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Filmfare
Filmfare
is an English-language, tabloid-sized magazine about Hindi-language cinema, popularly known as Bollywood. Established in 1952, the magazine is published by Worldwide Media, a subsidiary of The Times Group, India's largest media services conglomerate.[3] Filmfare
Filmfare
is one of the most popular entertainment magazine in India.[citation needed] Since 1954, it gives popular film awards the annual Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards, Filmfare Awards South and Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards East.

Contents

1 History 2 Regular segments 3 See also 4 Notes 5 External links

History[edit] Launched in 1952 by The Times Group
The Times Group
that published the newspaper The Times of India,[4] Filmfare
Filmfare
came only a year after Screen was launched by The Indian Express.[5] Taking off from the image of The Times of India, Filmfare
Filmfare
combined serious film journalism with glamour. It featured exposes of exploitation of junior artists, articles various aspects of filmmaking, and notable cinemas of the world, like Italian, Japanese and the German cinema. It also benefitted hugely from the extensive distribution network of the newspaper, and quickly gained popularity nationwide as an upmarket households.[6][7] In 1953, it further emboldened its place in the Indian film industry, when it established two motion picture awards.[7] First the Filmfare Awards for movies in Hindi, and the Filmfare Awards South for movies in the Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu languages both started in the same year.[8] The awards were based on Academy Awards, with a difference that the winners were decided by readers votes, thus known as "popular awards".[7] The annual Filmfare Awards ceremony, held in Mumbai, is one of the oldest and most prominent film events in India.[9][10] Filmfare Awards East for films from West Bengal, Odisha
Odisha
and Assam
Assam
was started in 2014.[11][12] In 2005 Filmfare
Filmfare
and some other publications, most notably Femina, and Indian editions of Hello, Good Food, Top Gear, and Good Homes were split off into a subsidiary. The new ownership, Worldwide Media, is a 50:50 joint venture between The Times Group
The Times Group
and BBC
BBC
Magazines, the publishing division of BBC
BBC
Worldwide. Thereafter in October 2011 Worldwide Media became a wholly owned subsidiary of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL), the parent company of the Times Group.[13][14] The Hindi
Hindi
language edition of Filmfare
Filmfare
was launched in 2011.[14] Regular segments[edit]

Masala Fix Hindi
Hindi
film industry news; reports about the latest quarrels between actors; celebrity gossip and rumours. Preview Previews of upcoming films, and new actors to watch out for. Fashion and Beauty Stars are prominently branded "hot" or "not" depending on their fashion quota. The Good Life Lifestyles of the actors, their fitness routines. Exclusives Cover stories, short prose with an array of photos and interviews. Your Say Reader's reviews and mails. Box-Office collections. Rapid Fire Shatrughan Sinha answers questions asked by readers.

See also[edit]

Cinema of India Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards Filmfare Awards South

Notes[edit]

^ "Jitesh Pillai: Executive Profile & Biography". Businessweek. Retrieved 18 August 2014.  ^ Rakesh Sharma (11 July 2016). "First Edition of Filmfare
Filmfare
By RJ Anmol – 7 March 1952". Bollywood
Bollywood
Galiyara. Retrieved 26 July 2016.  ^ "Idea Filmfare Awards to be held in Mumbai on January 24". The Times of India. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2014.  ^ Press in India, Issue 33. Office of the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI). 1989. p. 75.  ^ Anandam P. Kavoori; Aswin Punathambekar (1 August 2008). Global Bollywood. NYU Press. p. 243. ISBN 978-0-8147-2944-1. Retrieved 30 September 2015.  ^ Sumita S. Chakravarty (2011). National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema, 1947-1987. University of Texas Press. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-292-78985-2.  ^ a b c Aswin Punathambekar; Anandam P. Kavoori; Rachel Dwer. Global Bollywood. NYU Press. pp. 243–244. ISBN 978-0-8147-2944-1.  ^ Tapan Kumar Panda (2004). Building Brands in the Indian Market. Excel Books India. p. 138. ISBN 978-81-7446-391-3.  ^ Vijay Mishra, Bollywood
Bollywood
Cinema: A Critical Genealogy (PDF), Victoria University of Wellington, p. 9, retrieved 24 February 2011  ^ Monika Mehta (2005), "Globalizing Bombay Cinema: Reproducing the Indian State and Family", Cultural Dynamics, 17 (2): 135–154 [145], doi:10.1177/0921374005058583  ^ " Filmfare
Filmfare
to toast east's revival". The Times of India. Kolkata. TNN. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.  ^ " Filmfare
Filmfare
steps into eastern turf". The Indian Express. Kolkata. Press Trust of India. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.  ^ "About us". Worldwide Media. Retrieved 18 August 2014.  ^ a b Anushree Bhattacharyya (27 April 2011). " Filmfare
Filmfare
goes desi; launches Hindi
Hindi
edition". afaqs!. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Print media

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Television media

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Other businesses

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Awards

Category History of film

Merit awards

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Critics' awards

Best Film Best Actor Best Actress Documentary

Technical awards

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Effects Costume Design

Special
Special
awards

Lifetime Achievement RD Burman Award Special
Special
Award New Face of the Year Scene of the Year Power Award

Award ceremonies

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