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National Film Award for Best Special Effects

The National Film Award for Best Special Effects 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 Special Effects
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Awarded for Best special graphic effects for a feature film for a year
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$770)
First awarded 1992 (Instituted in 1991)
Last awarded 2017
Most recent winner R. C. Kamalakannan
Highlights
Total awarded 25
First winner Shashilal K. Nair

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.

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), film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Film(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
1991
(39th)
No Award [1]
1992
(40th)
Shashilal K. Nair Angaar Hindi
For his absolutely convincing miniature work.
[2]
1993
(41st)
Sethu Thiruda Thiruda Tamil
For professional and apt handling of spectacular scenes on a large scale, contributing significantly to the overall impact of the film.
[3]
1994
(42nd)
C. Murugesh Kadhalan Tamil
In recognition of many spectacular sequences creatively engineered.
[4]
S. T. Venki
1995
(43rd)
S. T. Venki Kaalapani Malayalam
For creating innovative and spectacular visual effects.
[5]
1996
(44th)
S. T. Venki Indian Tamil
For recreation of the period images and also for combining new footage with stock footage.
[6]
1997
(45th)
No Award [7]
1998
(46th)
S. T. Venki Jeans Tamil
For [Venki's] extremely innovative and spectacular special effects created on computer. The animation of the twin characters is fascinating and intriguing.
[8]
1999
(47th)
Mantra Hey Ram Tamil
For judicious use of special effects to enhance the feel of living in the past and conversing with a legend of Indian history.
[9]
2000
(48th)
No Award [10]
2001
(49th)
N. Madhusudhanan Aalavandhan Tamil
For its creative execution of live and animated special effects which enhance the dramatic impact of the film.
[11]
2002
(50th)
Indian Artists Magic Magic Tamil
For the skilful use of digital technology to create a world of fantasy and magic.
[12]
2003
(51st)
Bimmini Special Fx Design Studios
 • James Colmer
 • Lara Denman
Koi... Mil Gaya Hindi
For its apt incorporation of Special effects in its depiction of fantasy.
[13]
Digiral Art Media
 • Marc Kolbe
 • Craig Mumma
2004
(52nd)
Sanath
(Fire Fly Digital)
Anji Telugu
For imaginative and effective creation of an outside world using special effects.
[14]
2005
(53rd)
Tata Elxsi Anniyan Tamil
For highly imaginative and creative special effects that lift the style of the film.
[15]
2006
(54th)
EFX, Chennai Krrish Hindi
For impressive effects and technical finesse that enhances the magical quality of the film.
[16]
2007
(55th)
Indian Artists Sivaji Tamil
For the pioneering effort of rendering tones and textures that assume realistic proportions. Turing dark skin tone to fair by painstaking computer graphic work is most convincingly done.
[17]
2008
(56th)
Govardhan
(Tata Elxsi)
Mumbai Meri Jaan Hindi
For its stunning use of technical effects of visual shorts to mirror a man-made disaster.
[18]
2009
(57th)
R. Kamal Kannan Magadheera Telugu
For the stunning use of special effects to enhance the visual sweeps of the fantastical story telling.
[19]
2010
(58th)
V. Srinivas Mohan Enthiran Tamil
For bringing of age a spectrum of visual special effects in Indian cinema and creating a space for the practitioners of this art form on the global map.
[20]
2011
(59th)
Red Chillies VFX
 • Harry Hingorani
 • Keitan Yadav
Ra.One Hindi
For a skilful deployment of the latest techniques in computerised special effects. The team at Red Chillies VFX department has created a variety of effects from 3D graphics to a complex layering of composite images with real action to demonstrate the magic of robotic creatures. It has paid close attention to minute details for the primary action sequences.
[21]
2012
(60th)
Makuta VFX Eega Telugu
State of the art technology of computer graphics and digital imaging takes centre-stage in this entertainer.
[22]
2013
(61st)
Intermezzo Studio Alien Sense Films Pvt Ltd Jal Hindi
For creative and organic use of special effects to enhance the theme of the film.
[23]
2014
(62nd)
No Award [24]
2015
(63rd)
V. Srinivas Mohan Baahubali: The Beginning Telugu
For creating breath-taking special effects which bring out the emotional and dramatic upheavals of the story.
[25]
2016
(64th)
Naveen Paul Shivaay Hindi
The film has a judicious mix of unbelievable yet entertaining action scenes.
[26]
2017
(65th)
R. C. Kamalakannan Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Telugu

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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