The climatic moment of the night easily went to Yo Yo Honey Singh.
The biggest stars came together on April 14, 2016 to celebrate another amazing year of cinema at the 2016 PTC Punjabi Film Awards.
Angrej, a critical and commercial success that rivaled Bollywood films’ overseas performance, swept up an incredible 10 awards, including Best Film and Best Director.
The family film also helped Amberdeep Singh win Best Screenplay for two consecutive years.
Diljit Dosanjh’s Sardaar Ji (2015), which topped many international box office charts like the US and UK, walked away with three trophies.
Between acceptance speeches and celebrity mingling was an awesome lineup of performances from the likes of Chitrangada Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan.
The climatic moment of the night easily went to Yo Yo Honey Singh, who launched his new song ‘Superman’ from upcoming film Zorawar to an ecstatic reception in the venue.
Hosted by Amrinder Gill, Binnu Dhillon, Arjan Bajwa and Gauhar Khan, the award ceremony was once again a successful event and testament to the rising global appeal of Punjabi cinema.
Rajiee M Shinde, Director and CEO of PTC Network, says: “Among the fastest growing language cinema in the country today, the Punjabi Cinema has achieved a predominant position in the field of Indian cinema not only in the country but also across the globe.
“PTC Punjabi Film Awards celebrated its sixth glorious year by putting up a spectacular show attended by the who’s who of Punjabi film industry and Bollywood.”
The legacy of late singer Labh Janjua, who passed away in October 2015, was remembered and celebrated with a special gesture, the ‘In Memory Award’.
Here is the full list of winners of the PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2016:
Simerjit Singh, Angrej
Amrinder Gill, Angrej
Sargun Mehta, Angrej
Best Supporting Actor
BN Sharma, Judge Singh LLB
Best Supporting Actress
Mandy Takhar for Sardaar Ji
Amberdeep Singh, Angrej
Amberdeep Singh, Angrej
Baljit Singh Deo, Faraar
Baljit Singh Deo & Rohit Dhiman, Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi
Best Debut Male
Ammy Virk, Angrej
Deep Sidhu, Ramta Jogi
Best Debut Female
Aditi Sharma, Angrej
Gauhar Khan, Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya
Best Performance in Comic Role
Binnu Dhillon, Munde Kamaal De
Best Performance in a Negative Role
Mukul Dev, Shareek
Best Music Director
Jatinder Shah, Angrej
Best Background Score
Raju Singh, Shareek
Happy Raikoti for ‘Kurta’ from Angrej
Most Popular Song of the Year
‘Veervaar’ by Diljit Dosanjh
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Manmohan Waris for ‘Parne Nu’ from Faraar
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Sunidhi Chauhan for ‘Sohneya Sajna’ from Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi
Sham Kaushal, Shareek
Jatinder Lall, Sardaar Ji
Critics Award for Best Film
Critics Award for Best Director
Navneet Singh, Shareek
Critics Award for Best Actor
Pawan Malhotra, Eh Janam Tumhare Lelche
Critics Award for Best Actress
Aman Grewal, Mitti Na
Most Promising Talent
Lifetime Achievement Award
Special Recognition Award
Mehor Mittal and Japtej Singh
In Memory Award
Late Labh Janjua
DESIblitz congratulates all the winners and awaits more entertaining and brilliant film releases in 2016!