Best Feature Film (Golden Lotus Winner) at the National Film Awards, India

The National Award for Best Feature film is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, India, and was constituted in the year 1954. This is one of the Golden Lotus Awards (Swarna Kamal) given among National Film Awards. It is announced for films produced in a year across the country, in all Indian languages. It is the most prestigious award in the Indian Cinema.
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1.
Shyamchi Aai (1953)
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(152 mins.)
“ Lang: Marathi ” - mehtarohit87
 
2.
Mirza Ghalib (1954)
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This movie depicts the life of once wealthy poet and nobleman Mirza Ghalib. This story portrays his trials... (145 mins.)
Director: Sohrab Modi
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
3.
Pather Panchali (1955)
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Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
4.
Kabuliwala (1957)
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Rahmat a middle-aged fruit seller from Afghanistan, comes to Calcutta to hawk his merchandise and befriends a small Bengali girl called Mini. (116 mins.)
Director: Tapan Sinha
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
5.
Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance. (143 mins.)
Director: V. Shantaram
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
6.
The Holy Island (1959)
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(90 mins.)
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
7.
The World of Apu (1959)
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This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer as he lives through poverty, and the unforeseen turn of events. (105 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
8.
Anuradha (1960)
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A lonely housewife, who gave up her promising singing career to marry an idealistic village-doctor, begins to regret her decision. (141 mins.)
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
9.
Bhagini Nivedita (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(156 mins.)
Director: Bijoy Bose
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
10.
Dada Thakur (1962)
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(153 mins.)
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
11.
Shehar Aur Sapna (1963)
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(120 mins.)
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
12.
Charulata (1964)
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The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature. (117 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
13.
Chemmeen (1967)
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"Chemmeen", renowned Malayalam novel by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai has been translated into more than thirty languages... (140 mins.)
Director: Ramu Kariat
“ Lang: Malayalam ” - mehtarohit87
 
14.
Teesri Kasam (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A naive bullock-cart driver falls for a traveling courtesan. (159 mins.)
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
15.
Hatey Bazarey (1967)
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(133 mins.)
Director: Tapan Sinha
“ Lang: Hindi, Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
16.
The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Goopy wants to sing, and Bagha wants to play the dhol. They meet accidentally and are helped by King of Ghosts... (132 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
17.
Bhuvan Shome (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Bhuvan Shome is a lonely widower, a proud old man and a strict disciplinarian. Looking back on the trodden path... (96 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
18.
Samskara (1970)
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Naranappa, a man born in the community of Madhwa (A community of Brahmins from Karnataka) is dead in the Agrahara of the village Durvasapura... (113 mins.)
“ Lang: Kannada ” - mehtarohit87
 
19.
Company Limited (1971)
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Chatterji is an ambitious and self-made young man who becomes the director of the company he works for. (110 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
20.
Swayamvaram (1973)
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(131 mins.)
“ Lang: Malayalam ” - mehtarohit87
 
21.
Nirmalyam (1973)
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(134 mins.)
“ Lang: Malayalam ” - mehtarohit87
 
22.
Chorus (1975)
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It begins like a fairy tale. It starts with a ritual. A bard appears on the screen and sings.Glory be... (124 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
23.
Chomana Dudi (1975)
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Choma is an untouchable bonded laborer in a village who is working along with his family for a landlord, as he belongs to a backward class.[2] Due to his social status, he is not allowed to till his own land, something that he desires. (141 mins.)
Director: B.V. Karanth
“ Lang: Kannada ” - mehtarohit87
 
24.
Mrigayaa (1977)
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(119 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
25.
The Ritual (1977)
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A young Brahmin Vedic school student, who is from an aristocratic family, befriends his school master's daughter who is a pregnant widow... (144 mins.)
“ Lang: Kannada ” - mehtarohit87
 
26.
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
27.
In Search of Famine (1981)
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A film crew comes to a village to make a film about a famine, which killed five million Bengalees in 1943. (115 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
28.
Dakhal (1982)
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(72 mins.)
Director: Goutam Ghose
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
29.
Chokh (1983)
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(98 mins.)
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
30.
Adi Shankaracharya (1983)
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The first and only Indian movie to be made in Sanskrit. The movie follows the life and times of Sankara... (130 mins.)
Director: G.V. Iyer
“ Lang: Sanskrit ” - mehtarohit87
 
31.
Damul (1985)
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(106 mins.)
Director: Prakash Jha
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
32.
Chidambaram (1985)
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Muniyandi(Sreenivasan), a laborer in the farm, believes and respects Shivakami (Smita Patil). Muniyandi... (103 mins.)
“ Lang: Malayalam ” - mehtarohit87
 
33.
Tabarana Kathe (1986)
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(179 mins.)
“ Lang: Kannada ” - mehtarohit87
 
34.
Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai (1987)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Jahnu Barua
“ Lang: Assamese ” - mehtarohit87
 
35.
Piravi (1988)
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Raghu, the only son of Raghava Chakyar was born late for him. So he poured his entire love and affection on him... (110 mins.)
Director: Shaji N. Karun
“ Lang: Malayalam ” - mehtarohit87
 
36.
Bagh Bahadur (1989)
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Bagh Bahadur is a 1989 Bengali drama film directed and written by Buddhadev Dasgupta. The film is about... (91 mins.)
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
37.
Marupakkam (1990)
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The film is inspired by a novel "Uchi Veyyil" written by Indra Parthasarathy. The film revolves around Ambi... (80 mins.)
“ Lang: Tamil ” - mehtarohit87
 
38.
The Stranger (1991)
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A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle... (120 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
39.
Bhagvad Gita: Song of the Lord (1993)
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(140 mins.)
Director: G.V. Iyer
“ Lang: Sanskrit ” - mehtarohit87
 
40.
Charachar (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Lakha comes from a family of bird catchers, but questions the value of catching birds. He, and the older Bhushan... (97 mins.)
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
41.
Unishe April (1994)
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Potrays a sentimental mother daughter relation. How a female dancer sets her priority and became famous but loses her relationship with her daughter on the way . (138 mins.)
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
42.
Kathapurushan (1996)
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(107 mins.)
“ Lang: Malayalam ” - mehtarohit87
 
43.
Red Door (1997)
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Dr. Nabin Datta is a prominent dentist in Calcutta, 47, disengaged, with little affect, and fearful that his hands and feet are turning to metal... (97 mins.)
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
44.
Thai Saheba (1997)
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“ Lang: Kannada ” - mehtarohit87
 
45.
Conflict (2000)
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India's caste system depicted in film within a film (126 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
46.
Pilgrimage (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A depressed Kathakali artist falls in love with a member of an aristocratic family. (119 mins.)
Director: Shaji N. Karun
“ Lang: Malayalam ” - mehtarohit87
 
47.
Calmness (2001)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Jayaraaj
“ Lang: Malayalam ” - mehtarohit87
 
48.
Dweepa (2003)
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(132 mins.)
“ Lang: Kannada ” - mehtarohit87
 
49.
A Tale of a Naughty Girl (2002)
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Based on a short story by Bengali writer Prafulla Roy, the central idea developed by director Dasgupta... (90 mins.)
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
50.
Shwaas (2004)
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This story is about how an old man tried to show his grandson the preciousness and beauty of life in a no win situation such as cancer. It is about keeping a positive attitude towards life. (107 mins.)
Director: Sandeep Sawant
“ Lang: Marathi ” - mehtarohit87
 
51.
Page 3 (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
'Page 3' takes a behind-the-scenes look at A-list celebrity lifestyles through the eyes of a female entertainment journalist... (139 mins.)
“ Lang: Hindi ” - mehtarohit87
 
52.
Kalpurush (2005)
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A man struggles with his memories of his powerful father. (120 mins.)
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
53.
Pulijanmam (2006)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Priyanandanan
“ Lang: Malayalam ” - mehtarohit87
 
54.
Kanchivaram (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An aging man named Vengadam (Prakash Raj) is being released from jail in 1948. He is only being escorted... (117 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
“ Lang: Tamil ” - mehtarohit87
 
55.
The Endless Wait (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A story about love, wait and loneliness. (120 mins.)
“ Lang: Bengali ” - mehtarohit87
 
56.
Kutty Srank: The Sailor of Hearts (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Kutty Srank is a short-tempered, lonely, but law-abiding boatman whose work leads him to travel the back waters of Kerala... (127 mins.)
Director: Shaji N. Karun
“ Lang: Malayalam ” - mehtarohit87
 
57.
Abu, Son of Adam (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim... (101 mins.)
Director: Salim Ahmed
 
58.
Byari (2011)
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(100 mins.)
Director: K.P. Suveeran
 
59.
The Temple (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Keshya, a simple villager believes that god has arrived in his village but everyone disbelieves him. Later when the politics plays its part things take a drastic change. (135 mins.)