On Tuesday 30 August 2022, the ’67th Filmfare Awards’ ceremony was held at Jio World Center in Mumbai. On this special occasion, every best performance from the film world was awarded the Filmfare Award. The history of Filmfare, one of Bollywood’s most prestigious awards, is almost 67 years old. The year 1954 was when the Filmfare award show was organized for the first time. Come, let us know in Wow Wednesday, on the special occasion of Filmfare Awards 2022, we know some funny facts and stories related to Filmfare.
Filmfare Awards Beginning The Filmfare Awards Ceremony was first started on March 21, 1954, in which the world’s most popular American star Gregory Peck was invited. Although the actor could not make it to the event on time due to the delay in the flight from Colombo, he did enjoy a banquet organized at Willingdon Sports Club later. This first award show was organized at the Metro Theater in Mumbai.
Filmfare Awards would be named Clares Awards2. The first name for this award was not chosen as ‘Filmfare’ but it was earlier named ‘The Clares Awards’. The name was finalized after Claire Mendonka, the film critic of the Times of India. In the first award ceremony, only 5 awards were given, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actor (Female) and Best Music Director. Vyjayanthimala refused 3. Vyjayanthimala declined the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress award for ‘Devdas’ because she felt that she was the lead actress and not Suchitra Sen in the film.
One award to the biggest blockbuster4. Surprisingly, the biggest blockbuster hit film in the history of Bollywood ‘Sholay’ got only one award in the year 1975 and that too for Best Editing. The film that won the most Filmfare Awards5. In the year 2005, the film ‘Black’ became the film to win the most Filmfare Awards in a year. This film has been nominated as Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Award Best Movie, Best Actor (Critics’ Choice), Best Actress (Critics’ Choice), Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Background Score. Received awards in category. After this ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (10) and ‘Devdas’ (11) have been awarded the Filmfare Award. However, all these films were overtaken by Ranveer Singh’s film Gully Boy. The film got 13 awards and it broke the record of ‘Black’.
Features of this trophy 6. The award, presented at the Filmfare Awards, features a dancing black lady, which was originally presented by N.G. Designed in Pansare. Although it is usually made of bronze, whose height is 46.5 cm and weight is about 5 kg, but in the 25th year there was some change in it. On this occasion, this black lady award was made in silver and on the 50th anniversary it was made in gold. This trophy award of Filmfare is being made in the gallery since the year 2000. In the year 2013, this trophy saw a big change and it was made in 3D look.
Most award to him7. The list of highest awardees includes Gulzar (22), Amitabh Bachchan (16, out of which 5 are for Best Actor), AR. The names of Rahman (15), Shahrukh Khan (15) are included.
First Best Actress Award 8. Meena Kumari was the heroine to win the first Best Actress Award for the film ‘Baiju Babra’.
First movie 9. ‘Do Bigha Zamin’ was the first Bollywood film to be awarded the Filmfare Award.
First Director 10. Bimal Roy was the first director who was awarded the Filmfare Award and this film was ‘Do Bigha Zamin’.
First Hero 11. Dilip Kumar was the first hero to be honored with the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film ‘Daag’.
Sunil Dutt had kept the party12. In 1969, Sunil Dutt threw a party for Dilip Kumar, because Dilip Kumar had overtaken him in the category of ‘Filmfare Best Actor Award’ and it is said that the post award party in Bollywood also started from here.
Most nominations13. Talking about the maximum number of nominations, the film ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ got 23 nominations, followed by ‘Rang De Basanti’ 21, ‘Gully Boy’ 19, ‘Padmavat’ 18, ‘Devdas’ 17 and ‘ Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam got 16 nominations.
Which woman has the most awards? At the same time, the highest number of Filmfare Awards are in the name of Asha Bhosle and Jaya Bachchan, who have received 9-9 awards so far. Apart from this, Saroj Khan has 8 awards and 7-7 awards in the name of Lata Mangeshkar, Alka Yagnik, Rani Mukerji, Shreya Ghoshal.