The 58th awards show was hosted by Sharukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan
Filmfare fever hit B-Town as the glitzy ceremony of the 58th Filmfare Awards took place at the Yash Raj Films Studios in Andheri, the affluent suburb in western Mumbai, India. Most of the Bollywood film fraternity were present with stars from newcomers to veterans of the industry all present under one roof.
Filmfare is the most popular entertainment magazine in India celebrating Bollywood and was first was published in 1952.The Filmfare awards were first introduced and held on on 21 March 1954 at the Metro Theatre of Mumbai, where only five awards were presented compared to the 30-plus categories in this year’s awards event. This year, 105 films were part of this annual and popular filmy event.
This year’s awards ceremony marked a special and sad year for Bollywood too with the demise of the incredible director, Yash Chopra. Tributes were made to contributors of 100 years of Indian Cinema including Rajesh Khanna, Yash Chopra, AK Hangal, Joy Mukherji, BR Ishara and Jaspal Bhatti.
Stars and celebrities arrived on the red carpet wearing creations created by top Indian designers and looked ready to be entertained by the much-awaited event. Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Rekha, Parineeti Chopra, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, Chitrangada Singh, Vanya Mishra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Manoj Bajpayee, Prachi Mishra, Rochelle Maria Rao, R. Madhavan, Anurag Basu, Poonam Dhillon, Anu Malik, Kunal Kohli, Sharman Joshi, Sayali Bhagat, Gulzar, Sunny Leone and many others were all there on the night.
The 58th awards show was hosted by Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan who gave their dose of jokes and humour, during a show which was a zesty night rewarding the different nominations of acting, singing and musical talent for their contributions to Bollywood in 2012.
Shahrukh Khan gave a tribute to the late superstar Rajesh Khanna by performing ‘Gulabi Aankhen Jo Teri Dekhi’ from the film ‘The Train.’
Barfi! won Best Film as it was put against English Vinglish, Gangs Of Wasseypur, Kahaani and Vicky Donor. Pritam bagged two awards for music on the night, both the Best Music Director and Best Background Score for the same film, Barfi! Anushka Sharma won Best Supporting Actress for Jabk Tak Hai Jaan both at Filmfare and Zee Cine Awards. Ranbir Kapoor won Best Actor.
Performances on the night dazzled the audience with spectacular dances and stunts. Ranveer Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and the Student of the Year trio Varun Dhawan, Aaliya Bhatt and Siddharth Malhotra, all rocked the stage. The acts were choreographed by Ganesh Hegde. Usha Uthup sang the classic song ‘Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh.’
India’s top fashion man, Manish Malhotra had his input into the filmy affair by designing the costumes for the Student of the Year trio, Anushkha Sharma and Katrina for their dance acts. He also dressed five top models in avatars of iconic Bollywood heroines for the show.
The winners of the 58th Filmfare Awards 2013 are:
Sujoy Ghosh – Kahaani
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)
Ranbir Kapoor – Barfi!
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)
Vidya Balan – Kahaani
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE )
Annu Kapoor – Vicky Donor
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE )
Anushka Sharma – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
BEST DEBUT MALE
Ayushmann Khurana – Vicky Donor
BEST DEBUT FEMALE
Ileana D’cruz – Barfi!
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
Gauri Shinde – English Vinglish
BEST FILM CRITICS CHOICE
Gangs of Wasseypur
BEST ACTOR (MALE) CRITICS CHOICE
Irrfan Khan – Paan Singh Tomar
BEST ACTOR (FEMALE) CRITICS CHOICE
Richa Chaddha – Gangs Of Wasseypur
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
Pritam – Barfi!
Gulzar – Challa (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE)
Ayushmann Khurrana – Pani Da Rang (Vicky Donor)
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE)
Shalmali Kholgade – Pareshaan (Ishaqzaade)
Anurag Kashyap, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin K Ladia and Zeishan Qadri – Gangs of Wasseypur
Sanjay Chouhan and Tigmanshu Dhulia – Paan Singh Tomar
Juhi Chaturvedi – Vicky Donor
Bosco Ceaser – Aunty Ji (Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu)
BEST BACKGROUND SCORE
Pritam – Barfi!
Sham Kaushal – Gangs of Wasseypur
Setu – Kahaani
Namrata Rao – Kahaani
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Rajat Poddar – Barfi!
BEST SOUND DESIGN
Sanjay Morya and Allwyn Rego – Kahaani
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Manoshi Nath and Rushi Sharma – Shanghai
R.D BURMAN AWARD
Neeti Mohan – Jiya Re (Jab Tak Hain Jaan)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
(Late) Yash Chopra
SONY TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
The full show of the awards will be broadcast on the Sony Entertainment Television network (SET).
Once again a wonderful night of the 58th Filmfare Awards celebrated the talents of Bollywood and awarded the winners with the ‘black lady’ with commiserations going to the losers. The event lived up to its hype and was entertainment from start to finish. DESIblitz congratulates the winners of the 58th Filmfare awards.