8th Filmfare Awards

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8th Filmfare Awards
Date 1961
Site Bombay
Best Film Mughal-e-Azam

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.

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

Main awards[edit]

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Music Director Best Lyricist
Best Playback Singer - Male Best Playback Singer - Female
  • Award won by a male singer

Technical Awards[edit]

Best Story Best Dialogue
Best Editing Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction Best Sound Design

Multiple nominations and wins[edit]

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 3 3
Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai 1 3

See also[edit]


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

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