Shocker! Shahid, Kangana & Other DESERVING Candidates Win the Filmfare Award!
It was great to see Kangana, Shahid, Kay Kay Menon and a host of others rightfully won big at the Filmfare Awards last night
We almost fell off our seats last night when every award was rightfully won at the 60th Filmfare Awards without quirky categories created to 'recognise' bigger stars (Example: 'Entertainer of the Year' at the Star Guild Awards to Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan winning 'Best Actor Thriller/Action' for Happy New Year at the Stardust Awards, Ra.One for 'Best Marketed Film' in 2011 at the Zeee Cine Awards, amongst a host of other strange mentions... we could go on forever).
The Filmfare Awards, long considered the 'Oscars' of the Indian film industry, has had some questionable moments over the past few years (Read: 'Sony Trensetter of the Year' to Chennai Express in 2014 - what does that even mean?). We were expecting strange monikers to magically pop their way into the winners' list mentions to accomodate stars who were not on par with Kangana's performance in Queen or Shahid's in Haider but were pleasantly suprised at the results. As we followed the proceedings on social media, one sensible award after another was rattled off to us shocked bystanders. Kay Kay Menon won Best Supporting Actor for Haider? We were hoping he would but then... who knows what happens in the face of commercial pressure. While there was little doubt that obvious frontrunners like Shahid and Kanagana would win, we were most happy at the lack of strange categories created to take away from the winners' accomplishments. The Critics' Award for Best Actor and Best Actress, won by Sanjay Mishra for Ankhon Dekhi and Alia Bhatt for Highway, respectively, were heartwarming additions. No one could deny that these two thespians had earned it.
Long considered the hallowed awards in the industry, it was great to see the Filmfare Awards felicitate the industry's best this awards' season. Our favourite part of the entire evening was to see Shahid being recognised for his stellar work in Haider. Having a talented star like him fall off the radar after Mausam was unfortunate. He was missed and we look forward to him making smart choices and staying right on top where he belongs. Kay Kay Menon, known to be discerning about the movies he takes on, blew us away with his performance in Haider. To see an actor par excellence like him felicitated renewed our faith in the industry recognising talent over glamour. And of course, Kangana. She may not attend awards but she does what counts - entertains and displays her gargantuan talent with the kind of finesse and effortlessness that comes along once in a generation.
Thank you, Filmfare, for putting a smile on us movie lovers' faces this time.
Here is the complete list of winners this year:
Best Director- Vikas Bahl for Queen
Best Film - Queen
Best Actor (Female) - Kangana Ranaut for Queen
Best Actor (Male)- Shahid Kapoor for Haider
Best Supporting Actor (Female) - Tabu for Haider
Best Supporting Actor (Male) - Kay Kay Menon for Haider
Best Actress (Critics)- Alia Bhatt for Highway
Best Actor (Critics) - Sanjay Mishra for Ankhon Dekhi
Best Film (Critics) Award - Ankhon Dekhi
Best Debut (Male) - Fawad Khan for Khoobsurat
Best Debut (Female) - Kriti Sanon for Heropanti
Best Debut (Director) - Abhishek Varman for 2 States'
Best Screenplay - Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi for PK
Best Story - Rajat Kapoor for Aankhon Dekhi
Lifetime Achievement Award - Kamini Kaushal
Best Music - Shankar Ehsaan Loy for 2 States
Best Lyrics - Rashmi Singh for Muskurane Ki Wajah for Citylights
Best Playback (Male) - Ankit Tiwari for Galiyaan for Ek Villian
Best Playback Singer (female) - Kanika Kapoor for Baby Doll for Ragini MMS 2
Best Choreography Award- Ahmed Khan for Jumme Ki Raat for Kick
Best Background Score Award - Amit Trivedi for Queen
Best Action Award - Sham Kaushal for Gunday
Best Cinematography Award - Bobby Singh and Siddharth Diwan for Queen.
Best Editing - Abhijit Kokate and Anurag Kashyap for Queen.
Best Production Design - Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray for Haider.
Best Sound Design Award - Anilkumar Konakandla and Prabal Pradhan for Mardaani.
Best Costume Award - Dolly Ahluwalia for Haider