Why this award is special to Vidya Balan and restores faith in Rajkummar Rao?!

Vidya Balan calls it a ‘special’ award, Rajkummar Rao says it’s an award that reinstall’s faith.. An award that has made Bollywood speak from their heart..

Yesterday, a night after the Oscars, The 2018 edition of Power Brands-Bollywood Film Journalist's Awards, organized by Planman Motion Pictures and Daily Indian Media, was held at a posh hotel in Mumbai. India's only film awards decided on the basis of open ballot voting done by 22 of the most prominent film critics/journalists, is the most transparent Bollywood awards in times of alleged partiality and favoritisms seen in Bollywood awards primarily designed as entertainment shows for channels. 

Receiving the honours as best actress for TUMHARI SULU, Vidya Balan said, “I thank all the 22 jury members, eminent journalists who voted for me. TUMHARI SULLU is a very special film for me and my producer Tanuj Garg, and I am extremely delighted to have received this award tonight. I have always believed in working on films that offers me something new to explore. And anything that's new can either be a success or a flop. But when you are recognized for taking up challenges, encourages you to do better in life. This is something ‘special’.

Rajkumar Rao who achieved a rare feat by winning the honors as best actor for TRAPPED and NEWTON (associate winner – 2nd highest vote) said, “ I think this is one of those moments when you feel good about yourself. As an actor, I choose the best I get offered, and when that work gets recognized by 22 eminent journalists from across the country, that reinstalls faith in the work that I am doing. Thanks for the appreciation.”.

Power Brands-Bollywood Film Journalist's Awards is the only transparent movie awards which honours not only the winner who bags the highest votes but also the runner up in the same category. Rajkummar Rao won highest votes for TRAPPED and for his role in NEWTON, he was the runner up. Voting of the journalist/critics selected as jury went online a fortnight before the award function.

Rajkummar Rao also shared the best actor in supporting role honour with Manav Kaul for BAREILLY KI BARFI and TUMHARI SULU respectively. So, a hat - trick for the multitalented Rajkummar!.

Arindam Chaudhuri, the man behind Planman and the brain behind this unique initiative, thanked the voting jury profusely for their integrity and courage for exercising their ballot in a very transparent manner. Arindam Chaudhuri said, “ “Awards are given even if you merely attend an awards ceremony, or at the diktat of channels that want viewership. We decided to entrust the selection to critics who have been watching films every week for years.” The company plans to expand its base of journalists in the next edition.

Raveena Tandon who received a special award said, “This Award is one of the most democratic award, because of its transparency. This will also remain very special for me, because this for the first time that I am receiving an award with my husband Anil Thadani. If I am the "power" than he is the "brand", we complement each other.

Yesteryears actress Moushumi Chatterjee the original PARINEETA (1969) who has starred in iconic films like ROTI KAPADA AUR MAKAN, ANAND ASHRAM, ANGOOR to name a few and was last seen in Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone starrer PIKU, was conferred with life time achievement award at the event.

Awards in the field of journalisms where also given where Komal Nahata was given the best trade analyst of the year, Mayank Shekhar received the best film critic of the year award. Ram Kamal Mukherjee won the best autobiographer of the year award for his work Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl.

Here is the complete list of winners

Best Feature Film

Winner : Toilet Ek Prem Katha - Producers : Aruna Bhatia, Shital Bhatia, Arjun N. Kapoor, Hitesh Thakkar
Associate Winner : NEWTON - Manish Mundra

Best Director

Winner : Death in the Gunj - Konkona Sen Sharma
Winner : Toilet Ek Prem Katha - Shree Narayan Singh
Winner : Bareilly Ki Barfi - Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Best Actor Male

Winner : Trapped - Rajkummar Rao
Associate Winner : NEWTON - Rajkummar Rao

Best Actor Female

Winner : Tumhari Sulu - Vidya Balan
Associate Winner : MOM – Late Sridevi

Best Supporting Actor Male

Winner : Bareilly Ki Barfi - Rajkummar Rao 

Winner : Tumhari Sulu - Manav Kaul

Best Supporting Actor Female

Winner : Shubh Mangal Saavdhan - Seema Bhargava Pahwa
Associate Winner : Lipstick Under My Burkha - Ratna Pathak Shah
Associate Winner : Secret Superstar - Meher Vij

Winner : Jagga Jasoos - Pritam Chakraborty
Associate Winner : Secret Superstar - Amit Trivedi

Best Background Score
Winner : Jagga Jasoos - Pritam Chakraborty
Associate Winner : Trapped - Alokananda Dasgupta

Best Cinematography
Winner : Jagga Jasoos - S. Ravi Varman
Associate Winner : Tiger Zinda Hai - Marcin Laskawiec

Best Story Adapted
Winner : A Death in the Gunj - Mukul Sharma
Winner : Shubh Mangal Saavdhan - R. S. Prasanna

Best Story Original
Winner : Mukti Bhawan - Shubhashish Bhutiani
Winner : Tumhari Sulu - Suresh Triveni

Best Production Design
Winner : JAGGA JASOOS - Parijat Poddar & Mr. Rajat Poddar
Associate Winner : DADDY - Parul Sondh
Associate Winner : RANGOON - Mr. Subrata Chakraborthy & Mr. Amit Ray

Best Singer Male
Winner : Yeh Ishq Hai / Rangoon - Arijit Singh
Winner : Zaalima/ Raees - Arijit Singh

Best Singer Female
Winner : Nachdi Phira / Secret Superstar - Meghna Mishra
Associate Winner : Main Kaun Hoon / Secret Superstar - Meghna Mishra

Best Costume Design
Winner : RANGOON - Dolly Ahluwalia
Associate Winner : A Death in the Gunj - Rohit Chaturvedi

Best Editing
Winner : Trapped - Nitin Baid
Winner : A Death in the Gunj - Mr. Aarif Sheikh & Mr. Manas Mittal

Best Sound Effects
Winner : Jagga Jasoos - Mr. Nair Abhishek & Mr. Shijin Melvin Hutton
Associate Winner : Trapped - Anish John

Best Make Up and Hair
Winner : Daddy - Mr. Sergio Stivaletti & Mr. Shrikant Desai
Associate Winner : RANGOON - Preetisheel Singh

Best Visual Effects
Winner : Tiger Zinda Hai - ADITYA CHOPRA (YFX)
Associate Winner : JAGGA JASOOS - Zaheer Ahmad & Team

Best Animated Feature Film
Winner : Ruchi Narayan's Hanuman Da Dumdaar
Associate Winner : Koochie Koochie Hota Hai - Karan Johar

Best Animated Short Film
Winner : Schirkoa - Ishan Shukla

Best Short Film
Winner : Neeraj Ghaywan - Juice
Associate Winner : Khujli - Anuj Gosalia, Chintan Ruparel, Terribly Tiny Tales
Associate Winner : Aaba - Raj Kumar Gupta

Best Documentary
Winner : Ask the Sexpert - Vaishali Sinha
Associate Winner : Azmaish: A Journey Through the Subcontinent - Sabiha Sumar

Best Debutante Male
Winner : Secret Superstar - Tirth Sharma
Associate Winner : Noor - Kanan Gill
Associate Winner : Raag Desh - Mohit Marwah

Best Debutante Female
Winner : Qarib Qarib Singlle - Parvathy
Associate Winner : Hindi Medium - Saba Qamar

Best Choreographer
Winner : Galti Se Mistake / Jagga Jasoos - Mr. Vijay Ganguly & Mr. Ruel Dausan Varandani
Associate Winner : Laila Main Laila / Raees - Bosco Caesar

Best Lyrics
Winner : Main Kaun Hoon / Secret Superstar - Kausar Munir
Associate Winner : Sab khanna khaake / Jagga Jasoos - Amitabh Bhattacharya

Best Child Artiste
Winner : CHEF - Svar Kamble
Artiste Winner : Tubelight - Matin Rey Tangu

Best Screenplay
Winner : Hindi Medium - Ms. Zeenat Lakhani & Mr. Saket Chaudhary
Associate Winner : Mukti Bhawan - Shubhashish Bhutiani

Best Dialogues
Winner : Shubh Mangal Saavdhan - Hitesh Kewalya
Associate Winner : Jagga Jasoos - Mr. Amitabh Bhattacharya, Mr. Debatma Mandal, Mr. Samrat Chakraborty & Mr. Anurag Basu
Associate Winner : RANGOON - Vishal Bhardwaj
Associate Winner : Fukrey Returns - Mr. Mrighdeep Lamba & Mr. Vipul Vig

Best Action
Winner : Tiger Zinda Hai - Mr. Tom Struthers
Associate Winner : DADDY - Shyam Kaushal

Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani with Arindam Chaudhuri (Pic Courtesy: Karmic Media)
Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani with Arindam Chaudhuri (Pic Courtesy: Karmic Media)
Moushumi Chatterjee and Vidya Balan at Power Brand 2018 award (Pic Courtesy: Karmic Media)
Moushumi Chatterjee and Vidya Balan at Power Brand 2018 award (Pic Courtesy: Karmic Media)
Rajkummar Rao receiving Power Brand 2018 award (pic courtesy: Karmic Media)
Rajkummar Rao receiving Power Brand 2018 award (pic courtesy: Karmic Media)
Vidya Balan receiving power brand best actress award (pic courtesy: Karmic Media)
Vidya Balan receiving power brand best actress award (pic courtesy: Karmic Media)