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The 8th Filmfare Awards were held in Bombay to honor the best films in Hindi cinema in 1961. K. Asif's magnum opus Mughal-e-Azam was the predictable winner for Best Film. However, there was some controversy as the film did not win many major awards. It was expected to steam-roll the competition.

8th Filmfare Awards
Best FilmMughal-e-Azam
Most awardsChaudhvin Ka Chand,
Mughal-e-Azam &
Parakh (3)
Most nominationsMughal-e-Azam (8)

One glaring upset was music director Naushad's loss for Mughal-e-Azam's epic soundtrack.[1]


Main awardsEdit

Technical AwardsEdit

Multiple nominations and winsEdit

The following films received multiple awards and nominations.

Movie Awards Nominations
Mughal-e-Azam 3 8
Chaudhvin Ka Chand 3 6
Parakh 3 5
Kohinoor 2 3
Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai 1 3

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Illustrated Weekly of India. October 1988. p. 53.

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