Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay



  1. About Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay
  2. Winners List
  3. Most Awarded Artists


The 1st Zee Cine Awards was held on 14 March 1998 in Mumbai India. Since then, the Award Ceremony is being held in different countries and continents. The Zee Cine Awards have become a symbol of glorifying the success of Bollywood in the world.

The Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay was first given in the 1st Zee Cine Awards (1998). Vinay Shukla became the first recipient of the Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay. He received the award for Virasat (1997).

The Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay is a Technical Award and a part of the Annual Zee Cine Awards.

The Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay is meant to honor the technical excellence of Writers who write Screenplay for Hindi Film.

Zee Cine Awards honors both the artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood. Here is the list of the Winners of the Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay.

Winners – Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay

Winners of the 1990s

Zee Cine AwardsWinner(s)Film
1st Zee Cine Awards (1998)Vinay ShuklaVirasat
2nd Zee Cine Awards (1999)Not AwardedNot Awarded

Winners of the 2000s

Zee Cine AwardsWinner(s)Film
3rd Zee Cine Awards (2000)Mahesh ManjrekarVaastav: The Reality
4th Zee Cine Awards (2001)Not AwardedNot Awarded
5th Zee Cine Awards (2002)Not AwardedNot Awarded
6th Zee Cine Awards (2003)Mahesh BhattRaaz
7th Zee Cine Awards (2004)Tigmanshu DhuliaHaasil
8th Zee Cine Awards (2005)Abbas Tyrewala,
Vishal Bharadwaj
9th Zee Cine Awards (2006)Nagesh KukunoorIqbal
10th Zee Cine Awards (2007)Abhijat Joshi,
Rajkumar Hirani
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
11th Zee Cine Awards (2008)Imtiaz AliJab We Met

Winners of the 2010s

Zee Cine AwardsWinner(s)Film
12th Zee Cine Awards (2011)Abhinav Kashyap,
Dileep Shukla
13th Zee Cine Awards (2012)Imtiaz Ali,
Mussam Beg
14th Zee Cine Awards (2013)Anurag BasuBarfi
15th Zee Cine Awards (2014)Ayan MukerjiYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
16th Zee Cine Awards (2016)Juhi ChaturvediPiku
17th Zee Cine Awards (2017)Saiwyn QuadrasNeerja
18th Zee Cine Awards (2018)Nitesh Tiwari,
Shreyas jain
Bareilly Ki Barfi

A single award, named Best Writing Award, was given for all three writing categories, namely:
(1) Best Story
(2) Best Screenplay
(3) Best Dialogue.
19th Zee Cine Awards (2019)Sriram Raghavan,
Arjit Biswas,
Hemanth Rao,
Pooja Ladha Surti,
Yogesh Chandekar

Note: A single award was given for Best Story and Best Screenplay.

Winners of the 2020s

Zee Cine AwardsWinner(s)Film
20th Zee Cine Awards (2020)Anubhav Sinha,
Gaurav Solanki
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Note: A single award was given for Best Story and Best Screenplay.

Most awarded Writers-Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay

ArtistNumber of Awards
Imtiaz Ali2

Imtiaz Ali | Win = 3

S. NoZee Cine AwardsFilm
111th Zee Cine Awards (2008)Jab We Met
213th Zee Cine Awards (2012)Rockstar

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Zee Cine Technical Awards

  1. Best Action
  2. Best Art Direction/Best Production Design
  3. Best Audiography/Best Sound Design
  4. Best Background Score
  5. Best Choreography
  6. Best Cinematography
  7. Best Costume Design
  8. Best Dialogue
  9. Best Editing
  10. Best Makeup
  11. Best Processing
  12. Best Publicity
  13. Best Screenplay
  14. Best Song Recording
  15. Best Sound Recording
  16. Best Sound Re-Recording
  17. Best Story
  18. Best Special (Visual) Effects


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