53rd Filmfare Awards

The 53rd Filmfare awards took place in Mumbai, India. Celebrating the achievements of the stars of Bollywood mixed with lots of high octane entertainment.

53rd Filmfare Awards

top winners included Taare Zameen Par for best film

One of the biggest awards ceremonies of the Bollywood year, the Filmfare awards once again took place on 23rd February 2008 at Yash Raj Studios in Andheri, Mumbai, India.

The 53rd ceremony attracted stars to the red carpet and produced a night of entertainment and celebration of acting performances and work recognised worthy of winning an award.

The top winners included Taare Zameen Par for best film the amazing story about a nine year old dyslexic boy, Shah Rukh Khan for for best actor in Chak De India and A R Rehman for best music direction in Guru.

The event had its stars of the night with Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan giving high entertainment value to the show, Akshay Kumar with a blitzing performances with songs like Hay Babby and Kareena Kapoor performing in a caberet style number full of glitz . Others showing their support were John Abrahams, Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Bassu and Preity Zinta.

Some major names did not attend the event including The Bachchans, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Hrithek Roshan and Rani Mukherjee. Aamir Khan as always did not attend despite winning the best film and director categories.

Here is a list the key winners of the 53rd Flimfare Awards.

  • Best Film: Taare Zameen Par
  • Best Director: Aamir Khan (Taare Zameen Par)
  • Best Actor (male): Shah Rukh Khan (Chak De India)
  • Best Actor (female): Kareena Kapoor (Jab We Met)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (male) Irrfan Khan (Life in a… Metro)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (female): Konkona Sen Sharma (Life in a… Metro)
  • Best Newcomer: Ranbir Kapoor (Saawariya)
  • Fresh Face of the Year: Deepika Padukone (Om Shanti Om)
  • Best Music: A R Rahman (Guru)
  • Best Playback Singer (male): Shaan – Jab Se Tere Naina (Saawariya)
  • Best Playback Singer (female): Shreya Ghosal – Yeh Ishq Hai (Jab We Met)
  • Best Lyrics: Prasooon Joshi (Taare Zameen Par)
  • Life Time Achievement Award: Rishi Kapoor
  • R.D.Burman Music award: Monty Sharma (Saawariya)
  • Power Award: Yash Chopra and Aditiya Chopra

Technical Awards

  • Best Choreography: Saroj Khan – Barso Re(Guru)
  • Best Cinematography: Chak De India
  • Best Story: Amol Gupte(Taare Zameen Par)
  • Best Dialogue: Imtiaz Ali (Jab We Met)
  • Best Screenplay: Anurag Basu (Life in a Metro)
  • Best Action: Rob Miller (Chak De India)
  • Best Art direction: Samin Chanda (Guru)
  • Best Background Music: A R Rahman(Guru)
  • Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chaterjee (Chak De India)
  • Best Choreography: Saroj Khan (Barso Re, Guru)
  • Best Editing: Amitabh Shukla (Chak De India)
  • Best Sound: Dwarak Warrier, Leslie Fernandes and Madhu Apsara for Johnny Gaddar

Critics Awards

  • Best Director Critics Award: Shimit Amin (Chak De India)
  • Best Actor Critics Award (male): Darsheel Zafary (Taare Zameen Par)
  • Best Actor Critics Award (female): Tabu (Cheeni Kum)
  • Best Film Critics Award: Chak De India

So, the night yet again had its winners and losers. Giving newcomers and established stars a chance to show their worth in the Bollywood film fraternity.

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