Tamil Movies That Won National Award – Part 1

These are some of the movies which won National awards for Best Feature Film in Tamil from 1981 – 1999 years.

Thevar Magan (1992)

Starring Kamal Hassan, Sivaji Ganesan, Nassar, Gautami, Revathi and more. Story about Well educated Saktivelu (played by Kamal Hassan) returns to India and wants to open a chain of restaurants in Town. His father (Sivaji Ganesan), however, wishes that he would stay back and help the villagers. Movie directed by Bharathan.

Thanneer Thanneer (1981)

This movie was directed by K. Balachander, story by Komal Swaminathan. A small village in Tamil Nadu faces water scarcity. The film highlights the plight of the villagers and the sufferings they endure at the hands of bureaucrats when they try to resolve their problem. Starring Saritha, Shunmugham, V.K. Veeraswami, Vathiyar Raman, Charle, Guhan, A. K. Veerasamy, Raman, Radha Ravi

Muthal Mariyathai (1985)

Story about a slightly old upper-caste man, who is living an unhappy marriage life. Was seeking for a proper love and care, found good friendship with a low-caste woman. However this news leads to rumours as they are in love. Directed by Bharathiraja and acted by Sivaji Ganesan, Radha, Vadivukarasi, Sathyaraj. Movie was released in 1985. 

Veedu (1988)

After being forced to vacate her rented house, Sudha decides to build a new house for her family and herself. However, she faces a lot of difficulties owing to rampant corruption and red tape. Directed by Balu Mahendra with the cast of Archana as lead role.

Mouna Ragam (1986)

Story about a young girl, who secretly mourns the death of her boy friend. She was forced to agree to arrange marriage and faces marriage issues after that. Another movie in this list by Mani Ratnam, which was released in 1986. This movie is acted by Revathi, Mohan, Karthik, Janagaraj.

Anjali (1990)

Released in 1990, this movie was a hit among families back then. Story about a family and group of kids. Directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Raghuvaran, Revathi, Tarun Kumar, Shamili.

Kadhal Kottai (1996)

The benchmark for romantic-love story is this movie – Kadhal Kottai. The very first tamil movie won a National Award in 1996. Directed by Agathiyan and starring Ajith, Devayani, Heera, Thalaivasal Vijay. Story about a couple who fall in love without seeing each other through love letters. Finally they decided to meet and it was shocking for Kamali.

Mahanadhi (1993)

Directed by Santhana Bharathi, this movie is about an honest man, is conned into a chit fund business and imprisoned. While he faces unspeakable hardships in prison, his family disintegrates. Starring Kamal Hassan, Sukanya, Poornam Vishwanathan and more.

Sethu (1999)

Vikram’s great comeback movie. He was accepted by a hero after this movie was released. With amazing performances, this movie will make anyone cry. Released in 1999 and directed by Bala. 

Nammavar (1994)

K. S. Sethumadhavan direction, and stars Kamal Hassan, Gautami, Karan, Senthil, Nagesh, this movie about Selvam, the new vice principal of a college, tries to transform the behaviour of troublemaking students while fighting an inner war.

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