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The first ever Critics Choice Film Awards in India

The first ever Critics Choice Film Awards in India

by Shruthi Venkatesh April 23 2019, 11:58 am Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins, 24 secs

The Bollywood film industry gathered together for the first ever Critics Choice Film Awards held on 21st April (Sunday) in Mumbai. In an era of how fair the awards shows are being organized, The Critics Film Choice Awards, inspired from Hollywood, was initiated to recognise true talent only based on good content and performances.

The event’s main highlight was Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s speech roasting film critics. He proceeded to take the stage and entertain the audience with his speech. “The scene opens at an opulent award function with the main protagonist. Anupama Chopra sitting in the first row, looking resplendent in her many varied shades of white,” began the star as he poked fun at film critics Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand.

“Now this version of Masand is a far cry from the younger, moustached one, whose complicated vocabulary we were so convinced by back in the day when I played an antihero. He is older, and a tad heavier,” Shah Rukh said while speaking of Rajeev Masand. He concluded the whole thing by giving the award function one-and-a-half star in true film critic style.

'Sholay Girl' Reshma Pathan wins the Extraordinary Achievement Award

Several other Bollywood celebrities who made their appearance were Jackie Shroff, Kunal Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Amyra Dastur, Rasika Duggal, Kubbra Sait, Richa Chadha, Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi, Zoya Akhtar, Pankaj Tripathi with wife Mridula, Gully Boy actor Vijay Varma, Lipstick Under My Burkha actor Aahana Kumra, Sacred Games actor Kubbra Sait and Oscar-winning Period. End of Sentence co-producer Guneet Monga.

Actor Alia Bhatt was awarded as The Best Actor (female) for her performance in Raazi. Dressed in a denim jumpsuit, Alia’s appearance was a show stopper. The actor also shared her look on her Instagram account and wrote along with it, “First think, second dream, third believe and finally DARE - - Walt Disney.”

Mukkabaaz actor Vineet Singh took away the Best Actor (male) award. The actor looked elegant in a check suit. Sriram Raghavan took away the Critics Film Choice Award in the Best Director category for the film Andhadhun, while Manmarziyaan song Halla won the Best Song.

The complete winner’s list is given below:

Best Actor -Vineet Singh for Mukkabaaz

Best Actress - Alia Bhatt for Raazi

Best Director - Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun

Best Supporting Actress - Surekha Sikri for Badhaai Ho

Best song - Halla from Manmarziyaan

Best Film in Tamil - Pariyerum Perumal

Best Film in Malayalam - Ee Ma Yau

Best Film in Gujarati - Tatvamasi

Extraordinary Achievement Award - Reshma Pathan

Best Writing: Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar, Sriram Raghavan, Hemanth M. Rao, Pooja Ladha Surti

Best Cinematography: Pankaj Kumar (Tumbbad)

Best Editor: Pooja Ladha Surti (Andhadhun)

Best Background Score: Jesper Kyd (Tumbbad)

Best Production Design: Nitin Zihani Choudhary, Rakesh Yadav (Tumbbad)

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