Saturday night saw several Bollywood belles and boys on the edge of their VVIP seats itching to grab the coveted Filmfare statute in front of the entire filmy fraternity. The 54th Idea Filmfare Awards 2008 was a glittering affair at Mumbai’s plush Yashraj Studio.
The GenNext emcees were Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Deepika Padukone, Konkona Sen Sharma and Farhan Akhtar led by “host with the most” Karan Johar, evidently script writers around the city have been warned not to relive the Sajid Khan – Ashutosh Gowarikar fiasco and everyone was very “PC.” In fact, Ranbir and Imran started the show saying, “Hum jo kuch kahenge accha kahenge.”
Highlights of the evening included razzle-dazzle performances by Katrina Kaif (swinging to songs from Singh is King and Yuvraaj, Shahid Kapoor (dancer extraordinaire) put on an pumping performance, a medley of his chartbusters Mauja hi Mauja and Nagada. Bipasha Basu and Neil Nitin Mukesh performed tracks from their upcoming movie Aa Dekhe Zara. Abhishek Bachchan made a special entry with the title track of Delhi 6 and did his Dostana number Desi Girl. Jackie Bhagnani made his debut performance, Farhan Akhtar and his band Rock-ed On to the finale.
(TV Alert: Sony Entertainment Television on March 8, at 8 pm – watch it all!)
And the Winners are…
Best Actor HRITHIK ROSHAN | Jodha Akbar
Best Actress PRIYANKA CHOPRA | Fashion
Best Film JODHA AKBAR
Best Director ASHUTOSH GOWARIKAR | Jodha Akbar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) ARJUN RAMPAL | Rock On!
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) KANGANA RANAUT | Fashion
Best Music Director A. R. RAHMAN | Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
Best Lyrics JAVED AKHTAR | Jash-e-Bahara, Jodha Akbar
Best Playback Singer (Male) SUKHWINDER SINGH | Haule Haule, Rab Ne bana Di Jodi
Best Playback Singer (Female) SHREYA GHOSHAL | Teri Ore, Singh Is King
Critics’ Award For Best Actor MANJYOT SINGH | Oye Lucky Lucy Oye
Critics’ Award For Best Actress SHAHANA GOSWAMI | Rock On
Critics’ Award For Best Film NISHIKANT KAMAT | Mumbai Meri Jaan
Best Story ABHISHEK KAPOOR | Rock On!
Best Screenplay YOGESH JOSHI, UPENDRA SIDHAYE | Mumbai Meri Jaan
Best Dialogue MANU RISHI | Oye Lucky Lucky Oye
Best Editing AMIT PAWAR | Mumbai Meri Jaan
Best Cinematography JASON WEST | Rock On!
Best Choreography LONGINUS FERNANDES | Pappu Can’t Dace, Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
Best Action PETER HEINS | Ghajini
Best Production Design / Art Direction VANDANA KATARIA, ANGELICA BHOWMICK | Oye Lucky Lucky Oye Best Sound Design BAYLON FONSECA, VINOD SUBRAMANIAM | Rock On!
Best Background Score A. R. RAHMAN | Jodha Akbar
Best Costumes MANOSHI NATH, RUSHI SHARMA | Oye Lucky Lucky Oye
Best Visual Effects MERZIN TAVARIA | Love Story 2050
R. D. Burman Award for new Musical Talent BENNY DAYAL | Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na, Yuvraaj, Ghajini
Lifetime Achievement Award OM PURI BHANU ATHAIYA
Sensational Debut (Male) IMRAN KHAN | Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na FARHAN AKHTAR | Rock On!
Sensational Debut (Female) ASIN | Ghajini
Sony Best Scene of the Year WHEN SRK PLACES ROSE ON THE TABLE, THEN DECIDES AGAINST IN RAB NE BANA DI JODI
Special Jury Mention for Outstanding Performance PRATIK BABBAR | Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na PURAB KOHLI | Rock On!
The Filmfare Awards are voted for by both the public and a committee of experts.
The Awards are one of the oldest in existence and were started by the film magazine Filmfare, in 1953 and Awards have been issued for every year since, except 1986 and 1987.
The Awards honour the best of popular work of the previous year, i. e. in 2009, Awards were presented to films and music released in 2008.