The beautiful journey of IIFA awards began in 2000 and Indian cinema proudly celebrated their 9th IIFA awards in 2008, June 6-8 officially. It took place in Siam Paragon, Thailand. The hosts of the evening were none other than two most loved actors of Indian cinema, Boman Irani and Ritesh Deshmukh for the very first time. They made everyone laugh with their perfect amount of humor and entertainment. It aired on Star Plus.
This three days show has following events:
June 6th- IIFA major premier took place in Major Cineplex, Thailand. The first day of the event started with the premiere of Sarkar Raj featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Abhishek Bachchan. Ram Gopal Varma was the talented director behind this movie. June 7th- IIFA music and fashion extravaganza took place on this day. June 8th- The main event of IIFA was on this day.
Movie Chak de! India stole the limelight by winning nine awards out of fourteen nominations. Yash Raj Films won the best picture; Shimit Amin won the best director, and Shah Rukh Khan won best performance in leading role male for the same movie. It also won awards for best cinematographer, best sound re-recording, best editing and best sound recording.
Thousands of movies were made in Indian cinema that year, but only eleven superhit movies got multiples nominations and awards. Chak de! India got fourteen nominations and won nine. Om Shanti Om got into ten nominations and won six awards. Life in a... Metro got nine nominations and won three awards. Jab we met, Shootout at Lokhandwala and Saawariya also won two awards each raising the stardom of their actors. Rest movies like Guru, Bhool Bhulaiya, Partner, Cheeni Kum, Aaja Nachle and Bheja Fry gave a tough fight to the winning movies in nominations.
Some special awards were present too apart from movies. IIFA award for the style diva of the year was won by stunning Katrina Kaif and IIFA award for the style icon of the year was given to handsome Abhishek Bachchan. Neil Nitin Mukesh was IIFA fresh face of the year. Shyam Benegal was respected with outstanding contribution to Indian cinema award. He was an amazing director and screenwriter. A.R. Rahman was given a special award for outstanding contribution of an Indian in international cinema. He is a blessing to the International cinema. He’s multi-talented as a composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, and philanthropist.
The highlight award of the evening was the achievements in Indian cinema was given to a gorgeous Bollywood beauty Mumtaz. She had been a heartthrob of many youngsters back in her time and had given millions of superhits to the Indian cinema. An evening of IIFA awards 2008 would have been incomplete without the dancing feets of none other than Govinda. He delivered a remarkable performance to the popular songs like “Soni De Nakhrey”, “Dard-e-disco”, “welcome” and much more other. He’s the best dancer of his time.
Another Version Of This Story:
International Indian Film Academy Awards 2008 took its essence to Bangkok, Thailand, this year. In the FICCI-IIFA’s Global Business Conference they industry verticals were deliberated, like Real Estate, Infrastructure, Chemicals, Drugs, and so on. Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar Raj was showcased in the IIF World Premiere event to give the people the first glance of the movie. Thailand and India’s leading designers took the pedestal to showcase their exclusive premium fashion line in the IIFA Fashion Extravaganza. The Award ceremony was held at Siam Niramit, which is a world-class heritage of Thailand’s culture and art. Actors Ritesh Deshmukh and Boman Irani hosted the IIFA Awards this year.
The reward distributed this year included the Best Film award, which was offered to Chak De India. The award for the Performance In A Leading Role, for Male, was granted to Shah Rukh Khan, for Chak De India. The award for the Performance In A Supporting Role, for Female, was handed out to Konkona Sen Sharma, for Life In A Metro. The award for the Best Story was granted to Jaideep Sahni, for Chak De India. The award for the Playback Singer, for Male, was handed out to Shaan, for Jabse Tere Naina in Saawariya. The award for the Make-Up was granted to Bharat, Dorris, Ravi Indulkar, and Namrata Soni, for Om Shanti Om. The reward for the Sound Re-Recording was handed out to Anuj Mathur, for Chak De India.
The award for the Dialogue was granted to Imtiaz Ali, for Jab We Met. The award for the Background Score was handed out to A.R. Rahman, for Guru. The award for the Outstanding Contribution To Indian Cinema was granted to Shyam Benegal. The award for the Idea Glamorous Diva was handed out to Katrina Kaif. The award for the Outstanding Achievement By An Indian In International Cinema was granted to A.R. Rahman. The award for the Star TV Debut of The Year, for Male, was handed out to Ranbir Kapoor. The award for the Sound Recording was granted to Manas Chaudhary and Ali Merchant, for Chak De India. The award for the Art Director was handed out to Sabu Cyril, for Om Shanti. The award for the Best Direction was granted to Shimit Amin, for Chak De India.
The award for the Best Music Direction was handed out to A.R. Rahman, for Barso Re in Guru. The award for the Performance In A Leading Role, for Female, was handed out to Kareena Kapoor, for Jab We Met. The award for the Costume Designing was granted to Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar, and Sanjeev Mulchandani, for Om Shanti Om. The award for the Performance In A Supporting Role, for Male, was granted to Irrfan Khan, for Life In A Metro. The award for the Playback Singer, for Female, was handed out to Shreya Ghoshal, for Barso Re in Guru.
The award for the Star TV Debut of The Year, for Female, was granted to Deepika Padukone. The award for the Action was granted to Javed Sheikh and Ejaz Sheikh, for Shootout At Lokhandwala. The reward for the Performance In A Negative Role was handed out to Viveik Oberoi, for Shootout At Lokhandwala. The reward for the Performance In A Comic Role was granted to Govinda, for Partner. The reward for the Song Recording was granted to H. Sridhar, for Guru. The reward for the Idea IIFA Honour from Country of Hosting was handed out to Akshay Kumar.
The reward for the Lyrics was granted to Javed Akhtar, for Main Agar Kahoon in Om Shanti Om. The reward for the Special Effects in Visuals was granted to Red Chillies Entertainment, for Om Shanti Om. The reward for the Idea IIFA Fresh Face of The Year was handed out to Neil Nitin Mukesh. The reward for the Cinematography was granted to Sudeep Chatterjee, for Chak De India. The reward for the Outstanding Achievement In Indian Cinema was granted to Mumtaz. The reward for the Screenplay was handed out to Anurag Basu, for Life In A Metro, and Jaideep Sahni, for Chak De India. The reward for the Idea Style Icon Award was granted to Abhishek Bachchan.