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56th Idea Fimfare Awards – 2011 Current Affairs

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The 56th Idea Filmfare Awards ended on 29.01.2011 with ‘Udaan’ making a clean sweep taking home the 7 Filmfare Awards including Best Supporting Actor (Male), Best Film (Critics), Best Story, Cinematography, Screenplay, Best Background Music and Best Sound Design Award. While SRK starrer My Name is Khan snapped up the most popular awards-Best Director, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female), Arbaz’s Dabangg won six awards as well.

Popular Awards
Best Actor: Rekha gives the Best Actor Award to Shah Rukh Khan for ‘My Name is Khan’. The charming actor says, “I want to take this award for my daughter. I wanted to make her wear a red gown and walk in with me on the red carpet. But she’s unwell”.

Best Actress: Kajol for ‘My Name is Khan’

Best Film: Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan take the award for ‘Dabangg’

Best Director Award: Karan Johar for My Name is Khan. After ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ it took 12 yrs for Karan Johar to win another Filmfare trophy.

Best Debut Director: Manish Sharma for Band Baajaa Baaraat

Best Debut Actor (Male): Ranveer Singh for Band Baajaa Baaraat

Best Debut Actor (Female): Sonakshi Sinha for Dabangg

Best Supporting Actor (Male): Ronit Roy for ‘Udaan’

Best Supporting Actor (Female): Kareena Kapoor for ‘We Are Family’

Filmfare Critics Awards
Best Actor (Critics): Rishi Kapoor for ‘Do Dooni Chaar’

Best Actress (Critics): Vidya Balan for ‘Ishqiya’

Best Film (Critics): Vikramaditya Motwane and Sanjay Singh for ‘Udaan’

Special Awards
Shah Rukh Khan and Yash Chopra present Amitabh Bachchan an award for completing 40 years in the film industry. Yash Chopra also adds, “Amitabh Bachchan is the Best Actor in the world”.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan presents Madhuri Dixit Nene an award for completing 25 years in the film industry. Madhuri recalls her wonderful journey over the years in the film industry and thanks each and everyone from her directors, husband, kids, mom, dad and secretary Rikku Rakesh Nath who’s been with her for the last 25 years.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Prabodh Chandra Dey popularly known in Bollywood as Manna Dey was felicitated with one of the most prestigious award of the night – the Lifetime Achievement award. This is his second Filmfare trophy. He won his first Filmfare Award in 1970 for singing the song ‘Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo’ from Mera Naam Joker.

The 90 year old singer Manna Dey couldn’t attend the function and so Vidya Balan went to his house to present him the award. It can be recalled that Manna Dey has recorded more than 3500 songs over the course of his career. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2009.

Best Scene of the Year Award: Golmaal 3

Filmfare Music Awards
Best Music Composer: Sajid Wajid won the Best Music Composer Award for Dabangg. Speaking about it Sajid says, “This is our first Filmfare trophy and we are on top of the world. We knew from before that we were bagging all the awards this year. We have only one song to dedicate to our black lady: Tere Mast Mast Do Nain”. Best Song Composer : Yet another award goes for Dabangg and this time the award goes to Lalit Pandit who composed the song Munni Badnam Hui… “It’s taken me twenty years to win this award. AR Rahman always won it from under our nose. A lot of effort has gone into this. It has inspired me to work harder”, said Lalit.

Best Lyrics: Gulzar won the Best Lyrics Award for the song ‘Ibn-e-Batuta’ (Ishqiya). The veteran lyricist says, “This award is special to me because it’s a Filmfare Award”. Regarding what inspired him while penning these lines Gulzar says, “Well, it’s in my hormones. Dil abhi bhi baccha hai. So I didn’t have to seek inspiration from anywhere else.”

Most Promising Talent in Music: Sneha Khanwalkar for ‘Love Sex aur Dhokha’

Best Playback Singer (Male): Rahat Fateh Ali Khan won Best Playback Singer (Male) for ‘Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji’ (Ishqiya)

Best Playback Singer (Female): Best Playback Singer (Female) Award was shared between Mamta Sharma for ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ (Dabangg) and Sunidhi Chauhan for ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ (Tees Maar Khan)

Filmfare Technical Awards
Best Choreography: Farah Khan for ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ from Tees Maar Khan. Farah says, “Thank God that Udaan is not nominated in the Best Choreography section. I am sure I would have lost to them.” She dedicated the award to her triplets. “Today was their sports day,” she revealed.

Best Dialogue: Habib Faisal for Do Dooni Chaar

Best Screenplay: Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane for Udaan

Best Story: Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane for Udaan

Best Background Music: Amit Trivedi for Udaan. Amit says, “I am very happy that I won this award for Udaan. I didn’t even know that I was nominated. Then I realized I have not one but two – Udaan and Aisha. I am happy that I won it for Udaan as it is a small film and I wasn’t even expecting an award for it. There were big competitors in the same league so I am glad.”

Best Action Director: Vijayan Master for Dabbang

Best Cinematography: Mahendra Shetty for Udaan

Best Action Sequence: Vijayan Master for Dabbang

Best Editing Award: Namrata Rao for ‘Love Sex aur Dhoka’.

Best Production Design Award: Mukund Gupta for ‘Do Dooni Chaar’.

Best Sound Design Award: Best Sound Design Award is shared by Pritam Das for ‘Love Sex Aur Dhoka’ and Kunal Sharma for ‘Udaan’.

Best Costume Design Award: The first Award of the night has been declared. Varsha and Shilpa have won the Best Costume Design Award for the film Do Dooni Chaar.


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