The 42nd Filmfare Awards was celebrated in the year 1997 in Mumbai. Veteran actor Dharmendra and Mumtaz won the lifetime achievement award at the glittering ceremony.
won the best film award for ‘
and actress Karishma Kapoor won the best actor and best actress award for the same film. Gulzar’s film ‘Maachis’,
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
's film 'Khamoshi: The Musical' too won numerous nominations and a few awards.
It was an achievement year for Rekha,
, Karishma, Govinda and Aamir Khan. Shekhar Kapoor’s film ‘Bandit Queen’ fetched him the best director award of the year. Even actress
won the best female debut award for ‘Bandit Queen’ and newcomer
won the best debut male award for 'Maachis'. Renowned director Gulzar won the best story writer and best dialogue writer award for ‘Maachis’.
It was sad that actress Tabu missed the chance of winning an award for the same film.
won the best screenplay award for film 'Ghatak: Lethal'.
won the best supporting actor award for his role in the same film ('Ghatak: Lethal'). Glamorous Rekha won the 'best-supporting-actress' trophy for film ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’. won the best comedian actor for' Saajan Chale Sasural' and actor
won the best villain award for an adverse role in the film 'Daraar'.
Nadeem-Shravan won the best music director award for film 'Raja Hindustani' and singer
won the best male playback singer award for song 'Pardesi Pardesi'.
won the best lyricist award for song ‘Ghar Se Nikalte Hi' for the film 'Papa Kehte Hai'. Kavita Krishnamurthy won the best female playback singer award for song ‘Aaj Main Upar’ for the film ‘Khamoshi- The Musical’. Manisha Koirala won the best critics award for her performance in the film ‘‘Khamoshi- The Musical’.
The film ‘‘Khamoshi- The Musical’ won the best film (critics) award for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. R.D. Burman Award went to music director
for film ‘Maachis’. In the technical category, best film editor award went to V.N. Mayekar for the film ‘Ghatak’. Best ‘action award’ went to Akbar Bakshi for the film ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’. Nitin Desai won the best art direction award and Jitendra Chowdhary won the best sound award was for same film ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’.
The film ’'Ghatak: Lethal' had won the best screenplay award for Rajkumar Santoshi. Best cinematographer award for
for film ‘bandit Queen’.
won the best choreographer award for song 'Shaher Ki Ladki' in the film ‘
’. Filmmaker Goutam Ghose’s film ‘Beyond the Himalayas’ had won the best documentary award of the year. Veteran artists of Bollywood Nasir Hussain, Pran,
and even Govinda, had a mention of ‘special award’ at the 42nd Filmfare Awards.
anchored the show.