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The 54th Idea Filmfare Awards ceremony, presented by The Times Group and Idea Cellular, was one of India's most prestigious awards ceremony, honoring the best Bollywood films of 2008. It took place on 28 February 2009 at the Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai.[1] Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan hosted the show for the first part,[1] while actresses Konkona Sen Sharma and Deepika Padukone hosted the show in the latter part.[2] It was the first time that any of these actors hosted the awards ceremony. The ceremony was televised in India eight days later, on 8 March 2009.[3]

54th Filmfare Awards
Date28 February 2009
SiteYash Raj Studios
Hosted byImran Khan, Ranbir Kapoor
Best FilmJodhaa Akbar
Mumbai Meri Jaan
Most awardsJodhaa Akbar and Rock On!! (5)
Most nominationsRab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Rock On!! (10)
Television coverage
NetworkSony Entertainment Television (India)

The nominees for the various films were announced on 16 February 2009.[4] The films Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Rock On!! led the nominations with a total of ten nominations each, followed by Jodhaa Akbar with nine nominations. Ghajini and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na had seven nominations each. Note that the nominations are for the major awards only, as there were no list of nominees for the technical and other awards.

The major award-winning film turned out to be Jodhaa Akbar and Rock On!!, both of which won five Filmfare Awards each. The former won four under the main category, including the best film, best director and best actor awards,[2] while the latter won one in the major category. It was Arjun Rampal's first Filmfare award, as he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Priyanka Chopra won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award in 2009 for her role in Fashion while Asin Thottumkal received her first Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut,for her performance in Ghajini


Awards and nomineesEdit

Main awardsEdit

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Male Debut Best Female Debut
Best Music Director Best Lyricist
Best Playback Singer – Male Best Playback Singer – Female

Critics' awardsEdit

Best Movie
Best Performance
Male Female

Technical AwardsEdit

Best Story Best Screenplay
Best Dialogue Best Editing
Best Choreography Best Cinematography
Best Production Design Best Sound Design
Best Costume Design Best Background Score
Best Special Effects Best Action

Special awardsEdit

Lifetime Achievement
Special Jury Mention (certificate)
RD Burman Award
Best Scene

Multiple nominations and winsEdit

Awards tallyEdit

     – winner of the Filmfare Best Film Award,      – nominees for Best Film

  • Note : In some cases, the number of nominations can be less than the number of awards won. This is explained by the fact that there are some awards which do not have any nominations. So, a film could have won an award which does not have any list of nominees. Also, Critics' Awards are not included in the number of awards won by the films.
Film Awards Nominations Notes
A Wednesday 0 4
  • This was Neeraj Pandey's first feature film as a director.
  • He was also the scriptwriter of the film, and it was his first time as scriptwriter as well.
Bachna Ae Haseeno 0 3
Dostana 0 5
Fashion 2 6
Ghajini 2 7
  • This film saw the directorial debut of South Indian film-maker A R Murugadoss, who had also directed the Tamil version of this film. The Tamil version (also titled Ghajini) starred Surya Sivakumar.
  • South India actress Asin Thottumkal debuted in Bollywood with this film, and won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. Incidentally, she had also starred as the female lead in the Tamil version of this film. Thus, she became the first actress to act in the same role in two films (remakes) of two different languages.
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na 3 7
Jodhaa Akbar 5 9
Love Story 2050 1 0
  • Love Story 2050 was the only film which did not receive any nomination under the categories having nominations, and yet won a Filmfare Award.
  • This was the first film of Harry Baweja to win a Filmfare Award.
Mumbai Meri Jaan 2 2
  • This was the Bollywood debut for director Nishikant Kamat. He had previously directed films for Marathi and Tamil cinema.
  • It later went on to win the National Film Award for Best Special Effects, which went to Govardhan of Tata Elixis.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! 3 2
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 2 10
Rock On!! 5 10
Singh Is Kinng 1 2

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Parasshuram Shalgar (28 February 2009). "Date of 54th Filmfare Awards". PanAsianBiz. Archived from the original on 11 April 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b "New hosts of Filmfare Awards". The Times Of India. 1 March 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Television telecast of 54th Filmfare Awards". Dear Cinema. 2 March 2009. Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  4. ^ Webmaster (16 February 2009). "Nominations for the 54th Filmfare Awards". Radio Sargam (RS). Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2010.