IIFA 2017 winners list: Udta Punjab wins big

IIFA 2017 winners list: Udta Punjab wins big

A R Rahman was also awarded for his 25 years of musical contribution to the industry
16 Jul, 2017

Udta Punjab took home the major awards at IIFA 2017.

The 18th IIFA awards took place in New York on Saturday night at MetLife and all eyes were on the winners at the event.

Here's a list of who took home the coveted award.

Best Film


Best Actor Female

Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab

Best Actor Male

Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab

Best Director

Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury for Pink

Best Supporting Role Female

Shabana Azmi for Neerja

Best Supporting Role Male

Anupam Kher for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Best Debutant Female

Disha Patani for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Best Debutant Male

Diljit Dosanjh for Udta Punjab

Best Performance in a negative role

Jim Sarbh for Neerja

Best Actor in a comic role

Varun Dhawan for Dishoom

Best Story

Ayesha Devitre Dhillon, Shakun Batra for Kapoor & Sons

Best Music Direction

Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Best Playback Singer Female

Kanika Kapoor for Udta Punjab

Tulsi Kumar for Airlift

Best Playback Singer Male

Amit Mishra for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Best Lyricist

Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song 'Channa Mere Ya' from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Women of the Year

Taapsee Pannu for Pink

A R Rahman was also awarded for his 25 years of musical contribution to the industry.


Mukesh Jul 16, 2017 02:06pm
Thanks Dawn 4 presenting such a wonderful way
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udtapak Jul 16, 2017 02:12pm
I saw so many Pakistanis at IIFA awards and no comments here ??
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SMJ Jul 16, 2017 02:15pm
Really funny choices of award. Real achievers with much better movies and way much better acting missed out because they are Actors and not Crowd pulling glamour celebrities. Categories must have been Best male/female celebrity in Leading role. Such pathetic judgement and awards keep pulling down Real Cinema talents and Real Actors. Bollywood really needs to raise its standard in Award judging.
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abbottonian 43 Jul 16, 2017 02:34pm
Sans Khans IIFA awards 2017
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Ahmed Jul 16, 2017 03:46pm
@SMJ I know you are talking about Pakistani actors not winning any awards. I am also disappointed.
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Rajesh Jul 16, 2017 03:51pm
Every award was well deserved. Pink, Udta Punjab etc. Only the best movie category should have been won by Dangal. No idea why it wasn't in the list.
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RTS Jul 16, 2017 03:56pm
AWARDS in current years under BJP are all biased.
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anwar Jul 16, 2017 05:13pm
@SMJ , appreciate your so called wise judgement but could you please elaborate more about who should be the best actor / best actress / best cinema according to you...?
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Sadaf Jul 16, 2017 05:27pm
Why they have to do this in other countries?
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jawwad Jul 16, 2017 05:34pm
What about an award for Pakistanis for best audience? You have excluded us from every other possible category.
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Harsha Subbaiah Jul 16, 2017 06:08pm
Funny the obsession for Bollywood aka Hindi films is for real! But it's oxymoronic how y'all criticise it in one ahand and hen drool over the awards in another! Sort your own industry! Sic
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SATT Jul 16, 2017 07:21pm
Which award Waar movie won ?
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vijay Jul 16, 2017 08:21pm
@SMJ This is real cinema and real actors or you won't be commenting on it. If you don't like the show then don't watch it - simple
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Haque Jul 16, 2017 11:33pm
Shahid Kapoor one of the finest actor ever.
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Brijesh Kumar Jul 17, 2017 12:37am
@Sadaf Its called marketing.
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Rohan Jul 17, 2017 12:42am
@Sadaf " Why do they do that in other countries" - National award, Guild awards etc are done locally. IIFA stands for "international" Indian film academy award. It's done in Foriegn countries where ever Bollywood has a big market. It's done to celebrate its success and connect with its NRI and foriegn fans there in that country and increase base.
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Mithun Jul 17, 2017 12:50am
@jawwad " What about Pakistanis for best audience. You have excluded us from every possible category". Awards are based on last year hits. There was only one movie last year "Kapoor and sons" that had a Pakistani actor. Kapoor and Sons won for best music and story. Rest category Pink, Udta punjab, Neerja, Airlift where serious topics and better contenders.
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Priyanka Jul 17, 2017 08:35am
@SMJ "Pulling down real actors". All well deserved movies and actors got the awards. Watch Pink, Udta Punjab movies first then comment.
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SMJ Jul 17, 2017 08:09pm
@Priyanka You should watch Aligarh, Parched, Raman Raghav 2.0, Nil battey sannata, Buddha in traffic jam, Salaa khadoos, many more deserving movies to see for yourself the authenticity of awards. Infact Pink should have won more awards especially in acting categories. Manoj Bajpai, Ritika Singh, Swara Bhaskar, Arunoday Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Radhika Apte are few to name who were much more deserving than some of the glamorous names which won. Fawad Khan should have been judged purely for his acting.
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Khwarizmi Jul 18, 2017 05:22pm
I have not seen any of these movies and frankly don´t care for Bollywood at all. Most educated people do not even tell if they even watched a Bollywood movie.
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ishan kanwar Jul 22, 2017 09:51pm
Best Actor in a comic role is varun dhawan and movie is dhishom . itne bure din aa gye bollywood ke
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