Karan Johar’s production Raazi won the top honours at the 69th Filmfare Awards, bagging five honours, including Best Film. Alia Bhatt won best actress, Meghna Gulzar best director, Arijit Singh Best Playback Singer (male) for ‘Ae Watan’ and Gulzar for lyrics for the same song. Ranbir Kapoor was adjudged the Best Actor for his performance in Sanju. Badhaai Ho was another film that did very well, bagging four awards.
Raazi is about a young Kashmiri girl who becomes a spy and marries a Pakistani Army officer. The film was based on writer Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat.
The award for the Best Supporting Actor was shared by Gajraj Rao and Vicky Kaushal for their performances in Badhaai Ho and Sanju, respectively. Badhaai Ho, among the many sleeper hits of the year, also won Best Supporting Actress for 74-year-old Surekha Sikri and Best Supporting (Critics) for Neena Gupta. Earlier Shantanu Srivastava and Akshat Ghildial, writers of the movie, had withdrawn their names from the nomination after Jyoti Kapoor demanded writing credits for the story.
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Ranveer Singh, who played Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat shared the won the Best Actor (Critics) award with Ayushmann Khuranna, who won the award for his turn as a blind piano player in Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun. The movie also won the Best Film (Critics). Currently gearing up for a China release, crime thriller Andhadhun also featured Tabu and Radhika Apte.
In the technical category, Sohan Shah’s mystery-adventure-horror-thriller Tumbbad won awards for production design, cinematography and sound design while Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero won the award for special effects.
Following is the list of major winners:
Critics’ Award for Best Film: AndhaDhun
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Alia Bhatt, Raazi
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Ranbir Kapoor, Sanju
Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female): Neena Gupta, Badhaai Ho
Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male): Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat, Ayushmann Khurrana for Andhadhun
Best Debut Actor (Female): Sara Ali Khan, Kedarnath
Best Debut Actor (Male): Ishaan Khatter, Beyond The Clouds
Best Director: Meghna Gulzar, Raazi
Best Debut Director: Amar Kaushik, Stree
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male): Gajraj Rao, Badhaai Ho and Vicky Kaushal, Sanju
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Surekha Sikri, Badhaai Ho
Best Dialogue: Akshat Ghildial, Badhaai Ho
Best Original Story: Anubhav Sinha, Mulk
Best Actor (Male) in a Short Film: Hussain Dalal, Shameless
Best Actor (Female) in a Short Film: Kirti Kulhari, Maya
Best Short Film (Fiction): Rogan Josh
Best Short Film (Non-Fiction): The Soccer City
Best Music Album: Padmaavat
Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for ‘Ae Watan’, Raazi
Best Playback Singer (Female): Shreya Ghoshal for ‘Ghoomar’, Padmaavat
Best Lyrics: Gulzar for ‘Ae Watan’, Raazi.
Best Lyrics: AndhaDhun
Best Background Score: Daniel George, AndhaDhun
Best Sound Design: Kunal Sharma, Tumbbad
Best Choreography: Kruti Mahesh Midya, Jyoti Tomaar for Ghoomar, “Padmaavat”
Best Action: Vikram Dahiya, Sunil Rodriguez, Mukkabaaz
Best Cinematography: Pankaj Kumar, Tumbbad
Best Editing: Pooja Ladha Surti, AndhaDhun
Best Costume: Sheetal Sharma, Manto
Best Production Design: Nitin Zihani Chaudhary and Rajesh Yadav – Tumbbad
Best Screenplay: Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar, Hemanth Rao – Andhadhun
Best VFX: Red Chillies Fx, Zero
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