Tuesday, April 17, 2007

52nd Filmfare Awards - XVI

There is some trivia related to Filmfare Awards that I chanced upon on >

  • Wikipedia
  • . I thought it made interesting reading. So, here goes some Trivia on Filmfare Awards.

    They were first introduced in 1953. Readers of Filmfare magazine were polled to decide the winners, and over 20,000 readers spread throughout India participated in the polls; trophies were given to winners of the popular vote.

    In the first awards function, held on March 21, 1954, only five awards were presented – for the best film , the best director, the best actor, the best actress, and the best music director. Do Bigha Zameen was the first movie to win the award for the best film. The first four winners for other categories were: Bimal Roy for direction of Do Bigha Zameen, Dilip Kumar for his performance in Daag, Meena Kumari for her performance in Baiju Bawra, and Naushad for his music in Baiju Bawara.

    Interesting Trivia:

    The Clares was the original name of the award ceremony, named after Filmfare critic Clare Mendionca.

    To celebrate the 25th year of the awards the statues were made in silver.

    To celebrate the 50th year the statues were made in gold.



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