Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt took the term ‘power couple’ to a new level hogging the coveted Best Actor and Best Actress trophies at the 64th Filmfare awards night in Mumbai on Saturday, 23 March. Kapoor’s performance in the Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju (2018) earned him the award, while Bhatt won it for her performance in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi (2018). Ranveer Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana were the winners of the Critics’ Award for Best Actor in Padmaavat (2018) and Andhadhun (2018) respectively.
The Critics Award for Best Actor (Female) went to the top favourite, Neena Gupta, for her performance in Amit Ravindernath Sharma’s Badhaai Ho (2018). This is the actress’ first win at the Filmfare awards.
A big feeling I have been feeling off late is gratitude.. Meghna Gulzar – to me first – raazi and everything about raazi is you – your effort, your tears, your love, your care it’s you you you and just you.. I love you main chick???????????? The entire crew, all actors including my beautiful mother, jaideep and and vicky my iqbal without whom this world wouldn’t have come alive.. This is your win too so thank you…I have soo much to be thankful for.. My mom & Dad who have always let me breathe & been my friends first My friends Ayan, Abhi, Kanch – my pillars – who are like my bothers and Sisters My sister – for just being my sister My team – My tribe – Grish, Punnu, Boru , Sanju, Ami, Amol, Sunil.. everything I achieve is yours first then mine Filmfare – thank you for my award and for once again making me want to dream & scream.. The audience the people that are the reason I or any of us are here.. I promise to always work as hard as I can to try and always entertain My mentor, my guardian angel and my fashion police.. who tells me how proud he is but also how I need to stay simple.. Thank you karan for making my life so so so special.. ???????????? And last but not the least MY special one – the one that makes my heart smile and eyes shine ❤️ And shine I will.. Because there’s soo much to do in life.. And this is just the beginning.
Raazi also proved to be the big winner of the night with Meghna Gulzar taking home the trophy for Best Director, and the film being crowned Best Film of the year.
Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun was the Critics’ choice for Best Film. Andhadhun also took home the Best Editing award for Pooja Ladha Surti and Best Screenplay for Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar, and Hemanth Rao.
Sara Ali Khan’s impressive year was completed with her winning the Best Debut (Female) for Kedarnath (2018) while Ishaan Khatter was the male choice for the Majid Majidi film, Beyond The Clouds (2018).
Amit Ravindernath Sharma’s Badhaai Ho might have lost out on the main awards, but it still took a fair share of the supporting acting awards. Gajraj Rao shared the Best Supporting Actor (Male) trophy for his breakthrough performance with Vicky Kaushal in Sanju (2018), while Surekha Sikri’s grumpy old woman act from the same film won her the Best Supporting Actor (Female) trophy.
Badhaai Ho also won the Best Dialogue award for Akshat Ghildial.
The award for Best Debut director went to Amar Kaushik for the horror-comedy, Stree (2018).
The music awards also followed a similar cue as the popular awards section, with Raazi’s ‘Ae Watan’ winning the trophy for Best Lyrics (Gulzar) and Best Singer Male (Arijit Singh).
Shreya Ghoshal took home the black lady for her rendition of ‘Ghoomar’ from Padmaavat (2018). The film also won Sanjay Leela Bhansali the trophy for Best Music Album.
While the year’s most unexpected success, Tumbbad, missed out on the critics’ awards, it took home the trophy for Best Sound Design (Kunal Sharma), Best Production Design (Nitin Zihani Chaudhary, Rajesh Yadav) and Best Cinematography (Pankaj Kumar).
As a tradition every year, the event also honoured the late Sridevi with the Lifetime Achievement award.