'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' sweeps Filmfare Awards 2013

Saturday, 25 January 2014 - 2:51pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's sports biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' scored six wins at the 59th Filmfare Awards including best film, best director and best actor for Farhan Akhtar.

The film based on the life of athlete Milkha Singh, won an award for lyricist Prasoon Joshi for penning hit inspirational number 'Zinda' and Dolly Ahluwalia for best costume. 'BMB' also won an award in the best production design category.

'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani', which led the nominations list with nine nods, did not win in a single category.

Its lead actress Deepika Padukone, who had a stupendous film year in 2013 with four back-to-back hits, was given the best actress award for her portrayal of a vivacious Gujarati damsel in Sanjay Leela Bhasali's 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela'.

Supriya Pathak Kapur, who played Deepika's headstrong mother in the film, won the best supporting actress award.

'The Luncbox', which won the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, was victorious in three categories- best debut director for Ritesh Batra, best film (critics') and best supporting actor for Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

As expected Mohit Suri's love saga 'Aashiqui 2' dominated the music category. Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon and Jeet Ganguly won best music director for the film, while Arijit Singh bagged the trophy for best male playback singer for 'Tum hi ho'.

The best female playback singer award went to Monali Thakur for her soulful rendition 'Sawar Loo' from 'Lootera'. 

Tamil star Dhanush won the best debut actor award for his carefree portrayal of a boy from Banaras in Anand L Rai's 'Raanjhanaa'.

Vaani Kapoor bagged the best debut actress award for 'Shuddh Desi Romance'. Rajkumar Rao was honoured with the best actor (critics') for his role in 'Shahid' and Shilpa Shukla won in the actress category for 'BA Pass'.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tanuja as outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.

The best dialouge honour went to Subhash Kapoor for 'Jolly LLB'. The director also won the best story award.

Pubali Chaudhari, Supratik Sen, Abhishek Kapoor and Chetan Bhagat won the best screenplay award for 'Kai Po Che' Hitesh Sonik won the ebst sound design honour for the film as well.

Best cinematography award went to Kamaljeet Negi for 'Madras Cafe'. Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Nihar Ranjan Samal – won the best sound design award for the film.

Aarif Sheikh won the best editing award for 'D-Day', while Thomas Struthers and Guru Bachchan won the best action award for the Nikhil Advani-directed film. Best VFX honour went to 'Dhoom 3'.

The event held at the at YRF Studios, was anchored by Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor.

The evening also saw performances by Priyanka, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.

The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 will be telecast on Sony on January 26. 

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