The vibrant city of Gandhinagar, Gujarat, played host to the 69th Filmfare Awards over the weekend, drawing a star-studded attendance for the most anticipated event in Hindi cinema this year. The spotlight shone brightly on two standout films of the evening: Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s “Animal” and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s “12th Fail.”
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“12th Fail” Triumphs as Best Film of 69th Filmfare Awards (Popular)
“12th Fail,” featuring Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankar in pivotal roles, claimed the prestigious title of Best Film (Popular) at the awards ceremony. Based on the real-life story of IPS officer Manoj Sharma, the film not only garnered critical acclaim but also secured five awards in total, earning praise from diverse sections of society. Anand Mahindra himself celebrated the film’s success on social media, expressing his triumph over “12th Fail’s” Filmfare victory.
Since the post went online, it has amassed over one lakh views, with social media users echoing Mahindra’s sentiments. The Filmfare handle also expressed gratitude for the acknowledgment, stating, “Thank you, sir, for acknowledging and the kind words.”
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt Shine as Best Actors
In the realm of acting, Ranbir Kapoor was honored with the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) award for his stellar performance in “Animal.” Meanwhile, Alia Bhatt claimed the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) award for her role in “Rocky Rani Kii Prem Kahaani.”
Critics’ Choice Recognizes Outstanding Performances
The Best Film (Critics) accolade was bestowed upon the Manoj Bajpayee-starrer “Joram.” Vikrant Massey received the Best Actor (Critics) award for his role in “12th Fail,” while the Best Actress (Critics) category saw a tie between Rani Mukerji for “Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway” and Shefali Shah for “Three of Us.”
The 69th Filmfare Awards, with its roster of deserving winners and captivating moments, reinforced its status as a premier platform honoring excellence in Hindi cinema.