Millions of viewers across the world watched the IIFA debut event telecast live. The first award ceremony took place at Millennium Dome in London. The awards are presented to the best talent in Indian cinema. The IIFA best screenplay award was introduced in the year 2008. A written work that is drafted especially for a film or television program is termed as a screenplay or script. Scripts can be fresh works or re-worked on from existing pieces of writing. An artist who writes the best screenplays is honored with this particular award. The inaugural award was bagged by Jaideep Sahni and Anurag Basu for the film ‘Life in a Metro’. The movie is basically themed on topics like extramarital affairs, sanctity of marriage and love. The film is centered on the individual lives of seven people residing in Mumbai and also includes some elements from the story ‘The Apartment’ (a 60’s classic movie). Listed below are best screenplay writers who won this award.

Samsung International Indian Film Academy Winners For Best Screenplay Award Were:

Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra
3 Idiots
Neeraj Pandey
A Wednesday
Chak De India
Jaideep Sahni
Anurag Basu
Life in a Metro