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66th Vimal Elaichi Filmfare Awards 2021: Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Thappad’ and Amitabh Bachchan’s Gulabo Sitabo wins the race with the maximum number of Awards.

Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed many things including the award-giving ceremony, and this year’s Filmfare Awards also imbibed a similar path.

Owing to the pandemic, the 66th Vimal Elaichi Filmfare Awards 2021 were announced through the digital platform.

While actors Rajkummar Rao and Ritesh Deshmukh hosted the awards night, there were Bollywood stars that did turn up to perform at the event.

To say that 2020 was a tough year for the film industry would be a massive understatement. But in tough times, the film industry came together as one to ensure that the magic of cinema would not be extinguished amid the raging Coronavirus pandemic.

Film Fare Awards 2021 Celebrated the best of last year’s performances in various cinema-related fields.

There was a sense of sadness as well as pride when the late Irfan Khan’s name was announced as the Best Actor in a Leader Category (Male) for his brilliant performance in Angrezi Medium.

While the biggest breakout achiever of the award night was Taapsee Pannu’s movie Thappad which swept trophy in all the 7 major categories such as Best Film, Best Actor (Female), Best Story, Best Playback Singer, Best Background Score, Best Editing and Best Sound Design.

Amitabh Bachchan’s Gulabo Sitabo was also close to Thappad by winning 6 iconic black ladies in the field of Best Actor (Critics), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female), Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Dialogue.

Check out the full winners’ list of Filmfare 2021 here:

Best Film

Best Director
Om Raut (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior)

Best Film (Critics)
Prateek Vats (Eeb Allay Ooo!)

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)
Irrfan (Angrezi Medium)

Best Actor (Critics)
Amitabh Bachchan – Gulabo Sitabo

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)
Taapsee Pannu (Thappad)

Best Actress (Critics)
Tillotama Shome- Sir

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)
Saif Ali Khan Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

Best Actor In A Supporting Actor Role (Female)
Farrokh Jaffar- Gulabo Sitabo

Best Story
Anubhav Sushila Sinha & Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul (Thappad)

Best Screenplay
Rohena Gera (Sir)

Best Dialogue
Juhi Chaturvedi (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Debut Director
Rajesh Krishnan (Lootcase)

Best Debut Female
Alaya F (Jawaani Jaaneman)

Best Music Album
Pritam- Ludo

Best Lyrics
Gulzar- Chhappak (Chhappak)

Best Playback Singer (Male)
Raghav Chaitanya- Ek Tukda Dhoop (Thappad)

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Asees Kaur- Malang (Malang)

Lifetime Achievement Award


Best Action
Ramazan Bulut, Rp Yadav (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior)

Best Background Score
Mangesh Urmila Dhakde (Thappad)

Best Cinematography
Avik Mukhopadhayay (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Choreography
Farah Khan- Dil Bechara (Dil Bechara)

Best Costume Design
Veera Kapur Ee (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Editing
Yasha Pushpa Ramchandani (Thappad)

Best Production Design
Manasi Dhruv Mehta (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Sound Design
Kaamod Kharade (Thappad)

Best VFX
Prasad Sutar(Ny VFX Wala) (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior)

Short Film Awards

Best Film (Fiction)
Shivraj Waichal (Arjun )

Best Film (Non-Fiction)
Nitesh Ramesh Parulekar (Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary)

Best Actor (Female)
Purti Savardekar (The First Wedding)

Best Actor (Male)
Arnav Abdagire (Arjun)

Best Film (Popular Choice)

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