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12th Fail, RRKPK win big for 2023 & Gangubai Kathiawadi takes home 11 Roaring Lions at the 2024 BFJA biennial awards.

12th Fail & RRKPK are all set to take home the honours for the year 2023 at the 8th Bollywood Film Journalists’ Awards to be held in Mumbai later this month. While 12th Fail has won for Best Film, Best Director & Best Actor Male & two more categories; RRKPK has won for Best Actor Female and in five more categories. This year the BFJA ceremony is also being held for films released in 2022 and Gangubai Kathiawadi will be taking home 11 Roaring Lions, including Best Film, Best Director & Best Actor Female. While Animal & Jawaan have won in three categories each for this year, Bramhastra has won in four categories for last year. Hritik Roshan has won the Best Actor Male for 2022 for his performance in Vikram Vedha. 

The 19 member exhaustive jury this year included noted film critics and journalists like Faridoon Shahryar, Anuraag Pandey, Chaitanya Padukone , Dr. Rajiv Vijayakar, Ronak Kotecha, Shama Bhagat, Divya Solgama, Joginder Tuteja, Jyothi Venkatesh, Vishal Verma, Ram Kamal Mukherjee, Hemant Sanganee, Johnson Thomas, Kunal Mandekar, Narendra Gupta , Ashameera Aiyappan & Balaji Vittal amongst others; Making BFJA definitely the *MOST NON-MANIPULATABLE UNBIASED and HONEST FILM AWARDS IN INDIA TODAY*— all in a span of just 7 years!

BFJA is the only OPEN BALLOT, No Frills absolutely transparent awards in Bollywood where more than a dozen reputed Film Journalists vote & decide the winners— with their individual votes visible online. BFJA also happens to be the only Bollywood Award where winners are declared 15 days before —on our website and media (unlike other awards where those who are present are first decided and then awards are given only to those present).

List of all winners for 2023:

1. BEST FILM: 12TH FAIL, VIDHU VINOD CHOPRA

2. BEST DIRECTOR: VIDHU VINOD CHOPRA FOR 12TH FAIL

3. BEST ACTOR MALE: VIKRANT MASSEY (12th Fail)

4. BEST ACTOR FEMALE: ALIA BHATT – Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani

5. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR MALE: VICKY KAUSHAL – DUNKI

6. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR FEMALE: Shabana Azmi –  Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani

7. BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR: ANIMAL – Manan Bhardwaj, Pritam Chakraborty, Shreyas Puranik, Harshavardhan Rameshwar

8. BEST BACKGROUND SCORE 1 HARSHAVARDHAN RAMESHWAR – Animal

9. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Satchith Paulose – Pathaan

10. BEST STORY ADAPTED: Anurag Pathak (12th Fail)

11. BEST STORY ORIGINAL: Amit Rai (OMG 2)

12. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: JAWAN – MUTHURAJ

13. BEST SINGER MALE: Bhupinder Babbal – Arjan Vailly – Animal

14. BEST SINGER FRMALE: SHILPA RAO — Besharam Rang

15. BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Eka and Manish For Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani

16. BEST EDITING: 12th Fail – Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Jashkunwar Kohli

17. BEST SOUND DESIGN: SANKARAN A.S., TOM  MICHAEL, K C SIDHARTHAN

18. BEST MAKE UP & HAIR: Gauran and Gulnaz in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani

19. BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: RED CHILLIES VFX- Jawan

20. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: ADIPURUSH

21. BEST SHORT FILM: SOUL-KADHI

22. BEST DOCUMENTARY: Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri – The Vaccine War

23. BEST DEBUTANTE (MALE): Agastya Nanda The Archies

24. BEST DEBUTANTE (FEMALE): Suhana Khan, The Archies

25. BEST SCREENPLAY: ISHITA MOITRA, SHASHANK KHAITAN, SUMIT ROY- Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani

26. BEST LYRICS: Amitabh Bhattacharya  FOR Tere vaaste  – Zara Hatke Zara Bachke

27. BEST CHILD ARTISTE: Aarush Verma (OMG 2)

28. BEST WEB SERIES: JUBILEE /Dir. – Vikramaditya Motwane

29. BEST ACTION: Spiro Razatos, ANL Arasu,Craig Macrae, Yannick Ben, Kecha Khamphakdee and Sunil Rodrigues – Jawaan

30. BEST CHOREOGRAPHER: What jhumka Ganesh Acharya – Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani

31. BEST DEBUTANTE DIRECTOR: Yashowardhan Mishra (Kathal—A Jackfruit Mystery)

List of all winners for 2022:

1. BEST FILM: GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI

2. BEST DIRECTOR: SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI – GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI

3. BEST ACTOR MALE: HRITHIK ROSHAN – VIKRAM VEDHA

4. BEST ACTOR FEMALE: ALIA BHATT – GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI

5. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR MALE: ANIL KAPOOR – JUGJUGG JEEYO

6. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR FEMALE: SHEFALI SHAH – DARLINGS – (4 VOTES / JALSA – 2 VOTES)

7. BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR: Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva – PRITAM

8. BEST BACKGROUND SCORE: QALA – SAGAR DESAI  

9. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: SUDEEP CHATTERJEE, ISC – GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI

10. BEST STORY ADAPTED: Gangubai Kathiawadi  – adapted from Mafia Queens of Mumbai by Hussain Zaidi

11. BEST STORY ORIGINAL: Darlings (Parveez Sheikh, Jasmeet K Reen, Vijay Maurya)

12 BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:  Subrata Chakraborty, Amit Ray –  FOR GANGUBAI KATHAIWADI

13. BEST SINGER MALE: ARIJIT SINGH  – 11 VOTES KESARIYA, Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva– 7 VOTES, Phir na aisi raat ayegi (Laal Singh Chadha) – 1 VOTE,, Apna Bana Le (Bhediya) –  1 VOTE, MUSHKURAHAT (GANGUBAI KATHIAYADI) – 1 VOTE, AMI JE TOMAR TANDAV, MERE DHOLNA (BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2) – 1 VOTE

14. BEST SINGER FRMALE: JAB SAIYAAN –Shreya Ghoshal – Gangubai Kathiawadi

15. BEST COSTUME DESIGN : Sheetal Sharma – GANGUBAI KATHAIWADI

16. BEST EDITING: Sandeep Francis (Drishyam 2)

17. BEST SOUND DESIGN: Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee  – Bramhastra Part 1 Shiva

18. BEST MAKE UP & HAIR: Preetisheel G. Singh / Preetisheel Singh D’souza –  6 VOTES GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI – 5 VOTES, BACHCHAN PAANDEY – 1 VOTE

19. BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: DNEG Redefine – Bramhastra Part 1 Shiva

20. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Chhota Bheem Aur Registhan Ka Shahensha

21. BEST SHORT FILM: MASTERJI

22. BEST DOCUMENTARY: Shaunak Sen’s  ‘All That Breathes’

23. BEST DEBUTANTE (MALE): Shantanu Maheshwari – Gangubai Kathiawadi

24. BEST DEBUTANTE (FEMALE): Manushi Chhillar – Samrat Prithiviraj

25. BEST SCREENPLAY: Parveez Sheikh & Jasmeet K Reen (Darlings)

26. BEST LYRICS: Amitabh Bhattacharya – 8 VOTES  KESARIYA – Brahmāstra Part 1 Shiva – 6 VOTES, GHODEY PEH SAWAAR – QALA – 1 VOTE, TELE HAWAALE – LAAL SINGH CHADHA – 1 VOTE

27. BEST CHILD ARTISTE: Ahmad Ibn Umar –  Laal Singh Chadhha

28. BEST WEB SERIES: ROCKET BOYS / DIR. – ABHAY PANNU

29. BEST ACTION: Parvez Shaikh Vikram Vedha

30. BEST CHOREOGRAPHER: KRUTI MAHESH– song Dholida-  Gangubai Kathiawadi 

31. 2022 BEST DEBUTANTE DIRECTOR: JASMEET K REEN FOR DARLINGS

“There are some BFJA Editor’s Choice Awards that will be given away for Standout Performances for 2022 & 2023”. summed up Dr. Arindam Chaudhuri, Founder of Planman Motion Pictures —the group behind BFJA.

Tags: Bollywood Film Journalists Awards, BFJA, Power Brands, Arindam Chaudhuri, Planman Motion Pictures

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