ⓘ 4th Filmfare Awards

4th Filmfare Awards

ⓘ 4th Filmfare Awards

The 4th Filmfare Awards were held in 5 May 1957, in Bombay, honoring the best films in Hindi cinema for the year 1956. Jhanak Payal Baaje became the biggest winner; it was awarded Best Film of 1956 and Best Director, both for V. Shantaram. Jhanak Payal Baaje had the highest number of nomination, with four, and won all four awards. Jhanak Payal Baaje was followed by Bimal Roys Devdas with three nominations, all of which it won.

Dilip Kumar won his third Best Actor trophy for Devdas. Nutan won her first Best Actress trophy for Seema. Vyjayanthimala won her first Filmfare in the Supporting Actress category for Devdas, but declined her award as she thought that her role was not supporting and was equally important as that films other female lead. She was the first person to decline the Filmfare Award. However, she later won the Filmfare Best Actress trophy for Sadhna in 1958, followed by two more awards in the same category.

While most of the nominated films were released in 1956, some films which won most of the main awards were 1955 releases. Devdas, Jhanak Payal Baaje, Seema and Shree 420 were 1955 films but were not considered for the 3rd Filmfare Awards.