Who won at the Marathi Filmfare Awards

The first ever Ajeenkya DY Patil Filmfare Awards (Marathi) took place on November 20, 2015 in Thane, Maharashtra. Find out who the big winners were right here.

Winners of the Marathi Filmfare Awards 2015

"Marathi cinema has come of age and it was time we acknowledged that.”

The first ever Marathi Filmfare Awards took place on November 20, 2015.

Thane, Maharashtra welcomed stars of Marathi cinema and Bollywood royalty onto a glamourous red carpet.

Star guests included the likes of Varun Dhawan, Riteish Deshmukh, Tabu, Urmila Matondkar and Vidya Balan grace the prestigious event to look back at some of the film highlights of 2014.

British Asian model, Deana Uppal also attended, looking stunning in a detailed red and pink outfit with multi-coloured embroidery.

Winners of the Marathi Filmfare Awards 2015

Live dance and music performances came from Amruta Khanvilkar, Manasi Naik, and Vaishali Samant.

Big winners of the night included Dr Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero, which took away ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Actor (Male)’ for Nana Patekar and ‘Best Actor (Female)’ for Sonali Kulkarni.

Elizabeth Ekadashi which was up for 12 nominations won ‘Best Story’ and ‘Best Dialogue’. The ‘Best Director’ award went to Nagraj Manjule for Fandry.

Riteish Deshmukh who made his Marathi film debut with Lal Bhaari, won ‘Best Debut (Male)’, while the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ went to Ramesh Deo.

Winners of the Marathi Filmfare Awards 2015

Marathi cinema has grown in popularity over the years, and the quality of films coming out of the industry are on par with the rest of South India and Bollywood.

Editor of Filmfare magazine, Jitesh Pillaai says: “In the last few years, Marathi cinema has come of age and it was time we acknowledged that.”

Ajeenkya D Y Patil, president of Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, added that he hoped these awards would offer an even bigger boost to the industry.

Winners of the Marathi Filmfare Awards 2015

Here is the full list of winners of the Ajeenkya DY Patil Filmfare Awards (Marathi):

Best Film
Dr Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero (2014)

Best Director
Nagraj Manjule – Fandry

Best Actor (Male)
Nana Patekar – Dr Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero

Best Actor (Female)
Sonali Kulkarni – Dr Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Kishore Kadam – Fandry

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Amruta Subhash – Astu

Best Music Director
Ajay-Atul – Lai Bhaari

Best Lyrics
Guru Thakur – Mauli Mauli (Lai Bhaari)

Best Playback Singer (Male)
Ajay Gogavale – Mauli Mauli (Lai Bhaari)

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Ketaki Mategaonkar – Mala Ved Lagale (Timepass)

Critics’ Best Film
Paresh Mokashi – Elizabeth Ekadashi and Gajendra Ahire (Postcard)

Critics’ Best Actor (Male)
Mohan Agashe – Astu

Critics’ Best Actor (Female)
Usha Naik – Ek Hazarachi Note

Best Child Actor
Somnath Avghade – Fandry

Lifetime Achievement Award
Ramesh Deo

Best Debut (Male)
Riteish Deshmukh – Lai Bhaari

Best Debut (Female)
Parna Pethe – Rama Madhav

Best Debut Director
Abhijit Panse – Rege and Mahesh Limaye (Yellow)

Best Production Design
Nitin Chandrakant Desai – Rama Madhav

Best Cinematography
Vikram Amladi – Fandry

Best Story
Madhugandha Kulkarni – Elizabeth Ekadashi

Best Screenplay
Paresh Mokashi – Elizabeth Ekadashi

Best Dialogue
Madhugandha Kulkarni and Paresh Mokashi – Elizabeth Ekadashi

Best Editing
Dinesh Gopal Poojari – Rege

Best Background Score
Monty Sharma – Rege

Best Choreography
Ganesh Acharya – Aala Holicha San (Lai Bhaari)

Best Sound Design
Rohit Pradhan – Rege

The first ever Ajeenkya DY Patil Filmfare Awards (Marathi) proved to be a spectacular event highlighting the brilliant and creative talents in the Marathi film industry.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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!”

Images courtesy of Filmfare and Deana Uppal Instagram


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