The 12th Filmfare Awards celebration was held on 1965. Tarachand Barjatya’s film ‘
Dosti’ was the main attraction which swept away six awards that included best film, best director for Satyen Bose, best story for Bani Bhatt, best dialogue for Govind Moonis, best singer for
Mohammed Rafi and best music director for
Laxmikant Pyarelal and best lyricist for
Majrooh Sultanpuri for the song ‘Chahoonga Main Tujhe’. Satyen Bose's ‘Dosti’ was the luckiest film of the year, winning the best film award among a few other wins. After ‘Dosti’, it was
Raj Kapoor's ‘
Sangam’ that had won four awards. 'Sangam' was the highest grossing movie of the year and actress Vyjayanthimala was the main attraction winning the best actress trophy.
It was known that Vyjayanthimala would win the best actress award as there were no fierce competitions from any other actress except Sadhana and
Mala Sinha. Thespian Dilip Kumar won the best actor award for his performance in the film ‘
Leader’. Khwaja Ahmad Abbas’s movie ‘Shehar Aur Sapna’ fetched supporting actor award for
Nana Palsikar and veteran actress
Nirupa Roy bagged the best-supporting-actress award for her memorable performance in the film ‘Shehnai’. Raj Kapoor got the best editor award for ‘Sangam’ and Allauddin Khan Qureshi won the best sound design award for ‘Sangam’. This year’s another successful film ‘Who Kaun Thi’ bagged best black and white cinematography award for K.H.
Kapadia while Krishna Rao Vashirda received the best cinematography award (color) for V. Shantaram's classic film ‘Geet Gaya Patharon Ne’. Sant Singh won the best art director award in the color category for the film ‘Jahan Ara’ while Biren Nag won the best art director award in the black and white category for the film ‘Kohra’. Dosti and
Sargam were two different films; one was a simple story of two friends (Dosti), and another was a tale of a woman (Vyjayanthimala) torn between two lovers (Raj Kapoor and
Rajendra Kumar). Raj Kapoor accomplished with the best director award for his own production movie ‘Sargam’.