Fans missed out on Shahrukh Khan who stayed at home due to an injury.
In what proves to be the most anticipated awards ceremony in India, the 59th Filmfare Awards lavished the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on January 24, 2014.
Catering to some of the biggest and brightest stars of B-town, celebrities graced the red carpet in anticipation of a fun-filled evening amidst laughter, comedy, music and dance.
From the likes of veteran legends of the screen to new raw talent eager to make their mark on the Indian film industry, personalities gathered to celebrate some of Indian cinema’s greatest achievements.
Hosting the red carpet was the hilarious Chunky Pandey who set up camp on one corner of the red carpet and interviewed the celebs as they walked past.
Eager to get the party started, Divya Dutt was one of the nominees to walk the red carpet. Divya was up for the Best Supporting Actress in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The film which has been a huge critical success and saw some big awards tonight, including Best Director Award for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Best Film.
Filmfare saw much to celebrate; 2013 has been an incredible year for Indian cinema, with the film industry reaching new heights that it never thought it could. From a mixture of ground-breaking film-making, to high-tech sci-fi, and blockbuster masala films – 2013 is a year that many of us won’t forget in a hurry. On the red carpet, Subhash Ghai said:
“It’s amazing to be part of Filmfare for years now. From the young fresh lot I would love to cast Raveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput. I just love them.”
In charge of the night’s proceedings was the Crown Prince of the Kapoor Khandan, Ranbir and the ever glamourous international star, Priyanka Chopra.
Ranbir who is as effortless on stage as he is in front of the camera, eased into the presenter role, this being his third time. It was a first however for Priyanka, who freely admitted before the ceremony that she was both ‘nervous and excited’ about hosting.
Luckily, they had the backing of some amazing performances on stage, from the likes of dancing queen Madhuri Dixit, Shahid Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Ranveer Singh who performed the grand finale to end the night.
Celebrity attendees included Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Rekha, Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Kajol, Preity Zinta and Sophie Choudry. Sadly fans missed out on Shahrukh Khan who stayed at home due to an injury while shooting for his new film, Happy New Year.
In King Khan’s absence however, the red carpet sizzled as soon as Salman Khan stepped out. Speaking about the release of his new film Jai Ho, Salman said:
“Jai Ho (which released just today) has got a very good response. I usually do not attend award functions unless I have to perform. I shall also be performing today.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by Amitabh Bachchan and Karan Johar to Kajol’s mother, Tanuja Mukherjee. Karan notably stumbled over the auto cue to everyone’s entertainment, resulting in Farhan Akhtar coming on stage to say the lines for him.
Below is the full list of winners for the 59th Idea Filmfare awards 2014.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)
Farhan Akhtar – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)
Deepika Padukone – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – The Lunchbox
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE)
Supriya Pathak Kapur – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela
Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon and Jeet Ganguly – Aashiqui 2
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE)
Arijit Singh – Tum hi ho, Aashiqui 2
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE)
Monali Thakur – Sawar loon, Lootera
Prasoon Joshi – Zinda, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
BEST DEBUT MALE
Dhanush – Raanjhanaa
BEST DEBUT FEMALE
Vaani Kapoor – Shuddh Desi Romance
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
Ritesh Batra – The Lunchbox
BEST FILM CRITICS CHOICE
BEST ACTOR (MALE) CRITICS CHOICE
Rajkummar Rao – Shahid
BEST ACTOR (FEMALE) CRITICS CHOICE
Shilpa Shukla – BA Pass
Subhash Kapoor – Jolly LLB
Chetan Bhagat, Abhishek Kapoor, Supratik Sen and Pubali Chaudhari – Kai Po Che
Subhash Kapoor – Jolly LLB
Samir and Arsh Tanna – Lahu muh lag gaya (Goliyon Ki Raasleel Ram-leela)
Tata Elxis – Dhoom:3
BEST BACKGROUND SCORE
Hitesh Sonik – Kai Po Che
Thomas Struthers and Guru Bachchan – D-Day
Kamaljit Negi – Madras Cafe
Aarif Sheikh – D-Day
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Acropolis Design – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
BEST SOUND DESIGN
Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Nihar Ranjan Samar – Madras Cafe
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Dolly Ahluwalia –Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
R.D BURMAN AWARD
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
SONY TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
The show will be broadcast on the Sony Entertainment Television network (SET).
The 59th Filmfare Awards was truly a grand and glitzy affair, celebrating the incredible talents of innovative film makers and film professionals.
The Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai enjoyed a starry evening on January 24, 2014. Congratulations to all of the winners of the 59th Filmfare Awards.