Sunday, March 1, 2009



JODHA AKBAR made a clean sweep in the 54th FILMFARE AWARDS which were held at YASHRAJ STUDIOS in Mumbai on Feb. 28, 2009. The show was hosted by IMRAAN KHAN & RANBIE KAPOOR, this time as against SRK & SAIF ALI KHAN, who were the regular hosts of the FILMFARE AWARDS NITE. In between, Konkana Sen Sharma and Deepika Padukone also took over the show as the new hosts of the evening. AR RAHMAN riding high on OSCAR GLORY, scores again as WINNER for BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR.
The names of WINNERS are as follows :
Best FILM : Jodha Akbar
Best Director: Ashutosh Gowarikar for Jodha Akbar
Best Actor in a Leading role (Male) : Hrithik Roshan for JODHA AKBAR
Best Actor in a Leading role (Female) : Priyanka Chopra for FASHION

Best Actress : Sahana Goswami for Rock On!
Best Actor: Manjit Singh for Oye Lucky! Lucy Oye!
Best Jury Award: Nishikant Kamat for Mumbai Meri Jaan
Special jury mention to Prateik Babbar and Purab Kohli for Jaane tu Ya Jaane Na and Rock on! respectively.
Lifetime Achievement Award : Bhanu Athaiya & Om Puri
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male) : Arjun Rampal for ROCK ON !
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female) : Kangana Ranaut for FASHION
Best Music Director : A R Rahman for Jaane tu Ya Jaane Na
Best Lyrics : Javed Akhtar for Jashn-e-Bahara (JODHA AKBAR)
Best Playback Singer (Male) : Sukhwinder Singh for Haule haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Best Playback Singer (Female) : Shreya Ghoshal for Teri ore... (SINGH IS KINNG)
Best Sensational Debut (Male) : Shared by Farhan Akhtar (ROCK ON !) and Imraan Khan (JAANE TU YA JAANE NA)
Best Sensational Debut (Female) : Asin Thottumkal for GHAJINI
Best Dialogue : Manu Rishi for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Best Story : Abhishek Kapoor for ROCK ON!
Best Screenplay : Yogendra Vinayak Joshi, Upendra Sidhaye for MUMBAI MERI JAAN
Sony Filmfare Best Scene Award : RAB NE BANA DI JODI
R D Burman Upcoming Talent : Benny Dayal for GHAJINI
Best Background Score : A R Rahman for Jodha Akbar
Best Costume : Manoshi Nath for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Best Cinematography : Jason West for Rock On!
Best Action : Peter Hein for Ghajini
Best Sound Design : Vinod Subramanyam for Rock On!
Best Choreography : Longines for Pappu Can’t Dance Sala for Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Best Editing : Amit Pawar for Mumbai Meri Jaan
Best Production Design : Vandan Kataria and Monica Angelica Bhowmick for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Best Visual Effects Award : John Deitz for Love Story 2050

When King Khan was invited on the stage, he was of full praise for recent OSCAR WINNERS AR Rahman and Resul Pokutty and honoured the Slumdog Millionaire team. Other perfromers were Katrina, Shahid, Farhan Akhtar. According to Javed Akhtar, this was the best ever FILMFARE AWARDS Function.

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