The Bollywood award season is on and last evening, we witnessed the much awaited Zee Cine Awards 2019. One has to admit that it was a star-studded show with loads and loads of quips and punk added by the two dashing hosts Vicky Kaushal and Kartik Aaryan, making it not less than a treat to watch. We had the most endearing two B-Town couples Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone, all of who were running for the top awards for their respective releases of the year.
The super talented brother duo Ayushmann Khurrana who is busy setting a trend with the choice of his movies for all the leading stars as well, and Aparshakti Khurrana who has already made big with his quirky roles and superb acting also graced the stage and made the audiences crack up. Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Kriti Sanon, Nora Fatehi, Ranveer Singh, everyone danced and set the stage on fire. All in all, it was a great show put together. But not just the performances and the entertainment part was interesting, in fact, the winners too were chosen very carefully and mostly deservedly so, which has become quite a rarity these days.
The two three big movies who took a big chunk of the cake were Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor starrer Padmaavat directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali; Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, and Dia Mirza starrer Sanju directed by Rajkumar Hirani; and Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer Raazi.
What is quite fascinating to note here is that these three movies fall in very different categories. Where the year began with the Padmaavat debacle where its sets were being vandalised in order to stop the movie from releasing, it still won awards and huge accolades. Then it was Raazi which Alia helmed on her shoulders purely based on storytelling and brilliant performances and entered an unexpected 100 crore club which in itself is a huge feat.
And then comes Sanju, a movie always surrounded in some sort of scrutiny or controversy just like the man on whom it was based, Sanjay Dutt. Ranbir Kapoor re-established himself as an actor that should not be taken lightly, come what may. Though it was criticised to a fair share of amount, it still holds the spot of one of the highest grossers of all time.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte, and Tabu starrer Andhadhun deserves a special mention because of everything the movie was. It shook the audiences and the industry alike, for all the good reasons. And when movies like this get rewarded, more people get encouraged to make such cinema. So, we can expect more coming our way in the future. In the end, it was a great year for the movies, and we’re glad that all genres are being welcomed warmly. Without further ado, here is the full list of winners:
Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat
Best Actor (Female)
Deepika Padukone for Padmaavat
Alia Bhatt for Raazi
Best Actor (Male)
Ranbir Kapoor for Sanju
Best Actor (Male) Viewers Choice
Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat
Best Supporting Actor (Male)
Vicky Kaushal for Sanju
Best Supporting Actor (Female)
Katrina Kaif for Zero
Extraordinary Performer of the Year
Best Debut (Male)
Ishaan Khatter for Beyond the Clouds/ Dhadak
Best Debut (Female)
Janhvi Kapoor for Dhadak
Best Actor in a Negative Role
Tabu for Andhadhun
Best Actor in a Comic Role
Kartik Aaryan for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Extraordinary Contribution to the Indian Cinema
Extraordinary Icon for Social Change
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Yasser Desai for Naino Ne Bandhi (Gold)
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Vibha Saraf and Harshdeep Kaur for Dilbaro (Raazi)
Best Debut Director
Amar Kaushik for Stree
Ghoomar for Padmaavat
Sumit Aroraa for Stree
At award shows, some speeches are just copy-paste thank you notes but some stand out. And at Zee Cine Awards 2019, one that left everyone emotional and overwhelmed was Ranbir’s. Alia came to present the award for the Best Actor (Male) Award and said,
‘The award goes to my all time favourite, Ranbir Kapoor for Sanju‘,
Ranbir, on collecting the award thanked everyone involved on the project and the two most special people in his life, his parents, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor.
I would like to dedicate this award to 2 very special people in my life, starting with my father he’s going through a rough patch in life and I’ve often heard when you come into some kind of crossroads in life you can really tell who you are as a person,” Talking about his father, who’s being treated in the US. He also shared how his father usually speaks to him about the movies and his insecurites. “He speaks to me about his insecurity, that when he gets back, will he get to work in the movies, will people offer him films, will he be able to act in movies and that kind of inspiration and passion and madness is what brings all this to perspective.”
About his mother, he added gratefully,
“The kind of love, care support that she’s show towards a difficult man at a difficult time, it’s unconditional, it’s beautiful, it’s selfless and that is the most beautiful thing in life. Nothing else. It’s just love. So, here’s to love passion I will see you at the movies.”
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