The Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest film events in India, the awards were first introduced in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards. They were initially referred to as the Clare Awards or The Clares after Clare Mendonca, a dual voting system was developed in 1956. The ceremony had been sponsored by private organisations in the past as well as in present provisions. During several years in 1990s, a ceremony was broadcast to television audiences but was discontinued due to unknown reasons. Presently, a recorded and a version of the awards ceremony is televised on SET a week or two after the ceremony has been held. There is no data statistics recorded in reference to T, the Filmfare Awards have been often referred to as the Hindi film industrys equivalent to The Oscars. Filmfare Marathi Awards are started few years back which gives awards to Marathi films, the Filmfare awards were first introduced in 1954.
The Clares was the name of the award ceremony, named after The Times of India critic Clare Mendonca. Readers of Filmfare were polled to decide the winners, and over 20,000 readers spread throughout India participated in the polls, trophies were given to winners of the popular vote. In the first awards function, held on 21 March 1954 at the Metro Theatre of Mumbai, only five awards were presented, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Music Director. Do Bigha Zameen was the first movie to win the award for Best Film. Filmfare Awards introduced the Short Film Category in 2017, with Vidya Balan, the People’s Choice Award For Best Short Film was presented to Khamakha. Short films like Chutney, Matitali Kusti and Taandav won awards as well, Peck did attend the banquet that followed the award night at Wellington Club, Mumbai. The winners for the year 1985 were announced in 1986 and the event was scheduled to be held at the Brabourne Stadium in December 1986, unfortunately the Bombay film Industry, as was known went on strike in 86 because of its many contentious issues with the Maharashtra Government.
So the ceremony was pushed to the next year, the winners of 1985 were awarded on 28 January 1987. Due to Security reasons, filmfare was not awarded for 1986 and 1987, due to the many award ceremonies in the Indian Film Industry, it is often questioned which ones are real and based on fair decisions made by the jury. The Filmfare went through a phase of controversy in which they were accused of a biased selection when nominating and presenting awards and it was believed that they were not awarded based on merit. The importance of these awards is that it recognizes an industry in which almost a thousand movies per year are produced making it one of the biggest in cinema
Premnath Malhotra was an Indian actor. He was born in Karimpura locality near Ghanta Ghar in Peshawar and his family moved to Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh after partition and he moved to Mumbai where he was discovered as an actor. Their children are actor Prem Krishen and Kailash Nath and they are the grandparents of actress Akanksha Malhotra and director Siddharth Malhotra who are Prem Krishens children. Adiraj Malhotra and Arjun Malhotra are the sons of Kailash Nath and his sister Krishna married Raj Kapoor while his other sister Uma was married to veteran Bollywood actor Prem Chopra. His brothers Rajendra Nath and Narendra Nath were actors who appeared in comic. He was a friend of the actress Asha Parekh. He died of an attack in 1992 at the age of 65. Premnath made his debut in Ajit, opposite Monica Desai. He got major roles in Raj Kapoors first directorial film Aag, Premnath went on to appear in many films for the next three decades, some of which were the biggest blockbusters in Indian film history.
Some his most notable films were Aan, Teesri Manzil, Johny Mera Naam, Tere Mere Sapne, Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Kalicharan and he starred in the religious Punjabi film Sat Sri Akal. He fell in love with actress Bina Rai during the filming of Aurat and they married and formed a production company together called P. N. films. They pinned high hopes for their films, which didnt become hits, such as Shagufa, Prisoner of Golconda, thus, the Premnath - Bina Rai pair never clicked on the screen. He earned Filmfare nominations as Best Supporting Actor for, Bobby, Amir Garib and he starred in a number of Punjabi films such as Sat Sri Akal. He directed a film Samundar for his production house P. N. films. His last film appearance was in Hum Dono after which he retired from acting and he died in 1992 of a heart attack at the age of sixty-five. Aab-e-hayat Directed films Samundar, only film for P. N. Films, maya TV series Prem Nath at the Internet Movie Database Monty Nath on father Premnath Poise and pearly smiles Article in The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum
Anupam Kher is an Indian actor who has appeared in over 400 films and many plays. Russells 2013 Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook, Kher has won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role five times. For his performance in the 1988 film Vijay he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor and he has held the post of chairman of Central Board of Film Certification and National School of Drama in India. He is currently the chairman at Actor Prepares, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts. His wife, actress Kirron Kher, is a Member of the Indian Parliament from Chandigarh, Kher was born on 7 March 1955 in Shimla in a Kashmiri Pandit family. His father was a clerk and he had a modest upbringing, in his struggling days as an actor in Mumbai, he slept on railway platforms. He is an alumnus and a chairperson of the National School of Drama. Some of his roles were in plays performed at the Himachal Pradesh University.
Kher made his debut in the 1982 Hindi movie Aagman. Then in 1984 came Saaransh, where 28-year-old Kher played a middle class Maharashtrian man who has lost his son. He has had many comic roles but has played the villain such as his acclaimed role as terrorist Dr. Dang in Karma. For his role in Daddy he received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance and he has starred alongside Hindi Cinemas superstar Shahrukh Khan many times in films such as Darr, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Veer-Zaara and Happy New Year. He ventured into directing with Om Jai Jagadish and has been a producer and he produced and starred in the film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara. He received the Best Actor Award from the Karachi International Film Festival for his performance, the role of the Police Commissioner Rathor, played by him in critically and commercially acclaimed A Wednesday is very much appreciated. Kher is known internationally for Bend It Like Beckham and Prejudice, Speedy Singhs, his appearance on the hit TV show ER, in 2012 he co-starred in the Academy Award-winning Silver Linings Playbook.
Kher has written and starred in a play about his own life called Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, until recently he served as chairman of the Indian Film Censor Board. He is an alumnus of National School of Drama and was its director between 2001 and 2004, in 2007, Anupam Kher, with his batchmate of NSD, Satish Kaushik, started a film production company, Karol Bagh Productions. Their first film, Tere Sang, was directed by Satish Kaushik and he was appointed in 2010 as the goodwill ambassador of the Pratham Education Foundation, which strives to improve childrens education in India
Ranganathan Madhavan is an Indian actor and film producer. Madhavan has received two Filmfare Awards, an award from the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards alongside recognition and nominations from other organisations and he has been described as one of the few actors in India who is able to achieve pan-Indian appeal, appearing in films from seven different languages. Madhavan began his career with television guest appearances, including a role on the Zee TV prime-time soap opera Banegi Apni Baat in 1996. After appearing in commercials and in roles, he gained recognition in the Tamil film industry through Mani Ratnams successful romance film Alaipayuthey. Madhavan soon developed an image as a hero with notable roles in two of 2001s highest grossing Tamil films, Gautham Menons directorial debut Minnale and Madras Talkies Dumm Dumm Dumm. Madhavan was cast alongside Kamal Haasan in the 2003 drama Anbe Sivam, in 2004, he gave a critically acclaimed performance as the antagonist in the multi-starrer Aayutha Ezhuthu and the film secured him his first Filmfare Award for the intense portrayal of a rogue.
He simultaneously worked on Tamil films, gaining acclaim for his portrayal of a vigilante in his home production Evano Oruvan and for the successful bilingual horror film. After appearing in further box office hits, Tanu Weds Manu and Vettai, returning after a three-year sabbatical in 2015, his comeback films, the romantic-comedy Tanu Weds Manu Returns and the sports drama Irudhi Suttru, both won critical and commercial acclaim. In addition to his career, Madhavan has worked as a writer on his films, hosted television programmes and has been a prominent celebrity endorser for brands. He has worked as a producer, first making Evano Oruvan with Leukos Films. Madhavan is noted for his activities and promotes various causes such as environment, health. He is particularly vocal about the protection of animals and was awarded PETAs Person of the Year recognition in 2012, Madhavan was born on 1 June 1970 in Jamshedpur, India, to a Tamil family. His father Ranganathan was a management executive in Tata Steel and his mother and his younger sister, Devika, is a software engineer settled in the United Kingdom.
He had a Tamil-speaking upbringing in Bihar, in 1988, Madhavan gained a scholarship to represent India as a cultural ambassador from Rajaram College and spent a year in Stettler, Canada as part of an exchange programme. He returned to Kolhapur and completed his education, graduating with a degree in electronics, as a result of this opportunity, he received training with the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, which he had, at a point, considered joining. However he missed the age cut-off by six months and was unable to join the programme. During the period, he won the Indian Championship for Public Speaking and subsequently represented India at the Young Businessmen Conference in Tokyo. During his stint in Mumbai, he opted to create a portfolio, in early 1996, Madhavan worked on a sandalwood talc advertisement directed by Santosh Sivan, who recommended him to Mani Ratnam to take part in a screen test for a role in Iruvar
Filmfare is an English-language, tabloid-sized magazine about Hindi-language cinema, popularly known as Bollywood. Established in 1952, the magazine is published by Worldwide Media, Filmfare is one of the most popular entertainment magazine in India. Since 1954, it gives popular film awards the annual Filmfare Awards, launched in 1952 by The Times Group that published the newspaper The Times of India, Filmfare came only a year after Screen was launched by The Indian Express. Taking off from the image of The Times of India, Filmfare combined serious film journalism with glamour and it featured exposes of exploitation of junior artists, articles various aspects of filmmaking, and notable cinemas of the world, like Italian and the German cinema. It benefitted hugely from the distribution network of the newspaper. In 1953, it further emboldened its place in the Indian film industry, first the Filmfare Awards for movies in Hindi, and the Filmfare Awards South for movies in the Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu languages both started in the same year.
The awards were based on Academy Awards, with a difference that the winners were decided by readers votes, the annual Filmfare Awards ceremony, held in Mumbai, is one of the oldest and most prominent film events in India. Filmfare Awards East for films from West Bengal and Assam was started in 2014, in 2005 Filmfare and some other publications, most notably Femina, and Indian editions of Hello, Good Food, Top Gear, and Good Homes were split off into a subsidiary. The new ownership, Worldwide Media, is a 50,50 joint venture between The Times Group and BBC Magazines, the division of BBC Worldwide. Thereafter in October 2011 Worldwide Media became a wholly owned subsidiary of Bennett, the Hindi language edition of Filmfare was launched in 2011. Masala Fix Hindi film industry news, reports about the latest quarrels between actors, celebrity gossip and rumours, preview Previews of upcoming films, and new actors to watch out for. Fashion and Beauty Stars are prominently branded hot or not depending on their fashion quota, the Good Life Lifestyles of the actors, their fitness routines.
Exclusives Cover stories, short prose with an array of photos and your Say Readers reviews and mails. Rapid Fire Shatrughan Sinha answers questions asked by readers, cinema of India Filmfare Awards Filmfare Awards South Official website
Arjun Rampal is an Indian film actor, model and a television personality. Through his career in Bollywood movies, he has established himself as an actor in Bollywood. He is considered as one of Indias most versatile actors and he made his acting debut in Rajiv Rais romance Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat. Rampal was appreciated for his performance and received awards for his work in the movie including a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. His latest releases Rock On 2 was hit badly by demonetisation and didnt fare well and his next release was Kahaani 2 December 2016x the film fared well at the box office and Arjun Rampals work is said to be the best till date. Rampal got his breakthrough in Don and he has thus far achieved commercial success in films including Aankhen, Om Shanti Om, Rock On. Housefull and Ra. One all which fetched him numerous accolades, Rampal has received many awards and nominations. He has won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Rampal established his production company Chasing Ganesha Films.
He became a producer with I See You under his banner. His next venture as producer is a based on gangster turned politician Arun Gawli. Its set to release in 2017 and his paternal family are Punjabi Hindus, while his maternal grandfather was Sikh and maternal grandmother was Dutch. He stayed with his mother after the separation of his parents, went to the prestigious Kodaikanal International school. He graduated in economics honours from the prestigious Hindu college in Delhi University and he went on to become Indias supermodel. He married Mehr Jesia in 1998 and has two daughters Mahikaa and Myra, Rampal made his acting debut in Rajiv Rais Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat opposite Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani and Kirti Reddy. Rampal gave a show stealing performance and earned all the attention and he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the movie. Taran Adarsh of indiaFM wrote Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat is a showcase for Arjun Rampal to exhibit his talent, the guy looks dashing and emotes with utmost sincerity.
Hes handled the emotional moments with maturity, which is so rare for a first-timer and this established Rampal as a leading actor in the Indian film industry. He was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut but swapped the awards in the Best Male Debut category at the Star Screen and his next release was Ashu Trikhas Deewaanapan, in which Rampal was paired with Dia Mirza
Fawad Afzal Khan is a Pakistani actor and singer. As a singer, he was one of the members of the band Entity Paradigm and their debut album Irtiqa was released in 2003, but the band was dissolved in 2007. Khan made his debut with a supporting role in the 2007 Pakistani movie Khuda Kay Liye. He went on to popularity with lead roles in the television shows Dastaan, Humsafar. Khan made his Bollywood debut with the role of a prince in the 2014 romantic comedy Khoobsurat. In 2016, he received praise for his portrayal of a troubled writer in the family drama Kapoor & Sons. Khan was born on 29 November 1981 in Karachi and he originates from the city of Lahore in Punjab, Pakistan. His father was born in Patiala, British India and moved to Pakistan at a young age following the 1947 partition, while his mothers family originated from Lucknow, according to Khan, he is a Punjabi of Pathan ancestry. By age 20, Khan could play the guitar, bass and he put his voice to use as the lead singer of the band Entity Paradigm.
His first performance was amateur acting in a play called Spartacus during A-level in 1999. Initially two separate bands, Ahmed Ali Butts Entity and Khans Paradigm were both active in the Lahore music scene since 1994 and 2000, respectively. Entity Paradigms debut album, released in October 2003 and received critical appreciation. The band performed Bolo Bolo in the season of Coke Studio. Khan left the band in 2012 to focus on his acting career, Khans first television appearance was in a TV series called Jutt and Bond. His cinematic debut was in 2007 from the movie Khuda Kay Liye and he appeared in Anjum Shehzads travel adventure drama series Satrangi. In 2010, he played the role of Hassan in period drama Dastaan, Khan worked in Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan and Akbari Asghari after Dastaan. In 2011, Khan played the role of Asher Hussain in a popular drama Humsafar, Khan next appeared in the drama Ashk which received a negative review from The Express Tribune critic. In 2012, Khan played the role of Zaroon Junaid, a member from an affluent family opposite Sanam Saeed in Zindagi Gulzar Hai
Boot Polish (film)
Boot Polish is a 1954 Hindi film directed by Prakash Arora and produced by Raj Kapoor. It won Best Film at the Filmfare Awards and Bhola are left in the care of their wicked aunt Kamla after their mother dies. She forces them to beg in the streets and takes their money, a bootlegger named John uncle teaches them self-respect and to work for a living instead of begging. They save to buy a kit and begin shining shoes. When Kamla discovers this, she beats them and kicks out of the house. Meanwhile, John Chacha is arrested and the children are left to fend for themselves, when it rains and people stop having their shoes polished, the children are in danger of starving. Bhola wishes to never beg again and rejects a coin tossed to him on a rainy night, when Belu takes it out of hunger, Bhola slaps her and she drops it. When police come, intent on taking the children, Belu escapes onto a train, on board the train, Belu is adopted by a rich family and she is sad for her brother. Bhola searches for Belu after getting out of custody but cannot find her, after running away from an orphanage, he is unable to find work and extremely hungry, and resorts to begging.
He encounters Belu while begging at railway station where Belu and her family are boarding a train for vacation. Humiliated, Bhola runs away but his sister pursues him, John Chacha has come to the station to say goodbye and joins the chase but he falls and is injured. Bhola stops running and Belu and Bhola are reunited, the rich family adopts Bhola and they live happily ever after. Baby Boy - Narendra Rupani Kumari Naaz as Belu Kapoor visited 12 schools in Bombay in order to search for a child actor
Manoj Bajpayee, credited as Manoj Bajpai, is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in Hindi cinema and has done Telugu and Tamil language films. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards, Born in Belwa, a small village in Narkatiaganj, Bajpayee aspired to become an actor since childhood. He relocated to Delhi at the age of seventeen, and applied for National School of Drama and he continued to do theatre while studying in the college. Bajpayee made his film debut with the one-minute role in Drohkaal. After few unnoticed roles, he played gangster Bhiku Mhatre in Ram Gopal Varmas 1998 crime drama Satya, Bajpayee received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for the film. He acted in films like Kaun, and Shool, for the latter, he won his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Bajpayee further played the role of a prince with two wives in Zubeidaa, a killer in Aks and a hitchhiker-turned-psychopath killer in Road.
Bajpayee won the Special Jury National Award for Pinjar and this was followed by a series of brief, unnoticed roles in films that failed to propel his career forward. He played a politician in the political thriller Raajneeti. In 2012, Bajpayee essayed the role of Sardar Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur and his next roles were of a naxalite in Chakravyuh, and a CBI officer in Special 26. In 2016, he portrayed professor Ramchandra Siras, in Hansal Mehtas biographical drama Aligarh, Bajpayee was born on 23 April 1969 in a small village called Belwa near the town Narkatiaganj in West Champaran, Bihar. He is the child among his five other siblings, and was named after actor Manoj Kumar. One of his younger sisters Poonam Dubey, is a designer in the film industry. His father was a farmer and mother was a housewife, as a son of a farmer, Bajpayee would do farming during their vacation. Since childhood, he wanted to become an actor and his father had difficulty collecting money for their education. He studied in a hut school till fourth standard, and did his schooling in Bettiah.
He completed his class 12th from Maharani Janaki College in Bettiah and he moved to New Delhi at the age of seventeen and went to Satyawati, to Ramjas College, Delhi University. Bajpayee had heard about National School of Drama from actors like Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah and he was rejected three times and wanted to commit suicide afterwards
Vishwanath Nana Patekar is an Indian actor and filmmaker, mainly working in Hindi and Marathi films. He won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Parinda and he won the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role on Angaar. In 1995, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor as well as the Filmfare and he won his second Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in Apaharan. He is the only ever to win Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor. He was bestowed the highest privilege in acting in 2013 when he was awarded the Padma Shri award for his dedication in the field of Films and he is an alumnus of the Sir J. J. Patekar has played many types of roles and he has played the occasional villain but been a hero in most of his films. His debut film was Gaman after which he did several roles in Marathi Cinema. He did the role of Nathuram Godse in British television series Lord Mountbatten and he had notable roles in Aaj Ki Awaz, Pratighaat, Trishagni.
His performance in Mira Nairs Salaam Bombay. was praised and he turned director with his movie Prahaar co-starring Madhuri Dixit for which he underwent training for his role as an Indian Army officer and was awarded honorary Captains rank in Territorial Army. His role in Angaar earned him the Filmfare Best Villain Award and he co-starred with industry veteran Raaj Kumar in Tirangaa. He played a truant, gambling son in Krantiveer for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor and won the Filmfare Award and the Star Screen Awards. Patekar portrayed the character of a ghost in the childrens film Abhay which won two awards at the 42nd National Film Festival held in 1994 and he co-starred with Rishi Kapoor in Hum Dono. He played a wife beater in Agni Sakshi, a father to Manisha Koirala in Khamoshi, a gangster in Ghulam-E-Mustafa, an honest but maverick cop in Yeshwant. He co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan in Kohram, where he played an undercover Indian Army intelligence officer chasing Bachchans incognito and his other notable films of this decade were Yugpurush and Hu Tu Tu.
He starred with Aditya Pancholi as the CBI director in crime drama Tarkieb, after a hiatus of an year he returned to acting in Shakti in which he played the role of an extremely violent father. In Ab Tak Chhappan, he played a police officer who is an encounter specialist and his performance in Apaharan earned him his second Filmfare Best Villain Award as well as the Star Screen Award Best Villain. He played a taxi driver in Taxi No.9211, Patekar has done comic roles, such as in Welcome, in which he plays a powerful crime lord in Dubai who once desired to be an actor in films. He acted in Sangeeth Sivans film Ek and he played the role of a school headmaster in Paathshaala
It was originally produced by Prakash Jha Productions and distributed by UTV Motion Pictures and Walkwater Media. The title translates literally as Politics and contextually as Affairs of State, the draws parallels to the epic Mahabharata where shades of Krishna, Yudhishthira, Duryodhana and Draupadi can be seen in the characters portrayed. Rajneeti was declared SuperHit by Box Office India, a sequel of Rajneeti has been confirmed by Prakash Jha. The movie cast Katrina Kaif as a powerful politician, the film begins with the life of Bharti Rai the daughter of chief minister Ramnath Rai. Influenced by leftist ideology, she rebels against her father and joins the party of leftist leader Bhaskar Sanyal. Bharti develops a relationship with Bhaskar, guilt-ridden over taking advantage of the younger woman, leaves for parts unknown. Upon the childs birth, he is abandoned in a boat by Brij Gopal Bhartis brother, Bharti marries Chandra Pratap, the younger brother of Bhanu Pratap. Bhanu leads the Rashtrawadi political party, the story tooks a turn, when the state government collapses and Bhanu suffers a stroke.
In the hospital, he hands over power to his brother Chandra, chandras son, Prithviraj Pratap tries to take advantage of his fathers power and starts to impose his own decisions on the party, which results in a clash with Veerendra Pratap. Chandra take side of his son, sidelining Virendra, when Prithvi rejects the nomination of a local leader, Sooraj Kumar, who is chosen by the common people, Virendra gives his support to Suraj. Unknown to all, Suraj is Bhartis abandoned son, who was found, comes the younger son of Chandra, Samar Pratap from America and meets his childhood friend Indu. Indu loves Samar and thinks he loves her too, when Chandra and Prithvi try to kick Virendra out of his fathers party, he ask Sooraj for help. Sooraj ends up assassinating Chandra in his car, while he is returning from the airport after seeing off his younger son, in an ensuing drama, Prithvi is arrested by police under the influence of Veerendra and put on trial for raping a party worker. Meanwhile, Samars American girlfriend Sarah arrives in India to see the situation, to raise funds for the new party, Samar shrewdly ensures Prithvis marriage to Indu.
Though Indu had always loved Samar, Samar only thought of Indu as a friend, the circumstances gets murkier with both sides trying every trick to ensure their victory in upcoming elections. Subsequently, Samar uncovers that the murderers of his father are Sooraj and Veerendra. On the other hand, Prithvi executes the former officer, who had arrested him. Veerendra again seeks help from Sooraj and Sooraj makes a plan to assassinate Samar, Prithvi goes to save Samar and Sarah, who were to be dropped off at the airport in that car