Sunday, January 21, 2018

63rd Filmfare Awards 2018 Winners

The 2018 Filmfare Awards were formalized. A list that like every year contains a lot of disappointments and misunderstandings. After a ceremony last year that reassured everyone with deserved awards and consistent nominees, this year's list is without a doubt one of the worst in recent years. In the list of the best movies of the year, there is no Newton, no Lipstick Under My Burkha, no Tumhari Sulu (three successes at the box office but also critical triumphs). And of course, it was useless to hope Rangoon, Jagga Jasoos or Trapped (welcomed by many critics but ignored at the box office).

When we see Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Toilet on the list, there is something to cringe. On the actors' side, there are two aberrations. Rajkumar Rao was ignored after the incredible year he just delivered and Ranbir Kapoor has been forgotten. Even Shahid Kapoor in Rangoon had far more scope here than Varun Dhawan or Akshay Kumar. On the side actresses, the scandalous absence of Kangana Ranaut removes the credibility of the nominees of this year.

The secondary roles are already much more coherent, ditto for the music (except Half Girlfriend). We also salute the category "Best Original Story" which contains Trapped, Newton, the unjustly ignored Mukti Bhawan, and Tumhari Sulu. Finally, there is quality content that is put forward. Same story for the award for the best screenplay that sees several high-quality films in competition.

In the end, if 2017 was the year of disappointments, the nominations of Filmfare manage to be even more disappointing! Let's hope the final rewards are at least a little better. To conclude, the big winner of the nominations is Secret Superstar with 9 nominations, including the most prestigious categories. Although behind the main awards, Jagga Jasoos consoles itself with 9 nominations, mainly in the "technical" section.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Bareilly Ki Barfi, and Tumhari Sullu follow with 8 respective nominations. Newton and A Death In The Gunj, two films by acclaimed authors but absent from the main categories, still have 6 nominations. And finally, there are 5 nominations for Hindi Medium, Raees, MOM, Rangoon, Trapped, and Daddy.

First record for the musical awards. It is a full box for Jagga Jasoos who wins 4 awards (Best Album, Best Songwriter, Best Music and Best Choreography). Well-deserved rewards for what was the biggest and most experimental big budget movie of the year. By focusing on music, Anurag Basu took enormous risks. It, unfortunately, was not rewarded by the general public.

But thanks to the fabulous compositions of Pritam the experience was fascinating. Also worthy of mention is Meghna Mishra's award for Secret Superstar, another film based largely on music. A small surprise for Arijit Singh who won the Best Singer Award for Badrinath Ki Dulhania while we waited for more on "Zaalima" from Raees. This is the third award of his career for the one who in just a few years has become one of the major and indispensable voices of Indian cinema.

For the script and dialogues, the nominations were the most successful and honored independent cinema. The rewards are there for Newton, Mukti Bhawan and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, three independent low-budget films that marked the year. Selected as the official representative of India at the Oscars, the satirical and political film Newton finally wins his first prize of the evening. It would have been hard to understand that it left without anything!

In the list of those who simply could not be ignored, Rajkumar Rao is rewarded for his secondary role in Bareilly Ki Barfi. We would have liked to see him in the main role category with his outstanding performance in Trapped and Newton. But this is somehow consolation for this extremely talented actor who flew over the year. On the side of the actresses in a secondary role, Meher Vij wins a deserved prize and without too many surprises considering the excellent reviews that she obtained for Secret Superstar.

Now let's go to the main categories. First of all the critics' awards that bring a little justice to the competition by rewarding Rajkumar Rao for Trapped and Newton as Best Film. Huge respect also for Zaira Wasim who at 17 became the youngest actress in history to receive a Best Actress Critics Award at the Filmfare Awards.

First of all, it is Irrfan Khan who after having won the Critics' Prize in 2013 for Paan Singh Tomar finally wins the Best Actor award. The most prestigious award for an actor rightfully goes to one of the greatest talents of Indian cinema today. In front of him, it is Vidya Balan who wins her fourth statuette of Best Actress. She matches Madhuri Dixit and Meena Kumari and is now only one behind Nutan and Kajol, the two record holders in this category.

On the directors' side, it is Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari who stands out. She becomes the third woman to win this award after Sai Paranjpye in 1985 and Zoya Akhtar in 2012. Women are also in the spotlight since Konkona Sen Sharma is named Best Debutant Director. A beautiful lesson of parity in an industry often described as dominated by men!

And finally Hindi Medium wins the Best Film Award. The film was a critical and commercial triumph that took everyone by surprise. To end, it is Jagga Jasoos who leaves with the most rewards, 4 prizes in the technical and musical categories. Secret Superstar and A Death In The Gunj win 3 each.

Finally Hindi Medium, Trapped, and Bareilly Ki Barfi close the show with 2 prizes. No records so this year, far from the 11 prices of Black, 10 of DDLJ and Devdas or 9 of Bajirao Mastani (Bhansali occupying the top 3 places!). But overall the awards are more than deserved and give back a little credibility to the ceremony.

Here is the complete list:

63rd Filmfare Awards 2018 Nominations

BEST FILM

BADRINATH KI DULHANIA

BAREILLY KI BARFI

HINDI MEDIUM

SECRET SUPERSTAR

TOILET: EK PREM KATHA



BEST DIRECTOR

ADVAIT CHANDAN - Secret Superstar

ASHWINI IYER TIWARI - Bareilly Ki Barfi

SAKET CHAUDHARY - Hindi Medium

SHASHANK KHAITAN - Badrinath Ki Dulhania

SHREE NARAYAN SINGH - Toilet: Ek Prem Katha



BEST ACTOR IN A MAIN ROLE

KUMAR AKSHAY - Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

AYUSHMANN KHURRANA - Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

HRITHIK ROSHAN - Kaabil

IRRFAN KHAN - Hindi Medium

SHAH RUKH KHAN - Raees

VARUN DHAWAN - Badrinath Ki Dulhania



BEST ACTRESS IN A MAIN ROLE

ALIA BHATT - Badrinath Ki Dulhania

BHUMI PEDNEKAR - Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

SABA QAMAR - Hindi Medium

SRIDEVI - Mom

VIDYA BALAN - Tumhari Sulu

ZAIRA WASIM - Secret Superstar



BEST ACTOR IN A SECONDARY ROLE

AAMIR KHAN - Secret Superstar

DEEPAK DOBRIYAL - Hindi Medium

MANAV KAUL - Tumhari Sulu

NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI - Mom

PANKAJ TRIPATHI - Newton

RAJKUMMAR RAO - Bareilly Ki Barfi



BEST ACTRESS IN A SECONDARY ROLE

MEHER VIJ - Secret Superstar

RATNA PATHAK SHAH - Lipstick Under My Burkha

SEEMA PAHWA - Bareilly Ki Barfi

SEEMA PAHWA - Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

TILLOTAMA SHOME - A Death In The Gunj



BEST ALBUM

BADRINATH KI DULHANIA - Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi and Akhil Sachdeva

BAREILLY KI BARFI - Arko, Tanishk Bagchi, Samira Koppikar, Sameer Uddin and Vayu

HALF GIRLFRIEND - Mithoon, Tanishk Bagchi, Rich Rishi, Farhan Saeed, Rahul Mishra, Friend Mishra

JAB HARRY MET SEJAL - Pritam

JAGGA JASOOS - Pritam

SECRET SUPERSTAR - Amit Trivedi



BEST LYRICS

AMITABH BHATTACHARYA - Galti is mistaken (Jagga Jasoos)

AMITABH BHATTACHARYA - Ullu ka pattha (Jagga Jasoos)

ARKO PRAVO MUKHERJEE - Nazm Nazm (Bareilly Ki Barfi)

KAUSAR MUNIR - Maana keh hum (Meri Pyaari Bindu)

KAUSAR MUNIR - Nachdi phira (Secret Superstar)

SANTANU GHATAK - Rafu (Tumhari Sulu)



BEST SINGER

AKHIL SACHDEVA - Humsafar (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)

ARIJIT SINGH - Rok na ruke naina (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)

ARIJIT SINGH - Zaalima (Raees)

ARKO PRAVO MUKHERJEE - Nazm Nazm (Bareilly Ki Barfi)

ASH KING - Baarish (Half Girlfriend)

SACHIN SANGHVI - Kho diya (Bhoomi)



BEST SINGER

MEGHNA MISHRA - Nachdi phira (Secret Superstar)

MONALI THAKUR - Baahein Khol (Meri Pyaari Bindu)

NIKHITA GANDHI - Ghar (Jab Harry Met Sejal)

RONKINI GUPTA - Rafu (Tumhari Sulu)

SHASHAA TIRUPATI - Kanha (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan)

SHREYA GHOSHAL - Thodi der (Half Girlfriend)



BEST ACTION

Allan Amin - Jagga Jasoos

Franz Spilhaus - Commando 2

Harpal Singh Pali and Ravi Kumar - Rangoon

K Ravi Verma - Raees

Tom Struthers - Tiger Zinda Hai



BEST MUSIC

Alokananda Dasgupta - Trapped

AR Rahman - Mom

Pritam - Jagga Jasoos

Sagar Desai - A Death In The Gunj

Sajid-Wajid - Daddy

Tajdar Junaid - Mukti Bhawan


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Anita Rajgopalan Lata, Donald Raegan Gracy - Raees

Parul Sondh - Daddy

Siddharth Sirohi - A Death In The Gunj

Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray - Rangoon



BEST COSTUMES

Dolly Ahluwalia - Rangoon

Nidhi and Divya Gambhir - Daddy

Rohit Chaturvedi - A Death In The Gunj


BEST SOUND DESIGN

Anish John - Trapped

Baylon Fonseca and Dhiman Karmakar - Raees

Nihar Ranjan Samal - Mom

Subhash Sahoo - Tumhari Sulu

Udit Duseja - Daddy



BEST EDITING

Aarif Sheikh and Manas Mittal - A Death In The Gunj

Monisha R Baldawa - Mom

Nitin Baid - Trapped

Shweta Venkat Mathew - Newton



BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Ganesh Acharya - (Badrinath ki dulhania - Badrinath Ki Dulhania)

Shiamak Davar (Ullu ka pattha - Jagga Jasoos)

Sudesh Adhana - (Bloody hell - Rangoon)

Vijay Ganguly - (Ban Ja rani - Tumhari Sulu)

Vijay Ganguly - (Khaana khaake - Jagga Jasoos)

Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani (Galti Se Mistake - Jagga Jasoos)



BEST ORIGINAL STORY

Amit Joshi - Trapped

Amit V Masurkar - Newton

Rahul Dahiya - G Kutta Se

Shanker Raman and Sourabh Ratnu - Gurgaon

Shubhashish Bhutiani - Mukti Bhawan

Suresh Triveni - Tumhari Sulu



BEST DIALOGUES

Hitesh Kewalya - Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Mayank Tewari and Amit V Masurkar - Newton

Nitesh Tiwari and Shreyas Jain - Bareilly Ki Barfi

Subhash Kapoor - Jolly LLB 2

Suresh Triveni, Vijay Maurya - Tumhari Sulu



BEST STORY

Advait Chandan - Secret Superstar

Amit Joshi and Hardik Mehta - Trapped

Mayank Tewari and Amit V Masurkar - Newton

Shubhashish Bhutiani - Mukti Bhawan

Subhash Kapoor - Jolly LLB 2



BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Jessica Lee Gagné and Pankaj Kumar - Daddy

Pankaj Kumar - Rangoon

Ravi Varman - Jagga Jasoos

Sirsha Ray - A Death In The Gunj

Swapnil S Sonawane - Newton

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