Awards are for appreciating skill, not pleasing celebrities.
The 61st Filmfare just aired on television and as usual, it got an over whelming response of audience and celebrities. A big success, it boasted of great performances, slapstick humour and legends like Shah Rukh Khan and Irfan Khan as hosts. The audiences tuned onto their televisions, laughed, enjoyed and left. The 61st Britannia Filmfare awards was a great success! Right? Wrong!
Award ceremonies are not meant for entertainment. They are meant for appreciating all the hard work that has gone into making a true master piece. It is all about appreciating art, not someone’s surname!
Here are 5 reasons why the critics of Filmfare seriously need to go to a good film school!
Best Debutant with A Large Bank Account
The best debutant award went to… Sooraj Pancholi! Sooraj Pancholi, son of Aditya Pancholi, who is a well-established actor of the film industry, and Zarina Wahab, who is a known in the film industry and television industry alike, has truly made a name for himself. His six pack abs definitely did a better job that Vicky Kaushik in Masaan who blew everyone’s minds away with his commendable performance in his very first movie.
Best Music Director/Best Party Song of the year
Bajirao Mastani surely was an epic master piece and deserved all the awards it received. But it failed to receive the one award it deserved the most. The extravagant composition and periodic music surely did justice to the entire theme of the film and ‘Pinga’ quickly became the new Marathi anthem. Take a bow Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, you truly deserve it. But, apparently all this is not enough to get you the Filmfare Best Music Director award because good music basically translates to the best part song which is why the award went to Ankit Tiwari for Roy.
Best Supporting Role with a Heavy Surname
Anil Kapoor surely doesn’t only have a heavy surname, but an exceptionally popular name in the film industry as well. Making India proud in movies like Slumdog Millionaire, he is the jhakaas Bollywood star of India. Maybe that is why the Filmfare Best Supporting Role went to him for his performance in Dil Dhadkne Do, in which he played basically himself, instead of going to Ranvir Shorey for his extraordinary performance in Titili or the highly skilled Nawazuddin Siddique for playing one of the best villain’s in Badlapur that Bollywood has seen in a long time. Apologies Mr. Shakespeare, apparently, everything is in a name!
Best Actress… Role Reversal?
For every major award, Filmfare gives out two, one according to the critics and one according the audience reception. The Filmfare award for best actress critics went to Kangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu while the Best Actress went to Deepika Padukone for Piku. Although, Tanu Weds Manu got more audience appreciation that critics and similarly Piku got better critics review than the audience. Confused much, Filmfare? What’s more is that Richa Chaddha for Masaan and Kalki Koechlin for Margarita with A Straw were not even considered as nominees while Kajol for Dilwale and Sonam Kapoor for Dolly Ki Doli had secured a safe spot.
Best Background Score, Possibly Confused with Best Star Cast
Piku, a really good movie with an amazing star cast, great story, great direction and so much more. The one thing that wasn’t great… background score! Do you even remember what the background score in Piku was like? Yes, neither do we! The background score has always been demeaned and enough importance never been given. A great movie that needs appreciating is just given any award that doesn’t even relate! A good background score helps to make the theme of the movie sturdier thus giving a better impact of the story with good examples being, Talwar, Drishyam or even Baby! But well, apparently a good star cast translates to a good background score.
With the increasing amount of movies, the quality of Bollywood is slowly but steadily decreasing. Appreciating surnames and bank accounts more than real talent, hard work and skill has become a usual norm in the film industry. However, with great movies like Masaan, Manjhi – The Mountain Man, Bajirao Mastani and many more, the faith in the film industry somehow is always restored. We hope that film directors and great actors keep showing their skills and one day will definitely get appreciated!
“Recognition is the greatest motivator”