While Badhai Ho picked up the Best Film trophy, the Best Actor Male and Female awards were picked by Gajraj Rao (Badhaai Ho) and Alia Bhatt (Raazi), respectively. Sriram Raghavan won the Best Director award for Andhadhun.
2018 was marked by some great content-driven films which might not have opened with great numbers at the box office, but slowly made their way to the hearts of the audience, thus emerging as sleeper hits.
While the beginning of 2019 will see the release of Anupam Kher starrer The Accidental Prime Minister (January 11), which is based on the memoir of the same name by Sanjaya Baru, and Anil Kapoor-Sonam Kapoor's Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (February 1), which is inspired by PG Wodehouse's Damsel in Distress; the recipe of adapting manuscripts was strong in 2018 as well.
One look at recent Bollywood films, and one can safely say that better characters are being chalked out for women. With Alia Bhatt's Raazi, Rani Mukerji's Hichki and the recently released Veere Di Wedding, more and more mainstream films boasting of strong female leads.
May was a great month for Bollywood. While Alia Bhatt's Raazi dominated the box office, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor starrer 102 Not Out and John Abraham's period drama Parmanu were also not far behind.