MeraNews Network, Gandhinagar: The third edition of Gujarati Iconic Film Awards (GIFA) saw the Gujarati film fraternity come together on Sunday evening to celebrate the best of industry’s actors, musicians, artists and technicians, who contributed in providing with the best cinematic experience to Gujarati film lovers across the globe. Gujarati film artists who excelled in their craft and won the hearts of the audiences with their performances were awarded in a gala ceremony held at Narayani Heights Resorts and Hotels in Ahmedabad.

This year, the top laurels were won by Siddharth Randeria (Best Actor) for Natsamrat, Deeksha Joshi (Best Actress) for Sharato Lagu, and Reva won the Film of the Year award. Jigardan Gadhvi took home the best playback singer award for his melodious voice in the Love Ni Bhavai. While there were two winners in the best actor in a negative role, won by Abhinay Banker for Mijaaj and Dayashankar Pandey for Bhanwar, Tasneem Shaikh won the best actress in a negative role for Natsamrat.

Reva, the movie based on Dhruv Bhatt’s novel Tatvamasi, won big at GIFA with 6 awards, including best film, best original background score, and best story. Love Ni Bhavai was awarded Jury’s award for most popular film of the year. Love Ni Bhavai is 2017’s most successful film which ran for more than 100 days at the box office.

GIFA is the brainchild of Hetal Thakkar and Bhai-Bhai fame singer Arvind Vegda.

Given below is the complete list of winners:

Editor Of the Year Dharmesh Patel & Pramod Kunder Chal Man Jeetva Jaiye
Fight Master Prateek Parmar Suryansh
Actor of the Year in Negative Role Abhinay Banker, Dayashankar Pandey Mijaaj, Bhanwar
Actress of the Year in Negative Role Tasneem Shaikh Natsamrat
Original Background Score of the Year Amar Khandha Reva
Choreographer of the Year Krunal Soni Chhuti Jashe Chakka
Cinematographer of the Year Suraj Kurade Reva
Art Director of the Year Satyendra Parmar, Aditi Thakor, Purshottam Quenim Bhanwar
Lyricist of the Year Niren Bhatt Love Ni Bhavai
Female Playback Singer Arohi Mhatre Reva
Male Playback Singer Jigarden Gadhavi Love Ni Bhavai
Music Director of the Year Parth Bharat Thakkar Sharato Lagu
Actor in Comic Role of the Year Smit Pandya Family Circus
Supporting Actor Male of the Year Dharmendra Gohil Chal Man Jitva Jaiye
Supporting Actor Female of the Year Roopa Borgaonkar Reva
Golden Award Freddy Daruwala  
Golden Award Buddhichand Maroo (Shemaroo)  
Jury Awards for Outstanding 
Performance Film
Jury Awards Most Popular Film of The Year Love ni Bhavai  
Jury Awards for Outstanding 
Deepak Gheewala  
Jury Awards for Outstanding Performance Jimit Trivedi  
Story of the Year Rahul Bhole, Vitin Kanojia, Chetan Dhanani Reva
Screenplay of the Year Dipesh Shah Chal Man Jeetva Jaiye
Dialogue Writer of the Year Dipesh Shah Chal Man Jeetva Jaiye
Debut Male of the Year Neil Bhatt Bhanwar
Debut Female of the Year Aarti Nagpal, Shrenu Parikh Fera Feri Hera Feri, Laamboo Rastoo
Actor of the Year Sidhharth Randeria Natsamrat
Actress of the Year Deeksha Joshi Sharato Lagu
Director of the Year Dipesh Shah Chal Man Jeetva Jaiye
FILM of the Year Paresh Vora Reva