(Last Updated on : 29/01/2016)
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film is presented by Filmfare in its annual Filmfare Awards
, to a Hindi film
of the preceding year that leaves a distinctive impression in the minds of its viewers with its very concept, incredible storytelling and well-structured screenplay. Such films are quite often based upon an unconventional theme and are exemplars of film making art and craft. Artistically presented, these come under Parallel Cinema
, an alternative to the mainstream commercial cinema
of the Hindi film industry
. This category is judged by a separate panel of movie critics. First given in 1971, it was introduced following complaints by many that films of artistic merit rather than commercial appeal were being overlooked and not recognised in the awards
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film at 61st Filmfare Awards
The 61st edition of Filmfare Awards held in January 2016, honoured the film Piku directed by Shoojit Sircar, with the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film. It is a story revolving around a young, responsible and temperamental daughter Piku, the titular protagonist played by Deepika Padukone
, and her relationship with her ageing, eccentric and as temperamental father who suffers chronic constipation
, played by Amitabh Bachchan
. The film received wide critical appraisal for its screenplay, performances, humour and overall simplicity. It was also a commercial success.
List of Winners of Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film
The following list highlights the Hindi films that were recognised with the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film from 1990 to 2016, along with their respective directors who were given the award for the brilliance in their making.