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Bollywood Film Journalist Awards Concluded With Fanfare

The glittering 2019 Power Brands-Bollywood Film Journalist’s Awards were organised by Planman Motion Pictures yesterday night at the Novotel Mumbai. Padmavat took home 16 roaring lions. Badhai Ho took away 7 roaring lions including the Best Film. Andhadhun and Tummbad won 6 roaring lions each and Sriram Raghavan won the Best Director award for Andhadhun.

The glittering event saw two mega book launches!! The big one was the launch of the young 18 year old author Che Kabir Chaudhuri’s book DISCOVER THE SUPERHERO IN YOU published by Times Group Books. The book which is about life lessons from superhero films and comics, was launched by Miss universe Sushmita Sen who also got the special Power Brand Superhero Award. Launching the book she was in full praise of the book saying such insight and depth is absolutely amazing!! Che said that he believed that there was a lot to learn in life from comics and Superhero films and he wanted to prove that.

The other book that was launched by the Rock Star who has taken YouTube by storm- Guru Randhawa. This coffee table book- Bollywood Power Brands – also published by Times Group Books is authored by Rajita Chaudhuri and Dr. Arindam Chaudhuri and is on the most powerful in Bollywood. They called it their tribute to the movers and shakers of Bollywood.

Sanjay Khan was there in full force with his family- Zarine, Suzanne, Farah, Zayed and Simone. So was the lifetime award winner, Manoj Kumar, who spoke with full gusto and said being in a wheel chair he is hardly a power brand anymore.

Sanjay Khan emphasized on the need for national integration and communal harmony.

Malaika Arora also got the special Power Brand Fashion Icon award. From Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi, Shriram Raghavan, Gajaraj Rao, Ronit Roy to Shefali Shah, Neeraj Kavi, Nushrat Bharucha, Farah Khan, Ali Fazal, Amit Trivedi and Amit Sharma all the winners praised the fairness of the awards and the thanked the journalists who voted for them. Sushmita, Malaika, Nushrat and Manjari Fadnis dazzled the red carpet.
                                                       Arindam Chaudhuri, Che Kabir and Sushmita Sen

Power Brands Bollywood Film Journalists Awards are the only awards in the country:

  • Where more than twenty of the leading film journalists of this country do an open ballot voting for all categories and disclose who they voted for online two weeks before the award ceremony.
  • Where awards are given irrespective of the winners presence as they are are declared a fortnight in advance at least.
  • Where the runners up are also awarded with the title of associate winners
  • >There are no nominations and journalists are free to give any one their vote amongst the films released last year.


Basically it’s the only credible awards in the country and for the same it has garnered huge appreciation, though still only in its 3rd year.

The list of key winners this year are:

Best Feature Film

Winner – Badhaai Ho – Junglee Pictures/ Vineet Jain

Associate Winner – Andhadhun – Viacom18 Motion Pictures


Best Director

Winner – Andhadhun – Sriram Raghavan

Associate Winner – Raazi – Meghna Gulzar

Best Actor Male

Winner – Sanju – Ranbir Kapoor

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Ranveer Singh


Best Actor Female

Winner – Raazi – Alia Bhatt

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Deepika Padukone

Associate Winner – Hichki – Rani Mukerji

Best Supporting Actor Male

Winner – Sanju – Vicky Kaushal

Associate Winner – Badhaai Ho – Gajraj Rao

Associate Winner – Stree – Pankaj Tripathi


Best Supporting Actor Female

Winner – Badhaai Ho – Neena Gupta

Associate Winner – Badhaai Ho – Surekha Sikri



Winner – Andhadhun – Amit Trivedi

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Sanjay Leela Bhansali


Best Background Score

Winner – Tumbbad – Ajay-Atul / Jesper Kyd

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Ankit Balhara, Sanchit Balhara, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Best Cinematography

Winner – Padmaavat – Sudeep Chatterjee

Associate Winner – Tumbbad – Pankaj Kumar


Best Story Adapted

Winner – Raazi – Bhavani Iyer, Meghna Gulzar

Associate Winner – Simmba – Yunus Sajawal, Sajid Samji,  Vakkantham Vamsi

Associate Winner – Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran – Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh, Abhishek Sharma


Best Story Original

Winner – Badhaai Ho – Shanatanu Srivastava, Akshat Ghildial, Jyoti Kapoor

Associate Winner – Andhadhun – Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar, Hemanth Rao

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