The International Indian Film Academy is getting ready to host its weekend festival June 6th to the 8th in Bangkok, Thailand. The culmination of the weekend is the IIFA Awards Ceremony. This week the winners of the 14 technical awards were announced. The IIFA awards are nominated and voted on by people in the film industry.
Two films starring Shah Rukh Khan were honored with the most prizes, Om Shanti Om with four and Chak De India with five. Guru continued its run winning music awards with two and the other awards went to Life in a Metro, Aaja Nachle, Shootout at Lokhandwala and Jab We Met.
Best choreography – Vaibhavi Merchant – ‘Aaja Nachle’
Shootout at Lokhandwala
Best Action – Javed Sheikh & Ejaz Sheikh
Jab We Met
Best Dialogue – Imtiaz Ali
Life in a Metro
Best Screenplay – Anurag Basu (co-winner with Chak De India)
Best Sound Recording (music) – H Sridhar – ‘Barso Re’
Idea IIFA Award for Best Background Score – A R Rahman
Om Shanti Om
Best Art Direction – Sabu Cyril
Best Special Effects – Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Best Costume designing – Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar and Sanjiv Mulchandani
Best Makeup – Bharat-Dorris, Ravi Indulkar and Namrata Soni
Chak De India
Best Cinematography Sudeep Chatterjee
Best Editing Amitabh Shukla
Best Sound Recording Manas Choudhary and Ali Merchant
Best Sound Re-recording Anuj Mathur
Best Screenplay Jaideep Sahni
Yash Chopra said about winning the technical awards for Chak De India, “I am extremely delighted with the response that Chak De India
has received. A win in the technical category is very encouraging as the brilliance of technicians, artists, writers and each person who is behind the camera is appreciated. I would like to thank IIFA and members of the Indian Film Fraternity for acknowledging the effort put in by the entire team in making this film.”
We will bring you all the news and of course who won the coveted IIFA awards so be sure to watch this space for more!