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Filmfare Awards 2021 winners

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

To say that 2020 was a tough year for the film industry would be a massive understatement. The film industry came together as one to ensure that the magic of cinema would not be extinguished amidst the raging coronavirus pandemic and as an integral part of India’s film industry, Filmfare decided that it was important to commemorate the best of cinema especially following a year of such difficulty and tragedy.

As always, the 66th edition of the Filmfare Awards saw massive support from members of the film fraternity who turned up and sent their regards and apologies if they couldn’t for obvious reasons. There was a sense of sadness as well as pride when the late Irrfan’s name was announced in the the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) category. The evergreen Amitabh Bachchan bagged the Best Actor (Critics) Award.

Alaya F took home the Best Debut (Female) award for her much-appreciated role in Jawaani Jaaneman while Taapsee Pannu and Tilottama Shome were honoured with the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Popular) and Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics) respectively for their roles in Thappad and Sir, both of which had to be two of the finest movies Hindi cinema has seen in recent times.Saif Ali Khan and his Tanhaji director, Om Raut were also the big winners of the night with Khan taking home the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) and Raut being honoured with the Filmfare Award for Best Director. Prateek Vats’ Eeb Allay Oo! has been the talk of the town ever since its release and hence, it was only natural that this fine movie received the Filmfare Award for Best Film (Critics).

All in all, the 66th edition of the Filmfare Awards was a massive success and we look forward eagerly to the next one.