Bollywood’s glittering affair with the 69th Filmfare Awards unfolded in Gujarat, setting the stage for an unforgettable night of recognition and celebration. The star-studded event saw power couple Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor clinch top acting honors, adding to the glamour and prestige of the awards ceremony.
In a dazzling display of talent and cinematic excellence, Alia Bhatt secured the Best Actress award for her captivating role in “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,” while Ranbir Kapoor took home the coveted Best Actor award for his stellar performance in “Animal.” The awards gala showcased the industry’s finest talents, with Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s “Animal” leading the pack, bagging a total of six trophies.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s “12th Fail” emerged as a major winner in the Critics category, securing accolades for Best Film and Best Director. In a notable Critics category triumph, Vikrant Massey was honored with the Best Actor award for “12th Fail,” while Rani Mukerji and Shefali Shah shared the Best Actress (Critics) accolade for their outstanding performances in “Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway” and “Three Of Us,” respectively.
The night also witnessed Vicky Kaushal’s win for Best Supporting Actor for his impactful role in Rajkumar Hirani’s “Dunki,” and veteran filmmaker David Dhawan was bestowed with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Aditya Rawal, the promising actor from “Faraaz,” clinched the Best Debut (Male) award, while Alizeh Agnihotri, enchanting audiences in “Farrey,” received the Best Debut (Female) accolade.
The winners across various categories encompassed the diverse spectrum of Bollywood’s cinematic brilliance, with “Animal” claiming the Best Music Album title, and Amitabh Bhattacharya securing Best Lyrics for “Tere Vaaste- Zara Hatke Zara Bachke.” Bhupinder Babbal’s soulful rendition in “Arjan Vailly- Animal” earned him the Best Playback Singer (Male), while Shilpa Rao’s captivating vocals in “Besharam Rang- Pathaan” earned her the Best Playback Singer (Female) title.
The night’s triumphs also included Amit Rai’s exceptional storytelling in “OMG 2,” which won the award for Best Story, and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s compelling screenplay for “12th Fail” that earned him the accolade for Best Screenplay.
In the realm of Bollywood’s elite, the Filmfare Awards 2024 stood as a testament to the industry’s dynamism, creativity, and the undeniable talent that continues to shape the cinematic landscape. The exclusive gathering in Gujarat showcased not only the glitz and glamour of the stars but also the artistic brilliance that defines Indian cinema.