Filmfare awardees:

Actress Taapsee Pannu is seen on the poster of “Thappad,” which won six awards at the 66 Filmfare Awards March 27. (photo provided)

NEW DELHI – The star-studded 66th Filmfare Awards March 27 saw Anubhav Sinha’s “Thappad” recording the most wins with seven awards, followed by “Gulabo Sitabo” winning six, both emerging as the big winners of the evening.

The ceremony, which took place at the Goregaon Filmcity in Mumbai, concluded with late actor Irrfan Khan bagging the Best Actor (Male) award for his moving performance in “Angrezi Medium” and also with the Lifetime Achievement award. There was a sense of sadness as well as pride when the late actor’s name was announced. The evergreen Amitabh Bachchan bagged the Best Actor (Critics) Award.

Alaya F took home the Best Debut (Female) award for her much-appreciated performance in “Jawaani Jaaneman” while Taapsee Pannu and Tilottama Shome were honored with the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Popular) and Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics), respectively for their roles in “Thappad” and “Sir,” both of which were among the finest movies Hindi cinema has seen in recent times.

Saif Ali Khan and Om Raut, his “Tanhaji” director, were also among the big winners of the night, with Saif taking home the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) and Raut being commemorated with the Filmfare Award for Best Director.

Here is the complete list of the winners:

Best Film

Thappad

Best Director

Om Raut (Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior)

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)

Irrfan Khan (Angrezi Medium)

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)

Taapsee Pannu (Thappad)

Best Actor (Critics)

Amitabh Bachchan – (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Actress (Critics)

Tillotama Shome – (Is Love Enough? SIR)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)

Saif Ali Khan (Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)

Farrokh Jaffer (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Debut Female

Alaya F (Jawaani Jaaneman)

The Award for Best Film (Fiction)

Arjun

Best Film (Critics)

Prateek Vats (Eeb Allay Ooo!)

Best Film (Non-Fiction)

Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary

Best Actor (Male)

Arnav Abdagire – Arjun

Best Actor (Female)

Purti Savardekar – The First Wedding

The Best Film (Popular Choice)

Nitesh Ramesh Parulekar – Devi

Best Story

Anubhav Sinha and Mrunmayee Lagoo (Thappad)

Best Music Album

Pritam Chakraborty (Ludo)

Best Lyrics

Gulzar – Chhappak (Chhappak)

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Raghav Chaitanya- Ek Tukda Dhoop (Thappad)

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Asees Kaur- Malang (Malang)

Best Screenplay

Rohena Gera (Is Love Enough? SIR)

Best Dialogue

Juhi Chaturvedi (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Debut Director

Rajesh Krishnan (Lootcase)

Best VFX

Prasad Sutar (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior)

Best Sound Design

Kaamod Kharade (Thappad)

Best Production Design

Manasi Dhruv Mehta (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Editing

Yasha Pushpa Ramchandani (Thappad)

Best Costume Design

Veera Kapur Ee (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Choreography

Farah Khan — Dil Bechara (Dil Bechara)

Best Cinematography

Avik Mukhopadhayay (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Background Score

Mangesh Urmila Dhakde (Thappad)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Irrfan Khan

Best Action

Ramazan Bulut, Rp Yadav – (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior)

Though 2020 was a tough year for the film industry but still they came together to ensure that the magic of cinema would not be extinguished amidst the raging coronavirus pandemic.

The 66th edition of the Filmfare Awards was hosted by Riteish Deshmukh, Rajkummar Rao and Maniesh Paul.

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