Saturday, February 9, 2008

Bollywood Awards

What a nice and beautiful February season!

I couldn't be happier after seeing tons of tons snow being mixed with equal amount of salt creating a wonderfully over the tangent driving conditions inside a neat and healthy sub-zero temperature. Zillingly enjoyable!

And of course the conferring of most-coveted awards to the highly deserving Bollywood personalities who work their a** of outside the country and inside the film media sections. It was like a dream come true.

So after the conclusion of 14th Star Screen awards ceremony in January giving all important hints to the people waiting with baited breaths (a la Golden Globe gives for Academy Awards), the reverend Time of India group announced 53rd Filmfare Award nominations (Yes, The Oscars of India).

But there's a catch. TOI group doesn't give awards to everybody like Screen does but only to the most deserving candidates (for this reason some Bollywood brash young chap never attends any award show we heard)

Anyway, Screen gave 11 awards to the actors only including Best Child Artiste, Promising newcomers, people worked as a comedians (not jokers) and the villainous people like Hannibal Lector (oh I'm sorry. this is a Bollywood discussion). - and the villainous people like Arjun Rampal.

So Screen gave promising newcomer awards to Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor for their unforgettable performances in their respective films with other star kids in Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonam Kapoor got sidelined triggering the 'intelligent' Rishi Kapoor to utter that 'this award is for my other beta Neil also'. How so beautiful!!! I love Bollywood.

But the toughest job for Screen people, I think, was searching few children who somewhat acted in a 2007 film in order to fill the nomination list and subsequently give the 'child actor' award to Darheel Safary for Taare Zameen Par; justified that Dassheel can't be nominated or given best actor award because SRK IS UNBEATABLE as Kabir Khan in Chak De India that changed Indian Hockey forever (I mean Knight Riders forever).

Other awards were easy as weasel or potatoes considering the nomination list, after discarding craps like Black Friday, had the earth-shattering performances from ground breaking movies such as 'Chak de Girls' (one entity) performing on the cricket field or Amir Khan shaking his bum in front of school kids. Absolutely brilliant!!!

Similarly brilliant was Pankaj Kapoor as the Best Villain. His Nandakishore in Blue Umbrella was so vile, so heartless, so menacing, so devilish that Anton Chigurh of No Country for Old Men would soil his pant after seeing the movie.

All in all a good heartwarming and satisfying award ceremony.

Now its time for TOI group to uncover the mystery and I'm quite upbeat that a great director like Farah Khan coupled with the greatest actor of our time - the SRK - would take most of the awards for their absolute mesmerizing stunner of a movie - Om Shanti Om.

P.S. I hear that Johny Depp and Gore Verbinski are so disheartened to see their Pirate movie fail to take any meaningful nominations even after collecting a mind-boggling $958 million that they are surreptitiously pushing for some Filmfare and Screen jury members into Academy.

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