31st Filmfare Awards
Best FilmArdh Satya
Most awardsArdh Satya & Masoom (5)
Most nominationsBetaab & Masoom (8)

The 31st Filmfare Awards were held in 1984, with the Indian New Wave Cinema at its peak.

Betaab and Masoom led the ceremony with 8 nominations each, followed by Arth with 7 nominations and Ardh Satya with 6 nominations.

Ardh Satya and Masoom, both notable films of the Parallel Cinema genre, won 5 awards each, thus becoming the most-awarded films at the ceremony, with the former winning Best Film, Best Director (for Govind Nihalani) and Best Supporting Actor (for Sadashiv Amrapurkar), and the latter winning Best Actor (for Naseeruddin Shah).

Shabana Azmi set an unmatched record, becoming the only performer to receive 4 nominations for an award in a single year, earning 4 nominations for Best Actress for her performances in Arth, Avtaar, Mandi and Masoom, winning the award for Arth.

Naseeruddin Shah received dual nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Katha and Mandi, but lost to Sadashiv Amrapurkar who won the award for Ardh Satya.

Main awards

Govind Nihalani — Best Director winner for Ardh Satya
Naseeruddin Shah — Best Actor winner for Masoom
Shabana Azmi — Best Actress winner for Arth
Utpal Dutt — Best Comedian winner for Rang Birangi
Vijay Tendulkar — Best Screenplay winner for Ardh Satya

Best Film

Ardh Satya

Best Director

Govind NihalaniArdh Satya

Best Actor

Naseeruddin ShahMasoom

Best Actress

Shabana AzmiArth

Best Supporting Actor

Sadashiv AmrapurkarArdh Satya

Best Supporting Actress

Rohini HattangadiArth

Best Comic Actor

Utpal DuttRang Birangi

Best Story

Ardh Satya – S.D. Panwalkar

Best Screenplay

Ardh SatyaVijay Tendulkar

Best Dialogue

ArthMahesh Bhatt

Best Music Director

MasoomR.D. Burman

Best Lyricist

MasoomGulzar for Tujhse Naraaz Nahin

Best Playback Singer, Male

Agar Tum Na HoteKishore Kumar for Agar Tum Na Hote

Best Playback Singer, Female

MasoomAarti Mukherjee for Do Naina Ek Kahani

Best Art Direction

Razia Sultan

Best Cinematography


Best Sound


Best Editing


Critics' awards

Best Film


Best Documentary

Veer Savarkar

Most Wins



See also