2015 was a good year in comparison to 2014 as we did get to see many exceptional films both in terms of novel concepts and path-breaking treatment exploring few realistic subjects. But unfortunately, we again didn’t get any complete musical soundtrack that once happened to be the biggest representative feature of our Hindi cinema.
Looking at the brighter side, there were many worth applauding performances as well as directorial ventures taking along the writers in particular giving their much deserving due. However instead of honoring the creators separately through Popular and Critic Awards (as usually done by the trade to oblige all), BTC would like to give joint awards to the outstanding performers continuing with the tradition introduced.
So here are the names of BTC stars who achieved Excellence in Hindi Cinema in the year 2015 with much love and appreciation.
Behind The Curtain Excellence in 2015
Best Art / Production Design: Bajirao Mastani
Best Graphics / Special Effects : Bajirao Mastani
Best Costumes: Bajirao Mastani
Best Editing: Talvar
Best Cinematography: Bajirao Mastani
Best Action: Bajirao Mastani
Best Choreography: Bajirao Mastani (Malhari & Main Deewani Ho Gayi)
Best Background Score: Badlapur and Bajirao Mastani
Best Story: Badlapur
Best Screenplay: Piku
Best Dialogue: Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
Musical Achievement in 2015
Best Soundtrack / Music Director: Once again in absence of any great (complete) album and just a few outstanding songs in their individual soundtracks, it’s a collective recognition to – Bajirao Mastaani , Roy, Tamasha, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, and (the surprising) Ek Thi Leela.
Best Lyrics: Agar Tum Saath Ho (Tamasha) & Aayaat (Bajirao Mastaani)
Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh (Aayaat – Bajirao Mastaani) & Mohit Chauhan (Khuda Bhi Jab Tujhe – Ek Thi Leela)
Best Playback Singer (Female): Alka Yagnik (Agar Tum Saath Ho – Tamasha) & Monali Thakur (Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage – Dum Laga Ke Haisha)
The Best Debuts in 2015
Best Debut Director : Neeraj Ghaywan (Masaan)
Best Debut (Male): Vicky Kaushal (Masaan)
Best Debut (Female): Bhumi Pednekar (Dum Laga Ke Haisha)
Major Individual Performances in 2015
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Ranvir Shorey (Titli) & Kay Kay Menon (Rahasya)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Priyanka Chopra (Bajirao Mastani) &Revathy (Margarita With A Straw)
Best Child Artist : Harshaali Malhotra (Bajrangi Bhaijaan)
Best Actor in a Comic Role : Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Bajrangi Bhaijaan) &Deepak Dobriyal (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
Best Actor in a Negative Role : Nawazudding Siddiqui (Badlapur)
Best Actor (Male) : Amitabh Bachchan (Piku) & Vinay Pathak (Gour Hari Dastaan)
Best Actor (Female) : Deepika Padukone (Piku) & Kalki Koechlin (Margarita With a Straw)
Best Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bajirao Mastaani) & Shoojit Sircar (Piku)
The Best Films in 2015
Best Film in All Aspects : Piku
Best Entertaining Film for Audience : Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Best Path Breaking Film made on a (shockingly shameful) real life story : Gour Hari Dastaan
Best Socially Relevant Film (based on a thoughtful subject) – Take It Easy & Margarita With A Straw
Concluding Notes :
1. BAAHUBALI doesn’t feature in the list, as it’s a dubbed film.
2. No doubt, there must be a difference of opinion here as many friends would have their own choices in mind for various categories. But from my side, I honestly feel the above as the ultimate winners of the year 2015 on the basis of their exceptional talent and performances cherished in their entertaining films.