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The Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards aka Clares 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
Filmfare
ceremony is one of the oldest film events in India.[1][2][3] 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, the editor of The Times of India. A dual voting system was developed in 1956. Under this system, in contrast to the National Film Awards, which are decided by a panel appointed by Indian Government, the Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards are voted on by both the public and a committee of experts. The ceremony had been sponsored by various private organisations in the past as well as in present provisions. During several years in 1990s, a live ceremony was broadcast to television audiences but was later discontinued due to unknown reasons. Since 2000, a recorded and an edited version of the awards ceremony was televised on SET a week or two after the ceremony has been held already. 63rd Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards was televised on Colors. Until the mid-1990s, Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards were not only preeminent but were also well-recognized popular awards ceremony in India
India
film industry until several clone awards with similar model of awarding and stage performance pattern started sprouting up in Mumbai. There is no data statistics recorded in reference to T.V viewership for the ceremony, but several press reports have pointed out that along with various other Indian film awards having similar type of technique and too much of cloning by each other, the ceremony has resulted with less curiosity among audiences and poor viewership since 2000s. The Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards have been often referred to as the Hindi film industry's equivalent to the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
in the United States.[1][2][3][4] It also has other branches of Awards like Filmfare Awards South
Filmfare Awards South
for Cinema of South India, Filmfare
Filmfare
Marathi Awards for Marathi cinema, Filmfare Awards East for eastern Indian cinema which started few years back[5]

Contents

1 History

1.1 The Introduction 1.2 Postponement in 1986 and 1987 1.3 Controversies 1.4 Filmfare
Filmfare
Statuette 1.5 The Red Carpet 1.6 In 2013

2 Awards

2.1 Merit awards 2.2 Critics' awards 2.3 Technical awards 2.4 Special
Special
awards

3 Records 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The Introduction[edit] The Filmfare
Filmfare
awards were first introduced in 1954. The Clares was the original name of the award ceremony, named after The Times of India critic Clare Mendonca. Readers of Filmfare
Filmfare
were polled to decide the winners, and over 20,000 readers spread throughout India
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
Do Bigha Zameen
was the first movie to win the award for Best Film. The first winners for other four categories were: Bimal Roy for his direction of Do Bigha Zameen, Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
for his performance in Daag, Meena Kumari
Meena Kumari
for her performance in Baiju Bawra, and Naushad Ali
Naushad Ali
for his music in Baiju Bawra. Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards also introduced the Short Film Category in 2017, with Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
and Gauri Shinde on the jury.[6] 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.[7] Hollywood star Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
was invited to be the guest of honour at the first ever awards on 21 March 1954 at the Metro theatre, Mumbai but couldn't make it to the function since his flight from Colombo got delayed. However, Peck did attend the banquet that followed the award night at Wellington Club (Gymkhana), Mumbai.[8][9][9] Postponement in 1986 and 1987[edit] The winners for the year 1985 were announced in 1986 and the event was scheduled to be held at the Brabourne Stadium
Brabourne Stadium
in December 1986. Unfortunately the 'Bombay film Industry', as was known then went on strike in '86 because of its many contentious issues with the Government of Maharashtra. 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.[10] Controversies[edit] 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
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. But, it is a common trend for the award ceremonies to be questioned over such issues[11] The Bollywood
Bollywood
fraternity has been around for over a century now and has acquired many new techniques, talents, story lines, and much more. 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. They are also a very important set of awards because everyone has a soft spot in their hearts for them due to they long lasting journey. The awards only started with a few categories back in 1953 but today, it recognizes about 31 categories. In the past century, they have proves to overcome any controversy and at the same time achieve something new each year as well.[12] In his autobiography, actor Rishi Kapoor accepted buying the Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Actor, for his role in the 1973 film Bobby, for thirty thousand Rupees.[13] Filmfare
Filmfare
Statuette[edit] The statuette, depicting a woman whose arms uprise in a dance number with her fingers touching, is commonly referred to as "The Black Lady" (or "The Lady in Black"). Filmfare
Filmfare
is widely known for "The Black Lady" not only because of its beautiful sculpture but because it is the token of honor presented to each winner. Originally designed by N.G. Pansare under the supervision of Times of India's art director Walter Langhammer, it is generally made of bronze, its height is 46.5 cm and it weighs around five kg.[14] To celebrate the 25th year of the awards, the statues were made in silver and to celebrate the 50th year the statues were made in gold.[15] The Filmfare
Filmfare
trophy is manufactured by The Award Gallery since 2000.[16] Till 2012, there were only a few changes made to the trophy. But recently, as of 2013, a huge change has been made to give the trophy a 3-D look.[17] Two reasons were given for this change. The organizers believe that this was necessary to match the many advances in technology in today's world which will advance a lot more in the coming years as well. Also, this was an attempt to match the theme of the 2013 set of awards at Filmfare
Filmfare
in Mumbai. The theme was a hundred years leap into the future. Hence, what is better than the idea of a new looking lady?[18] Winners are always very overwhelmed when they hold the lady in their hands not only because it proves and shows their hard work but also because of the warm feeling and excitement that comes with it. The appearance of this lady is quite surprising because the Indian population tends to believe that a dark appearance is not attractive in a human being but they beg to differ when it comes to this beautiful lady.[19] The Red Carpet[edit] The Red Carpet is a segment that takes place before the beginning of the actual ceremony. This is when actors, actresses, producers, directors, singers, composers, and others that have contributed to Indian cinema are introduced.[20] The tradition of the red carpet has been around for several years now and is nothing different from any other normal set of awards that take place. As we know, this tradition is a way for the ladies to cat walk down the carpet so show-off their gowns, dresses, hairstyles, and even makeup. The elegant men also walk down the carpet showing off their Indian or Western look.[21] It is also a way for the audience to meet and greet their favorite stars, to see who their favorite celebrities walk in with, and see how the industry mingles with one another. It is a way for the organizers to welcome and thank the beauties to such a prestigious occasion. Hosts question the celebrities about upcoming performances and who they think deserves to take the Black Lady home.[22] In 2013[edit] The 2013 Filmfare
Filmfare
awards took place in Mumbai
Mumbai
at the Yash Raj Studios in Andheri. A special press conference was held just for its announcement and this took place at the Suburban hotel in Mumbai
Mumbai
as well. The theme that year was a hundred years in the future. The reason for the theme to be held that year was because it was meant to be a continuous from previous year's theme where the fraternity celebrated the completion of a hundred years in Indian cinema at the box office.[18] Awards[edit] As of 2016, there are total 31 awards given in different categories. Some of the categories which have been discontinued, are also mentioned along with the years through which they prevailed. There is a separate category of critics awards, decided by noted film-critics rather than popular votes. Awards are given in the following categories. Follow the links for lists of the award winners, year by year. Merit awards[edit]

Best Film Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Performance in a Negative Role (1992-2007) Best Performance in a Comic Role (1967-2007) Best Male Debut Best Female Debut Best Debut Director Best Music Direction Best Lyricist Best Male Playback Singer Best Female Playback Singer

Critics' awards[edit]

Critics Award Best Film Critics Award Best Actor Critics Award Best Actress Best Documentary (1967-1997)

Technical awards[edit]

Best Story Best Screenplay Best Dialogue Best Action Best Art Direction Best Background Score Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Choreography Best Sound Design Best Special
Special
Effects Best Costume Design

Special
Special
awards[edit]

Lifetime Achievement RD Burman Award for New Music Talent Special
Special
Performance Award Best Scene of the Year (1998-2012) Power Award (2003-2007)

Records[edit]

Most awards to a single film

Black (2005)[23] = 11 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
(1995)[24], Devdas (2002)[25] = 10

Madhumati
Madhumati
(1958)[26], 1942
1942
A Love Story (1994)[27], Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000)[28] Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani
(2015)[29] = 9

Most awards won by a male

Gulzar
Gulzar
= 20 (Best Dialogue (4), Critics Award for Best Movie (1), Best Director (1), Best Lyricist (11), Best Documentary (1), Best Story (1), Lifetime Achievement Award (1)) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
= 15 (Best Music Director (10), R. D. Burman Award (1), Best Background Score (4)) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
= 15 (Best Actor (5), Best Actor (Critics) (3), Best Supporting Actor (3), Lifetime Achievement Award (1), Power Award (1), Superstar of the Millennium Award (1), Special
Special
Award for completing 40 years (1)) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
= 15 (Best Actor (8), Best Actor (Critics) (2), Best Villain (1), Best Male Debut (1), Power Award (2), Special
Special
Award Swiss Consulate Trophy
Trophy
(1))

Most awards won by a female

Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle
= 9 (Best Female Playback Singer (7), Special
Special
Awards (1), Lifetime Achievement Award (1)) Jaya Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan
= 9 (Best Actress (3), Best Supporting Actress (3), Special
Special
Awards (2), Lifetime Achievement Award (1)) Saroj Khan
Saroj Khan
= 8 (Best Choreography (8)) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
= 7 (Best Actress (2), Best Actress (Critics) (2), Best Supporting Actress (3))

Most awards for Best Director

Bimal Roy = 7 Yash Chopra
Yash Chopra
= 4 Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor
= 4 Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
= 4

Most awards for Best Actor

Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
= 8 Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
= 8

Most awards for Best Actor (critics)

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
= 3 Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee
= 3

Most awards for Best Actress

Nutan
Nutan
= 5 Kajol
Kajol
= 5 Meena Kumari
Meena Kumari
= 4 Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit
= 4 Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
= 4

Most awards for Best Actress (critics)

Tabu = 4 Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala
= 3

Most awards for Best Supporting Actor

Pran = 3 Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri
= 3 Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
= 3 Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
= 3 Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
= 3

Most awards for Best Supporting Actress

Nirupa Roy = 3 Farida Jalal
Farida Jalal
= 3 Jaya Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan
= 3 Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
= 3 Supriya Pathak
Supriya Pathak
= 3

Most awards for Best Music Director

A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
= 10 Shankar Jaikishan
Shankar Jaikishan
= 9

Most awards for Best Lyricist

Gulzar
Gulzar
= 11 Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar
= 8

Most awards for Best Male Playback Singer

Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
= 8 Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi
= 6

Most awards for Best Female Playback Singer

Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle
= 7 Alka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik
= 7 Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
= 5

Most awards for Best Choreography

Saroj Khan
Saroj Khan
= 8 Farah Khan
Farah Khan
= 6

See also[edit]

Bollywood Cinema of India Filmfare Filmfare
Filmfare
Short Film Awards

References[edit]

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