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The 21st Filmfare Awards were held in 1974. Shakti Samanta's Anuraag won the Best Film award, but fail to win any other awards, a feat which was repeated by a few films in the 1970s. Raj Kapoor's Bobby, Yash Chopra's Daag: A Poem of Love, Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Namak Haraam and Abhimaan and Prakash Mehra's Zanjeer shared the awards among them.

21st Filmfare Awards
Best FilmAnuraag
Most awardsBobby (5)
Most nominationsBobby (14)


Main awardsEdit

Best FilmEdit


Best DirectorEdit

Yash ChopraDaag: A Poem of Love

Best ActorEdit

Rishi KapoorBobby

Best ActressEdit

Dimple KapadiaBobby and Jaya BachchanAbhimaan

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Amitabh BachchanNamak Haraam

Best Supporting ActressEdit

RaakheeDaag: A Poem of Love

Best Comic ActorEdit

G. AsraniAaj Ki Taaza Khabar

Best StoryEdit


Best ScreenplayEdit


Best DialogueEdit

Namak HaraamGulzar

Best MusicEdit

AbhimaanS.D. Burman

Best LyricsEdit

ZanjeerGulshan Bawra for Yaari Hai Imaan Mera

Best Playback Singer, MaleEdit

BobbyNarendra Chanchal for Beshak Mandir Masjid

Best Playback Singer, FemaleEdit

Naina – Asha Bhosle for Hone Lagi Hai Raat Jawaan

Best Art DirectionEdit


Best CinematographyEdit

Jheel Ke Us Paar

Best EditingEdit


Best SoundEdit


Critics' awardsEdit

Best FilmEdit


Best DocumentaryEdit

A Day With the Builders

Biggest winnersEdit


In his 2017 autobiography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, Rishi Kapoor revealed that he paid someone 30,000 (equivalent to 670,000 or US$9,700 in 2018) to win him the Best Actor award for Bobby, beating Amitabh Bachchan's performance for Zanjeer. However, he is not certain if the person he paid actually had connections to the Filmfare committee, or if he was just a conman.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Uncensored: Rishi Kapoor reveals *exactly* why he bought an award for Bobby". India Today. 19 January 2017.