The Homecoming of the mega celebration of Indian cinema, NEXA IIFA Awards 2019 commenced with a magnificent amalgamation of music, fashion and entertainment all on one stage, at the spectacular IIFA Rocks 2019. Celebrating 20 glorious years, the highly awaited star-studded annual ceremony was hosted for the first time ever in India in the home of Hindi Cinema, Mumbai at Dome NSCI SVP Stadium. A musical spectacle befitting the largest film industry in the world, IIFA Rocks continues to be a platform showcasing musical talents at the global stage with top-notch performances by music maestros of the industry.
A treat for music and fashion lovers everywhere, IIFA Rocks 2019 witnessed a breath-taking commemoration of fun, glamour, delightful acts and surprises with mesmerizing performances all under one roof!
The magical IIFA Rocks evening celebrated the very best of Indian Cinema with the highest level of achievement through the glamorous IIFA statuette with the felicitation of winners in the Technical categories. One of the highest-grossing Indian film, Andhadhun led the winners list by walking away with 4 awards in the technical category including Screenplay (Sriram Raghavan; Arijit Biswas; Pooja Ladha Surti; Yogesh Chandekar) Editing (Pooja Ladha Surti), Sound Mixing (Ajay Kumar P.B (Post House)), Background Score (Daniel B. George). Tumbbad won 2 awards in the technical category: Sound Design (Kunal Sharma), Special Effects, Visuals (Filmgate Films AB). Other notable winners in the Technical category were Sudeep Chatterjee ISC for Best Cinematography, for Padmaavat, Akshat Ghildial for Best Dialogue for Badhaai Ho, Best Choreography to Kruti Mahesh Midya, Jyothi Tommaar for the song Ghoomar from Padmaavat.
Enthralling the audiences and keeping them glued to their seats were the charismatic host duo for the spectacular IIFA Rocks evening, Radhika Apte and Ali Fazal. The homecoming celebration of the 20th edition of NEXA IIFA AWARDS 2019 saw the multitalented Amit Trivedi mesmerize the audience with his epic performance. Captivating the audiences and weaving the magic of IIFA Rocks further were the terrific duo Salim – Sulaiman, singing sensations Neha Kakkar, Jonita Gandhi, Tulsi Kumar, musical genius Ranjit Barot, and the captivating Kutle Khan and Nakash Aziz. The musical extravaganza also saw power-packed Punjabi act performances by talented Jassi Gill, B Praak, Dhvani Bhanushali at IIFA Rocks 2019.
Furthermore, adding glamor to the evening celebrity duo Shantanu & Nikhil and Masuuma Namjoshi presented a fashionable mélange of exquisite and gorgeous designs on the ramp.
Andre Timmins, Co-Founder-Director- Wizcraft International, said, “IIFA has always been at the forefront in promoting Indian cinema in various facets and has always endeavored to act in the best interest of the Indian Film Industry to build better avenues for community engagement, cultural exchange, business and trade, tourism and cinema ties. Since 2007, IIFA has been advocating the environmental agenda having launched the concept of ‘greening the IIFA’s’ with bright green carpets instead of traditional red ones to planting trees, to partnering with United Nations and multiple charity organizations to make a difference to our home, our world. We are thankful for the industry who has helped and supported us during our 20 year old journey that has made IIFA a global phenomenon. And for our homecoming edition we look forward to another successful year for IIFA and Indian cinema we are sure that it will be Magical memorabilia experience for all.”
The prestigious 20th edition of the IIFA Awards is presented by NEXA and will be broadcast on Colors Viacom18 for the fifth consecutive year.
IIFA continues to embark on its journey to be the pioneers in the world of entertainment as a global phenomenon to create positive impact across the globe. This year is set to be the most extravagant and astonishing IIFA till date. IIFA is dedicated to building bridges across cinemas, businesses, communities and nations, creating everyone’s dream: “One People. One World”.