Nominations for the 58th Filmfare Awards 2012

The 58th Filmfare Awards will be held on 20 January 2013. So before that, here are the nominees of the awards to make guesses and see if your guesses come true ;)

BEST FILM
  • Barfi!
  • English Vinglish
  • Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Kahaani
  • Vicky Donor
BEST DIRECTOR
  • Anurag Basu – Barfi!
  • Anurag Kashyap – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Gauri Shinde – English Vinglish
  • Shoojit Sircar – Vicky Donor
  • Sujoy Ghosh – Kahaani
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)
  • Hrithik Roshan – Agneepath
  • Irrfan Khan – Paan Singh Tomar
  • Manoj Bajpayee – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Ranbir Kapoor – Barfi!
  • Salman Khan – Dabangg – 2
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)
  • Deepika Padukone – Cocktail
  • Kareena Kapoor – Heroine
  • Parineeti Chopra – Ishqazaade
  • Priyanka Chopra – Barfi!
  • Sridevi – English Vinglish
  • Vidya Balan – Kahaani
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE )
  • Akshay Kumar – Oh My God!
  • Annu Kapoor – Vicky Donor
  • Emraan Hashmi – Shanghai
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Talaash
  • Rishi Kapoor – Agneepath
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE )
  • Anushka Sharma – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Huma Qureshi – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Ileana D’Cruz – Barfi!
  • Rani Mukerji – Talaash
  • Richa Chadda – Gangs Of Wasseypur
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
  • Amit Trivedi – Ishqazaade
  • Pritam – Barfi!
  • Pritam – Cocktail
  • Sneha Khanwalkar – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Vishal – Shekhar – Student Of The Year
BEST LYRICS
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya – Abhi mujh mein kahin – Agneepath
  • Gulzar – Challa – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Gulzar – Saans – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Javed Akthar – Jee le zara – Talaash
  • Swanand Kirkire – Aashiyan – Barfi!
BEST PLAYBACK (MALE)
  • Ayushmann Khurrana – Pani da rang – Vicky Donor
  • Mohit Chauhan – Ala barfi – Barfi!
  • Nikhil Paul George – Main kya karoon – Barfi!
  • Rabbi – Challa – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Sonu Niigaam – Abhi mujh mein kahin – Agneepath
BEST PLAYBACK (FEMALE)
  • Kavita Seth – Tumhi ho bandhu – Cocktail
  • Neeti Mohan – Jiya re – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Shalmali Kholgade – Pareshaan – Ishaqzaade
  • Shreya Ghoshal – Saans – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Shreya Ghoshal – Chikni chameli – Agneepath

Rowdy Rathore (2012)

Rowdy Rathore is an action movie capsuled in absurd comedy. It’s the type of comedy which I usually see in Akshay Kumar‘s recent movies and I think it kind of looks sweet on him.

The movie starts on the streets of Mumbai introducing us the clever thief Shiva. First things we learn about him are that he is very good at tricking people and he hates kids. He immediately falls in love with Paro as soon as he sees her on the street. He does his best and convince her to be with him even after Paro learns Shiva is a thief. Shiva promises that he will stay away from stealing and start a decent life for her. But he decides to do a one last theft which will help him build his new life.

He steals a large wooden box in the train station dreaming that he will find treasure in it. But what he finds in it definitely suprises him, a small girl called Chinki, calling him dad.

Along with the story of Shiva, we also see another man who looks exactly like Shiva but called Vikram Rathore. He fights rigorously with many men at the same time. He beats and makes everybody regret that they met him.

After finding Chinki in the wooden box, Shiva loses Paro and weird things start happening to him. Some people follow him and try to beat him, kill him even. He doesn’t understand much about what’s going on but he figures out that this is something related to the girl he found. Later on, he realises that he looks just  likeVikram Rathore when he comes across with him during a fight while running away from some angry guys, trying to save Chinki.

It took me nearly an hour to figure out what’s really happening in the movie and how they are connected to each other, maybe it is just me, I was slow, I don’t know… However I quite enjoyed the “action parts” when it goes from slow motion to faster. They were nothing near to the term realistic but it was fun.

I should also say a couple of things about the song “Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita” in which you will see a couple of famous faces you will remember from other movies. There is not much special about it but it somehow keeps going on and on in your head after you listen to it. Kareena Kapoor and Vijay are the guest celebrities dancing with Akshay Kumar.

To sum up, you can watch it if you like Akshay-style action+comedy or not, it won’t be a life changing decision. This movie is between 2.5 and 3 out of 5 for me.

Dangerous Ishhq (2012)

As soon as you see the movie poster, it makes you think that Dangerous Ishhq is a physiological thriller or a mysterious story which also includes an element of love. It tries to be an interesting one but I’m not sure if it accomplishes its purpose…

Before I watched the movie, I knew that Karisma Kapoor used to be a well-known actress in late 90s. She didn’t take part in the movies after she got married, she is sister of one of my favorite actresses Kareena Kapoor. So I had high expectations, I was waiting for something out of the ordinary but it didn’t turn out to be that way…

The movie starts in a fashion show. We see supermodel Sanjana walking down the catwalk as the top model who even gets an offer to work in Paris for one year. She has a young, handsome (?) boyfriend called Rohan and a very good friend who are both there to support her. She decides to turn back the job offer in Paris and chooses to stay in India and get married to her sweetheart. But their happiness does’t remain very long, Sanjana finds herself in a hospital after they have an attack to their home and her boyfriend Rohan is kidnapped.
She suffers a lot with the lost of Rohan and has vision of him being injured. But the strange thing about it is that she sees different environment and hears Rohan call her with a different name. Later in the movie, we understand that she goes back to her past lives, yes right, not just one but 3 of them and tries to find who kidnapped Rohan. As she goes back to her past lives, we start to see that this couple has been together for more than one lifetime and Rohan being kidnapped is linked to their past lives problems.
As soon as you start watching the movie, it gives you the impression that it’s from 90s. It might be the idea of keeping the same feeling when Karisma was famous. Maybe they thought that this nostalgic approach would be successful again in 2012 but I think it doesn’t work, at all…
The acting is too dramatic and the movie doesn’t go smoothly. There is not a real climax of the movie. I put a serious effort to finish it, it is not as catchy as it promises with its poster and its name.
Karisma Kapoor keeps running around with her high heels and even gets involved in very dangerous situations with the police chasing Rohan which is not realistic at all. If you have lot of free time and you don’t know what to do with it, then you can watch this movie. Otherwise, I say don’t bother!