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Filmfare – Nominations for the glorious 68th Filmfare Awards

Gangubai Kathiawadi, Badhaai Do, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva are leading the pack with maximum nominations at the 68th Filmfare Awards

The 68th Filmfare Awards 2023, is all set to be a celebration of the artistry and ingenuity of filmmakers, actors, and artists. Gearing up for the biggest awards night of the year with high-calibre performances, Filmfare unveils the illustrious list of nominations to recognize the best in Hindi cinema, for the year 2022. This year, the glorious Filmfare awards night will be held in majestic honour with a live on-ground show on April 27th, 2023, at the Jio World Convention Centre, BKC in Mumbai.

Celebrating the finest of Hindi cinema, this year’s grand event will witness some of the greatest acts, stellar wins and stimulating performances. Leading the pack with an astounding 16 nominations across categories is Gangubai Kathiawadi, a biographical film that tells the riveting tale of a woman’s rise to power in Mumbai’s red-light district. This is followed by the movie Badhaai Do, with a whopping 15 nominations, which is a story of a couple caught in a lavender marriage.

Also, the Ranbir-Alia starrer, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva and horror-comedy, Bhediya, starring Varun Dhawan – both get 14 & 13 nominations respectively are in the race of taking home the coveted Black Lady. Vying to win big, films like Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Lal Singh Chaddha, and Vikram Vedha have received a total of 10, 09, and 08 nominations, respectively.

Some of the most dynamic and talented actors are all ready to go head-to-head in the race to bag the top honours in the categories of Leading Role (Male) and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female). For the former, Amitabh Bachchan (Uunchai), Ajay Devgn (Drishyam 2), Anupam Kher (The Kashmir Files), Hrithik Roshan (Vikram Vedha), Kartik Aaryan (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2) and Rajkummar Rao (Badhaai Do) have been nominated.

For the latter, Kareena Kapoor Khan (Lal Singh Chaddha), Tabu (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2), Alia Bhatt (Gangubai Kathiawadi), Bhumi Pednekar (Badhaai Do) and Janhvi Kapoor (Mili) will be fiercely competing to win the top spot. Through its three broad categories – Popular Awards, Critics’ Awards, and Technical Awards, Filmfare will be acknowledging and celebrating the achievements of the cast and the crew as well.

Sharing his thoughts, Mr. Jitesh Pillai, Editor, Filmfare, shared, “The past year has been a blockbuster one for the Hindi film industry and it only continues to raise the bar in storytelling and entertaining audiences. We laud the efforts of these talents who are leaving an indelible mark with their skills, art, and talent. Congratulations to all the nominees for their outstanding contributions to cinema, and for keeping the show running. As we prepare for the much-awaited celebrations, let’s continue to push boundaries and create magic on the big screen.”

Filmfare Awards nominations list below

68Th Filmfare Awards 2023 Best Film
68th Filmfare Awards 2023 Best Film

Best Film

Badhaai Do
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Brahmastra Part One: Shiva
Gangubai Kathiawadi
The Kashmir Files

Best Director

Anees Bazmee (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)
Ayan Mukerji (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Harshvardhan Kulkarni (Badhaai Do)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
Sooraj R Barjatya (Uunchai)
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (The Kashmir Files)

Best Film Critics’

Badhaai Do (Harshvardhan Kulkarni)
Bhediya (Amar Kaushik)
Jhund (Nagraj Popatrao Manjule )
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (R Madhavan )
Vadh (Jaspal Singh Sandhu And Rajeev Barnwal)

68Th Filmfare Awards 2023 Best Actor In Leading Role Male
68th Filmfare Awards 2023 Best Actor In Leading Role Male

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)

Ajay Devgn (Drishyam 2)
Amitabh Bachchan (Uunchai)
Anupam Kher (The Kashmir Files)
Hrithik Roshan (Vikram Vedha)
Kartik Aaryan (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)
Rajkummar Rao (Badhaai Do)

Best Actor Critics’

Amitabh Bachchan (Jhund)
R Madhavan (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect)
Rajkummar Rao (Badhaai Do)
Sanjay Mishra (Vadh)
Shahid Kapoor (Jersey)
Varun Dhawan (Bhediya)

68Th Filmfare Awards 2023 Best Actor In Leading Role Female
68th Filmfare Awards 2023 Best Actor In Leading Role Female

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)

Alia Bhatt (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
Bhumi Pednekar (Badhaai Do)
Janhvi Kapoor (Mili)
Kareena Kapoor Khan (Laal Singh Chaddha)
Tabu (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)

Best Actress Critics’

Bhumi Pednekar (Badhaai Do)
Kajol (Salaam Venky)
Neena Gupta (Vadh)
Taapsee Pannu (Shabaash Mithu)
Tabu (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)

Anil Kapoor (Jugjugg Jeeyo)
Anupam Kher (Uunchai)
Darshan Kumar (The Kashmir Files)
Gulshan Devaiah (Badhaai Do)
Jaideep Ahlawat (An Action Hero)
Maniesh Paul (Jugjugg Jeeyo)
Mithun Chakraborty (The Kashmir Files)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)

Mouni Roy (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Neetu Kapoor (Jugjugg Jeeyo)
Sheeba Chaddha (Badhaai Do)
Sheeba Chaddha (Doctor G)
Shefali Shah (Doctor G)
Simran (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect)

Best Music Album

Amit Trivedi (Uunchai)
Pritam (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Pritam (Laal Singh Chaddha)
Sachin Jigar (Bhediya)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Gangubai Kathiawadi)

Best Lyrics

A M Turaz (Jab Saiyaan- Gangubai Kathiawadi)
Amitabh Bhattacharya (Apna Bana Le Piya- Bhediya)
Amitabh Bhattacharya (Kesariya- Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Amitabh Bhattacharya (Tere Hawaale- Laal Singh Chaddha)
Shellee (Maiyya Mainu- Jersey)

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Abhay Jodhpurkar (Maange Manzooriyan- Badhaai Do)
Arijit Singh (Apna Bana Le- Bhediya)
Arijit Singh (Deva Deva- Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Arijit Singh (Kesariya- Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Sonu Nigam (Main Ki Karaan- Laal Singh Chaddha)

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Jahnvi Shrimankar (Dholida- Gangubai Kathiawadi)
Jonita Gandhi (Deva Deva- Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Kavita Seth (Rangisari- Jugjugg Jeeyo)
Shilpa Rao (Tere Hawaale- Laal Singh Chaddha)
Shreya Ghoshal (Jab Saiyaan- Gangubai Kathiawadi)


Best Debut Director

Anirudh Iyer (An Action Hero)
Anubhuti Kashyap (Doctor G)
Jai Basantu Singh (Janhit Mein Jaari)
Jaspal Singh Sandhu And Rajeev Barnwal (Vadh)
R Madhavan (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect)

Best Debut Male

Abhay Mishr (Doctor G)
Ankush Gedam (Jhund)
Paalin Kabak (Bhediya)
Shantanu Maheshwari (Gangubai Kathiawadi)

Best Debut Female

Andrea Kevichusa (Anek)
Khushali Kumar (Dhokha: Round D Corner)
Manushi Chhillar (Samrat Prithviraj)
Prajakta Koli (Jugjugg Jeeyo)


Best Story

Akshat Ghildial, Suman Adhikary (Badhaai Do)
Anirudh Iyer (An Action Hero)
Jaspal Singh Sandhu And Rajeev Barnwal (Vadh)
Niren Bhatt (Bhediya)
Sunil Gandhi (Uunchai)

Best Screenplay

Aakash Kaushik (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)
Akshat Ghildial, Suman Adhikary And Harshavardhan Kulkarni (Badhaai Do)
Jaspal Singh Sandhu And Rajeev Barnwal (Vadh)
Neeraj Yadav (An Action Hero)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali And Utkarshini Vashishtha (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (The Kashmir Files)

Best Dialogue

Abhishek Dixit (Uunchai)
Akshat Ghildial (Badhaai Do)
Manoj Muntashir And B.A.Fida (Vikram Vedha)
Neeraj Yadav (An Action Hero)
Prakash Kapadia, Utkarshini Vashishtha (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
Sumit Saxena (Doctor G)

Best Background Score

Mangesh Dhakde (Anek)
Pritam, Jim Satya, Prasad S, Meghdeep Bose, Tanuj Tiku, Ketan Sodha, Sunny M.R.(Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Sachin-Jigar (Bhediya)
Sam Cs (Vikram Vedha)
Sanchit Balhara And Ankit Balhara (Gangubai Kathiawadi)

Best Cinematography

Ewan Mulligan (Anek)
Kaushal Shah (An Action Hero)
P S Vinod (Vikram Vedha)
Setu (Laal Singh Chaddha)
Sudeep Chatterjee (Gangubai Kathiawadi)

Best Production Design

Amrita Mahal Nakai (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Durga Prasad Mahapatra (Vikram Vedha)
Mayur Sharma And Apurwa Sondhi (Bhediya)
Mustufa Stationwala (Laal Singh Chaddha)
Rajat Poddar (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)
Subrata Chakraborty And Amit Ray (Gangubai Kathiawadi)

Best Costume Design

Maxima Basu (Laal Singh Chaddha)
Priyanka Gayatri Dubey And Mahananda Sagare And Veera Kapur Ee (Jhund)
Rohit Chaturvedi (Badhaai Do)
Sanjeev Rajsingh Parmar (Samrat Prithviraj)
Sheetal Iqbal Sharma (Gangubai Kathiawadi)

Best Sound Design

Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Kaamod L Kharade (Anek)
Kunal Sharma (Bhediya)
Leslie Fernandes (Vikram Vedha)
Sanal George (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
Shajith Koyeri, Lakshmi Naidu Mantini (Laal Singh Chaddha)

Best Editing

Bunty Nagi (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)
Ninad Khanolkar (An Action Hero)
Sandeep Francis (Drishyam 2)
Sanyukta Kaza (Bhediya)
Shankh Rajyadhyaksha (The Kashmir Files)

Best Action

Amin Khatib (Drishyam 2)
Dan Bradley, Diyan Hristov And Parvez Shaikh (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Faruk Kabir, Yannick Ben, Vidyut Jammwal And Amin Khatib (Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2 Agni Pariksha)
Parvez Shaikh (Vikram Vedha)
Ram Chella, Lakshman Chella, Parvez Shaikh, Kecha Khamphakdee (Heropanti 2)
Sea Young Oh, Parvez Shaikh, Hitz International Action Specialists (Dhaakad)

Best Vfx

Assemblage Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.(Rocketry)
Dneg, Redefine (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Mpc (Bhediya)
Red Chillies Vfx (Laal Singh Chaddha)
Red Chillies Vfx, After Studios (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)

Best Choreography

Bosco Caesar (Rangisari- Jugjugg Jeeyo)
Bosco Caesar (Title Track- Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)
Ganesh Acharya (Dance Ka Bhoot- Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Ganesh Acharya (Thumkeshwari- Bhediya)
Ganesh Hegde (Alcoholia- Vikram Vedha)
Kruti Mahesh (Dholida- Gangubai Kathiawadi)

The 68th Filmfare Awards 2023 is presented by Hyundai Motor India as the Title Partner, Destination Partner Maharashtra Tourism, Co-presented by Vimal Elaichi, Co-powered by Amway Nutrilite, and TAC – The Ayurveda Company, Special Partners – Greenply & Migsun, Exclusive Telecast Partners – Colors and Colors Cineplex, Digital Partner – Jio Cinema, Venue Partner – Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai and in association with John Players, Reliance Footwear, Yardley and Killer.

Nitin Jain
Nitin Jain
Nitin Jain is publisher and editor and writes exclusive topical articles and also doubles up as film critic. The author can be contacted on editor-at-glamsham-dot-com or on @nitinnsethi on twitter and instagram.
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