Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor at The "58th !dea Filmfare Awards 2012, Movies are a religion in our country and film stars our demi-Gods. And every Friday, the followers increase by leaps and bounds. Our movies find appreciation worldwide with each passing day. Come 2013, Indian cinema turns 100. A landmark year for the industry and moviegoers. Dadasaheb Phalke, the Father of Indian cinema directed and produced the first movie ‘Raja Harishchandra’ in 1913. Phalke’s inspiration came from an English film ‘The Life and Passion of Christ’ and he too wanted to translate the lives of Indian Gods onto the screen.
Being the pioneer of film magazines and award ceremonies in India, Filmfare celebrates the glorious history of our films. The Filmfare Awards have always been the gold standard to gauge excellence in cinema for the past 60 years. The first award ceremony was held on March 21, 1954 at the Metro Cinema with five award categories – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Music Director. Today, we have 31 award categories. The awards night remains the most sought after event of the film industry. It’s the night when the biggest stars shine together. And this year, will be no different. We are thrilled to announce that the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards 2012 will be held on January 20, 2013. Our association with Idea, the title sponsor for the Awards, has grown from strength to strength over the last five years.
The 58th Idea Filmfare Awards for 2012 are all about commemorating the magic of the movies and paying tribute to unforgettable stars, films, songs, dialogue and celluloid memories. Gracing the occasion to announce the most anticipated award ceremony of 2013, was the recently turned Begum of Pataudi - Kareena Kapoor Khan along with Mr. Tarun Rai - Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide Media, the publishers of Filmfare magazine and Mr. Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular. Together they lit the lamp marking the start of yet another magical journey to honour Hindi cinema’s best.