My 2 cents

And the nominees are…

Posted in cribbings, Funny, In the news, Movies by urmilesh on February 10, 2007

The nominations for the Filmfare awards are out. As always, no surprises…they are just an example of ass-kissing at it’s best. Full care has been taken to ensure that they don’t rub the wrong people the wrong way.
Sample this:
Dhoom 2 is considered to be one of the best movies of the year. Here’s why I think that is not true. In fact, I think it is an insult of movies like RDB and Lage Raho Munnabhai to be nominated alongside such a movie. But (yes the legendary but)…the movie had AB’s baby (and would be bahu) in it, it has the current heart-throb Hrithik Roshan in it, and most importantly – it is a Yash Raj production. Can you afford not to nominate it??? I’d say definitely not 😉
All these (and then some more) reasons are valid for the timelessly intolerable Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna which again has been nominated for best film.
To add to the insult of Rakeysh Mehra and RajKumar Hirani, both Sanjay Gadhvi and Karan Johar have been nominated for best director also.
What is all the more surprising is that one of the year’s finest attempts, Omkara, has not even been mentioned.

All the other popular catagories (music, actor, actresses etc.) are similarly skewed and it seems no point in mentioning them since Filmfare awards are not a democratic setup after all. They are the awards set up by a magazine who, after all, have to look after their interests also.
I guess I should not be cribbing since Filmfare awards have always been more of popular awards. But then, they should not advertise themselves as India’s answer to Oscars, should they?

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