The 59th Filmfare Awards was held in Mumbai on 24 January 2014. The nominations were announced 10 days ago before the event had taken off. Actor Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra hosted the event. Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's movie ‘'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' won critics and viewers attention. This film bagged maximum six awards after having received eight nominations. Yesteryear actress Tanuja won Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. She received the award from Amitabh Bachchan.
Shah Rukh Khan’s film ‘Chennai Expres’ was the recipient of a special trophy ‘Sony Trendsetter of the Year Award’. Singer Siddharth Mahadevan, who sang songs in the movie 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,' won the R D Burman award. In the general category, the biopic movie on the hockey player ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ not only won the best film trophy, but it also fetched the best director trophy for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and for actor Farhan Akhtar the best actor trophy for narrating the character of Milkha Singh. Deepika Padukone was the show stealer of the 59th Filmfare Awards. Not only her film ’Chennai Express’ was considered the most popular film, her performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’ fetched her the best actress trophy.
Even Supriya Pathak got her 'best-supporting-actress' trophy for essaying an elderly role of ‘Baa’ from Filmfare for the same movie. The best supporting actor trophy went to Nawazuddin Siddiqui for his acting in the movie 'The Lunchbox'. The film 'Aashiqui 2' won the coveted award for the musical category. The team of composers Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari, and Jeet Ganguly shared together the trophy of best music director while best male playback singer award went to Arijit Singh for song 'Tum Hi Ho' from film 'Aashiqui 2'.
The female playback singer trophy went to Monali Thakur for her soulful rendering of a song ‘Sawaar Loon’ from film ‘Lootera’. The best lyricist award went to acclaimed songwriter Prasoon Joshi for his memorable song ‘Zinda’ from film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. South Indian actor Dhanush won the best male debut award of the year for the film ‘Raanjhanaa’ and the best female debut of the year went to actress Vaani Kapoor for the film ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’. Ritesh Batra won the best debut director award for ‘The Lunchbox’.
Dolly Ahluwalia won the best costume design award for film 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. Also, Acropolis Design won the best production design award for the same film. Kamaljit Negi won the best cinematographer award for the film ‘Madras Café’. Subhash Kapoor won the best dialogue writer award for the film ‘Jolly LLB’. Aarif Sheikh won the best editor award for film ‘D-Day’. The best screenplay trophy was shared amongst four film personalities namely Chetan Bhagat, Abhishek Kapoor, Supratik Sen and Pubali Chaudhari for the film ‘Kai Po Che’.
Hitesh Sonik was given the best background score trophy for the film ‘Kai Po Che’. The best sound design trophy was shared together between Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Nohar Rajan Samal for award-winning film ‘Madras Café’. Thomas Struthers and Guru Bachchan shared together the best action trophy for the film ‘D-Day’. The most popular song of the year ‘Lahu Muh Lag Gaya’ won the best choreographer award for Samir and Arsh Tanna for the film ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’.