The 2009 Bollywood comedy film 3 Idiots made a big sweep of the 55th Idea Filmfare Awards by winning most of the popular choice awards, followed by Firaaq, Dev D and Paa. The film won awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Dialogue, Best Screenplay, Best Story, and Best Supporting Actor.
Raju Hirani, director of 3 Idiots said, “The award is a celebration for one’s hard work. If you start competition it’s not fun, it’s unhappy then. Anyway I wish we take away at least 10 awards. We will miss Aamir tonight, but what to do. He doesn’t attend award function.” To that Vidhu Vinod Chopra added, “Actually I hope we take as many as our hands can carry.”
And the awards were:
Best Film: Actress Rekha handed over the Best Film to the 3 Idiots’ team including R. Madhavan, Omi Vaidya, Boman Irani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani.
Best Director: Rajkumar Hirani received the award from Ramesh Sippy.
Best Screenplay: Urmila Matondkar and Abbas-Mastan presented the award to Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi.
Best Dialogue: Minissha Lamba presented the Best Dialogue Award to Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Best Story: Genelia D'Souza and Harman Baweja gave the award to Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani.
Best Supporting Actor (Male): Bipasha Basu and Ramesh Taurani were there on stage to present the award to Boman Irani.
‘3 Idiots’, loosely adapted from the best selling novel ‘Five Point Someone’ by Chetan Bhagat, stars Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni and Boman Irani. 3 Idiots has become the ‘highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time.’ The film set a box office record for the Indian film industry, grossing Rs 400 crore (US$ 86 million) worldwide. It is expected to be the first Indian film to be officially released on YouTube, within 12 weeks of releasing in theatres.