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post Aug 4 2004, 09:41 PM
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Found this lovely articles on filmfare. The articles contain rich images from the past awards. Since I cannot create the virtual feel here, I've got these articles scanned into PDF format.

The text part I am pasting it on the forum, so that we can look it up later during search.

Starting from the 50s... going for Gold.

Next year, the Filmfare Awards will celebrate 50 years of history and drama, winners and legends. We kick off the countdown to 2005 with a decade-by-decade look at the ballad of the black lady.

Year 1954

'The whole purpose of the Filmfare Awards project is to make the public nationally conscious of, and interested in, the indigenous film industry. It is imperative that the picture-going public be helped to realise the Indian Film Industry's tremendous national significance. At the same time, the Film Industry itself must be made aware of its public, which stands as ultimate judge over its products.' Thus was announced the entry of the beauteous black lady on March 21, 1954. Amazing how true the words ring even today, in a vastly different context of globalisation and the film industry having obtained industry status. The acknowledgement of the power of the public vote, of course, remains the cornerstone of the Filmfare Awards.

The first ladies

The first event began with just five awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Song. The winners? Bimal Roy bagged the first two trophies for Do Bigha Zameen, then came Dilip Kumar for Daag, Meena Kumari for Baiju Bawra and Naushad for Tu ganga ki mauj in Baiju Bawra.

Compering notes

Star performances have always been the highlight of the Filmfare Awards. There were seven that year—Vyjayanthimala, Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mehmood, Kamini Kaushal, Nalini Jaywant, Satyavati and Geeta Roy (who later became Geeta Dutt when she married Guru Dutt).

And the compere for the evening was the incomparable David who continued to do so for many years. From 1954's David to 2004's Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan, humour rules!

Reader reaction

Fittingly, the first ceremony was held in a movie hall—Mumbai's Metro cinema (oh, for those smallis- beautiful days).

The awards were chosen on the basis of a popular poll conducted by the magazine. Four Filmfare readers, picked by a lucky draw from among those who participated in the poll, came up on stage to present the trophies to the winners.

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Pradeep   50 years of filmfare awards   Aug 4 2004, 09:41 PM
Pradeep   Year 1955 A perfect 10 The trophy tally went up ...   Aug 4 2004, 09:43 PM
Pradeep   Year 1956 Hats off to Bimalda Bimal Roy created ...   Aug 4 2004, 09:44 PM
Pradeep   Year 1957 No, she said Vyjayantimala made histor...   Aug 4 2004, 09:46 PM
Pradeep   Year 1958 Dilipsaab to the four Mother India sto...   Aug 4 2004, 09:48 PM
Pradeep   Year 1959 Sweeping success It was the year of Ma...   Aug 4 2004, 09:50 PM
Pradeep   [size=7]Swinging into the 60s [b]More trophies, m...   Aug 6 2004, 09:06 PM
Pradeep   Year 1961 Mughal-e-Azam: Yes to film, No to dire...   Aug 6 2004, 09:10 PM
Pradeep   Year 1962 Ice cream and chandelier earrings Asho...   Aug 6 2004, 09:10 PM
Pradeep   Year 1963 Helen sizzles, Meena Kumari recites ...   Aug 6 2004, 09:12 PM
Pradeep   Year 1964 Jaya he! She was described as ...   Aug 6 2004, 09:14 PM
Pradeep   Year 1965 Veterans and newcomers Eight finalists...   Aug 6 2004, 09:15 PM
Pradeep   Year 1966 Ek do teen char Yash Chopra opened his...   Aug 6 2004, 09:16 PM
Pradeep   Year 1967 Yours, mine and ours Producer-director...   Aug 6 2004, 09:19 PM
Pradeep   Year 1968 Let's party! Sunil Dutt set of...   Aug 6 2004, 09:21 PM
Pradeep   Year 1969 Honesty stays As honest as it gets: Wh...   Aug 6 2004, 09:23 PM
Pradeep   [color=purple][b]The Sizzling 70s Year 1970 Caba...   Aug 9 2004, 09:19 PM
shabbirkumar786   [color=purple][b]The Sizzling 70s Year 1970 Cab...   Nov 18 2006, 05:40 PM
Pradeep   Year 1971 Bole to, Shatru The quip-a-minute duo ...   Aug 9 2004, 09:21 PM
Pradeep   Year 1972 The Bachchans open a joint account The...   Aug 9 2004, 09:23 PM
Pradeep   Year 1973 Win, win, Hema It was a tough year to ...   Aug 9 2004, 09:24 PM
Pradeep   [b]Year 1974 [b]Jodi No 1 There was so much dram...   Aug 9 2004, 09:26 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1975 [b]A time for tears "It's ...   Aug 9 2004, 09:28 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1976 [b]Surprise, surprise! It was a...   Aug 9 2004, 09:30 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1977 [b]Kabhi Kabhie Khushi '24th Fi...   Aug 9 2004, 09:31 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1978 [b]Shaadi Ke Baad After two Support...   Aug 9 2004, 09:33 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1979 [b]Enough, says Asha After much per...   Aug 9 2004, 09:35 PM
Pradeep   [color=purple]The Offbeat '80s [b]This was th...   Aug 11 2004, 08:34 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1981 [b]When rapist turned presenter The...   Aug 11 2004, 08:36 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1982 [b]Chakra View There was big-time a...   Aug 11 2004, 08:38 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1983 [b]Pancham intended It was celebrat...   Aug 11 2004, 08:42 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1984 [b]Chumma de de It was the year of ...   Aug 11 2004, 08:43 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1985 [b]The angry young woman She didn...   Aug 11 2004, 08:45 PM
Pradeep   [u]Year 1987 [b]Saagar Kinare The winners for th...   Aug 11 2004, 08:47 PM
cyberbond   Great ones. Excellent collection   Jul 4 2005, 11:38 AM
deep750   Have attached the data for all teh filmfare nomine...   Sep 24 2005, 01:15 AM
tracknest   Who is the favorite actor for this FF   Oct 7 2005, 04:09 AM
usha   It was very interesting going through all the info...   Oct 7 2005, 12:52 PM
jassi   can we have information abt 90s awards(not awards/...   Dec 30 2006, 01:19 PM
lipgloss   Wonderful scans man! cant wait to see more...   Apr 3 2007, 12:16 PM
RAKESHJOSHI   RE: 50 years of filmfare awards   Jun 11 2007, 05:33 PM

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