54th Filmfare Awards

54th Filmfare Awards
Date February 28, 2009
Site Yash Raj Studios
Hosted by Imran Khan, Ranbir Kapoor
Best Film Jodhaa Akbar
Mumbai Meri Jaan
Most awards Jodhaa Akbar (5)
Rock On!! (5)
Most nominations Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (10)
Rock On!! (10)

The 54th Idea Filmfare Awards ceremony, presented by The Times Group and Idea Cellular, was one of India's most prestigious awards ceremony, honoring the best Bollywood films of 2008. It took place on February 28, 2009 at the Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai.[1] Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan hosted the show for the first part,[1] while actresses Konkona Sen Sharma and Deepika Padukone hosted the show in the latter part.[2] It was the first time that any of these actors hosted the awards ceremony. The ceremony was televised in India eight days later, on March 8, 2009.[3]

The nominees for the various films were announced on February 16, 2009.[4] The films Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Rock On!! led the nominations with a total of ten nominations each, followed by Jodhaa Akbar with nine nominations. Ghajini and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na had seven nominations each. Note that the nominations are for the major awards only, as there were no list of nominees for the technical and other awards.

The major award-winning film turned out to be Jodhaa Akbar and Rock On!!, both of which won five Filmfare Awards each. The former won four under the main category, including the best film, best director and best actor awards,[2] while the latter won one in the major category. It was Arjun Rampal's first Filmfare award, as he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Priyanka Chopra won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award in 2009 for her role in Fashion while Asin Thottumkal received her first Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut,for her performance in Ghajini

Awards and nominees

Main awards

Jodhaa Akbar, Best Film
Ashutosh Gowariker, Best Director winner
Hrithik Roshan, Best Actor winner
Priyanka Chopra, Best Actress winner
Best Supporting Actor, winner
Asin Thottumkal, Best Female Debut Actress winner
Kangana Ranaut, Best Supporting Actress winner
Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Male Debut Best Female Debut
Best Music Director Best Lyricist
Best Playback Singer – Male Best Playback Singer – Female

Critics' awards

Best Movie
Best Performance
Male Female

Technical Awards

Best Story Best Screenplay
Best Dialogue Best Editing
Best Choreography Best Cinematography
Best Production Design Best Sound Design
Best Costume Design Best Background Score
Best Special Effects Best Action

Special awards

Lifetime Achievement
Special Jury Mention (certificate)
RD Burman Award
Best Scene

Multiple nominations and wins

The following films received multiple nominations.

The following films received multiple awards.

Awards tally

     – winner of the Filmfare Best Film Award,      – nominees for Best Film

Film Awards Nominations Notes
A Wednesday 0 4
  • This was Neeraj Pandey's first feature film as a director.
  • He was also the scriptwriter of the film, and it was his first time as scriptwriter as well.
Bachna Ae Haseeno 0 3
Dostana 0 5
Fashion 2 6
Ghajini 2 7
  • This film saw the directorial debut of South Indian film-maker A R Murugadoss, who had also directed the Tamil version of this film. The Tamil version (also titled Ghajini) starred Surya Sivakumar.
  • South India actress Asin Thottumkal debuted in Bollywood with this film, and won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. Incidentally, she had also starred as the female lead in the Tamil version of this film. Thus, she became the first actress to act in the same role in two films (remakes) of two different languages.
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na 3 7
Jodhaa Akbar 5 9
Love Story 2050 1 0
  • Love Story 2050 was the only film which did not receive any nomination under the categories having nominations, and yet won a Filmfare Award.
  • This was the first film of Harry Baweja to win a Filmfare Award.
Mumbai Meri Jaan 2 2
  • This was the Bollywood debut for director Nishikant Kamat. He had previously directed films for Marathi and Tamil cinema.
  • It later went on to win the National Film Award for Best Special Effects, which went to Govardhan of Tata Elixis.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! 3 2
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 2 10
Rock On!! 5 10
Singh Is Kinng 1 2

See also


  1. 1 2 Parasshuram Shalgar (2009-02-28). "Date of 54th Filmfare Awards". PanAsianBiz. Archived from the original on 11 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  2. 1 2 "New hosts of Filmfare Awards". The Times Of India. 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  3. "Television telecast of 54th Filmfare Awards". Dear Cinema. 2009-03-02. Archived from the original on March 5, 2009. Retrieved 2015-12-28.
  4. Webmaster (2009-02-16). "Nominations for the 54th Filmfare Awards". Radio Sargam (RS). Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-09.


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