Awards & Winners

National Film Award for Best Screenplay

National Film Awards

This is the list of the National Film Awards for Best Screenplay presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation established by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal. The award was instituted in 1967, at 15th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages. Since the 57th National Film Awards in 2009, the award has been sub-categorized into Screenplay Original, Screenplay Writer and Dialogues.
Date Established : 1967

Check all the winners of National Film Award for Best Screenplay presented under National Film Awards since 1966 .

P. Sheshadri

Honored for : December 1
(Screenplay Writer (Original))


Honored for : Prakruti
(Screenplay Writer (Adapted))

Sumitra Bhave

Honored for : Astu - So Be It

Anjali Menon

Honored for : Ustad Hotel
(Best Dialogue)

Sujoy Ghosh

Honored for : Kahaani
(Best Screenplay Writer (Original))

Umesh Shukla, Bhavesh Mandalia

Honored for : OMG \u2013 Oh My God!
(Best Screenplay Writer (Adapted))

Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari, Vijay Maurya

Honored for : Chillar Party

Avinash Deshpande

Honored for : Shala

Girish Kulkarni

Honored for : The Temple


Honored for : Aadukalam
(Screenplay Writer (Original))

Sanjay Pawar, Anant Mahadevan

Honored for : I am Sindhutai Sapkal
(Screenplay Writer (Adapted))

Sanjay Pawar

Honored for : I am Sindhutai Sapkal

P.F. Mathews, Harikrishna

Honored for : Kutty Shranku
(Screenplay Writer (Original))

Girish Kasaravalli, Gopal Krishna

Honored for : Riding the Stallion of a Dream
(Screenplay Writer (Adapted))


Honored for : Pasanga

Sachin Kundalkar

Honored for : The Smell

Feroz Abbas Khan

Honored for : Gandhi, My Father

Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi, Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Honored for : Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Prakash Jha, Shridhar Raghavan, Manoj Tyagi

Honored for : Apaharan

Nina Arora, Manoj Tyagi

Honored for : Page 3

Goutam Ghose

Honored for : In the Forest... Again

Aparna Sen

Honored for : Mr. and Mrs. Iyer


Honored for : Show

Rituparno Ghosh

Honored for : Crossfire


Honored for : Kadhal Kottai

Ashok Mishra, Saeed Akhtar Mirza

Honored for : The Morning Breeze

M. T. Vasudevan Nair

Honored for : Parinayam

Arundhati Roy

Honored for : In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Honored for : Anantaram

Satyadev Dubey, Shyam Benegal, Girish Karnad

Honored for : Bhumika: The Role

Vijay Tendulkar

Honored for : The Churning


Honored for : Koshish

Puttanna Kanagal

Honored for : Gejje Pooje

Anand Kumar

Honored for : Anokhi Raat

S. L. Puram Sadanandan

Honored for : Agniputhri

Satyajit Ray

Honored for : Nayak: The Hero