Aamir Khan's 'Lagaan', which is a serious contender for this year's Oscar, walked away with as many as eight Filmfare awards while 'Dil Chahta Hai' came a close second picking up seven trophies.
'Lagaan', which revolves round the story of a villager, Bhuvan, who dons the leadership mantle to brave the worst crisis for the hamlet in the backdrop of colonial rule, bagged the best film trophy besides the best story and best direction prizes for Ashutosh Gowariker in Mumbai on Saturday night.
Aamir Khan was judged the best actor. Other awards it got were in the categories of best lyrics (Javed Akhtar), best female singer (Alka Yagnik), best male singer (Udit Narayan) and best music (A R Rahman).
Presenting the award for the best film at a glittering ceremony, upcoming star Abhishek Bachchan remarked that "the film is going to make India proud".
Kajol secured the best actress award for her hilarious role as a 'Chandni Chowk girl settled in the West' for the film 'Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham'.
'Dil Chahta Hai' bagged trophies including the critics best film award, best supporting award for Akshay Khanna, award for best comic performance to Saif Ali Khan, best screenplay for Farhan Akhtar, best choreography for Farah Khan and best editing for Srikant Prasad.
In the critics' award for actors, Amitabh Bachchan walked away with the trophy for his role in 'Aks'.