The 68th Filmfare Awards just concluded at the Jio World Convention Centre. The event was graced by a host of top Bollywood celebrities. The big celebrities on the red carpet were Alia Bhatt, Sunny Leone, Shriya Saran, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana, Alaya F, Rakul Preet Singh and others. Janhvi Kapoor was one of the star attractions of the show. She hosted part of it and set the red carpet on fire in a purple dress. Tiger Shroff, Vicky Kaushal and Jacqueline Fernandez appeared at the Filmfare Awards. Gangubai Kathiawadi made a clean sweep in the technical awards category.
In the writing category, it was Badhaai Do. The film, which was a comedy and drama about queer representation, was well received. Anil Kapoor bagged the award for Jug Jugg Jeeyo.
Best Film – Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Director – Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) – Rajkummar Rao for Badhaai Ho
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Female) – Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Supporting Actor – Anil Kapoor for Jug Jugg Jeeyo
Best Supporting Actress – Sheeba Chaddha for Badhaai Do
Best Actress (Critics) – Tabu for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Best Actress (Critics) – Bhumi Pednekar for Badhaai Do
Best Actor (Critics) – Sanjai Mishra for Vadh
Best Film (Reviews) – Harshvardhan Kulkarni for Badhaai Do
Best Dialogues – Prakash Kapadia and Utkarshini Vashishtha for Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Screenplay – Akshat Ghildial, Suman Adhikary, Harshvardhan Kulkarni for Badhaai Do
Best Story – Akshat Ghildial and Suman Adhikary for Badhaai Do
Best Debut Director – Jaspal Singh Sandhu and Rajeev Barnwal for Vadh
Best Female Debut – Andrea Kevichusa for Anek
Best Debut Male – Ankush Gedam for Jhund
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – Prem Chopra
Best Music – Pritam for Brahmastra
Best Lyrics – Amitabh Bhattacharya for Kesariya from Brahmastra
RD Burman Award for Upcoming Music Talent – Jahnvi Shrimankar – Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Female Playback – Kavita Seth-Rangisari (Jug Jugg Jeeyo)
Best Male Playback – Arijit Singh – Kesariya Brahmastra
Best Costume Design – Sheetal Iqbal Sharma for Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Sound Design – Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee for Brahmastra
Best Production Design – Subrata Chakraborty/Amit Ray for Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Editing – Ninad Khanolkar – An Action Hero
Best Choreography – Kruti Mahesh – Dholida Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Cinematography – Sudeep Chatterjee – Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Action – Parvez Shaikh – Vikram Vedha
Best Background Score – Sanchit and Ankit Balhara for Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best VFX – DNEG and Redefining for Brahmastra
While some of the big stars were absent due to other commitments, the awards this time went to actors who richly deserved the laurels.
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