2013 Filmfare awards - Winning movies and cars showcased in them

Monday 21 January 2013, 15:15 PM by

The 58th Idea Filmfare Awards, the country's oldest and most prestigious awards to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry, ended on a great note and witnessed many big personalities in attendance. Arguably the most glamorous night in Hindi film community, the awards ceremony took place amid immense hype and media attendance at the Yash Raj Film studios in Andheri in suburban Mumbai, on January 20, 2013.

CarTrade.com has compiled a list of vehicles that were seen in popular 2012 movies, which wrapped up 58th Idea Filmfare Award night with several titles under their kitty. Barfi and Kahaani, two of the last year's most critically acclaimed movies, led the awards ceremony and bagged maximum number of Filmfare awards.

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Kahaani, made on a meagre budget of just Rs. 8 crore and produced by Sujoy Ghosh and Kushal Kantilal Gadamade, picked up two of the biggest awards- Filmfare for Best Actress and Best Director. Accordingly, Kahaani's lead actress Vidya Balan won the Best Actress title, while Sujay Ghosh received Best Director award for his splendid work on the movie, at the 58th Filmfare Awards night.

Kahaani, called by film industry critics as a genre defining and of the best contemporary Indian psychological thriller motion pictures, features the country's humble and iconic Ambassador car frequently. Vidya Balan used the sturdy built Ambassador for her personal transportation in the movie, which is also Hindustan Motors' best selling product in the country, till date. Further, India’s favourite Mahindra's Scorpio Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was also used in Kahaani in a more subtle way- that of a cop vehicle.

Anurag's prized Maruti 800 was used as the engine of the train for the movie

Barfi, India's official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the 85th Academy Awards (The Oscars), won the most distinguished Best Movie award at the 58th Filmfare night. The movie's lead actor Ranbir Kapoor also received an esteemed award for the Best Actor category, whereas Ileana D'Cruz won the Best Debut (female actor) Filmfare. Barfi's music score became an instant hit in the country, which explains Pritam winning the Best Music Director and Best Background Score Filmfare awards. Further, Barfi went on to win the Sony Trendsetter of the Year Award as well.

Interestingly, Rajat Podar, the art director of Barfi had an urgent requirement of a train, for a particular scene in the movie. No such train was available at that moment, which led to Barfi's director- Anurag Basu suggesting that if his 'lucky charm' Maruti 800 small car could be used for the purpose. The idea hit Podar's creative vision and the rest is history. Accordingly, the cute train incorporated in the Barfi movie features a modified Maruti 800 small car as its engine.

Speaking his mind on his lucky charm Maruti 800 being used as an engine of the train, Anurag Basu was quoted as saying, “We needed a train for the shoot, and we practically created it out of my first car. After we created the body of the train, we didn't know how to move it. Suddenly, I thought my old car may be of some use. I showed it to our artist and he was ready to work on it. Within days, he modified it to make it fit on the train's body, and we finally had a train shoot. It's incredible.”

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Gangs of Wasseypur, last year's surprise hit and termed as a 'foul mouthed' entertainer, won the Critics' Award for Best Film at the 58th Filmfare award night. The movie received critical acclaim and garnered great success in both big metropolitans and small cities. Evidently, the movie featured the great old Mahindra Jeep Classic in a number of action sequences. Gangs of Wasseypur also won the Best Dialogue Filmfare award, which went to Anurag Kashyap, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin K. Ladia and Zeishan Qadri.

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The Lifetime Achievement was posthumously presented to the legendary and one of the most revered filmmakers in the country- Late Yash Chopra. The Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer 2012 movie- Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) was Yash Chopra's last input to the Hindi Film Industry.

Yash Chopra took reigns of the direction of JTHJ, which was written and produced by his son- Aditya Chopra, under the family banner Yash Raj Films. Like all movies coming from Yash Raj Films' stable, JTHJ features many picturesque locations in Leh, Ladakh and Manali locales in Kashmir and downtown London, UK. Shahrukh Khan, the lead actor of JTHJ, is seen numerous times riding the enchanting Royal Enfield Bullet Battle Green. The stunning cruiser bike is definitely one of the most macho two wheelers available on Indian turf. The JTHJ project was extremely close to Chopra's heart and went on to become the third highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time overseas after My Name Is Khan and 3 Idiots.

Popular awardspresented at the 58th Filmfare night

Best Actor Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi)
Best Actress Vidya Balan (Kahaani)
Best Director Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani)
Best Film Barfi
Best Screenplay Sanjay Chouhan & Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar)
Best Dialogue Anurag Kashyap, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin K Ladia, Zeishan Qadri (Gangs of Wasseypur)
Best Story Juhi Chaturvedi (Vicky Donor)
Best Lyrics Gulzar (Challa), Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Best Music Director Pritam (Barfi!)
Best Supporting Actor (Female) Anushka Sharma (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
Best Supporting Actor (Male) Annu Kapoor (Vicky Donor)
Best Playback (Male) Ayushmann Khurrana (Paani Da Rang) (Vicky Donor)
Best Playback (Female) Shalmali Kholgade (Pareshaan) ( Ishaqzaade)
Lifetime Achievement Award Yash Chopra
RD Burman Award For Upcoming Talent In Music Neeti Mohan (Jiya Re) (Jab Tak Hain Jaan)
Best Debut (Director) Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)
Best Debut (Male) Ayushmann Khurrana (Vicky Donor)
Best Debut (Female) Ileana D'Cruz (Barfi)
Sony Trendsetter Of The Year Barfi

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