National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film)

National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film)
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Description
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
(Special Jury Award)
Statistics
Instituted 1978
First awarded 1979 (Special Jury Award)
1978 (Special Mention)
Last awarded 2016
Total awarded 52 (Special Jury Award)
65 (Special Mention)
Cash award 200,000 (US$3,100)
(Special Jury Award)
Previous name(s) Special Commendation (1978)
First awardee(s)
Recent awardee(s)

The National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) 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. The recipients of Special Jury Award are awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus), cash prize of 200,000 (US$3,100) and certificate of merit; whereas recipients of Special Mention are awarded with certificate of merit.

The award was instituted in 1978, at 26th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners

Award includes 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus), cash prize of 200,000 (US$3,100) and certificate of merit for the recipients of Special Jury Award; whereas recipients of Special Mention are awarded with certificate of merit. This award considers all the aspects of film making than individual area. Following are the award winners over the years:

Special Jury Award

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), awarded as, film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Awarded as Film(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
1978
(26th)
No Award [1]
1979
(27th)
 – Director Acharya Kripalani English  – [2]
1980
(28th)
No Award [3]
1981
(29th)
Satyajit Ray Director Sadgati Hindi [4]
1982
(30th)
No Award [5]
1983
(31st)
Mankada Ravi Varma Director Nokkukuthi Malayalam [6]
1984
(32nd)
T. S. Ranga Director Giddh Hindi  – [7]
1985
(33rd)
Sudha Chandran Actress Mayuri Telugu [8]
1986
(34th)
John Abraham Director Amma Ariyan Malayalam [9]
1987
(35th)
M. B. Sreenivasan (Posthumously) Music director  –  – [10]
1988
(36th)
Ashok Ahuja Director Vasundhara Hindi [11]
1989
(37th)
Amitabh Chakraborty Director Kaal Abhirati Bengali [12]
1990
(38th)
Pankaj Kapur Actor Ek Doctor Ki Maut Hindi [13]
1990
(38th)
Sunny Deol Actor Ghayal Hindi
1990
(38th)
Jayabharathi Actress Marupakkam Tamil
1991
(39th)
Soumitra Chatterjee Actor Antardhan Bengali [14]
1992
(40th)
Sivaji Ganesan Actor Thevar Magan Tamil  – [15]
1992
(40th)
Ketan Mehta Director Maya Memsaab Hindi  –
1993
(41st)
Shashi Kapoor Actor Muhafiz Urdu [16]
1993
(41st)
Pallavi Joshi Actress Woh Chokri Hindi
1994
(42nd)
Radhu Karmakar (Posthumously) Cinematographer Param Vir Chakra Hindi [17]
1994
(42nd)
Shaji N. Karun Director Swaham Malayalam
1995
(43rd)
Shyam Benegal Director The Making of the Mahatma English [18]
1996
(44th)
Amol Palekar Director Daayraa Hindi [19]
1996
(44th)
Kiron Kher Actress Sardari Begum Urdu
1997
(45th)
Jaimala Actress Thaayi Saheba Kannada [20]
1998
(46th)
 • Drishyakavya
 • Ashoke Viswanathan
 • Producer
 • Director
Kitchhu Sanlap Kitchhu Pralap Bengali [21]
1999
(47th)
Kalabhavan Mani Actor Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum Malayalam [22]
2000
(48th)
Soumitra Chatterjee Actor Dekha Bengali [23]
2001
(49th)
Janaki Vishwanathan Director Kutty Tamil [24]
2002
(50th)
Prakash Raj Actor  –  – [25]
2003
(51st)
Manoj Bajpai Actor Pinjar Hindi [26]
2003
(51st)
 • Roopkatha
 • Goutam Halder
 • Producer
 • Director
Bhalo Theko Bengali
2004
(52nd)
J. Phillip Actor Dancer Tamil [27]
2005
(53rd)
Anupam Kher Actor Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara Hindi [28]
2006
(54th)
Vishal Bhardwaj Director Omkara Hindi [29]
2007
(55th)
 • Anil Kapoor
 • Feroz Abbas Khan
 • Producer
 • Director
Gandhi, My Father  • Hindi
 • English
[30]
2008
(56th)
 • NFDC
 • K. M. Madhusudhanan
 • Producer
 • Director
Bioscope Malayalam [31]
2009
(57th)
A. Sreekar Prasad Editor  • Kaminey
 • Keralavarma Pazhassiraja
 • Kutty Srank
 • Hindi
 • Malayalam
 • Malayalam
[32]
2010
(58th)
 • Bindiya Khanolkar
 • Sachin Khanolkar
 • Anant Mahadevan
 • Producer
 • Producer
 • Director
Mee Sindhutai Sapkal Marathi [33]
2011
(59th)
Anjan Dutt  • Actor
 • Singer
 • Writer
 • Director
Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona Bengali [34]
2012
(60th)
Rituparno Ghosh  • Actor
 • Writer
 • Director
Chitrangada Bengali [35]
2012
(60th)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Actor  • Kahaani
 • Gangs of Wasseypur
 • Dekh Indian Circus
 • Talaash
Hindi
2013
(61st)
 • Viva In En
 • Mahesh Limaye
 • Producer
 • Director
Yellow Marathi [36]
2013
(61st)
 • Future East Film Pvt Ltd
 • Ashim Ahluwalia
 • Producer
 • Director
Miss Lovely Hindi
2014
(62nd)
Bhaurao Karhade Director Khwada Marathi [37]
2015
(63rd)
Kalki Koechlin Actress Margarita with a Straw Hindi [38]
2016
(64th)
Mohanlal Actor  • Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol
 • Janatha Garage
 • Pulimurugan
 • Malayalam
 • Telugu
 • Malayalam
[39]

Special Mention

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), awarded as, film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Awarded as Film(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
1978
(26th)
Mrinal Sen Director Parashuram Bengali [1]
1978
(26th)
Muzaffar Ali Director Gaman Hindi
1979
(27th)
No Award [2]
1980
(28th)
No Award [3]
1981
(29th)
No Award [4]
1982
(30th)
No Award [5]
1983
(31st)
Kumar Shahani Director Tarang Hindi  – [6]
1984
(32nd)
No Award [7]
1985
(33rd)
No Award [8]
1986
(34th)
Sandip Ray Director Himghar Bengali  – [9]
1987
(35th)
M. B. Sreenivasan (Posthumously) Music director  –  – [10]
1988
(36th)
Aamir Khan Actor  • Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
 • Raakh
Hindi [11]
1989
(37th)
Anupam Kher Actor Daddy Hindi [12]
1989
(37th)
Mohanlal Actor Kireedam Malayalam
1990
(38th)
Anoubham Kiranmala Actress Ishanou Meitei [13]
1991
(39th)
Mamata Shankar Actress Agantuk Bengali [14]
1991
(39th)
Ravindran Music director Bharatham Malayalam
1992
(40th)
Sibaprasad Sen Director Pasanda Pandit Bengali [15]
1993
(41st)
 • Tahir Hussain
 • Mahesh Bhatt
 • Producer
 • Director
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke Hindi [16]
1993
(41st)
 • Jugal Debata
 • Susant Misra
 • Producer
 • Director
Indradhanura Chhai Oriya
1994
(42nd)
Mahesh Mahadevan Music director Nammavar Tamil [17]
1994
(42nd)
Bishnu Kharghoria Actor Xagoroloi Bohudoor Assamese
1994
(42nd)
S. Kumar Cinematographer Parinayam Malayalam
1995
(43rd)
Uttara Baokar Actress Doghi Marathi [18]
1995
(43rd)
Rohini Actress Stri Telugu
1995
(43rd)
Benaf Dadachandji Child actor Halo Hindi
1996
(44th)
Dolon Roy Actress Sanghat Bengali [19]
1996
(44th)
Bhagirathee Actress Adajya Assamese
1997
(45th)
Akkineni Nagarjuna Actor Annamayya Telugu [20]
1997
(45th)
Jomol Actress Ennu Swantham Janakikutty Malayalam
1998
(46th)
Dasari Narayana Rao  • Producer
 • Director
Kante Koothurne Kanu Telugu [21]
1998
(46th)
Prakash Raj Actor Antahpuram Telugu
1998
(46th)
Manju Warrier Actress Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu Malayalam
1999
(47th)
Mohan Joshi Actor Gharabaher Marathi [22]
1999
(47th)
Manju Borah Director Baibhab Assamese
1999
(47th)
Kavita Lankesh Director Deveeri Kannada
2000
(48th)
No Award [23]
2001
(49th)
 • Dilip Doley
 • Narayan Seal
Director Panoi-Jongki  • Miri
 • Mishing
[24]
2002
(50th)
Jyothirmayi Actress Bhavam Malayalam [25]
2003
(51st)
H. G. Dattatreya Actor Mouni Kannada [26]
2003
(51st)
Nedumudi Venu Actor  – Malayalam
2004
(52nd)
Gurdas Maan Actor Des Hoyaa Pardes Punjabi [27]
2004
(52nd)
Pradeep Nair Director Oridam Malayalam
2005
(53rd)
No Award [28]
2006
(54th)
Thilakan Actor Eakantham Malayalam [29]
2006
(54th)
Prosenjit Chatterjee Actor Dosar Bengali
2007
(55th)
No Award [30]
2008
(56th)
No Award [31]
2009
(57th)
Padmapriya Janakiraman Actress  –  – [32]
2010
(58th)
K. Shivaram Karanth (Posthumously) Writer Bettada Jeeva Kannada [33]
2011
(59th)
Mallika Actress Byari Beary [34]
2011
(59th)
Sherrey Director Adimadhyantham Malayalam
2012
(60th)
Lal Actor Ozhimuri Malayalam [35]
2012
(60th)
H. G. Dattatreya Actor Bharath Stores Kannada
2012
(60th)
Bishnu Kharghoria Actor Baandhon Assamese
2012
(60th)
Parineeti Chopra Actress Ishaqzaade Hindi
2012
(60th)
Tannishtha Chatterjee Actress Dekh Indian Circus Hindi
2012
(60th)
Hansraj Jagtap Child actor Dhag Marathi
2012
(60th)
Thilakan (Posthumously) Actor Ustad Hotel Malayalam
2013
(61st)
Gauri Gadgil Child actor Yellow Marathi [36]
2013
(61st)
Sanjana Rai Child actor Yellow Marathi
2013
(61st)
Anjali Patil Actor Na Bangaaru Talli Telugu
2014
(62nd)
Musthafa Actor Ain Malayalam [37]
2014
(62nd)
Palomi Ghosh Actor Nachom-ia Kumpasar Konkani
2014
(62nd)
Parth Bhalerao Child actor  • Killa
 • Bhoothnath Returns
 • Marathi
 • Hindi
2015
(63rd)
Rinku Rajguru Actor Sairat Marathi [38]
2015
(63rd)
Jayasurya Actor  • Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam
 • Lukka Chuppi
Malayalam
2015
(63rd)
Ritika Singh Actress Irudhi Suttru Tamil
2016
(64th)
 • Nila Madhab Panda
 • Eleeanora Images Private Ltd.
 • Director
 • Producer
Kadvi Hawa Hindi [39]
2016
(64th)
 • Shubhashish Bhutiani
 • Red Carpet Moving Pictures
 • Director
 • Producer
Mukti Bhawan Hindi
2016
(64th)
Adil Hussain Actor  • Mukti Bhawan
 • Maj Rati Keteki
 • Hindi
 • Assamese
2016
(64th)
Sonam Kapoor Actress Neerja Hindi
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