59th Filmfare Awards 2014 Winners

The long awaited 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2014 saw Bollywood royalty grace the Yash Raj Studios to celebrate the biggest achievements of the Indian film industry from the last year. Who won what at the glitzy affair? Find out here.

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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.

Filmfare AwardsHosting 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.

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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.

BEST FILM
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

BEST DIRECTOR
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

BEST MUSIC
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

BEST LYRICS
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
The Lunchbox

BEST ACTOR (MALE) CRITICS CHOICE
Rajkummar Rao – Shahid

BEST ACTOR (FEMALE) CRITICS CHOICE
Shilpa Shukla – BA Pass

BEST DIALOGUE
Subhash Kapoor – Jolly LLB

BEST SCREENPLAY
Chetan Bhagat, Abhishek Kapoor, Supratik Sen and Pubali Chaudhari – Kai Po Che

BEST STORY
Subhash Kapoor – Jolly LLB

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Samir and Arsh Tanna – Lahu muh lag gaya (Goliyon Ki Raasleel Ram-leela)

BEST VFX
Tata Elxis – Dhoom:3

BEST BACKGROUND SCORE
Hitesh Sonik – Kai Po Che

BEST ACTION
Thomas Struthers and Guru Bachchan – D-Day

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kamaljit Negi – Madras Cafe

BEST EDITING
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
Sidharth Mahadevan

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Tanuja

SONY TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR
Chennai Express

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.

Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”


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