The official nominations of India’s most prestigious film awards are out! 2013 has been a year of newer records and multiple money spinners. With Bollywood’s superstars testing the new recipes of entertaining the audiences, the year has set newer benchmarks in terms of qualitative success as well. Koimoi reveals to you the nominations of the 59th Idea Filmfare Awards.

Battling it out for the best film are the year’s most powerful ventures namely Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Chennai Express, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ramleela, Raanjhanaa and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. While more powerful films like Lootera, Shuddh Desi Romance, Kai Po Che! or mostly The Lunchbox might have lost out due to the underwhelming response of the audiences, the list holistically encapsulates the best films of the year.

The filmmakers who are nominated in the Best Director category are Anand Rai for Raanjhanaa, Abhishek Kapoor for Kai Po Che!, Ayan Mukherji for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Rohit Shetty for Chennai Express and lastly Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Ramleela. It was interesting to note that the jury decided to incorporate Kapoor for Kai Po Che!. However, giving Vikramaditya Motwane a miss wasn’t convincing.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Chennai Express and Ramleela Movie Poster
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Chennai Express and Ramleela Movie Poster

The handsome leading men of the industry who made it into the nominations’ list for Best Actor category are Farhan Akhtar for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Dhanush for Raanjhanaa, Ranbir Kapoor for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Hrithik Roshan for Krissh 3, Ranveer Singh for Ramleela and Shah Rukh Khan for Chennai Express. Shockingly, two names remained conspicuously missing from this category. It is a shock how Irrfan Khan was not nominated for his mesmeric performance in The Lunchbox. Going by the reason that The Lunchbox wasn’t exactly a mainstream film, it is a surprise how the jury missed out on including Dhoom 3 which has emerged as one of the biggest hits of the year.

Amongst the Best Actresses of the year, Deepika Padukone managed to bag nominations for both Chennai Express and Ramleela. 2013 has indeed been a Numero Uno year for the actress. Parineeti Chopra was a pleasant surprise on the list as she got nominated for her performance in Shuddh Desi Romance. Newbie Shraddha Kapoor too bagged a nomination for Aashiqui 2, while actress Sonakshi Sinha was appreciated for the artistic rendering in Lootera. Sonam Kapoor too made it in the nominations’ list for Raanjhanaa.

Amongst the supporting actors, Aditya Roy Kapur got nominated for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Anupam Kher for Special 26, Nawazuddin Siddiqui for The Lunchbox, Pankaj Kapur for Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Rajkumar Yadav for Kai Po Che! and lastly Vivek Oberoi for Krrish 3.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Raanjhanaa and Lootera Movie Poster
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Raanjhanaa and Lootera Movie Poster

Among the supporting actress who got nominated are Divya Dutta for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Kalki Koechlin for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Konkona Sen Sharma for Ek Thi Daayan, Supriya Pathak for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ramleela and Swara Bhaskar for Raanjhanaa.

For the Best Music of the year, the following music directors were nominated. Amit Trivedi for Lootera, Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon and Jeet Ganguly for Aashiqui 2, A.R Rahman for Raanjhanaa, Pritam for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ramleela and finally Vishal-Shekhar for Chennai Express.

For the best lyrics category, the following got nominated – Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Shikayatein (Lootera), Amitabh Bhattacharya again for the song Kabira in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Mithoon for the song Tum hi ho in Aashiqui 2. Prasoon Joshi for the song Zinda in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Swanand Kirkire for the song Manja in Kai Po Che!.

Shuddh Desi Romance, Kai Po Che! and The Lunchbox Movie Poster
Shuddh Desi Romance, Kai Po Che! and The Lunchbox Movie Poster

For the category of Best Playback Singers Male bagging nominations were Amit Trivedi for Manja (Kai Po Che), Ankit Tiwari for Sunn Raha Hai Na Tu (Aashiqui 2), Arijit Singh for Tum Hi Ho (Aashiqui 2), Benny Dayal for Badtameez Dil (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) and Siddharth Mahaddevan for Zinda (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag).

Fighting it out for the best Female Singer category are Chinmayi for Titli (Chennai Express), Monali Thakur for Sawar Loon (Lootera), Shalmali Kholgade for Balam Pichkari (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani), Shreya Ghoshal got nominated for two tracks Sunn Raha Hai (Aashiqui 2) and Nagada (Ramleela).

While many deserving names remained out of the list in multiple categories, Filmfare sealed the fate of the above mentioned nominees for its 59th Edition. Who makes into the category of Award Winners for the year is something that is excitingly awaited now!

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