Filmfare Awards 1997
Last Updated : 14-10-2010 04:42:54
The Filmfare Awards are considered as one of the oldest awards in the Hindi film industry. The awards took shape in the year 1954 and were constituted by the famous Filmfare magazine. The 42nd Filmfare Awards were held on 23 February at SNDT University in Mumbai. Sanjana Kapoor was the host for the glamorous evening. The film ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’ (directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali) grabbed several awards for the year. ‘Khamoshi’ is one of the critically acclaimed Indian bollywood films, which was released on 9 August 1996. Though the film won several awards for various categories, it flopped at the box office. Here is the list of winners and the categories of awards for the year 1997. 

The Winners For 42nd Filmfare Popular Awards Were:

Category
Winner
Film
Best Actor
Aamir Khan
Raja Hindustani
Best Actress
Karisma Kapoor
Raja Hindustani
Best Film
Dharmesh Darshan
Raja Hindustani
Best Director
Shekhar Kapur
Bandit Queen
Best Debut Actor (Male)
Chandrachur Singh
Maachis
Best Supporting Actor (Male) 
Amrish Puri
Ghatak
Best Supporting Actor (Female)
Rekha
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
Best Actor in a Comic Role
Satish Kaushik
Saajan Chale Sasural
Best Actor in a Negative Role
Arbaaz Khan
Daraar
Best Music Direction
Nadeem-Shravan
Raja Hindustani
Best Lyricist
Javed Akhtar
Papa Kahte Hain - 'Ghar Se Nikalte'
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Abhijeet
Yes Boss - 'Mai Koi Aisa Geet'
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Kavita Krishnamurthy
Khamoshi - 'Aaj Mein Upar'
New Face Of The Year
Seema Biswas
Bandit Queen
 
 

Filmfare Critics Awards 1997

Category
Winner
Film
Best Actress
Manisha Koirala
Khamoshi: The Musical
Best Film
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Khamoshi: The Musical
Best Documentary
Goutam Ghose
Beyond the Himalayas
 
 

Filmfare Special Awards 1997

Category
Winner
Life Time Achievement Award
Dharmendra, Mumtaz, Pran
R. D. Burman Award
Vishal Bhardwaj
 
 

Filmfare Technical Awards 1997

Category
Winner
Film
Best Editing
V.N. Mayekar
Ghatak
Best Action
Akbar Bakshi
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
Best Art Direction
Nitin Desai
Khamoshi: The Musical
Best Sound
Jitendra Chowdhary
Khamoshi: The Musical
Best Screenplay
Rajkumar Santoshi
Ghatak
Best Cinematography
Ashok Mehta
Bandit Queen
Best Choreography
Chinni Prakash
Rakshak - 'Shaher Ki Ladki'
Best Dialogue
Gulzar
Maachis
Best Story
Gulzar
Maachis