The filmfare awards are probably the most fair and reasonable awards of this season.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani walked away with 9 Filmfare awards on Friday night, including in major categories such as Best Film, Best Picture, Best Actor (Ranveer Singh), Best Actress In A Supporting Role (Priyanka Chopra), Best Singer Female (Shreya Ghosal), Best Choreography (Birju Maharaj) and Best Action (Sham Kaushal).
Bajirao’s Mastani, Deepika Padukone won the Best Actress award, but for her performance in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku which also fetched Amitabh Bachchan the critics’ award for best actor.
It is puzzling how two principal performances from the same film were eligible for awards in the popular and critic’s categories .
Bajirao Mastani is Sanjay Bhansali’s most Filmfare-awarded film after Black, which won 11 awards and Devdas which won 10 awards.With these 9 awards for his latest work Sanjay Bhansali’s collected works have received the maximum number of popular awards.
Interestingly, this is the only year in living memory when none of the three Khan superstars has won the best actor award. Salman Khan, nonetheless, performed live on stage.
Bajirao Mastani beat the other favourite Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan in almost all the categories. Bajrangi Bhaijaan won only a Best Story award for K Vijayendra Prasad.
Moushumi Chatterjee won a richly-deserved lifetime-achievement award and would be recalled by posterity for giving the shortest ever thank you speech which went something like ‘Khush raho, vyast raho mast raho’.
Sadly, Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal lost the Best Debutant’s award to Sooraj Pancholi for Hero. But Vicky’s father, the stunt co-ordinator Sham Kaushal, won a Filmfare award for his spectacular war sequences in Bajirao Mastani.
The Filmfare awards turn out to be an epic evening indeed, with Bajirao Mastani walking away with the lion’s share. Here are a list of all the winners:
Best Film Bajirao Mastani
Best Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) Deepika Padukone for Piku
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) Ranveer Singh for Bajirao Mastani
Critics Choice Best Film Piku
Critics Choice Best Actor (Male) Amitabh Bachchan for Piku
Critics Choice Best Actor (Female) Kangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Best Debut Director Neeraj Ghaywan for Masaan
Best Debut (Female) Bhumi Pednekar for Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Debut (Male) Sooraj Pancholi for Hero
Best Screenplay Juhi Chaturvedi for Piku
Best Editing A Sreekar Prasad for Talvar
Best Story Vijayendra Prasad for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Best Dialogue Himanshu Sharma for Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) Priyanka Chopra for Bajirao Mastani
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) Anil Kapoor For Dil Dhadakne Do
Lifetime Achievement Award Moushumi Chatterjee
Best Choreography Pandit Birju Maharaj for Mohe Rang Do Laal from Bajirao Mastani
Best Cinematography Manu Anand for Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Action Sham Kaushal for Bajirao Mastani
Best Background Score Anupam Roy for Piku
Best VFX Prana Studio for Bombay Velvet
Best Costume Anju Modi and Maxima Basu for Bajirao Mastani
Best Sound Design Shajith Koyeri for Talvar
Best Production Design Sujeet Sawant, Sriram Iyengar and Saloni Dhatrak for Bajirao Mastani
Best Playback Singer Female Shreya Ghoshal for Deewani Mastani from Bajirao Mastani
Best Playback Singer Male Arijit Singh for Sooraj Dooba Hai from Roy
Best Lyrics Irshad Kamil for Agar Tum Saath Ho from Tamasha
Best Music Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros Anjjan and Amaal Mallik for Roy
RD Burman Award Armaan Malik