Critics' Choice Film Awards: Mukkabaaz, Raazi, Andhadhun, Badhaai Ho win top honours
While Vineet Kumar Singh scored a surprise win for his Best Actor performance in Mukkabaaz, Alia Bhatt won Best Actress for Raazi at the Critics' Choice Film Awards.
The Hindi film industry took a step towards a more democratic manner of acknowledging talent via its first Critics' Choice awards show (much like the one in Hollywood). Amidst all other award shows criticised for their discriminatory practices and pandering to film stars, the Critics' Choice Film Awards come as a welcome surprise.
Held on 21 April, the awards aimed towards recognising talent purely based on merit and performances.
Mukkabaaz, Raazi and Andhadhun won the three top honours — Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director. While Vineet Singh's notable performance in Mukkabaaz fetched him a surprise win, Alia Bhatt won her first Critics' Choice for Meghna Gulzar's Raazi, reports Times Now.
Sriram Raghavan bagged the honour for his edge-of-the-seat psychological thriller Andhadhun, which featured Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte in lead roles.
Veteran actress Surekha Sikri's portrayal of a cantankerous old mother in Amit Sharma's dramedy was acknowledged when she won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Badhaai Ho.
The Extraordinary Achievement award was presented to Reshma Pathan, who was Bollywood's first stunt-woman. Pathan had even played Hema Malini's body-double in the iconic film Sholay. She was presented the award by Sholay director Ramesh Sippy and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar.
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Shah Rukh Khan also graced the occasion and spoke about the craft of cinema and how it can never be held within the system of giving 'stars' to films and art.
My Beautiful Wise King @iamsrk 💋 How Wise & Strong are your words Sweetheart, like always aaah Sukoon ♡ Thanks for the Sweet slap for the gyaani critics who rate the films by stars only, they are not goddamn Hotels with stars🙏#CriticsChoiceFilmAwards pic.twitter.com/bhRrbuVDgF — ♡ Sнαн Kι Bιωι ♡ (@JacyKhan) April 21, 2019
Who better than an actor, a movie star, who understands and appreciates constructive criticism, who can laugh at himself and the critics...to be the big surprise finale at the @CCFAwards - thank you @iamsrk for your eloquence and generosity pic.twitter.com/TtXYAE1aNy
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Check out the full winners' list below.
Best Film : Andhadhun
Best Director : Sriram Raghavan (Andhadhun)
Best Actor Male - Vineet Kumar Singh (Mukkabaaz)
Best Actor Female - Alia Bhatt (Raazi)
Best Supporting Actor Male - Manoj Pahwa (Mulk)
Best Supporting Actor Female- Surekha Sikri (Badhaai Ho)
Best Song - 'Hallaa' (Manmarziyaan)
Best Writing - Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar, Sriram Raghavan, Hemanth M. Rao, Pooja Ladha Surti
Best Cinematography - Pankaj Kumar (Tumbbad)
Best Editor - Pooja Ladha Surti (Andhadhun)
Best Background Score - Jesper Kyd (Tumbbad)
Best Production Design : Nitin Zihani Choudhary, Rakesh Yadav (Tumbbad)
Extra ordinary achievement award- Reshma Pathan
Regional best film winners:
Pariyerum Perumal won best film Tamil
Lathe Joshi won best film Marathi
C/o Kancharapalem won best film Telugu
Reva won best film Gujarati
Pupa won best film Bengali
Ondalla Eradalla won best film Kannada
Ee. Ma. Yau. won best film Malayalam
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