The 21st Filmfare award ceremony was held in Mumbai in 1974. It was the year of
Raj Kapoor ‘
Bobby’ and also for two newcomers
Rishi Kapoor and
Dimple Kapadia. ‘Booby’ stole the limelight. The ceremony also saw an entry of new angry young man and superstar
Amitabh Bachchan. His three films such as ‘Zaneer’, ‘
Namak Haraam’ fetched a few awards and became the talk of the town.
Shakti Samanta’s film ‘Anuraag’ received the best film award,
Yash Chopra got a best director award for his film ‘Daag: A Poem of Love’. This film gave actress
Rakhee Gulzar the best-supporting-actress trophy. Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia got the best actor and actress award for movie ‘Bobby’. Even actress Jaya Bhaduri got the best actress award for her brilliant performance as a singer in movies ‘Abhimaan’ along with Dimple Kapadia. Amitabh Bachchan went to receive his second best-supporting actor award for film ‘Namak Haraam’.
Prakash Mehra’s classic film ’
Zanjeer’ gave the best story and screenplay award to Salim-Javed. ‘Zanjeer’ also gave best editing award for R. Mahadik and best lyricist award for
Gulshan Bawra for song ‘Yaari Hai Imaan Mera’. While S.D. Burman received his last best music composer trophy for film ‘Abhimaan’, new debutant singer Narendra Chanchal got the best singer award for ‘Beshak Mandir Masjid’ for film ‘Bobby’, and
Asha Bhosle received best female singer trophy for ‘Hone Lagi Hai Raat Jawaan’ for film ‘
Film ‘Bobby’ also received the best art direction award for A. Rangaraj and best sound design for Allauddin Khan Qureshi. Bhappi Sonie's film 'Jheel Ke Us Paar' fetched Jal Mistry best cinematography award. Comedian Asrani received his first Filmfare trophy for film ‘Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar‘. It was sad that Gulzar’s much-appreciated classic film ‘Koshish’ could not sweep any award although it had excellent performance from
Sanjeev Kumar. Gulzar had to remain content with his single trophy for best dialogue writer for film ‘Namak Haraam’.