Filmfare Award for Best Film

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Filmfare Award for Best Film
Awarded forBest Film
Presented by Filmfare
First awarded Do Bigha Zamin (1954)
Currently held by Raazi (2019)
Website Filmfare Awards

The Filmfare Award for Best Film is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.

<i>Filmfare</i> Indian magazine specialized in Bollywood

Filmfare is an English-language, tabloid-sized magazine about Hindi-language cinema, popularly known as Bollywood. Established in 1952, the magazine is published by Worldwide Media, a subsidiary of The Times Group, India's largest media services conglomerate. Filmfare is one of the most popular entertainment magazine in India. Since 1954, it gives popular film awards the annual Filmfare Awards, Filmfare Awards South and Filmfare Awards East.

The Filmfare Awards, presented by The Times Group, are a set of awards that honour artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi-language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest and most prestigious film events in India. The awards were first introduced in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards. They were initially referred to as the "Clare Awards" or "The Clares" after Clare Mendonca, the editor of The Times of India. A dual voting system was developed in 1956. Under this system, in contrast to the National Film Awards, which are decided by a panel appointed by Indian Government, the Filmfare Awards are voted on by both the public and a committee of experts.


The award was first given in 1954. Here is a list of the award winners and the nominees of the respective years. Each individual entry shows the title followed by the production company, and the producer.
Yash Raj Films has produced 18 films that have been nominated, the most for any production house. It also shares the most wins at 4 along with Bimal Roy Productions and UTV Motion Pictures. While Yash Chopra has been the producer of most of the nominated and all the winning films of Yash Raj Films, Bimal Roy has been the producer of the all the nominated films of Bimal Roy Productions, thus making them the producer with the most number of wins. Bimal Roy, Yash Chopra and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have each directed 4 winning films, the most for any director. Aamir Khan has starred in 9 winning films which is the most for any actor in a leading role.

Yash Raj Films Indian entertainment company

Yash Raj Films (YRF) is an Indian film production and distribution company working in Hindi cinema. Since its inception in the 1970s, the company has grown to be one of the largest film studios in India.

UTV Motion Pictures is the feature film unit of UTV Software Communications. UTV Motion Pictures is one of the leading film studios in India and one of the largest production studios in South Asia. The Studio's activities span creative development, production, marketing, distribution, licensing, merchandising and worldwide syndication of films in Indian territories. It is currently the distribution label of The Walt Disney Company India for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures feature films.

Yash Chopra Indian film director, script writer and film producer

Yash Raj Chopra was an Indian director and film producer who worked in Hindi films. The founding chairman of the film production and distribution company Yash Raj Films, Chopra is the recipient of several awards, including six National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards. He is considered among the best Indian filmmakers. For his contributions to film, the Government of India honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001, and the Padma Bhushan in 2005. British Academy of Film and Television Arts presented him with a lifetime membership, making him the first Indian to receive the honour.

Winners and nominees


Do Bigha Zamin Bimal Roy Productions
No Other Nominees
Boot Polish R. K. Films
No Other Nominees
Jagriti Filmistan Productions
Azaad Pakshiraja Studios
Biraj Bahu Hiten Chaudhary Productions
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje Rajkamal Kala Mandir
No Other Nominees
Mother India Mehboob Productions
No Other Nominees
Madhumati Bimal Roy Productions
Sadhna B. R. Films
Talaaq Anupam Chitra
Sujata Bimal Roy Productions
Anari L. B. Films
Chhoti Bahen Prasad Studios


Mughal-e-Azam Sterling Investments
Masoom Bani Rupa Chitra
Parakh Bimal Roy Productions
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai R. K. Films
Gunga Jumna Citizen Films
Kanoon B. R. Films
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Guru Dutt Movies Pvt. Ltd.
Bees Saal Baad Geetanjali Pictures
Rakhi Prabhuram Pictures
Bandini Bimal Roy Productions
Dil Ek Mandir Chitralaya Films
Gumrah B. R. Films
Dosti Rajshri Productions
Sangam R. K. Films
Shehar Aur Sapna Naya Sansar
Himalaya Ki God Mein Shri Prakash Pictures
Haqeeqat Himalaya Films
Waqt B. R. Films


Guide Navketan Films
Anupama L. B. Films
Upkar V. I. P. Films
Mehrban AVM Productions
Milan Prasad Studios
Brahmachari Sippy Films
Ankhen Sagar Art International
Neel Kamal Kalpanalok




Aradhana Shakti Films
Aashirwad Rupam Chitra
Jeene Ki Raah Prasad Studios


Khilona Prasad Studios
Do Raaste Raj Khosla Films
Pehchaan Filmnagar


Anand Rupam Chitra
Mera Naam Joker R. K. Films
Naya Zamana Pramod Films


Be-Imaan Filmnagar
Anubhav Aarohi Film Makers
Pakeezah Mahal Pictures


Anuraag Shakti Films
Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar Kiron Productions
Bobby R. K. Films
Zanjeer Prakash Mehra Productions


Rajnigandha Devki Chitra
Ankur Blaze Film Enterprises
Garm Hava Unit 3 mm
Kora Kagaz Shreeji Films
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan V. I. P. Films


Deewaar Trimurti Films
Aandhi Filmyug
Amanush Shakti Films
Sanyasi Filmnagar
Sholay Sippy Films


Mausam Sunandini Pictures
Chhoti Si Baat B. R. Films
Chitchor Rajshri Productions
Kabhi Kabhie Yash Raj Films
Tapasya Rajshri Productions


Bhumika Blaze Film Enterprises
Amar Akbar Anthony MKD Films Combine
Gharaonda Climb Films
Manthan Gujarat Milk Co-Op Marketing Federation Ltd.
Swami Jayasarathy Combine


Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki Raj Khosla Films
Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se Rajshri Productions
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar Prakash Mehra Productions
Shatranj Ke Khilar Devki Chitra
Trishul Trimurti Films




Junoon Film-Valas
Amar Deep Sujatha International
Kaala Patthar Yash Raj Films
Noorie Yash Raj Films
Sargam N. N. Sippy Productions


Khubsoorat Rupam Chitra
Aakrosh Krsna Movies Enterprises
Aasha Filmyug
Insaaf Ka Tarazu B. R. Films
Thodisi Bewafaii Konark Kombine International


Kalyug Film-Valas
Baseraa Rose Movies
Chakra Neo Films
Chashme Buddoor PLA Productions
Ek Duuje Ke Liye Prasad Studios


Shakti M. R. Productions
Bazaar New Wave Production
Nikaah B. R. Films
Prem Rog R. K. Films
Vidhaata Trimurti Films


Ardh Satya Neo Films
Arth Anu Arts
Avtaar Emkay Enterprises
Betaab Vijeta Films
Masoom Krsna Movies Enterprises


Aaj Ki Awaaz B. R. Films
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro National Film Development Corporation of India
Saaransh Rajshri Productions


Ram Teri Ganga Maili R. K. Films
Arjun Cineyugg Films
Ghulami Nadiadwala Sons
Meri Jung N. N. Sippy Productions
Saagar Sippy Films
Tawaif Sunrise Productions


No Award


No Award


Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Nasir Hussain Films
Khoon Bhari Maang Film Kraft
Tezaab N. Chandra Productions


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In 2005, Filmfare [1] announced the best movie of the last 50 years as Sholay , although the film did not win the Filmfare Award [2] for Best Film in its year of release.

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  1. "Bollywood News, Filmfare Awards, Movie Reviews, Celebrity Photos & Updates". Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  2. "Filmfare Awards Winners From 1953 to 2018". Retrieved 2018-11-22.