42nd Filmfare Awards

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42nd Filmfare Awards
Date 1997
Site Mumbai, India
Best Film Raja Hindustani
Khamoshi: The Musical
Most awards Raja Hindustani and Khamoshi: The Musical (5)
Most nominations Khamoshi: The Musical (13)

The 42nd Filmfare Awards were held in 1997, in Mumbai, India. Khamoshi: The Musical and Raja Hindustani were the biggest winners of the night, with 5 awards each. The former film won the critics' awards for best film for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and best actress for Manisha Koirala while the latter film's stars Aamir Khan and Karishma Kapoor won their first award for performance in a leading role.

Main awards[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Raja Hindustani

Best Director[edit]

Shekhar KapoorBandit Queen

Best Actor[edit]

Aamir KhanRaja Hindustani

Best Actress[edit]

Karisma KapoorRaja Hindustani

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Amrish PuriGhatak: Lethal

Best Actress in a Supporting Role[edit]

RekhaKhiladiyon Ka Khiladi

Best Actor in a Comic Role[edit]

Satish KaushikSaajan Chale Sasural

Best Actor in a Negative Role[edit]

Arbaaz KhanDaraar

Best Debut, Male[edit]

Chandrachur SinghMaachis

Best Debut, Female[edit]

Seema BiswasBandit Queen

Best Story[edit]


Best Screenplay[edit]

Ghatak: LethalRajkumar Santoshi

Best Dialogue[edit]


Best Music[edit]

Raja HindustaniNadeem-Shravan

Best Lyrics[edit]

Papa Kehte HaiJaved Akhtar for Ghar Se Nikalte Hi

Best Playback Singer, Male[edit]

Raja HindustaniUdit Narayan for Pardesi Pardesi

Best Playback Singer, Female[edit]

Khamoshi: The MusicalKavita Krishnamurthy for Aaj Main Upar

Best Action[edit]

Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi

Best cinematography[edit]

Bandit Queen

Best Editing[edit]

Ghatak: Lethal

Best Choreography[edit]

RakshakChinni Prakash for Sheher Ki Ladki

Best Art Direction[edit]

Khamoshi: The Musical

Best Sound[edit]

Khamoshi: The Musical

Special awards[edit]

Lifetime achievement award[edit]

Dharmendra and Mumtaz

Special Award[edit]

Govinda , Nasir Hussain , Pran and Shobhna Samarth

R.D.Burman Award[edit]

Vishal BhardwajMaachis

Critics' awards[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Khamoshi: The Musical

Best Actress[edit]

Manisha KoiralaKhamoshi: The Musical

Best Documentary[edit]

Beyond the Himalayas



See also[edit]