33rd)
Paroma  • Nirmal Kumar Guha
 • Niharendu Guha
 • Sukhendu Guha
 • Sarojendu Guha
Aparna Sen
For a film which handles sensitively the delicate story of a woman who refuses to accept the feeling of guilt forced on her by society.
[32]
1986
(34th)
Phera Buddhadeb Dasgupta Buddhadeb Dasgupta
For its depiction of dilemma of a creative artiste in a world of changing values.
[33]
1987
(35th)
Antarjali Jatra NFDC Gautam Ghose
For creating through an event of the early 19th century a universal parable of exploitation, life and death with an underlying faith in the inevitability of change.
[34]
1988
(36th)
No Award [35]
1989
(37th)
Ganashatru NFDC Satyajit Ray
For its brilliant adaptation of Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" to highlight the dangers of current revivalism.
[36]
1990
(38th)
Atmaja Raj Kumar Jain Nabyendu Chatterjee
For its masterly depiction of a mother's quest, torn between the hollowness of wealth and the transcendence of human values.
[37]
1991
(39th)
Antardhan  • Nabakumar Chandra
 • Swapan Kumar Mitra
 • Sucheta Mitra
Tapan Sinha
For the manner in which the suspense is built and sustained throughout the film.
[38]
1992
(40th)
Tahader Katha NFDC Buddhadeb Dasgupta
For its most unusual and daring treatment of a very real socio-political issue in a metaphoric manner – the alienation of a freedom fighter from his country, now changed beyond recognition.
[39]
1993
(41st)
Antareen  • NFDC
 • Doordarshan
Mrinal Sen
For a sensitive exploration of modern man's loneliness and the failure of human communication in a dehumanised civilization.
[40]
1994
(42nd)
Amodini  • NFDC
 • Doordarshan
Chidananda Dasgupta
For a stylised and innovative period rendition of complex social relations in 18th century Bengal, integrating performances with camera movements and mise en scene.
[41]
1995
(43rd)
Yugant NFDC Aparna Sen
For its contemporary form and thematic content, and subtle handling of the complex subject of a broken marriage. The film has universal appeal which has great relevance in today's society.
[42]
1996
(44th)
Sanghat Pinaki Chaudhuri Pinaki Chaudhuri
For effectively bringing out the trials and tribulations faced by working women in contemporary society.
[43]
1997
(45th)
Dahan  • Bijay Agarwal
 • Kalpana Agarwal
Rituparno Ghosh
For the way in which film portrays two young women who undergo the agony of discovering the harsh realities of their situation and society.
[44]
1998
(46th)
Asukh D. Ramanaidu Rituparno Ghosh
For profiling the dilemma of a film actress, at a delicate point in her life. Rejected by her lover in love with another woman, asukh is an internalised study of an actress coming to terms with multiple pressures in her life.
[45]
1999
(47th)
Paromitar Ek Din Rajesh Agarwal Aparna Sen
For depicting the changing temper of society and the changing balances of human relationships very sensitively portrayed. The film highlights the changing equations between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, who begin as adversaries and become confidantes.
[46]
2000
(48th)
Dekha Ramesh Gandhi Gautam Ghose
The film through the seen and unseen world of the protagonist tries to explore the existential dilemma of modern times which is reflected in the inexorable flow of time and intertwined into a mixed metaphor of modern allegories.
[47]
2001
(49th)
Hemanter Pakhi NFDC Urmi Chakraborty
For showing the plight of an educated woman who seeks her own identity within the trappings of her traditional role of mother & wife. A contemporary socially relevant issue has been handled with great sensitivity.
[48]
2002
(50th)
Shubho Mahurat Jagannath Productions Rituparno Ghosh
For its intelligent handling of characters in a detective story.
[49]
2003
(51st)
Chokher Bali  • Shrikant Mohta
 • Mahendra Soni
Rituparno Ghosh
For its operatic play of passions, breaking social norms and taboos.
[50]
2004
(52nd)
Krantikaal Shampa Bhattacharjee Shekhar Das
For dialectical portrayal of a terrorist’s critical encounter with a decadent Bengali royal culture trapped in a time wrap.
[51]
2005
(53rd)
Herbert  • Kajal Bhattacharjee
 • Abanti Chakraborty
Suman Mukhopadhyay
For a refreshingly cinematic idiom as the protagonist of this urban existential tragicomedy veers between the real and the surreal.
[52]
2006
(54th)
Anuranan  • Jeet Banerjee
 • Indrani Mukerjee
 • Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
For sensitively exploring nuances in relationships.
[53]
Podokkhep Nitesh Sharma Suman Ghosh
For a convincing depiction of an old man coping with loneliness.
2007
(55th)
Ballygunge Court Ganesh Kumar Bagaria Pinaki Chaudhuri
For providing a powerful commentary on the travails of ageing in an urban milieu.
[54]
2008
(56th)
Shob Charitro Kalponik Reliance Entertainment Rituparno Ghosh
For its poetic treatment of an individual's sensitivities in a crisis.
[55]
2009
(57th)
Abohoman Reliance Entertainment Rituparno Ghosh
For sheer artistry that blends form and content of a provocative subject.
[56]
2010
(58th)
Ami Aadu New Theatres Pvt. Ltd Somnath Gupta
For the subtle portrayal of an endearing love story in the time of cultural conflicts. It is a sincere attempt to present the personal tragedy of the emigrant commoner caught in the crossfire of international wars.
[57]
2011
(59th)
Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona Rana Sarkar Anjan Dutt
For presents pop music as a force that drives, destroys and binds relationships. The film's character's carry forward this one passion in life as in death. Through the film's visual texture and locales, we not only see the world of the protagonist Abani Sem, we also enter his psyche. Anjan Dutt's bitter–sweet work portrays in vivid colours the pop music scene in Bengal today, as well as the on-the-edge lives lived by its practitioners.
[58]
2012
(60th)
Shabdo Brand Value Communications Ltd. Kaushik Ganguly
A brilliantly conceived off-beat film on the obsession with ambient sound and its devastating effects on the life of a foleyartist, is a unique cinematic experience.
[59]
2013
(61st)
Bakita Byaktigato Tripod Entertainment Pvt Ltd. Pradipta Bhattacharyya
A delightful film about the need for love in our cynical times.
[60]
2014
(62nd)
Nirbashito Kaushik Ganguly Productions Churni Ganguly
For its poignant articulation of the suffocation one experiences when exiled in a land that is not one's own, as a price that is paid for asserting one's right to freedom of expression.
[61]
2015
(63rd)
Shankhachil Nideas Creations & Productions Goutam Ghose
An evocative story that highlights the theme of suffering humanity, divided by national borders.
[62]
2016
(64th)
Bishorjan M/s Opera Kaushik Ganguly
A visual poem which effortlessly liquidates geographical boundaries with an eraser made of love and hope.
[63]
2017
(65th)
Mayurakshi  • Firdausul Hasan
 • Prabal Halder
Atanu Ghosh
2018
(65th)
Ek Je Chhilo Raja Shree Venkatesh Films Srijit Mukherji
Based on a true story, the film traces the journey of a Maharaja through his quest for identity.
[64][65]

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