57th Annual Filmfare awards Predictions   2 comments

57th Annual Filmfare awards will be held on Jan 29, 2012 and it’s a special occasion where Indian film industry will be entering its 100th year. Consequently, 2500th Black Lady will be given out on the occasion and Imran Khan will be the host for 57th Annual Filmfare awards.

Was 2011 a good year for Bollywood?
Monetary wise, of course because there were number of big budget movies with big hopes and also did big business. Expertise, a big YES, bolloywood’s become sophisticated with modern technology, the posters, art work and editing has grown in stature. However the presentation and the quality in movie making is more or less the same, there isn’t any such movie which you’ll go gaga over.

Nominees for the year 2011

Best Film

  • Delhi Belly
  • Don 2
  • No One Killed Jessica
  • Rockstar
  • The Dirty Picture
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Delhi Belly – oh too urbane and gooey, Don 2 – Watta Climax! Too stylish and too good to be a bollywood movie, No One Killed Jessica – thodi si kameeni, thodi namkeeni Thodi si nasheeli, thodi zehreeli … hai saala hatt ! ­ Rockstar – too much meddling on the subject How Robert Plant or Jim Morrison behaved on stage. The Dirty Picture – wasn’t efficiently dirty enough to showcase any kind of superlative values which it could’ve, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara prolly will walk away with the best picture because The framework and the scenarios were so neat, orderly, spick and span and well-groomed, I do agree to the fact that movie does have some genuine moments, however it gets bleached when you look at the movie in one piece and I still declare ZNMD: is one of the best bollywood chick flicks till date.

Best Director

  • Abhinay Deo – Delhi Belly
  • Farhan Akhtar – Don2
  • Imtiyaz Ali – Rockstar
  • Milan Luthria – The Dirty Picture
  • Raj Kumar Gupta – No One Killed Jessica
  • Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zoya will walk away with the black lady for her movie which struggles too hard to be cool.

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)

  • Ajay Devgan – Singham
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Aarakshan
  • Hrithik Roshan – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar
  • Salman Khan – Bodyguard
  • Shahrukh Khan – Don2

Archetypal Ajay as Inspector Bajirao M. Singham for Singham, Mohabattein’s Narayan Shankar soul was stamped in Amitabh’s Prabhakar Anand in Aarakshan, Salman Khan amplifies stupidity as Lovely B. Singh in Bodyguard , I would say Hiritik, Ranbir and Shahrukh have done justice to the characters , they’ve filled Arjun, Janardhan Jakhar, Don respectively with high-spirited passion imbued with great deal of confidence. If SRK wins it’d be his 9th one, OMG! a new filmfare record! If Hrithik wins it’d be his 5th, but I want Ranbir to win because for the fact that his showcasing of talents in transitioning from Janardhan Jakhar to Jordan was really challenging and demanding, he had to be a naïve immature job hi mein and turn into tera pyaar.. teri waah…tu hi rakh.. also he handled it remarkably well.

                         Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)

Katrina Kaif – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
Mahie Gill – Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
Priyanka Chopra – 7 Khoon Maaf
Vidya Balan – No One Killed Jessica
Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture

Oh Chikni Chameli can act!?!?! Mahie Gill as Begum as saheb’s biwi is one of the bravest performance in Indian commercial cinema, with her oozing sex appeal… she’s just perfect for the role. Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes could’ve/should’ve put more efforts to her well defined murderous role. The sensual Vidya nominated for No One Killed Jessica as well as The Dirty Picture, by engaging in such roles she’s proving to be very versatile and will prolly walk away with the precious.
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)

Abhay Deol – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Farhan Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Naseeruddin Shah – The Dirty Picture
Pitobash Tripathy – Shor In The City
Vir Das – Delhi Belly

Farhan was more natural than Hirthik and Abhay in ZNMD but it was all bout being showy, trendy. Mr Shah as chauvinistic Surya Kant did really good job and Vir Das moment of glory was Ja Chudail which was absolutely hilarious! Of all the above Pitobash Tripathy’s dumb Mandook was a surprise and beyond doubt deserves the award.

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)

  • Juhi Chawla – IAM
  • Kalki Koechlin – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Parineeti Chopra – Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
  • Rani Mukerji – No One Killed Jessica
  • Swara Bhaskar – Tanu Weds Manu

Parineeti Chopra as Dimple Chaddha, the big mouthed Punjabi dhakkan was refreshingly wonderful. Kalki as Natasha and her portrayal as ego-savvy, oh what a pain in the a$$ was terrific! Swara Bhaskar as Payal Sinha was very decent and Juhi as Megha was satisfactory. Rani as Meera Gaity, foul-mouthed assertive journalist was not all that bombastic, it was delightful to watch. Unenthusiastically, I’ll go with bawali – Meera Gaity.

Best Music Director

  • A.R.Rahman – Rockstar
  • Ram Sampat – Delhi Belly
  • Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Sohail Sen – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
  • Vishal-Shekhar – RA.One

Ram Sampath: A big applause for brilliant lyrical work and for a fantastic talent of composing music that is fresh and innovative, typical of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for ZNMD, For Vishal-Shekar, Ra.One is their best ever music compliation, they’ve collaborated with a variety and have experimented with different styles of music, Urbane Sohail Sen’s Choomantar album is a big dud! And the Filmfare for the Best Music Director goes to Mr A R Rahman for Rockstar no second thoughts about that. It is really amazing how Rahman works on unusual sounds, irregular music instruments and his perceptions towards it, unifying them together to fabricate a unique blend of music that is delightfully enchanting.

Best Lyrics

  • Gulzar – Darling – (7 Khoon Maaf)
  • Irshad Kamil – Nadaan parindey – (Rockstar)
  • Irshad Kamil – Sadda haq – (Rockstar)
  • Javed Akhtar – Senorita – (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
  • Vishal Dadlani & Niranjan Iyengar – Chammak challo – (RA.One)

Energetic and comical, Darling was inspired by Russian folk song ‘Kalinka’, The Latino flavored Akhtar’s – Senorita is a half hindi- half Spanish flamenco which is really modish, Chammak challo with its uber cool matio lyrics made just a huge impact and in the end galvanizing poetry characterized by evocative words stand out, this time I would really like Irshad Kamil to get a filmfare in this category. Nadaan parindey and Sadda haq are so intense in their own nature and both carry a sophisticated degree of isolated philosophy into it.

Best Playback Singer (Male)

  • Akon & Vishal Dadlani – Chammak challo (RA.One)
  • Mohit Chauhan – Jo bhi mein (Rockstar)
  • Mohit Chauhan – Sadda haq (Rockstar)
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Teri Meri (Bodyguard)
  • Shafqat Amanat Ali – Dildaara (RA.One)

This ones really tough, everyone in this category have astonishing talents and have sung with great deal of restrained complexity, the detached voice of Rahat along with Shreya fabricated teri meri into a poignant melancholic love song of the year, Shafqat vocals was absolutely great in Dildaara, Akon with his typical O-oh-oh was thrilling in Chammak challo However I would really go with Mohit because he was stretched and pushed to all kinds of zones by ARR ,  Jo bhi mein has a loads of subtle variations which is so damn complex to modulate , Sadda haq is just the opposite more coarser than Jo bhi mein and Mohit has done exceedingly well.

Best Playback Singer (Female)

  • Alyssa Mendonsa – Khwabon ke parindey (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
  • Harshdeep Kaur – Katiya karu (Rockstar)
  • Rekha Bhardwaj & Usha Uthup Darling (7 Khoon Maaf)
  • Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Meri (Bodyguard)
  • Shreya Ghoshal – Saibo (Shor In The City)

Mendonsa was mellow, romantic and very comforting in Khwabon ke parindey, Harshdeep Kaur was very Groovy with Punjabi locals for Junglee Jawani, ‘Darling’ of Usha Uthup, Rekha Bhardwaj was  inspired by Russian folk song ‘Kalinka’, brilliantly sung by Uthap/Rekha and finally… Shreya Goshal again with 2 nominations and in this category her name ought to be there, otherwise it’ll look dull and out of sorts, Teri meri was phenomenal and beyond that is Saibo, extraordinary intro from Shreya makes a worthy candidate poised to win her 4th Filmfare Award.

In Brief:
Best Film: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Director: Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Actor Male: Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar
Best Actor Female: Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture
Best Actor Supporting Role Male: Pitobash Tripathy – Shor in the City
Best Actor Supporting Role Female: Rani Mukerji – No One Killed Jessica
Best Music Director: A.R.Rahman – Rockstar
Best Lyricist: Irshad Kamil – Nadaan parindey – (Rockstar)
Best Playback Singer Male: Mohit Chauhan – Jo bhi mein (Rockstar)
Best Playback Singer Female: Shreya Ghoshal – Saibo (Shor In The City)

Plus there are 2 Debut, 3 Critics and 12 Technical awards.
And my presumptions are….

Best Male Debut: Gulshan Devaiah for Shaitaan and The girl in yellow boots
Best Female Debut: Parineeti Chopra for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.

Best Movie (Best Director): Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Actor: Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar
Best Actress: Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture

Best Story: Shor In The City or Stanley Ka Dabba
Best Screenplay: The Dirty Picture, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Dialogue: The Dirty Picture
Best Editing: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Choreography: Chammak Challo, Ra.one
Best Cinematography: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara or Rockstar
Best Production Design: The Dirty Picture or Rockstar
Best Sound Design: Rockstar
Best Costume Design: Ra.one
Best Background Score: Ra.one
Best Special Effects: Ra.One
Best Action: Don 2 or Singham



2 responses to “57th Annual Filmfare awards Predictions

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  1. Best picture is a tie: Rockstar, ZNMD
    best director, tie: zoya akhtar, imtiyaz
    best actor: tie Hrithik, Ranbir
    best actress: Vidya, no question!!

  2. cinematography tie ZNMD, Rockstar

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