Ranveer Singh wins Best Actor for Bajirao Mastani, while Deepika Padukone picked up the same for Piku
Ranveer Singh wins Best Actor for Bajirao Mastani, while Deepika Padukone picked up the same for Piku

Filmfare 2016

Dawn.com : Bollywood’s biggest night came and went, stars glittered and gleamed on the red carpet and some went home with the coveted Filmfare Award.

Here’s a list of the night’s big winners:

Film & Lead Cast

Bajirao Mastani was the biggest winner of the night. The film won Best Film, while its team swept up the rest of the coveted awards. Best Director went to Sanjay Leela Bhansali), while Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) was awarded to Ranveer Singh.

Bajirao Mastani heroine Deepika Padukone won Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) for her performance in Piku.

Supporting Cast

Priyanka Chopra’s win of the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) for Bajirao Mastani made it a sweet victory for the Bajirao Mastani team. Deepika accepted the award on Priyanka’s behalf; the actress sent a shout-out to her team on Twitter:

So proud of team #Bajirao Mastani supremely proud of being a part of this film! It’s all u #SLB @filmfare thank you for the acknowledgment.

The Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) went to Anil Kapoor for Dil Dhadakne Do.

The biggest winner in the Music category was Roy, which won Best Music (awarded to Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros. Anjjan and Amaal Mallik) and Best Playback Singer (Male)(awarded to ‘Sooraj Dooba’ singer Arijit Singh, who beat Pakistani singer Atif Aslam nominated for Badlapur’s ‘Jeena Jeena’).

Best Lyrics went to Tamasha’s ‘Agar Tum Saath Ho’ andBest Playback Singer (Female) went to Shreya Ghoshal for ‘Deewani Mastani’ from Bajirao Mastani.

Critics Choice

The Critics’ Choice awards brought into the winner’s fold some of the talent sidelined by Bajirao Mastani’s sweeping victory.

Piku won Best Film, its lead actor Amitabh Bachchan wonBest Actor (Male), while Kangana Ranaut bagged a well-deserved Best Actor (Female) for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Special Awards

For her decades of contribution to the industry, veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee (last seen in Piku as Deepika Padukone’s happening aunt) was honoured with theLifetime Achievement Award.

Young singer Armaan Mallik was recognised for his musical potential with the RD Burman Award.

Debut Awards

The debut awards were dominated by the newest newsmakers from Bollywood. Sooraj Pancholi won Best Debut (Male) for his performance in Hero, while Bhumi Pednekar won Best Debut (Female) for Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

The Best Debut Director award went to Masaan director Neeraj Ghaywan.

The Rest…

Bajirao Mastani also picked up the Filmfare for Best Action, Best Choreography (for the song ‘Mohe Rang Do Laal), Best Costume (awarded to Anju Modi and Maxima Basu) andBest Production Design.

Piku picked up further awards for Best Background Scoreand Best Screenplay (awarded to Anupam Roy and Juhi Chaturvedi respectively).

Tanu Weds Manu Returns also won Best Dialogue, whileBajrangi Bhaijaan was honoured with the Best Story award.

Other winners of the technical awards include Dum Laga Ke Haisha for Best Cinematography, Talvar for Best Editingand Best Sound Design, and Bombay Velvet for Best VFX.

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