FILMFARE AWARDS 2019
The 64th Filmfare Awards 2019 ended on a celebratory note for Team Raazi, which went home with as many as five of the black statuettes. Alia Bhatt won Best Actress for playing the role of a spy while Raazi also fetched Meghna Gulzar the Best Director Filmfare Award. Raazi also grabbed the Best Film trophy! Meanwhile, Ranbir Kapoor scored the Best Actor Filmfare Award for playing the role of Sanjay Dutt in biopic Sanju. Ranveer Singh won Best Actor Critics’ Award for his menacing role in “Padmaavat” while Neena Gupta was awarded in the Best Actress Critics’ category for playing a middle-aged pregnant mother in Badhaai Ho.
“Padmaavat“, which had as many as 17 categories, scored win in four of them! Raazi clearly scored the highest number of awards at the 64th edition of the Filmfare Awards.
BEST FILM – Filmfare Awards 2019
Winner – Raazi
Raazi is a well-made spy film brimming with patriotic fervour. The 1971 war serves as the backdrop of this spy thriller. It remains true to the period details as well.
BEST ACTOR (Male) – Filmfare Awards 2019
Winner – Ranbir Kapoor (Sanju)
For the sake of his role, Ranbir somehow convinced himself that he’s actually Sanjay Dutt — and hence the physical transformations and the voice modulations look so convincing as they contain part of Dutt’s soul.
BEST ACTOR (FEMALE) – Filmfare Awards 2019
Winner – Alia Bhatt (Raazi)
Alia is the soul of the film. You can feel the strain she undergoes of being a field agent, laying aside all humane feelings and knowing well she may have to pay the ultimate sacrifice.
CRITICS AWARD FOR BEST FILM 2019
Winner – Andhadhun
Andhadhun will remind you of American pulp movies, where every character is bent and serves his or her own agendas. The film offers homage to the Hindi film music of the ‘70s as well, what with Ayushmann playing many hit tunes of the era on his piano.
CRITICS AWARD BEST ACTOR (MALE) 2019
Winner – Ayushmann Khurrana (Andhadhun) & Ranveer Singh (Padmaavat)
Ayushmann Khurrana is a steal as the piano player with a kink. His switches from being blind to being normal are spot on and later, his helplessness and rage at being subjected to the world’s unfairness is apt too.
Ranveer Singh flexed both his hard earned muscles as well as his acting muscles to give us a portrayal of a power hungry ruler driven by lust to commit atrocities. It’s easily his best performance so far.
CRITICS AWARD BEST ACTOR (FEMALE) 2019
Winner – Neena Gupta (Badhaai Ho)
Neena Gupta is such a natural you feel she’s actually pregnant. She glows at getting another chance to play mother and just lets life take over. Her reaction scenes with Gajraj Rao (and indeed with everyone else) are on point.
BEST DIRECTOR 2019
Winner – Meghna Gulzar (Raazi)
She directed her first film, Filhaal, in 2002. The film centered around surrogacy. Her second movie was Just Married in 2007. Her third feature talvar (2015), based on the Aarushi Talwar murder case won much critical acclaim. Raazi is her most successful film commercially as well as critically.
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE) 2019
Winner – Gajraj Rao (Badhaai Ho) & Vicky Kaushal (Sanju)
The way Gajraj Rao very Rowan Atkinson like reacts to everything happening around him is a delightful act indeed. Mr Bean would be proud.
Vicky Kaushal, as the nerdy Kamlesh, is a revelation indeed. He goes toe-to-toe with Ranbir Kapoor in the film and has given his all to the role.
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE) 2019
Winner – Surekha Sikhri (Badhaai Ho)
Surekha Sikri is delightful as the vitriolic mother-in-law who takes up for her bahu at a family wedding when the he relatives corner her for her supposed ‘indecent’ behaviour.
BEST MUSIC ALBUM 2019
Winner – Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Padmaavat)
The film’s music was inspired by Rajasthani folk and had classical elements as well. The songs paid homage to love, to romance in all its forms. Ghoomar and Binte dil stood out.
BEST ACTOR DEBUT (MALE) 2019
Winner – Ishaan Khattar (Beyond The Clouds)
BEST ACTOR DEBUT (FEMALE) 2019
Winner – Sara Ali Khan (Kedarnath)
BEST SHORT FILM 2019 – PEOPEL’S CHOICE
Winner – Plus Minus
Dimpy, a young, spunky woman, is fed-up of her husband Jeet’s dominating, possessive mother. So much so, that she boards the Hoshiarpur Express at Delhi Station, late one night, planning to go to her marital home in Kapurthala, pick her stuff up and return to her father’s home in Delhi. En route, a conversation with the young 22-year old co-passenger who shares the aisle berth of the AC II Tier compartment leads her to change the way she has been looking at Life. Then, she learns the truth about the young Army man who travelled with her and taught her that where there is Love and Understanding, there is always Acceptance.
BEST SHORT FILM 2019 – FICTION
Winner – Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh, set in the aftermath of 26/11 attacks. The dinner table conversation meanders to the shared experience of 26/11 and questions the quality of their existence after the life changing event.
BEST SHORT FILM (NON-FICTION) – Filmfare Awards 2019
Winner – The Soccer City
This documentary sheds light on the feisty football journey of a small city, Kolhapur. This is a story of how a game played barefoot in the pockets of Kolhapur a century ago now draws more than 25,000 spectators for its local games. The passion for football here once extended beyond the ground, and guarded the unity among the people of this city. Be it playing with the Polish refugees after World War 2 or challenging the British troops for a game in 1936, Kolhapur’s people have always had a hunger for football. This is an ode to the unsung history of Kolhapur’s football, with the hope that if revered at a national level, it will do wonders for the social harmony and integration of the country as it once did for the city.
BEST DIALOGUE 2019
Winner – Akshat Ghildial (Badhaai Ho)
It’s the little humorous punchlines that make or break a comedy and Akshay has peppered the dialogue with liberal amounts of wit.