AWARDS & ACHIEVMENTS

 National Award
National Award - 2007

Best Feature Film - Kanchivaram

 Hindustan University’s Life Achievement Award
Hindustan University’s Life Achievement Award - 2003

 Filmfare Critic Award
Filmfare Critic Award - 1998

Best film of the year - Virasat

 Life Achievement Award
Life Achievement Award - 1997

By the Karnataka Government and Film Industry

 Screen Videocon Awards
Screen Videocon Awards - 1996

Best Malayalam Director - Kalapani

 Kerala State Film Award
Kerala State Film Award - 1995

Second Best Film - Kalapani

 Film Critics Award
Film Critics Award - 1994

Best Director - Thenmavin Kombathu

 Kerala State Film Award
Kerala State Film Award - 1994

Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value - Thenmavin Kombath

 Cinema Express Award
Cinema Express Award - 1992

Best Director of the year

 Indian Express Award
Indian Express Award - 1992

Best Malayalam Film - Kilukkam

 Film Fans Award
Film Fans Award - 1991

Best Director - Killukam