Published On : Sat, Nov 21st, 2015

Nagpur’s Ketaki Mategaonkar wins first ever Marathi Filmfare Award for best playback singer

Ketki Mategaonkar
Nagpur girl Ketaki Mategaonkar was among the many Marathi artists who were honored at the first ever Filmfare Awards for Marathi films that took place in Thane on November 20. Ketaki won the Filmfare’s trophy as the Best Playback Singer (Female)  for Mala Ved Lagale from the movie Timepass. The award was meant for the films that came in 2014.

While the nominations tally had ‘Elizabeth Ekadashi’ leading the way with a whopping 12 nominations, ‘Lai Bhaari’ gathered the most number of awards (five) including the Best Debut (Male) for Riteish Deshmukh. ‘Dr Prakash Baba Amte-The Real Hero’ won the coveted Best Film, Best Actor (Male) and Best Actor (Female) awards taking its tally to three awards. Nagraj Manjule won the Best Director award for ‘Fandry’. Here are the winners in all categories:

Best Film- Dr Prakash Baba Amte-The Real Hero
Best Director- Nagraj Manjule (Fandry)
Best Actor (Male)- Nana Patekar (Dr Prakash Baba Amte-The Real Hero)
Best Actor (Female)- Sonali Kulkarni (Dr Prakash Baba Amte-The Real Hero)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)- Kishore Kadam (Fandry)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)- Amruta Subhash (Astu)
Best Music Director- Ajay-Atul (Lai Bhaari)
Best Lyrics- Guru Thakur (Mauli Mauli (Lai Bhaari)
Best Playback Singer (Male)- Ajay Gogavale for Mauli Mauli (Lai Bhaari)
Best Playback Singer (Female)- Ketaki Mategaonkar for Mala Ved Lagale (Timepass)
Best Child Actor- Somnath Avghade (Fandry)
Best Debut (Male)- Riteish Deshmukh
Best Debut (Female)- Parna Pethe (Rama Madhav)
Best Debut Director- Abhijit Panse and Mahesh Limaye (Rege and Yellow)
Best Production Design- Nitin Chandrakant Desai (Rama Madhav)
Best Cinematography- Vikram Amladi (Fandry)
Best Story- Madhugandha Kulkarni (Elizabeth Ekadashi)
Best Screenplay- Paresh Mokashi (Elizabeth Ekadashi)
Best Dialogue- Madhugandha Kulkarni and Paresh Mokashi (Elizabeth Ekadashi)
Best Editing- Dinesh Gopal Poojari (Rege)
Best Background Score- Monty Sharma (Rege)
Best Choreography- Ganesh Acharya- Aala Holicha San (Lai Bhaari)
Best Sound Design- Rohit Pradhan (Rege)

The Critics awards went to:
Critics’ Best Actor (Male)- Mohan Agashe (Astu)
Critics Best Actress (Female)- Usha Naik (Ek Hazarachi Note)
Critics’ award for Best Film- Elizabeth Ekadashi and Postcard

Ramesh Deo was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event.