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~ Anandi Gopal bags 11 Black Ladies, while Deepak Dobriyal and Mukta Barve take home the Best Actor in a leading role (Male) and Best Actor in a leading role (Female) respectively ~

~ The awards are slated to be aired on 14th March, 7pm on Colors Marathi and will be simulcast on Filmfare’s Facebook page on the same date and time ~

Filmfare, over the past six decades, has been the pioneer in celebrating and felicitating the greatest minds and performances of Bharatiya cinema across a host of gala award functions. 28th February was a day which the Marathi film industry shall never forget, as the coveted Black Lady was once again bestowed upon the finest performances at the fifth edition of the Planet Marathi presents Filmfare Awards Marathi 2020 held at the St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Mumbai.

Filled with glitz and glamour, the gala event witnessed the most-recognizable names in the Marathi cinema industry on the red carpet. Divas like the ravishing Manasi Naik, Kranti Redkar Wankhede, the Pooja Sawant, Sai Deodhar, Amruta Khanvilkar, Amruta Subhash, Shweta Shinde, Manjiri Oak, Rupali Bhonsle, Varsha Usgaonkar, Mukta Barve, Aditi Sarangdhar, Sonali Kulkarni and Mithila Palkar amongst others oozed style and panache as they looked their alluring best in their ravishing attires. Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra made heads turn at the ceremony as she looked her magnetic best. Add to that veteran actresses Kishori Shahane Vij, Mrinal Kulkarni, Neena Kulkarni and Nishigandha Wad looked their elegant and graceful selves as they made their way onto the red carpet.

On the other hand, dashing and debonair actors like Sharad Kelkar, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Gashmeer Mahajani, Prasad Oak, Pushkar Jog, Shubhankar Tawde, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Subodh Bhave, along with the macho WBC wrestler Pardeep Kharera and writer Niranjan Iyenger looked as suave as ever with their magnetic charisma rubbing off on all those gathered. Along with veteran singer Anuradha Paudwal, the music fraternity was represented by singer Adarsh Shinde and composer Anu Malik, who made sure he struck the right note in front of all those gathered. The loudest cheers were heard for the movie Anandi Gopal, which bagged the Best Film award. It was a dream-come-true moment for Deepak Dobriyal and Mukta Barve who delivered power-packed performances in Baba and Anandi Gopal respectively, as they took home the Best Actor in a Lead Role (Male) and Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female) awards respectively.

The award ceremony was hosted by Amey Wagh, Siddharth Jadhav and Monica Murthy who left the audience in splits with their rib-tickling humour, impromptu comedy style and light-hearted banter. The magical evening featured a host of electrifying performances by some of the superstars. This included the charming Vaibhav Tatwawaadi who rocked the stage by dancing to a medley of hit Marathi numbers. Add to that, the gorgeous Manasi Naik set the stage on fire as she danced to hit Nora Fatehi chartbusters along with Amruta Khanvilkar paying a fitting tribute to Madhuri Dixit by performing to her evergreen songs. Sonalee Kulkarni, on the other hand put on a scintillating show as an ode to Shah Rukh Khan and other male co-actors. Further to which, the sizzling chemistry between Pooja Sawant and Gashmeer Mahajani on a host of romantic songs was one to marvel at.

The Title Sponsor for the awards night was Planet Marathi OTT, co-powered by Vikram Tea and Satish Motling, Associate Sponsors - Food Heal and Saagar Balwadkar, Global Digital Partners - Facebook & Instagram, Exclusive Telecast Partner - Colors Marathi, Trophy Partner - The Award Gallery, Outdoor Partner - Bright Outdoor, Happiness Partner - 98.3 Mirchi, Ambient Media Partner - Khushi Advertising, Event Partner – Hyperlink, Acts Choreographed by Subhash Nakashe for Nakashe Entertainment, Scripted by Aashish Pathre and Conceptualised and Produced by Manasi Ingale, Surel Creations.

Best Film: Anandi Gopal

Best Director : Sameer Vidwans – Anandi Gopal

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) : Deepak Dobriyal - Baba

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) : Mukta Barve – Anandi Gopal

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male) : Shashank Shende - Kaagar

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female) : Neena Kulkarni – Mogra Phulaalaa

Best Music Album : Saurabh Bhalerao, Hrishikesh Datar and Jasraj Joshi – Anandi Gopal

Best Lyrics : Kshitij Patwardhan – Tula Japnar Aahe (Khari Biscuit)

Best Playback Singer (Male) : Adarsh Shinde – Tula Japnar Aahe (Khari Biscuit)

Best Playback Singer (Female) : Shalmali Kholgade – Querida Querida (Girlfriend)

Best Debut Performance (Female) : Shivani Surve - Triple Seat

Best Debut Performance (Male) : Shubhankar Tawde - Kaagar

Best Debut Director : Saleel Kulkarni - Wedding Cha Shinema

Best Child Artist : Adarsh Karam and Vedashree Khadilkar - Khari Biscuit

Critic’s Award for Best Film) : Raj R Gupta – Baba

Critic’s Award for Best Actor (Male) : Lalit Prabhakar – Anandi Gopal

Critic’s Award for Best Actor (Female) : Sonalee Kulkarni (Hirkani) and Bhagyashree Milind (Anandi Gopal)

Excellence in Cinema : Mahesh Kothare


Best Original Story : Manish Singh - Baba

Best Screenplay : Karan Sharma - Anandi Gopal

Best Dialogue : Irawati Karnik - Anandi Gopal

Best Production Design : Sunil Nigvekar and Nilesh Wagh – Anandi Gopal

Best Cinematography : Akash Agarwal – Anandi Gopal

Best Editing : Charushi Roy - Anandi Gopal

Best Background Score : Saurabh Bhalerao - Girlfriend

Best Sound Design : Nikhil Lanjekar and Himanshu Aambekar - Fatteshikast

Best Choreography : Rahul Thombre and Sanjeev Howladar (Majhi Story Cute Wali Sweet Wali Love Story - Girlfriend)

Best Costume Design : Poornima Oak - Fatteshikast

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