Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film

The Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film is awarded during annual Filmfare Awards, given by the Filmfare magazine.[1] The awards are the oldest and most prominent film awards given for Hindi films in India. The yearly awards started in 1954. Movie awards were first given by popular vote. Many complained that films of artistic merit rather than commercial appeal were being overlooked, hence a new award category was added, the Critics Award for Best Film.

Filmfare Award for Best Film
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The 2020 recipients: Article 15 by Anubhav Sinha (left) & Sonchiriya by Abhishek Chaubey (right)
Awarded forBest Film
Presented byFilmfare
First awardedUski Roti,
Mani Kaul (1971)
Currently held byArticle 15,
Anubhav Sinha &
Abhishek Chaubey,
WebsiteFilmfare Awards

Rajnigandha, Black and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara are the only films to win both Best Film (Critics) and Best Film.


In the list below, each individual entry shows the winning title, followed by the director of the film.






Year Film Recipient(s)
2010 Firaaq Nandita Das
2011 Udaan Vikramaditya Motwane
2012 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Zoya Akhtar
2013 Gangs of Wasseypur Anurag Kashyap
2014 The Lunchbox Ritesh Batra
2015 Ankhon Dekhi Rajat Kapoor [2]
2016 Piku Shoojit Sircar
2017 Neerja Ram Madhvani[3]
2018 Newton Amit V Masurkar
2019 Andhadhun Sriram Raghavan


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Critics Award for Best Film". Filmfare Awards Official listing, Indiatimes. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  2. ^ "60th Britannia Filmfare Awards 2014: Complete list of winners". The Times of India. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  3. ^ "62nd Filmfare Awards 2017: Winners' list". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.

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