Irrfan Khan took best actor trophy at Filmfare Awards 2017

Vastavam web: Bollywood star Irrfan Khan took home the best actor trophy for his realistic and effective portrayal of a middle-class father in “Hindi Medium”, while romantic-comedy “Bareilly ki Barfi” earned other top two honours, including the best director award for Ashwiny Iyer at the 63rd Filmfare Awards.The second award for “Bareilly ki Barfi” came for Rajkummar Rao in the best supporting actor category. Held last evening here, the prestigious award ceremony gave away the best actor (female) award to Vidya Balan for her heartwarming performance of a housewife-turned-radio jockey in “Tumhari Sulu”.

Much like the last year, the award ceremony also more or less belonged to Rajkummar. He won the best actor (critics) award for his hard-hitting performance in survival drama “Trapped”. The film also won in technical categories – best editing and best sound design.His “Newton”, which was selected as India’s official entry for the upcoming Oscars in the best foreign film category, also received two honours – best film (critics) and best original story for its writer-director Amit V Masurkar.Actor-filmmaker Konkona Sensharma bagged the best debut director for “A Death in the Gunj”. The suspense drama also won in the best costume and best cinematography categories.

“Jagga Jasoos” might have been a box office dud but the film won big for its music. Pritam took home the best music album award, while Amitabh Bhattacharya received the honour for best lyrics. Pritam also bagged the award for the film’s background score.Veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri and actor Mala Sinha were honoured with the lifetime achievement award.Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” earned writer Hitesh Kewalya the award for best dialogue.Critically-acclaimed drama “Mukti Bhawan” got Shubhashish Bhutiani the trophy for best screenplay.