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National Film Award for Best Choreography

The National Film Award for Best Choreography 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).

National Film Award for Best Choreography
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Awarded forBest choreography for a feature film song for a year
Sponsored byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$700)
First awarded1992 (Instituted in 1991)
Last awarded2017
Most recent winnerGanesh Acharya
Highlights
Total awarded30
First winnerLaxmibai Kolhapurkar

The award was instituted in 1991 at 39th National Film Awards but awarded first time at 40th National Film Awards and then awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages. The choreographer who has won most number of Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) for Best Choreography is Saroj Khan with 3 wins followed by Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya with two wins.

WinnersEdit

Award includes 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus) and cash prize. Following are the award winners over the years:

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), song(s), film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Song(s) Film(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
1991
(39th)
No Award [1]
1992
(40th)
Laxmibai Kolhapurkar  – Ek Hota Vidushak Marathi
For successfully adapting a popular folk theatre form to the screen.
[2]
1993
(41st)
Sundaram  – Thiruda Thiruda Tamil
For the orchestration of scores of dancers in unison, with massive sets, stunning light effects and foot thumping music.
[3]
1994
(42nd)
Jay Borade  – Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Hindi
For a graceful and aesthetically pleasing choreography, contemporary and yet traditional in its adherence to Indian cultural practices.
[4]
1995
(43rd)
Ileana Citaristi  – Yugant Bengali
For her simply graceful and imaginative compositions of the dance sequence.
[5]
1996
(44th)
Prabhu Deva  • "Strawberry Kannae"
 • "Vennilavae Vennilavae"
Minsara Kanavu Tamil
For sensual body language is par excellence and appropriate to unique choreographic patterns.
[6]
1997
(45th)
Shiamak Davar  – Dil To Pagal Hai Hindi
For the striking and aesthetic use of color and design in the film with both elements enriching its rhythm and dance movement.
[7]
1998
(46th)
Brinda "Swargam Thedi Vannore" Daya Malayalam
For the spirited and novel adaptation of an Arabic dance.
[8]
1999
(47th)
Arsh Tanna "Dholi Taro" Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Hindi
For combining musical elements in the dance number skillfully composed by the choreographer to enrich visual opulence.
[9]
Sameer Tanna
Vaibhavi Merchant
2000
(48th)
Kala  – Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Malayalam
For the classical dance number skilfully composed, creating the symbiotic dance in keeping with our rich traditions and heritage.
[10]
2001
(49th)
Raju Khan "Ghanan Ghanan" Lagaan Hindi
For choreography of that particular song is very lively and skifully composed keeping our tradition and heritage in mind.
[11]
2002
(50th)
Saroj Khan "Dola Re Dola" Devdas Hindi
For her creation of captivating dance movements to reflect the spirit of the characters and the period.
[12]
2003
(51st)
Farah Khan "Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala" Koi... Mil Gaya Hindi
For its seamless weaving of different dance styles, in the best traditions of the musical.
[13]
2004
(52nd)
Prabhu Deva "Main Aisa Kyu Hoon" Lakshya Hindi
For his imaginative, spectacular and rhythmic dance composition.
[14]
2005
(53rd)
Saroj Khan  – Sringaram Tamil
For authentic recreation of the devdasi tradition that has been brought out with immense grace and beauty.
[15]
2006
(54th)
Madhu Samudra  – Rathri Mazha Malayalam
For choreography that displays modern and innovative aesthetics in rhythm and movement.
[16]
Sajeev Samudra
2007
(55th)
Saroj Khan "Yeh Ishq Haaye" Jab We Met Hindi
For the lively depiction of a colourful local hill song against a mountainous backdrop.
[17]
2008
(56th)
Chinni Prakash "Azeem-o-Shaan Shahenshah" Jodhaa Akbar Hindi
For its extravagant and dreamlike treatment of celebrations on a magnificent scale.
[18]
Rekha Prakash
2009
(57th)
K. Sivasankar "Dheera Dheera Dheera" Magadheera Telugu
For breath taking energy and innovation.
[19]
2010
(58th)
Dinesh Kumar "Otha Sollaala" Aadukalam Tamil
For the native charm and innovative design in the art of choreography that creates an effervescent energy in the spectator.
[20]
2011
(59th)
Bosco-Caesar "Senorita" Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Hindi
For the innovative blending of a realistic dance event in Spain and the appearance of the primary characters on location. They effortlessly mixes the tradition of professional Flamenco dancing with the capabilities and styles of the Indian actors.
[21]
2012
(60th)
Birju Maharaj "Unnai Kaanadhu Naan" Vishwaroopam Tamil
Artistically pleasing choreography, maintaining purity of the Kathak dance form by this veteran has added an extra dimension to the characterization of the lead actor.
[22]
2013
(61st)
Ganesh Acharya "Maston Ka Jhund" Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Hindi
For effectively using young soldiers and just the props available within the barracks to create a rugged and exuberant dance.
[23]
2014
(62nd)
Sudesh Adhana "Bismil" Haider Hindi
For the evocative fusion of performative grammars, interweaving a staccato whirling of masculinised bodies with larger than life puppets, to create a dance that is firmly embedded within the narrative.
[24]
2015
(63rd)
Remo D'Souza "Deewani Mastani" Bajirao Mastani Hindi
For creating enchanting moves that expresses anguish of love, defying social barriers, resonating the core theme of the film.
[25]
2016
(64th)
Raju Sundaram Pranaamam Janatha Garage Telugu
Visually appealing and with a definite flourish and finish to the dance moves.
[26]
2017
(65th)
Ganesh Acharya "Gori Tu Latth Maar" Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Hindi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  2. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  3. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  4. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  5. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  6. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  7. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  8. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  9. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  10. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  11. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  12. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  13. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  14. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  15. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  16. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  17. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  18. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  19. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  20. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  21. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  22. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  23. ^ "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  24. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  25. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  26. ^ "64th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.

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