Watch Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024 on 31st March at 2:30 PM only on ZEE TV

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards (DPIFF) recognizes the brilliance of Indian Cinema while continuing the legacy of the Father of Indian Cinema. The award ceremony celebrated the most awaited occasion of the year with crème de la crème of the film fraternity.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, 30 March, 2024 – Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024, held on February 20th, honoured outstanding contributions to cinema across the Indian Film Industry, Indian Television Industry, and International Film Fraternity. This prestigious ceremony commemorates the legacy of Dadasaheb Phalke, the pioneer of Indian Cinema. Luminaries such as Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Nayanthara, and Vidhu Vinod Chopra graced the occasion, making it a memorable and star-studded affair. 

The occasion was a glorious culmination of creative endeavours with Cinematic Evolution as the theme. With musical performances by Javed Ali, Sukhwinder Singh and Nikhita Gandhi, the evening celebrated the grand history and legacy of entertainment in India. It also featured a wonderful cultural dance performance, along with a spectacular acrobatic performance. The most brilliant minds of the industry and their projects over the past year were felicitated on a grand scale. Seasoned actors Jaaved Jaaferi and Aparshakti Khurana were the charming hosts of the evening who left the audience spellbound with their natural wit and humour. The evergreen Moushumi Chatterjee was felicitated for her Outstanding Contribution to the Film Industry, with K.J. Yesudas being coveted for his Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry. 

Shah Rukh Khan bagged the coveted Best Actor award for his outstanding performance in Jawan, while Rani Mukherjee took home Best Actress for Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway. Jawan, the blockbuster that made waves all around the world, was awarded Best Film. Vicky Kaushal and Kareena Kapoor Khan respectively coveted with the Critics Best Actor and Critics Best Actress Awards. Nayanthara bagged the Most Versatile Actress of the Year award for her exceptional contribution in 2023. Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Aditya Roy Kapur, Vikrant Massey and Adah Sharma were also among the felicitated attendees. 

Watch the award ceremony on 31st March at 2:30 PM on ZEE TV, one of India’s Leading entertainment networks with more than 1 Billion viewers globally, has been entertaining viewers with its diverse and engaging content. With a rich history of delivering supreme entertainment, Zee TV continues to be a household name, standing as a testament to innovation and quality while building a deep connection with its audience.    

Abhishek Mishra, Chief Executive Officer of DPIFF, shared insights on this association, stating, “We are delighted to welcome Zee TV as the official Telecast Partner for DPIFF Awards 2024. This collaboration is a testament to our shared vision of celebrating the magic of cinema and reaching audiences far and wide. With Zee TV on board, we are confident that the DPIFF Awards will captivate the hearts of viewers worldwide. This ceremony promises to be the most significant and remarkable honour in the industry.”      

The association between DPIFF and Zee TV highlights a shared commitment to showcase India’s cinematic excellence. Together the entities aim for the splendour and excitement of DPIFF Awards to reach every Indian household, capturing the essence of the cinematic celebration.    

Aparna Bhosle,  Chief Cluster Officer – Zee TV said, “We take pride in Zee TV’s role as the official telecast partner for the esteemed Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, recognizing excellence in Indian cinema. It is our humble endeavour to accord this distinguished event the reach it deserves across India. It has been a great year for cinema and what better medium than television to raise a toast to its success.”      

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards is India’s only independent international film festival. DPIFF aims to felicitate those artists of the film fraternity who have put in their hard work and have shown true promise, along with the dedication to excel. The mission, as always, is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. The organization believes that the medium of cinema as well as TV series are art forms that hold the power to bridge cultures and illuminate the universality of the human experience. 

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